This video provides an overivew C++ and working with Window 8 Store apps.

At Microsoft BUILD 2012 I ran into a rep from Havok and he demoed their rendering technology for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. It’s pretty cool stuff. Check out the video.

Have you jumped into the Windows 8 experience yet? There is actually quite a bit to love about the most recent version of Windows. It is faster, seems more stable and has tons of new apps thanks to the new Windows 8 Start Screen. Let’s talk about the apps themselves. We actually have some really good stuff for...

I have big hands. I’m a big guy. It’s true. At BUILD 2012, I take a brief look at the Nokia Lumia 920 and you can see it’s a pretty big phone.

BUILD conference 2012. I got an opportunity to check out the new Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone. It’s nice but the back of that phone just doesn’t work for me…

At the BUILD conference 2012, the press had a chance to look at a bunch of phones. Here’s a video of me looking at my new fave phone – the HTC 8x.

So there are waaaaay less press people out here than last year. BUILD 2011 seemed to have between 5 to 10 times as many reporters and media than this year. Interesting. Anyway, I bumped into a bunch of good people who you should recognize. Mary Jo Foley from All About Microsoft is here. Wes Miller Wes Miller...

Developers who are at the Build 2012 conference will receive 100GB of SkyDrive storage, a free 32GB Surface RT and a Nokia Lumia 920. Both Microsoft and Nokia are going full out to impress Microsoft developers and consumers. “Hundreds of millions of people are just aching to use your applications,” stressed Mr. Ballmer...

So there is a nice press area in Building 92 where we get to set up hardware and write our lovely effusive stories saying how cool this all is.. I’m using the MacBook Pro and the Surface for MetroTwit and other functions. I have a lot more to say about the Microsoft Surface and what I have and have not been able to use...

So it was all rainy outside but nice and cosy inside the big BUILD tent. Here are some photos I took from the back during the Keynote. Funny comment from a security guard out here: “All these lovely buildings out here, why they build a tent?” Gotta love it.