It’s day 1 of Microsoft’s BUILD 2012 developer conference and to kick things off with a bang was the first of two keynotes held in the “big tent” seating around 2,000 attendees.
Steve Ballmer came out on stage and spoke for a large majority of the 2-hour presentation, recapping launches and market numbers as well as demonstrating a number of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices and features. This was followed by a number of technology and partner presentations.
Last but not least, attendees roared in excitement as Steve Ballmer and Richard Kerris from Nokia announced that every person would be receiving a free Microsoft Surface RT and Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 device to take home.
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