Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Build conference which will be held at the Moscone Center in Francisco this year is their annual meeting where the company and its engineers and executives talk about their latest and upcoming products. The conference is aimed at developers who are eager to get their hands on the latest tools the company offers for software development.
“Microsoft sells out its Build developer conference in an hour. April 29-May 1, San Francisco,” Fried tweeted.
Just for comparison, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Build conference last year took a whole day to be sold out. The selling out of tickets to this year’s conference is also particularly fast since tickets are sold for $2,095.
Part of why Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) may have sold out its Build tickets so fast this year is the announcement of Windows 10. During its event on Wednesday, the company also unveiled other products such as the massive 84-inch Surface Hub and HoloLens, the company’s own take on augmented reality.
The company also announced Spartan, its web browser which it wants to supplant its very own Internet Explorer and snag market share from market leaders Chrome, from Google, and Firefox, from Mozilla.
Where last year’s conference was all about Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, and the announcement for Cortana, the software giant’s voice assistant, this year’s Build is expected to be about Windows 10 and all the technologies announced by Microsoft on Wednesday. Windows 10 features tighter integration with Cortana and Xbox and is meant by the company to run across all devices, whether they be desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones.
Because all tickets have been sold out, the company has opened a waitlist for those still wanting tickets to the event.
Glenn Greenberg’s Brave Warrior Capital owned about 4.83 million Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares by the end of September.