At Build Conference held at Microsoft campus, Microsoft announced that all the paid attendees with get a Microsoft Surface for Windows RT with Touch Cover, Nokia Lumia 920 device and 100GB SkyDrive storage for free. Of course, all the developers present at the event went wild while Microsoft made these announcements. Seeding developers with devices is not new for Microsoft and they have been doing it for last few years.
However with early registration costing $1595 and full $2095 the toys certainly are not free.
Microsoft encouraged developers to create apps for Windows 8, calling it “the best opportunity software developers will see.”
“Hundreds of millions of people are just aching to use your applications,” said Ballmer, who also announced that 4 million Windows 8 upgrades have been sold over the weekend.
Are you planning to attend Build conference next year?