Microsoft will gather thousands of developers in San Francisco this week for its Build conference, with much of this year's event focused on generating excitement about updates to its Windows 8 operating system.
CNET will be there live on Wednesday, giving you the blow by blow of the opening keynote, with photos and running commentary as well. The keynote, which will offer a look at the Windows 8.1 update, starts at 9 a.m. PT at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco.
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Microsoft executives will also highlight a raft of new features--everything from a wider selection of tile sizes to the ability to personalize the Start screen. The conference will also likely offer plenty of sessions for developers to create applications that take advantage of the new features.
Microsoft is also expected to talk about its app store for Windows, something that it's been working to beef up since Windows 8 debuted. And the company may discuss the integration with other Microsoft products, such as its Xbox video game console.
CNET will use ScribbleLive to bring you live text and photos from the keynote, as they happen.
This story was originally published June 25 at 9 a.m. PT.