Seattle: Microsoft is aggressively campaigning for its Windows 8 which the company unveiled in the past week.
At the event called 'Build', which is in the lines of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference and Google's I/O event, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer pleaded with 2,000 developers, "Please go out and write lots of applications”
Microsoft gave each paying attendee one of its Surface tablets and 100 gigabytes of free space on its SkyDrive online storage service. On top of that, handset partner Nokia threw in a free Lumia 920 smartphone running Windows Phone 8.
To get more developers on board, Microsoft is spending this week demonstrating how it is making it easier to develop apps for Windows and get them into the real world.
Microsoft sold 4 million upgrades to Windows 8 in its first four days, a mere fraction of the 670 million or so machines running Windows 7.
With Agency Inputs
First Published: Friday, November 02, 2012, 09:26