A Tale of Two Keynotes (Premium)

A Tale of Two Keynotes

Microsoft and Google brought similar messages about responsibility to their respective developer show keynotes. But that was the end of the similarities.

Over 5,000 people attended Microsoft Build 2018, and though there were lingering concerns about the show not "selling out" as it had in previous years, I had previously explained this was by design. In past years, Microsoft allowed internal teams to claim Build tickets, creating the appearance of an instant sell-out; those teams then sifted out tickets back to those on the waiting list as they figured out how much they really needed for themselves. The event was as packed full as it ever was, and if anything, this shows a lingering enthusiasm for at least attending a Microsoft developer event if not using the technologies discussed.

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