BUILD 2014: A visual tour of the pre-show setup

BUILD 2014 kicks off tomorrow at 8:30 A.M PDT and Neowin went over to the convention center and snapped a few photos of the setup for those of you who will not be able to attend.

BUILD banners are located all around the Moscone center; Microsoft also took the liberty to place other Microsoft advertisements all around the conference hall on the adjacent buildings as well. If you are anywhere near the BUILD conference, it's impossible to not see a Microsoft advertisement.

The registration lines moved very quickly, Microsoft has the badge registration process down to a science which made the process swift and painless.

Take a close look at that sign, 14 million daily app downloads and over 400k apps when you combine both the stores app counts; not too shabby.

To no surprise, Surface tablets were all over the conference tables and kiosk setups contained Surface's connected to larger displays. We tried to see if there were any good bits loaded on to the devices but they were all locked, we expect that they will be unlocked after tomorrow's keynote.

It was clear that the team setting up for the event had a lot of work to do as displays were still being assembled and signage needed to be hung. We suspect that there will be a long night ahead for some as they make the final preparations for the conference tomorrow.

It looks like Microsoft is refining it’s tagline of code once, run everywhere to “Build once, engage everywhere” which reflects their new approach to putting their software on many different platforms. We are willing to bet that this theme will be quite prevalent in tomorrow's keynote as Satya Nadella takes the stage for his first BUILD keynote as CEO.

Make sure to check back tomorrow as we cover the keynote and bring lots more content from the conference directly to you.

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Looks just like last year. I guess they can save some money using the same stuff in the same place! I'd be inclined to move it somewhere else. I've never been to such a filthy city until I went to SF for Build last year.

Time //build/ starts in San Francisco - 8:30 AM (PDT) | April 2, 2014
Various timezones:

United States of America (Thanks /u/theflatdog!)
Alaska - 7:30 AM (AKDT) | April 2, 2014
Hawaii - 5:30 AM (HST) | April 2, 2014

Central America - 10:30 AM (CDT) | April 2, 2014
Mountain Time - 9:30 AM (MDT) | April 2, 2014
Eastern Time - 11:30 AM (EDT) | April 2, 2014

Brazil
Amazon Time - 11:30 AM (AMT) | April 2, 2014
Brasilia Time - 12:30 AM (BRT) | April 2, 2014
Fernando de Noronha - 1:30 PM (FNT) | April 2, 2014

British Isles (United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, The Channel Islands)
4:30 PM (GMT) | April 2, 2014

Europe
5:30 PM (CEST) | April 2, 2014
South Africa
5:30 PM (SAST) | April 2, 2014

Russia
Kaliningrad - 6:30 PM (FET) | April 2, 2014
Moscow - 7:30 PM (MSK) | April 2, 2014
Yekaterinburg - 9:30 PM (YEKT) | April 2, 2014
Omsk - 10:30 PM (OMST) | April 2, 2014
Krasnoyarsk - 11:30 PM (KRAT) | April 2, 2014
Irkutsk - 12:20 AM (IRKT) | April 3, 2014
Yakutsk - 1:30 AM (YAKT) | April 3, 2014
Vladivostok - 2:30 AM (VLAD) | April 3, 2014
Magadan - 3:30 AM (MAGT) | April 3, 2014

India
9:00 PM (IST) | April 2, 2014

Pakistan
8:30 PM (PKT) | April 2, 2014

China
11:30 (CT) | April 2, 2014

Malaysia, Singapore
11:30 PM (MYT) | April 2, 2014

Indonesia
10:30 PM (WIT) | April 2, 2014

Australia
Australian Central Time - 1:00 AM (CST) | April 3, 2014
Australian Eastern Time - 1:30 AM (EST) | April 3, 2014
Australian Western Time - 11:30 PM (WST) | April 2, 2014

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/window...ccording_to_different_time/

Thank you for this but I really do not understand why people and companies like MS mess it up so much. Just freakin say local time (PST in this case) and in brackets say, GMT (or UTC) +/-X.

No matter where someone is, anyone should be able to figure out the correct time at their own place. Why go thru all these AKDT/BRT/IRKT/CT etc crap? :/

Crimson Rain said,
Thank you for this but I really do not understand why people and companies like MS mess it up so much. Just freakin say local time (PST in this case) and in brackets say, GMT (or UTC) +/-X.

No matter where someone is, anyone should be able to figure out the correct time at their own place. Why go thru all these AKDT/BRT/IRKT/CT etc crap? :/

They're being especially HELPFUL and this is a bad thing????

In my opinion, as a nobody, this is a good chance for them to be uniform on the architecture and let things runs everywhere, including xboxone.