In September 2011, Microsoft held its first, and so far only, BUILD software developer conference. The event, held in Anaheim, California, was also the occasion for the company to launch the first public pre-release version of Windows 8, Developer Preview.
It's now July 2012 and so far, Microsoft has yet to give any details about its Windows developer event for the year. The only hint about such an event came in January. At that time, Microsoft said it would not hold its annual MIX web developer conference this year in favor of merging that event "into our next major developer conference, which we will host sometime in the coming year."
Now ZDNet.com reports that Microsoft could hold its next Windows developer event sometime in October. If true, Microsoft would have to announce the event pretty soon to give developers time to set up their professional schedules to attend the event.
It's currently unknown if Microsoft will use the BUILD name again for its 2012 conference. It's also unknown if the company will hold the event in Anaheim, California or move it to a new location. The developer event will almost certainly be held pretty close to Microsoft's commercial launch of Windows 8 on October 26th.