BUILD 2012 day 2 keynote live blog

It's day 2 of Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developers conference and we are under the big outdoor tent here in Redmond, Washington for the second keynote event.

Unlike Tuesday, when we had a little bit of an idea of what might be discussed, we really have no idea what Microsoft has in store for BUILD 2012 attendees this time. Yesterday, the company announced that it had already sold four million Windows 8 upgrades and gave all attendees a free Surface tablet, a free Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone and 100 GB of free SkyDrive data storage.

We don't think Microsoft can really top what they did Tuesday, but we will be here to report on it if they do. Stay tuned for the live blog which should begin around 9 am Pacific Times (noon Eastern Time)

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11:48 John Callaham Welcome to this live event. Coverage will begin shortly.
11:48 John Callaham We still have a few minutes before we start
11:51 John Callaham There's some DJ action on stage at the moment
11:52 John Callaham And there's some developers on the video wall talking about making Windows 8 apps
11:59 John Callaham Ok..the stage is being reset
12:00 John Callaham President of Servers and Tools is on stage
12:00 John Callaham Looks like we will get some info about cloud connected apps for Windows 8
12:01 John Callaham 5,000 devices on the WiFi network , according to Satya
12:03 John Callaham Microsoft is reimaging Windows for the cloud
12:03 John Callaham Microsoft is reimaging Windows for the cloud
12:04 John Callaham Lots of sharing and social features
12:04 John Callaham Microsoft wants to make it easy for app developers to send apps to the best devices
12:07 John Callaham More chat about how Microsoft is really pushing for more cloud-based services for things like Xbox Live, Bing, Skydrive and more
12:09 John Callaham Device centric apps linked to the cloud are getting a spotlight
12:10 John Callaham Windows Azure Mobile Services will allow for cloud-based services for apps
12:11 John Callaham Creating an app on stage that links to Windows Azure
12:12 John Callaham Windows Phone 8 now supports Windows Azure Mobile Services
12:13 John Callaham Coding on stage to enable app to work with Windows Azure
12:13 John Callaham (Obviously, this keynote is more technical than yesterday's event )
12:15 John Callaham The service also allows apps to quickly support things like Twitter, Facebook and Google
12:17 John Callaham App makers can make quick changes to cloud services as well
12:17 John Callaham Now to integrate SkyDrive to this simple app
12:20 John Callaham Adding a tablet for ratings on an app
12:21 John Callaham Windows Phone 8 preview for Windows Phone Azure Mobile Services is available now
12:21 John Callaham USA Today Windows 8 app uses Azure for its cloud services
12:22 John Callaham Now we are talking about web-based services
12:23 John Callaham Web sites, storage, SQL databases and more
12:25 John Callaham Uploading a video from the BUILD 2012 Hackathon to their web page service
12:29 John Callaham Showing coding that allows programmers to view and change videos uploaded
12:31 John Callaham Creating a new website with the database
12:33 John Callaham Lots of flexibity with Azure to create web services
12:34 John Callaham Facebook passwords can be used for Azure-based websites
12:35 John Callaham So basically Microsoft has now announced Windows Azure Web Sites today
12:36 John Callaham Murally, a web mural site, used Windows Azure Web Site
12:36 John Callaham 1 million hits for launch in September, Windows Azure allows for sites to scale up to meet demand
12:36 John Callaham Now we are talking about cloud-scale services
12:38 John Callaham Scott Guthrie is on stage (Corporate VP)
12:39 John Callaham Windows Azure Media Services is coming this fall
12:41 John Callaham Upload a video to Windows Azure Media Services
12:42 John Callaham Once uploaded, users can change the encoding format of the video
12:42 John Callaham Then you can publish it and embedding in an application
12:46 John Callaham on camera in front of thousands of people
12:46 John Callaham The video was uploaded to Windows Azure Media Services
12:47 John Callaham The video would be encoded and can be streamed
12:47 John Callaham and the video that was made just a few seconds ago is now streaming on the net
12:48 John Callaham But what if you have a much longer video that is bigger in storage size?
12:51 John Callaham More coding on stage
12:53 John Callaham Test out two emulators on one machine
12:56 John Callaham Windows Azure Datacenter is fully automated
12:58 John Callaham Leasing Windows Azure Store to others
13:03 John Callaham Announcing the Windows Azure Store
13:04 John Callaham Similar to Windows Store, Windows Phone Store and Office Store
13:04 John Callaham Offering first and third party apps specifically for Windows Azure services
13:06 John Callaham Azure Team Foundation service launches today
13:08 John Callaham Creating a custom databased for team use..product backlog page and more
13:11 John Callaham Free offer for teams of less than five people
13:12 John Callaham Now we are talking about cloud services for enterprise
13:13 John Callaham Office 365 extension for Windows Azure
13:13 John Callaham Azure is a backend for SharePoint
13:17 John Callaham Video showing Workday, an HP-based company that uses cloud services
13:19 John Callaham They think Windows 8 and Office 365 will help them'
13:19 John Callaham Now we are talking about data centric
13:22 John Callaham Hadoop on Windows Azure
13:23 John Callaham We are checking the BUILDClips app again
13:28 John Callaham Checking out database of video views by country
13:28 John Callaham kind of cool actually
13:28 John Callaham Uses Excel to visually create the data
13:33 John Callaham The keynote is actually running a bit late at the moment
13:33 John Callaham Oh, Halo 4 is on the video wall now
13:33 John Callaham Halo 4 is using Windows Azure
13:34 John Callaham Game team uses Azure to test Halo 4
13:35 John Callaham Looks like we are wrapping up
13:36 John Callaham What's next?
13:37 John Callaham That's hardware giveaway, sadly
13:37 John Callaham thanks for reading
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