Microsoft opened the doors to registering for the 2012 edition of its BUILD developer conference earlier today. It didn't take long for the Redmond, Washington-based event to sell out. Microsoft reported that paid registrations were closed just an hour after it went live, although you can still be put on a wait list.
The event, which will cover a ton of Microsoft's products, will be held on October 30th through November 2nd. It happens just a few days after the commerical launch of Windows 8, which will happen on October 26th.
If you are unable to attend BUILD 2012, either because you were not able to sign up or if you have other commitments, there will still be a way to check out parts of the event. ZDNet.com reports that, according to a Microsoft spokesperson, "For those unable to attend, there will be a world class online experience and local developer events throughout the world."
It's not yet clear exactly how much of BUILD 2012 will be available for online access. It's possible that Microsoft will stream the main keynote speeches from the event live and record other panels and presentations for download after the event.
Neowin is confirmed to be attending BUILD 2012 and we will have extensive on-the-ground coverage from Redmond when the event begins in October.