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Proving that you don't have to be Google to generate frenzied hype around an otherwise staid and – to the layman – obscure tech event, Microsoft has announced that tickets for its annual Build developer conference have sold out. Microsoft's frenzy didn't quite match Google's, however. This year's Google I/O show sold out in …


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  1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
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    Uh, boss....

    Haha! Looks like a lot of people rise to the occasion to get out of the office buildings, see new people, get some fresh air and go on VACATION!

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Re: Uh, boss....

      Woah I got a downvote. Either it's Matt or someone thinks people go on conferences to do actual work.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Microsoft? Selling out?


    I'd rather have a real job thanks.

  3. Mr Spock

    I told them I'd attend for $2,500

    Looks like I got undercut...

  4. Anonymous Coward

    So that's where the Surface and Lumias are going.

    We knew they certainly weren't going to consumers. Microsoft are flogging tickets to developer conferences as a stealth way of ditching mountains of unsold stock.

    That and the massive landfill sites outside Chennai and Dongguan.....

  5. Nolveys
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    If You Don't Like The Surface...

    There's a little booth in the back with a sign that reads "The Windows Experience". There you can trade your Surface in for a bottle of Everclear and four hours with a hermaphroditic prostitute.

    1. hplasm

      Re: If You Don't Like The Surface...

      And leave with a nasty infection.

  6. Fading

    If we all club together...

    We could get Eadon a ticket - all the anti MS vitriol is probably just sour grapes at missing out..... probably.

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    2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Re: If we all club together...

      He would probably explode like an hexogen-vest laden "black widow", and be totally unspottable at entry control.

      Microsoft partial decapitation strike accomplished!

      We also need an icon of a fluffy cat being stroked.

  7. Anonymous Coward
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    To quote Bill...

    ...there is an A$$ for every seat.

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