The Windows Store App Lab is Open at RocketSpace!
After much talk and excitement, the doors to the only San Francisco location of a Windows Store App Lab are officially open! On Tuesday, November 13, the kegerators were full and a slider bar churned out burgers at the happy hour to launch the App Lab.
Microsoft has drummed up the hype about its next biggest things--Windows 8, Surface, Windows Phone 8, Windows Azure, and a slew of Windows 8 devices. The behemoth company knows, however, that it will need to forge strategic partnerships in the startup community to make sure its latest product line succeeds.
"We're just a big startup," explained Dan'l Lewin
“We’re just a big startup,” explained Dan’l Lewin, Vice-President of Strategic and Emerging Business Development at Microsoft, encouraging the developers and entrepreneurs in attendance to climb aboard. “We can offer you a channel that can get you to incredible places. We support a very large ecosystem.”
One of only a handful of U.S.-based Windows Store App Labs, the RocketSpace location will allow the Silicon Valley startup community to kick the tires of the newest Windows 8 devices, get design guidance from leading edge design agencies, and receive technical guidance from Windows 8 experts. Register today to see what the new Microsoft is all about!
In Pictures: The App Lab Launch
- Introducing Windows Store App Labs for app builders (Windows 8 App Developer Blog)
- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Announces Launch of a Windows 8 App Lab at RocketSpace (RocketSpace blog)
- Microsoft & RocketSpace Open Windows Store App Lab (RocketSpace blog)
- Ballmer Pitches Windows 8 to Developers, but Keeps Tight Rein on Surface (Wired.com)