The Microsoft BUILD conference ( formerly PDC ) is going on this week in Anaheim, California. Promoted as “a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows”, BUILD included a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named “Windows 8”. As previously reported, Windows 8 offers support for ARM-based chipsets which means that it is intended to work across a spectrum of devices, including mobile phones and tablets. Microsoft also detailed new tools for developers to help write applications for the more than 1 billion people around the world who use Microsoft Windows every day. These items were the focus of a USA Today article published earlier today where I was provided with the unique opportunity to share my opinions on Windows 8 with respected journalist, Byron Acohido.