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Microsoft Windows 8 AppFest: 2500 Developers Create Guinness World Record, Coding Non-stop for 18 hours
Microsoft Windows 8 is now the most awaited OS launch among the techies. Windows 8 is expected to be launched by October 26. Microsoft is betting high on its upcoming OS version and hopes that it would revive their market presence in the computing world. As part of their new OS promotional efforts, a Windows 8 Appfest was organized in Bangalore.
The event was a huge success as the company sources claimed that a new Guinness world record was set in terms of application coding hours. Around 2567 application developers attended the event and coded for 18 hours continuously. This was an all time high for any such event in the world. The event was held in Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization (KTPO) center in Bangalore.
The event saw the presence of many senior officials from Microsoft. Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President, Windows Development, Microsoft stated, "India is home to some of the world's most talented developers. We are focused on enabling developers to succeed as they build the next generation of apps." The developers were provided with 2 Gigabit bandwidth and around six power stations to ensure that there is no down time in their coding environment.
Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India also spoke to the media on the occasion. According to him Microsoft is currently working with millions of developers and several thousands of Independent software vendors and system integrators to provide them with the necessary tools and training to develop high end applications for the global market.
The company sources assured that Windows 8 launch will happen as per the schedule, however they declined to comment on the exact release of new hardware devices including Surface tablet.