People sit in front of devices running the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system at a launch event of the system on October 25, 2012 in New York City.
People sit in front of devices running the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system at a launch event of the system on October 25, 2012 in New York City. - 
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Microsoft kicks off its developers conference, Microsoft Build, on Wednesday. It's a chance for the company to get app makers and others excited about making new software for its platform. Microsoft returns to San Francisco this year for the meeting, for the first time since 1997.

Pete Pachal, tech editor for Mashable, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss.

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