Join me, Long Zheng, Rafael Rivera, Mary Jo Foley, and Kip Kniskern as we live blog today's BUILD 2012 keynote!

The event starts at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm.

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06:09 AM

LZ: Hi and welcome to the Microsoft BUILD 2012 group liveblog by your favorite Microsoft bloggers Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, Kip Kniskern, Rafael Rivera and Long Zheng.

Today is day 1 and kicking it off is the first keynote where we expect the focus to be on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.