As part of its Windows 8 revelations this week, Microsoft also said that its developer-oriented BUILD event will happen in September. This was previously expected to be called PDC 2011 and then WDC (“Windows Developer Conference”). Not sure what the name change is all about, but here’s what the company has to say about the event:

Registration is now open for Microsoft’s new developer conference, BUILD. The conference takes place September 13-16, 2011 in Anaheim, CA.  BUILD is where the full spectrum of developers – from startups and entrepreneurs to those who work for the world’s biggest brands – will come together to get a deeper understanding of Microsoft’s product roadmap. In addition to providing the industry’s first deep dive on the next version of Windows, attendees can expect to see new capabilities for Windows Azure, Microsoft’s tools emphasis for HTML5 support, new development opportunities on Windows Phone and our commitment to interoperable environments.

For more info, please visit the BUILD Web site and check out Somasegar’s Weblog:

Today, Steven Sinofsky and Julie Larson-Green announced that we’ll be starting a dialog with developers about the next generation of Windows, internally codenamed “Windows 8".  We’re very excited to invite you to be a part of the conversation at BUILD, our new developer conference taking place September 13-16 in Anaheim, California.  Registration is now open at buildwindows.com.

BUILD is the event for developers who want a front row seat at the industry’s first deep dive on Windows 8.  It is where the full spectrum of developers - from startups and entrepreneurs to those who work for the world’s biggest enterprises – will come together to get a deeper understanding of Microsoft’s roadmap.  At BUILD, Microsoft will show off the new app model that enables the creation of web-connected and services-powered apps that have access to the full power of the PC.

The conference name, BUILD, reflects a call to action for the more than one hundred million developers driving the pace of technology: build experiences with the next version of Windows that will transform the computing experience for billions of people across the globe.

I’ve already RSVP’d for the event. I can’t wait!