Microsoft built a beautiful and intuitive mobile operating system that excels at certain chores; now, it's time for Windows Phone to attempt to attract the developers that Steve Ballmer once famously stressed the importance of. That's probably why Microsoft just announced it's holding a Windows Phone Developer Summit on June 20th and 21st in San Francisco, California.

The company definitely has student talent working on some programs, and is reportedly working on multi-million dollar marketing initiatives specifically to attract top apps to the platform, but in order to grow a software ecosystem that's recently extended to dozens of new countries, it probably wouldn't hurt to show the world where the money is, and how Microsoft intends to support the platform from here on out. We also hear that there might be some more general purpose news about Windows Phone at the summit as well, and we'll be bringing it to you straight from the event in mid-June.