Microsoft’s Build developer conference is the latest tech event to be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The annual developer conference was scheduled to take place in Seattle from May 19th to May 21st, but Microsoft has decided to make it a “digital event.”
The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of the health safety recommendations for Washington State, we will deliver our annual Microsoft Build event for developers as a digital event, in lieu of an in-person event. We look forward to bringing together our ecosystem of developers in this new virtual format to learn, connect and code together.
Microsoft’s biggest news event of the year is typically used to preview the latest changes to Windows, Office, and other software and services. Microsoft is planning on disclosing more about its dual-screen plans at Build this year, for both Android and Windows 10X.
Microsoft’s cancellation follows Google’s similar move to scrap its own I/O developer event and the many other events, sports seasons, and gatherings that have been canceled.