The “Microsoft Build” conference is Microsoft’s annual developer conference. Build is the sister conference to the Microsoft Ignite conference. Ignite does have some dev content, but it’s primary focus is on IT Pros. The Build conference is where Microsoft focuses on the Developer community. They also make TONS of product announcements around Microsoft Azure, Xamarin, Visual Studio, and many other products / services at both of these annual conferences. At this years Build conference, scheduled for May 7 – 9, 2018, Microsoft will undoubtedly be announcing many great new features to their products and services, as well as providing some really great sessions on current and new technology!

This year, the Microsoft Build conference is coming May 7 – 9, 2018. Registration for the Microsoft Build conference opens February 15, 2018 at 9 AM PST.

If you are planning on attending Microsoft Build, then you’ll certainly want to register as soon as possible (ASAP)! The conference has sold out in a matter of minutes in past years, so you certainly do NOT want to delay getting registered.

Click here to go to the Registration page!

Here’s the teaser video from Microsoft for Build 2018:

What will Microsoft talk about at Build? Well, they haven’t officially announced anything yet, but over the last 6 months they’ve set the pace of focus on a couple technology areas. The topics I would expect Microsoft to show off, discuss, and cover quite a bit at Build this year, are:

  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Mixed Reality / Virtual Reality

Of course, in addition to these topic areas, Microsoft will be talking a lot about Microsoft Azure, all their developer tools, new Windows 10 updates, and much more.

Before you register to attend Build, something to be aware of is that the sessions / presentations at Microsoft Build are recorded and published online after the fact. Also, the keynote(s) are recorded and live streamed at the event as well. So, you don’t need to attend to get all the session content, but you may want to attend to be able to network with other developers and interact directly with Microsoft product team members at the conference.

Personally, I haven’t had the chance to attend Build myself, and this year is another year I won’t be able to. I’m hoping I’ll have the opportunity some time in the future; fingers crossed. 🙂

If you’re planning on attending Build, good luck on registering! I really hope those of you that would like to attend are able to.

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Certified Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect (both MCSD and MCSE), a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and self proclaimed Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.

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