After a few weeks of rumors and a leaked marketing video, the date for Microsoft's annual build developer conference is now official. According to a ZDNet report confirmed by Microsoft, Build 2021 will run again from May 25-27.
Although Microsoft hasn't updated its official build website to reflect the new dates, the company's public events page now displays the new dates for the annual May 25-27 developer conference. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley also spoke to a Microsoft spokeswoman, who confirmed that this data is indeed correct. However, the spokesperson did not provide any further information about registration for the public or developers.
Build typically discusses new software updates and how developers can code new apps and services for Windows, Xbox, Azure, and Microsoft 365. Microsoft announced Project Reunion, new tools for Microsoft Teams, a new list app and several updates for the Microsoft Edge web browser during Build 2020.
In light of rumors of a possible delay in Windows 10X as well as a fall version of the Windows 10 Sun Valley update, Microsoft will likely finally be talking about these highly anticipated updates and operating systems Build 2021 on May 25, the chance that Microsoft will have smaller breakout events "What & # 39; s Next "held to better focus on Windows, Xbox, and its other products.
ZDNet reports that an event "What's next for games?" And a "What's next for Windows?" However, it's not clear if this will happen during or before Build 2021.
There's also the possibility that Build 2021 will get a stronger Windows focus this year after having faded into the background in previous years. Panos Panay, head of Surface and Windows, hinted at this at Microsoft's recent Ignite 2021 conference when he said, "It's going to be a huge year for Windows."
After Microsoft officially announced Build 2021, it will join Apple in the annual spring extravaganza of technology conferences. Apple just confirmed on March 30th that its global developer conference would be practically June 7-11. Not a word yet about the Google I / O Developer Event, which was canceled in 2020 and may not take place in 2021 either.