Microsoft has updated its event website to reveal the dates of Microsoft Build 2021. According to the new listing, the annual conference will take place from May 25 to 27 this year. It will also be held virtually, along with many of Microsoft’s 2021 events.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the dates to The Verge. “Stay tuned for more information,” the spokesman said.
“Microsoft Build is where developers, architects, start – ups and students learn, connect and code, share knowledge and expand their skills, while exploring new ways to innovate for tomorrow,”
Microsoft’s Build-specific website still contains information about Build 2020 and does not appear to be up to date with the new dates yet.
Microsoft Build 2020 was also held remotely. The 48-hour event was free; workshops and main titles were broadcast live. Build is primarily aimed at developers and is often Microsoft’s opportunity to present upcoming changes in Windows, Office, Edge and other services. At last year’s conference, the company exhibited Fluid Framework, PowerToys Run launcher and Project Reunion.
The announcement comes as daily reported COVID-19 cases are still trending upward in the US. About 30 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that all people avoid medium and large gatherings, regardless of vaccine status.
“The security of our society is a top priority,” said a Microsoft spokesman The Verge in a statement regarding last year’s announcement. “We look forward to bringing our ecosystem of developers together in this new virtual format to learn, connect and code together.”