Microsoft Build is back, and this time, it’s taking place both digitally and in person from Seattle, Washington. The company has officially announced that its annual developer conference will start on May 23rd and last through May 25th, with pre-day workshops starting on the 22nd.
Last year, Microsoft held a virtual and more limited in-person event due to the covid pandemic. While Build presents an opportunity for developers, students, engineers, engineers, and technology professionals to learn more about Microsoft products, it’s also where Microsoft shares major updates for Windows and its suite of productivity apps.
This year, we’re expecting to see some announcements related to Windows 11, as well as the AI-enhanced Bing and Edge. The Microsoft-backed OpenAI just revealed the latest generation of its language model GPT-4, which Bing has apparently already been using. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will kick off the event with an opening keynote.
While attending the event virtually is free, you’ll have to pay to attend in person. Even if you’re attending digitally, you’ll still get to watch live keynotes, attend question-and-answer sessions, and join other interactive experiences. You can register for the event here, and thankfully, it won’t have any overlap with Google I/O this year, which is slated for May 10th.
Correction March 14th, 4:58PM ET: A previous version of the article incorrectly stated Microsoft hasn’t held an in-person event since 2019 when it held a more limited in-person event in 2022. We regret the error.