Microsoft’s annual Build Conference has been announced to take place in Seattle, from May 7 to May 9, at Washington State Convention center. Coincidentally, Google’s annual I/O developer conference is also to take place around the same time.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his key experts will be delivering the keynote, which would give an essence to the trends that can be expected this year. The event will be a platform for developers to know more about Microsoft products, and how they can play a part in their enterprise operations.
Here are the highlights of Microsoft Build 2017.
What to expect this year
Microsoft usually highlights the latest innovations on their products Azure, Windows 10 and Office 365. Though, there is no information on what is planned for the conference, according to ZDNet, there could be an update on Redstone 5, that is due to roll out in October. Microsoft may also throw some light on Microsoft’s Progressive Web and perhaps it’s Windows Core OS – AndromedaOS.
Even after being used across 141 million monthly active devices, Cortana appears to have a lot of catching up to do with Amazon’s Alexa platform and Google’s Assistant platform. Artificial Intelligence, and Cortana’s new skills should also be a hot topic at this conference.
The Build 2018 may also provide a brief on the Windows 10 update that is due this spring. The last update was the Fall Creators update, which arrived during the autumn of 2017.
Microsoft’s Project Emma, was a watch that was made to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease to write more legibly. The watch prototype was released last year, though much has not been said about it since. An update on this may also expected at the Build 2018.
Registrations for the Build 2018 conference is now open. The full registration pass is for $2,495. The keynote presentations will be streamed live and also be made available as a video later on the Build website.