Microsoft Opens Build 2017 Registration

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Dev, Windows 10 with 8 Comments

Microsoft Opens Build 2017 Registration

Microsoft’s next Build conference is happening at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle in early May. If you want to join us there for the show, you should move quickly: Registration is now open.

Visit the Build website to register now. Or at least try: When I gave it a shot, the online registration system was overwhelmed.

Build 2017 runs from Wednesday, May 10 through Friday, May 12.

“Software continues to transform the world in remarkable ways and developers are at the center of it,” the Build website notes. “At Microsoft Build 2017 we invite you to join us in downtown Seattle to learn about latest new technologies and exciting plans on the horizon.”

“As always, Microsoft Build is filled with strong technical sessions as well as opportunities to meet and learn from others in the industry. We’ll make sure the schedule is filled with solid content, and will strive to deliver some fun surprises along the way.”

I don’t believe Build/PDC was ever held at the Washington State Convention Center, but I’ve been there many times, most notably for several WinHEC conferences. This was also the site of the 1998 Windows NT 5.0 Reviewers Workshop that inspired me to start the website that became the SuperSite for Windows.

See you in Seattle!

 

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8 responses to “Microsoft Opens Build 2017 Registration”

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    6941

    I don't think this year is exciting as last year build conference, not sure if it worth it...

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      3148

      In reply to ahmed123:

      Well, they will reveal Redstone 3 at build. It's very exciting to see what will be in the next major update to Windows 10. Furthermore, they will be talking about developing apps for Xbox Scorpio, potentially. There's also CShell, the unified shell that will replace Windows 10 Mobile shell and allow Windows 10 desktop to adapt to small smartphone-sized screens. There is also further continuum for phones that allow multi-windowed interface. Finally, MS teased placeholders for OneDrive at this years build. I think this build might be MORE exciting than last year's. :)

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        8578

        In reply to NazmusLabs:

        It's a good thing they called it CShell, because that won't cause any confusion :)

        For the most part, the goal of running an app unmodified on both the desktop and on small devices is misguided. Too much design compromise is required to make that happen. With work you can build a UWP app today that will adapt nicely between a desktop and a phone - as long as you design it in a small-screen-touch-friendly way (e.g. big touch targets, low control density etc).

        You could also use Continuum which strikes me as a technology that's akin to having a cell phone that must be plugged into a telephone socket in the wall to make a call.

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    1243

    Of course the year I move to San Francisco they have it in Washington. :)

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    9201

    Only three days to present Azure and bots. Build has become a major yawnfest for developers.

    Gone are the days when a Microsoft Build event would herald a new platform or compelling new API suite of features.

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    6295

    Paul,

    Any indication from Microsoft as to the attendance numbers for this years Build?

    Also, since Apple moved WWDC away from the Moscone Center the same year, is there some common back story related to San Francisco that affected both moves?

     

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    MutualCore

    People will wonder if the slow sell out of the event is due to Seattle location vs lack of interest in Microsoft APIs.

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