Microsoft Announces Build 2022 Conference on May 24-26

It’s official, Microsoft’s Build 2022 conference will be on May 24-26 this year. Once again, the company’s annual developer conference will be a virtual event that’s open to everyone, and registration will be available in late April.

While the session agenda isn’t live yet, the official Build 2022 website has some details about what to expect. “New for this year, experience market-specific content and connection opportunities for France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, and the UK,” the company says.

In recent years, Windows has pretty much taken a backseat at Microsoft’s Build conferences, with most announcements targeting developers. Last year, Microsoft chose to announce Windows 11 during a separate event in June, and it will be interesting to see if Windows 11 gets more attention at Build 2022.

If Microsoft’s annual developer conference is coming soon, the company will also be holding an event next week on April 5 featuring Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. While this event will focus on hybrid work, we expect Panay and other Microsoft execs to discuss new Windows 11 features and experiences.

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  • sherlockholmes

    Premium Member
    30 March, 2022 - 12:15 pm

    <p>Top topic: How can we upset our Windows 11 users even more? </p>

  • sofan

    30 March, 2022 - 3:03 pm

    <p>Google io always steals build attention </p>

  • brandonmills

    30 March, 2022 - 3:22 pm

    <p>Hoping for in person conferences in 2023.</p>

    • Daishi

      Premium Member
      30 March, 2022 - 4:18 pm

      <p>I’d say “yes hopefully the pandemic will be over 14 months from now” but that might actually require people to be doing something to make that happen rather than just agreeing that they were all going to pretend it already was and ignoring all the people dying and suffering crippling disability all around them.</p>

      • lvthunder

        Premium Member
        30 March, 2022 - 6:05 pm

        <p>Just because COVID is gone doesn’t mean in-person conferences will come back. Microsoft might say it’s cheaper and reaches more people to hold it virtually.</p>

        • uk user

          Premium Member
          31 March, 2022 - 4:58 am

          <p>Just a little off topic but relevant to your assumptions that Covid has gone. It hasn’t, in the UK there are now variants Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 doing the rounds of infections. Early indications are that these variants are more effective at bypassing current protection but, fingers crossed, the overall effects are less severe than previous variants. The current indication is that you still need to isolate, to stop spreading the infection, but hospitalisations are not at levels previously seen.</p><p><br></p><p>In the UK we are being conditioned to live with the virus, a bit like people get colds and flu every year. But, like colds and flu, which can kill in certain circumstances, so can the new variants of Covid. And the virus may yet mutate yet again, I hope hope that you don’t think that I am being pedantic but our relaxation of restrictions in the UK has lead to a surge in infections. There is even talk, in the newspapers, of masks being reintroduced on public transport and in shops. This is just a heads up this side of the pond.</p>

          • snow.steve22

            Premium Member
            01 April, 2022 - 3:54 am

            <p>Thank You! We (as Americans) have been needing a "slap upside the head" for a while now but I fear it is too late.</p>

  • paradyne

    01 April, 2022 - 3:01 pm

    <p>The fact that it’s called "Build" should be a hint that everything should be taking a back seat compared to targeting developers with build and development related content!</p><p><br></p><p>It’s not an event targeted at consumers or end users so they shouldn’t expect many non-development related announcements.</p>

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