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Microsoft Announces Build Conference for May 19th

Biggest Announcements from Microsoft’s 2019 Surface Event

Microsoft announced yesterday that its annual 2020 Build developer conference in Seattle will take place from Tuesday, May 19th to Thursday, May 21st. Microsoft didn’t say when tickets will go on sale, but the company does have a general mailing list that you can sign up for to get information about the event.

One of the biggest events of the year for Microsoft, the event is focused on developers, but the company uses it to preview its latest Windows road map as well as updates and features coming to Office, its Edge browser, the Cortana voice assistant, and other software and services.

While it’s not known what Microsoft will announce at the event, but it could include updates on things announced at October’s Surface event. Announcing the event this far in advance is somewhat out of the ordinary for the company, as in the past two years, Microsoft announced the dates for the event in February.

The announcement blog post also listed dates for other big Microsoft events through this year and into 2020. Earlier the event often overlapped with Google’s I/O event, but with early announcement and Microsoft hosting it later in May, maybe the event won’t overlap with Google’s I/O event.


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