MICROSOFT BUILD, THE company’s two-day developer conference, takes place this Monday and Tuesday in Seattle. The yearly event is Microsoft’s chance to court its developer community, and also to offer a broad vision of where the company wants to go. Cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mixed reality—it’s all happening at Microsoft, and this is the place to hear about it all at once.
The event kicks off with a keynote speech at 8:30am PT (11:30am ET) on Monday. Unlike developer conferences at Facebook, Google, and Apple, Microsoft’s shindig tends to focus its energy on the actual developers—we’re talking live coding onstage!—but there will still be plenty of news for the rest of us. Expect to hear about new ways Microsoft is stretching the capabilities of AI, as well as updates on Azure, the company’s cloud computing platform, and its efforts to develop mixed-reality hardware and experiences.
You can watch along on Microsoft’s site, and follow along as we liveblog the event. We’ll start chit-chatting about 30 minutes before the keynote starts; tune in for all the news, commentary, analysis, and gripes.