Registration for Microsoft Build 2021 is opened and it will be a completely free digital-only event. It will be in the form of a 48 hour long virtual interactive experience available across all the time zones. Microsoft’s developer-focused event will start from 3 PM GMT, 6 PM EAT, 5 PM SAT, May 25th to 27th 2021.
Like last year, Microsoft notes registration for Build is free but to get access to the full interactive content you’ll need to register. However, sessions covered on the hero video such as the keynotes will not require you to be registered. Event attendees will be able to customize 48 hours of continuous content to get their digital event experience. The event will have both live segments such as the keynotes, live technical sessions and Q&A. As well as already recorded content sessions.
To enjoy a total conference experience Microsoft advises you to register as most sessions will require you to sign in. Registration will give you the ability to schedule your viewing events or sessions. And to access the connection zone, one-to-one consultations with an expert, and other community and networking sessions.
Featured speakers for Build include Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, Amanda Silver, CVP Products, Developer tools, Donovan Brown, and Scott Guthrie EVP, Cloud and AI Group. Others speakers are Scott Hanselman, Kayla Cinnamon, Rajesh Jha, Kevin Scott, Anna Hoffman, Dona Sarkar, Christina Warren and more.
Click here to register and visit the Microsoft Build 2021 digital event page for more details.
Imagine Cup finals @ Microsoft Build 2021
Build 2021 will also host the finals of the 2021 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship. Where Team REWEBA from Kenya alongside three other teams across the globe will present and showcase their solutions for a chance to win the competition.
What to expect?
- Keynotes: Headlines and announcements delivered by executives
- Technical/Breakout Sessions: More in-depth coverage of keynote content
- Ask the Experts: Sessions with experts in cloud, desktop, mobile, and web development for guidance specific to your project or interests.
- Humans of IT: Discover the intersection between humanity and tech through inspirational stories about humans who use tech for good.
- Table Topics: Gather the community for live discussion on camera, and in chat! Get inspired by community experts, learn best practices, and discover helpful resources with other attendees.
- Local Connections: Opportunity to engage with attendees on a local level. Dedicated time for local leadership to deliver an experience to help attendees find developers and experts with similar interests within their region.
- Student Activities: Content covers key topics to help you get started across a variety of Microsoft technologies, job roles, and interests.
- Learn Live: Guided online with a subject matter expert to walk and talk through Microsoft Learn modules.
- Partner Sessions: Connect with Microsoft Partners in either an Ask the Expert or Table Topics session
- Product Roundtables: Two-way discussions between product teams and customers
- Cloud Skills Challenge: Complete preset collections of online learning modules for a chance to win prizes.
- One-on-One Consultations: One-on-One Consultations will provide Microsoft Build attendees a unique opportunity to connect with a Microsoft professional to discuss specific questions and solutions. Sessions are 45 minutes long and provide the only one-on-one setting at the conference.
Like previous Microsoft Build events stay tuned and we will bring you the keynote livestream and announcements from the event.
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