Microsoft has opened registration for the virtual version of their ‘Build 2020 developer convention planned from 19th to 21st May. Anyone can attend the virtual-only event free of charge and developers will no longer have to pay the $2,395 entry price.
This time, the tech giant is maintaining some of its conventional key-style openings, with opening comments from CEO Satya Nadella. The ‘Build 2020’ will be a 48-hour virtual event and sessions, meetings, and demos will be conducted across several time zones. The Verge informs that there will still be Q&A sessions and interactional elements of the broadcast.
Scott Hanselman, Principal Programme Manager, Microsoft said that “While things will look a little different this year as we all absorb and adjust to new realities brought on COVID-19, we’re excited about Microsoft Build 2020, a 48-hour virtual event starting May 19 at 8 a.m. PT that will kick off with welcome remarks from Satya Nadella,”.
Further, Hanselman added, “This will be followed by a session with and for Developers hosted by me.”
Microsoft had initially decided to organize the event in Seattle but they called off in-person gatherings in march because of the global pandemic.