Build 2020: Microsoft’s Event is Now Free for Everyone

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. 

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