Microsoft’s annual Build conference is upon us, and it promises to be a monumental one. Windows 10 and Windows Phone just scratch the surface — we learned more about HoloLens, the next version of Office, and Microsoft’s cross-platform mobile and cloud initiatives yesterday, and there’s doubtless a lot more coming. Needless to say, this year’s conference isn’t one you’re going to want to miss.
We’ll be covering Microsoft’s announcements exhaustively, but you can watch the action unfold live from San Francisco’s Moscone Center at the official Build site. The keynote’s scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. EST.
Beyond the keynote, Microsoft’s streaming presentations from the event that will definitely be worth watching. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most interesting ones.
|Sessions||Description||Date and start time (PDT)|
|Universal Windows Platform||Wednesday, April 29, 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Office Development Matters, and Here’s Why||“In this kick-off session you will learn about what’s new for developers in Office with demos and code.”||Wednesday, April 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.|
|“Project Spartan”: Introducing the New Browser and Web App Platform for Windows 10||“Project Spartan” will be the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, from phones to tablets, PCs and beyond. This session will provide a fast moving tour of the new browser features and peer inside at the new rendering engine and web app platform under the covers.”||Wednesday, April 29, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.|
|All That is New in the Windows Store||“With Windows 10 it is easier than ever to build apps that run on every Windows device. The new Windows Store creates the simple path to get your apps to all devices. Come learn about the latest improvements to the store and Dev Center.”||Thursday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.|
|Developing for HoloLens||Thursday, April 30, 12:30 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.|
|The Windows 10 Story||Thursday, April 30, 11:02 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.|
|Cortana Extensibility in Universal Windows Apps||“The leaders of the Cortana team will share how developers can tap into Cortana on Windows 10 to make their Universal Windows apps more discoverable and drive deep user engagement. We’ll share how extensibility fits into the overall Cortana vision and how your apps can take advantage of new voice command capabilities. The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A with the team”||Thursday, April 30, 3:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.|
Below are some resources you may want to read:
- From Windows 10 to the next Surface, here’s what we expect from Microsoft BUILD
- Windows 10: Our complete guide to Microsoft’s next OS
- Microsoft may be preparing to support Android apps in Windows 10
- Hands on: Windows 10 Consumer Preview
- Top 10 Windows shortcuts everyone should know
- As a loyal iMessage user, I’m sick and tired of Apple’s resistance to RCS
- Meta wants you to use its creepy Portal as a secondary monitor
- Oppo’s latest Apple Watch clone has an important spec under the hood
- Facebook Messenger finally starts testing end-to-end encryption for all chats