Microsoft to host virtual event for Build 2020


In the wake of Coronavirus epidemic, Microsoft has decided to host its Build 2020 developer conference online. The developer conference this year will be held later this month.

 Microsoft has announced that for starters, $2395 entry fees and will be available to anyone to register.

In a post, Microsoft said, “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. The show will kick off with welcome remarks from Satya Nadella”.

According to the post, Microsoft Build 2020 will be held from May 19 to May 21. The presentations are likely to be shorter than usual in the virtual event.

The post also said “the Build conference will be highly focused on the developers. This means there will be little limelight on consumer-centric products such as Windows or Office.”

 “We’re committed to support the developers with cost-effective, efficient innovations that make people’s lives easier and better, especially in uncertain times. Today, we announced new lower pricing for Visual Studio Codespaces (formerly Visual Studio Online) so you can create cloud-hosted dev environments that are accessible from anywhere, from any device” the post also said.