Microsoft has officially opened the registrations for its Build conference for 2021. The event is slated to be held starting May 25 through May 27, and just like last year, it will be held virtually. The dates are in line with previous rumors pointing at a late May timeline for the conference.
While Build brings with it a bunch of developer-focused announcements spanning the breadth of the Redmond giant’s business line items, this year’s event could be interesting for consumers and fans of Windows as well. Panos Panay recently teased a “next generation of Windows” coming later this year and the company is also planning to hold a separate product-focused event for Windows and gaming, signaling a renewed focus on consumers.
The Redmond company is expected to ship a major update to Windows 10 – codenamed Sun Valley – later this year, along with a possible new app store with new policies that expand the type of apps that can be submitted to the store. Windows 10X, the firm’s lightweight OS aimed at lower-end devices and enterprises first, is also expected to be released sometime later this year, details of which might be shared during the conference.
In addition to the possible consumer-focused announcements, the event will focus heavily on Azure, Power Platform, Teams, Office, and other enterprise-focused areas. Those interested can go ahead and register themselves for Build 2021 here. The sessions' catalog is yet to go live at the time of writing.