Just a couple of days ago, Twitter user and renowned Microsoft leakster WalkingCat tweeted an image that said that Microsoft will be holding its Build 2018 developer conference between May 7 and May 9 in Seattle. Today, the company has confirmed this, finally updating the Build website to reflect this year's event.
Registration for the event starts on February 15, and a full conference pass for it will run you $2,495. The firm has also created a template for justifying your trip to your manager, explaining what you can learn and experience at the conference, as well as networking with "new industry connections to spark ideas for innovative solutions and return with a road map to make them a reality."
Build is always a fun event for Microsoft enthusiasts. It's where the company says what's next for developers, and that means talking about what's coming in the next version of Windows. One of the keynotes (probably day two) will discuss Redstone 5, and then we'll find out even more information from sessions throughout the conference.
Interestingly, this all means that Build will run in parallel with Google's I/O 2018 developer conference, which kicks off on May 8. Unfortunately, these venues are booked months ahead of time, so conflicts like this are always possible, and it's not something that can be changed at the last minute.
If you head over to the Microsoft Build website, you can set a calendar reminder for when registration starts.
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Update: While the Build website doesn't explicitly say that it will be held at the Washington State Convention Center, this is confirmed on the registration page.