Are these the confirmed dates for Microsoft Build 2021?

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What you need to know

  • A leaked video shows off how Microsoft has shifted to all-digital events.
  • The video lists dates for Build, Ignite, Ready, and a second Ignite
  • The dates are likely placeholders, as one of them is May 57.

Microsoft Build is one of the biggest events of the year from the Redmond-based tech giant. Last year, Microsoft discussed Project Reunion, massive updates for Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Edge, and announced new tools like the Windows Package Manager. With so many announcements on the way, it's natural that the Windows-loving community would be excited for Build 2021. Some people appear to have jumped the gun, however, when it comes to a leaked video allegedly confirming the dates of the conference.

A video shared by Twitter leaker WalkingCat shows off how Microsoft has shifted to digital events. The sizzler highlights Build, Ignite, and other Microsoft conferences. It also lists dates at around the 46-second mark of the video.

Some have taken these listed dates of confirmation for when Build 2021 will occur. The dates can't be accurate, though, as the listed dates for Build are May 25-57. As Microsoft isn't likely to announce a rewrite of the calendar, those dates are unlikely to be accurate.

Build Date Leaks

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While an end date of May 57 isn't possible, the event might start close to or on May 25. Build 2020 was around the same time last year, so it's possible that the start date could be accurate. Given that the end date is fictional, it's probably just best to wait until Microsoft confirms the dates of the event.

WalkingCat jokes in a follow up Tweet that the listed dates would mean that Build would be over 30 days long. Not to mention that it would extend into fictional dates. WalkingCat also adds that they are likely placeholder dates for the event.

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