Build 2018 could kick off on May 7
If a new leak is correct, Microsoft's Build 2018 conference could be set for May 7.
It looks like Build 2018 is headed back to Seattle this year. Microsoft watcher WalkingCat, who has a solid track record when it comes to leaks, took to Twitter with what looks to be an official graphic with the dates for Build 2018. According to the graphic, the conference will return to Seattle and run from May 7-9.
Based off of last year's conference, the timing and location aren't surprising. Build moved to Seattle in 2017, taking place around the same time in May. In previous years, the event had taken place in San Francisco in April. What makes the reported timing more interesting is that it would put Microsoft head-to-head with Google's I/O conference, which will run from May 8-10.
Build 2017 gave us an early look at what features would eventually make it (or not, in some cases) to the Fall Creators Update. We'd expect Build 2018 to offer a similar look at what's coming later this year in the forthcoming Redstone 5 update. It should be interesting to see what's coming down the pike as Windows 10 continues to evolve, and Windows Central will be there to cover the event.
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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl.
I wish the major dev conferences could just talk amongst themselves to try to schedule their events so that people could attend. Devs shouldn't be single platform, so why make them choose between conflicting events. Sure, they'll have to choose based on $$$ but that's different.
The timing is rather interesting.
My company gives us a $3000 budget per year, which includes travel. Conference at $2500, plus flight ($300), plus hotel (4 nights = $800), and I'm way over budget. :(