What you need to know
- Microsoft Build 2021 runs from May 25 - May 27.
- To prepare for Build 2021, you can grab some 4K wallpapers shared on GitHub.
- There are also social stickers, wallpapers for Microsoft Teams, and watch faces on GitHub for Build 2021.
Microsoft Build 2021 is only a few days away. The conference for developers will be an all-virtual event that runs from May 25 - 27. Registrations for the event (opens in new tab) are already open, and you can also check out Microsoft's 'Hello World' shows from this week to learn more about the event.
In addition to registering and studying up on the event, you can get your PC, phone, smartwatch, and other devices ready by grabbing some backgrounds and wallpapers. On GitHub, there's a collection of images that you can use as desktop wallpapers, backgrounds for Microsoft Teams, and more. We've shared a few compressed versions of the wallpapers below, but you should check out the full collection.
Well-known leaker WalkingCat shared a link to the GitHub page on Twitter.
The full versions of the wallpapers are high-quality 4K images. The Microsoft Teams backgrounds are the same pictures but have been reduced to a more Teams-friendly size. Make sure to check out our guide on how to use custom backgrounds on Microsoft Teams if you need any help. The watch faces feature icons for various Microsoft imagery on plain backgrounds, including the logos for PowerToys, Visual Studio, and Win UI.
Build is a conference aimed at developers, so you can usually expect information on Visual Studio, APIs for apps, and other ways that Microsoft is working to improve the developer experience. This year, we may also see Microsoft discusses new design guidelines or Microsoft Store policy changes, but that's merely speculation based on previous Build events.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
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