Microsoft brings annual BUILD developer conference to Seattle this coming May

Microsoft is bringing its annual BUILD developer conference to Seattle (opens in new tab) this coming May, a new location for the conference, which in the past has been typically held in San Francisco in April.

The new location and date for the event is interesting, especially given the fact that BUILD 2017 will be held at least a couple months after the Windows 10 Creator Update is released. Because of this, we're assuming a lot of the focus will be on Redstone 3 changes and features that developers are going to want to take advantage of, perhaps our first official look at Project NEON will happen in May too.

Microsoft hasn't given any more specific info outside of May 10th-12-th in Seattle. Regardless, Windows Central will be there covering the event as usual. It's an exciting time to be a Microsoft fan, and we can't wait to see what Microsoft has planned for BUILD 2017.

Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • But may is far away. I thought it would be in January
  • Why would you think it would be, given that it's traditionally been in May?
  • Build was previously held in September, October, June, April and March. It was never really in May (one year it did end on 5/1) and it did keep moving earlier in the year.
  • I don't think so. In 2016 build was held in march. In 2015 build was held in January.
  • Build 2015 was held in April. You must be confusing it with the Windows 10 event.
  • Back to where the sun don't shine. Last time it was in Seattle it rained every single day and I only saw the sun twice. Once before the plane landed and again in the plane when we left.    
  • Last time I was in Seattle was for Build 2012. It rained all the time which caused problems with the on campus locations but it was the end of October, maybe in May it will be better
  • Finally.Cali is nice, but full of iDiots, too much apples.