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Microsoft Build 2016 – Day 2 Keynote live stream and blog

On Thursday, March 31th at 8:30 am PT (11:30 am ET / 3:30 pm GST / 9 pm IST), Microsoft is kicking off Build 2016 with the Day 1 Keynote.

This event is the one you do not want to miss as most of the big news that comes out of Build happens here!

Tune into the live stream direct from Microsoft below, watch our live blog as we give commentary on the announcement, and hop into our reader chatroom where you can discuss everything amongst each as it happens.

Learn more about Build including what to expect in our announcement article.

Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • Not working from home today unfortunately, so I'll be driving during most of this. Looking forward to catching the rest (after the first 30 mins) tonight
  • I want exploding tiles concept in Windows 10.
  • Thank you for calling him Saqib, like his name should be pronounced. Unlike Nadella, who is supposed to know how to pronounce it since he is form India, called him Saqeeeeb. - Posted via W10 app
  • I want xbos/ game OS
  • less "bots" and "soon", microsoft
  • Let's be real, this guy is right
  • They talk about bots, and you don't like it. They talk about Azure, and people below are complaining that it is making them sleepy. Whine, whine, whine. Everything they announced today is available today. But I guess that is not quick enough for you. 
  • All they announced are services, where they will first monetize and collect all the knowledge about your and your customers business. They heavily try to lock us into their cloud.
  • So cool that the stream seems to work from the app
  • Focus is clear on mobile. Appdroid.
  • Makes sense to target 98.2% of the market.  
  • What phone was that in the end of the BMW video?? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • N Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • zzzz
  • Oh no, they are not entertaining you enough. They really should not be talking about developer tools at a developer conference, it is making rld082982 sleepy.
  • This is a developer conference, not a firework show.
  • I wanna see more mobile development like Continuum development. Better multitasking, window snapping, maybe VM running inside a window like DOS or Win XP/7. Better game control support for a variety of game controllers on mobile. Whatever happened to Mobile First? Maybe what they meant was mobility, not necessarily Win Mobile. Which is awesome in itself.
  • iOS and Android mobile first, WM users come last. I've given up on MS as a company. They've plugged so much money into WM as a platform with 7/8/10 and now you have Myerson stating Windows mobile isnt a priority going forward into 2016. I've dumped money into 4 windows mobile based phones with not a whole lot to show for it other than purchase reciepts. I guess they know it's a sinking ship
  • When will they announce new Live Tiles?
  • As far as I know, you can buy it from the authorized vendor online   . You can count on them 100% as this site is the partner vendor of Microsoft. This is the biggest competitive point.  
  • there is also the site that simply sell licenses only, Windows 8.1 activation key is 35. 
    I bought my Windows 8.1 activation key license on earlier this year and I have not had an activating problem. 
    should just find the iso operating system (I have downloaded from the Microsoft site, I do not know if is also easy for Windows 8.1 activation key), the site provides links but I think probably not in French.