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What you need to know

  • The session catalog for Microsoft Build 2020 is now available.
  • There are over 600 sessions that will occur over the three-day conference.
  • Microsoft Build is an all-digital event this year.

Microsoft Build 2020 runs from May 19 to May 21, and this year it's an all-digital event. Over 600 sessions will occur throughout the three-day conference, and you can look through all of the topics now. Microsoft shared the session catalog for Build 2020 recently, which allows you to pick the sessions you'd like to attend.

Build is usually an in-person event, but the current global health crisis moved it to an online format. It's free to virtually attend, and you can register for the event on Microsoft's website. The all-digital Build 2020 will focus primarily on development and likely won't have many big announcements for consumer features for products like Office and Windows 10. Build is generally a developer conference, but there are sometimes interesting tidbits for consumers.

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When CNBC first reported that Build 2020 will be all-digital, the outlet noted that keynote presentations will be shorter than usual. Sessions during the conference will be a mix of live and pre-recorded broadcasts.

With over 600 sessions over three days, we haven't looked through the entire catalog yet, but we did note some sessions focused on UWP and Windows app development. Microsoft's Jesse Bishop and Paul Gusmorino will host a session called "Unifying and evolving the Windows app platform." The description states, "Learn how the Windows app platform is evolving and unifying Win32 and UWP so your present and future apps can easily target 1 billion+ Windows devices."

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