Microsoft Build 2021 dates are official: May 25 to May 27

Microsoft Logo at Ignite
Microsoft Logo at Ignite (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Build 2021 dates "leaked" a few weeks ago.
  • The leaks were almost accurate.
  • The official dates for Microsoft Build are May 25 to May 27.

It's almost that time of year again: Microsoft's annual developer conference is primed for an exciting three-day stretch in May. As it turns out, the official dates (opens in new tab)—May 25 to May 27—aren't far off from the dates leaked a few weeks back.

The leaked dates were May 25-57. Now, May 57 doesn't exist on the calendar, but if we look at it in retrospect, it seems like it might just have been a typo or deliberately incorrect placeholder. Swap the five for a two, and you have the dates that ended up being official.

In case you need a refresher on what the Microsoft Build conference is, here's Microsoft's description:

Microsoft Build is where developers, architects, start-ups, and students learn, connect, and code together, sharing knowledge and expanding their skillset, while exploring new ways of innovating for tomorrow.

For more details regarding Microsoft Build and the sorts of content the conference features, you can check out Microsoft's official page (opens in new tab). Expect interesting speakers, panels about topics such as remote learning and working, and in-depth explorations of all sorts of cutting-edge technology.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

3 Comments
  • Hopefully, we'll have new, clearer outlines for Reunion and WinUI 3. If Sun Valley is really releasing this year, applying WinUI 3 to existing Win32 apps has to be made available either before or not too long after the release of it.
  • They’ve announced feature updates and Ui changes for Windows at build in the past, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s where we get to see Sun Valley as far as official visual announcement showing off what is coming.
  • maybe dotnet 6 preview 4 will be released by then and they have something to show.