Microsoft Build 2021: How to watch it live

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Build 2021 starts at 11 AM ET, and you can watch it live.
  • There are over 300 sessions during the all-digital conference.
  • The sessions focus on developing apps for Windows 10, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Edge, and dual-screen devices.

Microsoft Build 2021 starts today at 11 AM ET. The all-digital event will run from today, May 25, through May 27. There will be over 300 sessions available, all aimed at helping developers deliver the best experience possible. As was the case last year, Build is an all-digital event instead of an in-person conference.

To fully participate in Build 2021, you need to register. Luckily, this is free and can be done quickly. Once you've registered, you'll have access to over 300 sessions from the all-digital conference both as they occur as well as after the event. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's keynote starts at 12 PM ET today.

You can also check out Build on the Microsoft Developer YouTube channel, which we've embedded below.

There are plenty of sessions worth taking a look at, and we've highlighted some of the major Build sessions to watch out for. There are sessions on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, what's new for Windows desktop app development, and app design and development for dual-screen and foldable devices. There's also a session with Microsoft engineering leaders that will take a deeper dive into the announcements from Build. You can also check out the full agenda for Build 2021 on Microsoft's website.

As Build is a developer conference, most of the announcements are geared strictly at developing apps, but there are usually some announcements that interest everyday users of Windows and other Microsoft products.

Catch up on all the announcements from Build 2021

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