Microsoft's Build 2018 conference is coming to Seattle on May 7

Microsoft has announced (opens in new tab) that its Build developer conference for 2018 will run from May 7-9. What's more, the event will return to Seattle for the second year in a row. Prior to 2017's conference, Build was typically held in San Francisco.

Last year's conference came not long after the Windows 10 Creators Update was released, and the event focused on features we'd eventually see in the Fall Creators Update. I'd expect this year's conference to place focus on offering an early look at what Microsoft is cooking up for Redstone 5 this fall.

Outside of the given dates, Microsoft hasn't given any other specifics. It'll be interesting to see what's coming down the pike, and as usual, Windows Central will be covering the event from the ground from May 7-9. If you're interested in attending, registration will open on February 15 at Microsoft's Build 2018 website (opens in new tab).

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I remember when these event announcements triggered some flush of excitements in me. Now I even careless!
  • They'll be announcing a few android goodies.
    Any takers here...
  • I am a bit bummed out by it being pushed back from March to May. Personally it can't come soon enough for me.
  • I would expect lots of talk about PWA's.  They need developers to hop on board big time.
  • Do they? I mean if Google/Android pushes it won't MS just be able to passively benefit? I don't see much benefit of PWAs on desktop, just open a web browser, no?
  • I think one of the biggest benefits will be the ability to access content offline. Web browsers just can't do that (yet, at least), nor do people expect that sort of thing. When you call it an app, a user expects a fluid experience (which many PWAs have, I was impressed--they're not just regular web apps) and it helps them discover. Plus (if that's their thing), they get to use notifications and maybe (if there are hooks), better access to hardware. I guess the whole point is to allow a user to use the Slack app, for example, instead of or I know that many people do prefer the apps (rather than website with notifications).
  • Google i/o runs at the exact same time frame 8-9, this shows that consumer devs are going to Google and enterprise devs are going to MS conference, you can't do both and shows MS either knows this or is still incredibly delulded about it's consumer position.