How to watch Microsoft Build 2022

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Build starts today, May 24, 2022 at 11:15 AM ET.
  • The virtual conference runs through May 26, 2022.
  • Build is free to virtually attend, but you need to register for the event on Microsoft's website.

Microsoft Build 2022 kicks off today, May 24, 2022 at 11: 15 AM ET. The event is all-digital once again, allowing developers and enthusiasts to participate from around the globe. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will start things off with a keynote at 11:15 AM ET. Then, Microsoft will hold 539 sessions across three days; all focused on Windows, Microsoft 365, and development.

It's free to attend Microsoft Build, but you need to register for the conference (opens in new tab) through the company's website.

With hundreds of sessions to choose from, you'll want to browse through the session catalog (opens in new tab) to plan your time. You can search the schedule for keywords, such as Windows or Android. For example, entering a search for Android shows:

  • Bring your Android apps to Windows
  • Building great apps with the open platform of Windows
  • Ask the Experts: Develop Windows apps on and for a rich ecosystem of platforms and devices
  • The good, the bad and the ugly of .Net mobile development
  • Build native apps for any device with .NET and Visual Studio
  • Develop Windows apps on and for a rich ecosystem of platforms and devices
  • Ask the Experts: Develop Windows apps on and for a rich ecosystem of platforms and devices

You can also search for specific speakers, such as Panos Panay, who has a session planned that will focus on creating "next-gen experiences at scale with Windows."

Some of Microsoft's content from Build will be on the company's developer YouTube channel, but to see sessions straight away, you'll want to go through the event website.

Microsoft will have sessions aimed at specific regions as well this year, including France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, and the UK. The sessions will be in the respective language of the region they're made for.

If you'd prefer to read up on the biggest news from Build, we'll cover the most important announcements from the conference. Check out our Build 2022 page to see the latest news.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).