Starting at 8 am PT tomorrow, May 10, Microsoft's top leadership – including CEO Satya Nadella – will begin the annual three-day conference. Focusing on new tools, new partner announcements, and new directions for Windows 10 and related technologies, Microsoft plans to give its developer base a shot in the arm.
Here are the main things you need to know:
- Day one keynote with Nadella: Begins at 8 am PT / 11 am ET. (Find your local time here). This is the big Build event where most of the major news drops.
- Day two keynote with Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson: Begins at 8:30 am PT / 11:30 am ET. (Find your local time here). Normally, Day one is the "big deal" day, and day two is more focused on things like the cloud and Azure. This year is different, however, and we're expecting big Windows 10 news to fall on the second day, so you should plan to watch both keynotes this year.
- What we expect to see from Microsoft at Build 2017: Read our predictions and expectations article for insight on what may be coming this week
- Windows Central Live Blog for Build 2017: Bookmark this page to view in our live blog of both the day one and day two keynotes! There will also be a community chat where you can discuss the news live. And we'll include Microsoft's video embed for the keynotes.
- Watch the live stream: Again, we'll embed the video stream in our live blog, but you can find the main channel on Microsoft's site, as well.
Just to be clear, there are two significant events for those of you following the event from afar: the day one keynote (Wednesday, May 10) and the day two keynote (Thursday, May 11). The first one is the long, three-hour version, while the second keynote is shorter, at just 90 minutes, but it will focus more directly on Windows 10.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.