Build is almost here!

 

One more night…

The Build Developer Conference returns tomorrow to San Francisco’s Moscone Center West and we couldn’t be more excited to host developers and press from around the world for three days of immersive content and demos.  It all begins Wednesday at 8:30AM PDT with a keynote featuring Satya, Scott, and Terry.  You can watch the keynotes, live session presentations and Channel 9 interviews from anywhere in the world and join in the conversation on Twitter, (the official hashtag is #Build2015).

At Build 2015, developers will get an up-close look at Microsoft’s platform story, told by many of the company’s senior executives and top technical leaders, over more than 160 sessions.  Partner app announcements, Microsoft product news and compelling demos will demonstrate our most recent capabilities and accomplishments achieved in enhancing the platform; while numerous technical sessions will host Microsoft’s top engineers and evangelists, diving deeply into the areas that matter most to developers.

Many of us here at Microsoft spend the entire year looking forward to this incredible week, and the opportunity to make the most of this event for our company, our partners, and our customers.  You, the developers and IT Pros, are our strongest advocates and we owe it to all of you to make every Build the best that it can be.

In addition to those who come in person, tens of thousands of you will watch online, both in real time and through recorded sessions.  To support this broad and diverse audience, we’ve created a schedule that we believe will appeal to your interests and goals.  We’ll be showing you ways Microsoft is supporting your existing technology investments, the power of Windows, Office and Azure in a mobile-first and cloud-first world, and how our platforms can help support your business needs and opportunities. 

If you are attending, make the most of this time by taking in the keynotes and as many of the varied sessions that are available at BUILD.  Also make sure to download the Microsoft Build 2015 app, which allows you to browse session listings, synchronize your personalized schedule with Channel 9, stay connected throughout the event and submit evaluations afterward.  The app is also a great reference for information and resources related to the event.

 Get Involved and tune in…

If you are not attending Build in person, our Channel 9 team will broadcast keynotes, top sessions and interviews live throughout the event.  Developers and partners will be able to submit their questions online with a chance to have them answered live by me and a collection of other Microsoft leaders.  Updates and announcements can be found on the Build News Center.  All remaining sessions will be made available on-demand within about 24 hours of presentation time.

 We’re taking this show on the road…

And as an added bonus for those of you not able to attend Build, after this week, we will be taking our show on the road.  You are invited to come along for the ride and join us for the Build Tour, a collection of one-day events being held across the globe, making the Build experience a local one.  These free event will be delivered by Microsoft Technical Evangelists and engineers, coming to 23 cities worldwide.  Attendees will get a look at the Best of Build, including announcements and insights, a deep dive into the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform for app and web developers, coding sessions and exciting demos, partner showcases and open Q&A and face-to-face time with Microsoft engineers.  Visit http://www.build15.com for details.

The past year has witnessed Microsoft undergoing an exciting transformation and our spirits are high, as we continue to deliver on the vision of empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.  We’d love for you to add to the conversation via your social networks, and invite you to participate in sharing Build content with the world, whether you are at Moscone with us this week, or elsewhere.  For live reporting on Twitter follow @msdev and the official hashtag, #Build2015.  

Get ready for an amazing Build!

– Guggs