Back in September, Microsoft confirmed Build 2020 will get underway on May 19 and will run through until May 21. However, since that announcement we have been waiting for Microsoft to open registrations. Today, the company has taken that step.
If you've been waiting to register to attend Build 2020, you can now do so. Microsoft has opened an official registration page for its major developer conference.
As always, Build will be a centerpiece for numerous announcements and reveals. Sure, this is a developer conference, but Microsoft has increasingly used Build for consumer and enterprise-focused announcements.
At Build 2020, it is widely predicted the company will delve deeper into the Surface Neo and Surface Duo dual-screen devices. While they won't launch until later in the year, we expect more details to fall at Build.
For example, Microsoft will almost certainly talk about how the devices will function with software. The Surface Duo runs Android and the Surface Neo runs Windows 10X. It makes sense that Microsoft will want developers to have access to the software before launch. Build is the perfect platform to expand on that.
For example, we expect Microsoft to talk more about the Windows 10X emulator at the conference. The company has already patented the emulator. Microsoft has already said the emulator will be available for Developer Day on Feb. 11.
Another important piece of additional information regarding Build 2020 is that it won't clash with Google I/O this year.
Spring is a busy time where tech giants hold developer events. Microsoft's Build, Google's I/O, and Apple's WWDC all fall within weeks of each other. Over the last two years, I/O and Build have been held simultaneously. This year, Google's event is running from May 12 to 14, so won't clash with Build.