Microsoft Build 2017: What to expect and where to watch today's event

Microsoft's annual developer conference begins today and we are expecting new announcement around software development and hopefully some new hardware. The conference is scheduled to take place from 10 May to 12 May and it is being said that registrations for the same are all sold out.

Like last year, the 2017 edition of 'Build' is expected to be an event for developers and users alike where Microsoft will give its vision for the future.  Some of the rumored and speculated announcements include the demo and unveiling of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker which will be powered by Cortana. This also means that Microsoft will announce the next big set of functionalities that will be coming to their virtual assistant including the availability of the Cortana Skills Set SDK.

The biggest announcement that is expected is Project Neon. This will be Microsoft’s new design language which should come with the Redstone 3 update that is said to drastically improve the look and feel of Windows 10. Project Neon is said to accomplish this by adding translucency delivering some visual depth.

Apart from that the conference is expected to have update announcement around bots, Windows 10 Mobile and universal windows platform.

Microsoft will be making all the big announcements today so make sure you join us as we will be giving all the latest updates from the event.

However a big disappointment could be that there will be no announcement for the next Surface Pro. Microsoft devices chief, Panos Panay, is said to have hinted that the company is not yet ready to launch the Surface Pro 5. An interview with CNET, Panay said that the company will launch the Surface Pro 5 when it has achieved enough meaningful change to make it a new product. "Meaningful change isn't necessarily a hardware change, which is what a lot of people look for. They're like, 'Where's the latest processor?' That's not what I mean. I'm looking for an experiential change that makes a huge difference in product line.” He also went on to say that there’s no such thing as a Pro 5. Which means that the next Surface will take its time.

In case you were wondering how to watch the event live, just hit the link here and follow the instructions. Also, make sure you follow our live liveblog to get all the action from the conference itself.


Published Date: May 10, 2017 02:02 pm | Updated Date: May 10, 2017 02:02 pm