This emerges from information that has now been published on Microsoft’s website. Possible dates for the Microsoft Build have been leaked a few times in the last few weeks. Most recently, the well-known Leaker WalkingCat had named a date in May, which has now been confirmed. Microsoft Build, the big annual developer conference, will be held again this year as a virtual event, from May 25th to 27th, 2021. Microsoft has a real announcement or invitations for the two conference dates not yet published. However, the date is mentioned on the official Microsoft website. Compared to Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet, a group spokesman has at least confirmed the date for the build in 2021.
The date for the Inspire can now also be found: Microsoft invites partners to join on July 14th and 15th, 2021. The date for the MS Ignite, however, is not yet known.
Last year the build took place from May 19-21, 2020. Initially, it was planned to hold it as a face-to-face conference in Seattle, as before, but due to the global pandemic, Microsoft decided to organize an online event instead. That was also very well received – it certainly played a major role that access to the online build was free, which saved around $ 2,000 for the conference ticket plus travel expenses.