Microsoft Build 2016 – What You Can Expect

Microsoft’s annual Build conference begins tomorrow, March 30th, and ends on Friday, April 1st. Each of the first two days will begin with a keynote at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT, which you can view live on Microsoft’s Build site or on Microsoft’s Channel 9 website. In the keynote, Microsoft may be unveiling new Windows 10 features such as interactive live tiles.


The other sessions will be recorded and eventually made available for anyone to view on Channel 9.

Now that Microsoft has released their session schedule, we can know what to expect and plan which sessions we’ll want to watch. I certainly have an interest in ASP.NET, and there will be several sessions related to that. Some of them focus specifically on ASP.NET Core. (All times listed are ET)

For those of us interested in general .NET, C# and Visual Studio topics, there will be a number of those:

There will be plenty of emphasis on developing for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP):

You can expect a couple of sessions on HoloLens (Developing with HoloLens and HoloLens: Building UWP 2D Apps for Microsoft HoloLens), and I’m looking forward to an Azure Service Fabric session on using the platform to deploy and manage microservices. A session named Windows Command Line Improvements sounds interesting given rumors that Microsoft will be showing Bash on Linux running on Windows.

It looks like it’s going to be another great Build conference this year, with plenty of good sessions on the way!


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