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)
- Web Development 1: Intro to ASP.NET Core 1.0 – March 30 (2:30pm to 3:30pm)
- Web Development 2: Deeper on ASP.NET Core 1.0 – March 31 (5:00pm to 6:00pm)
- Web Development 3: Deployment and Azure with ASP.NET Core 1.0 – March 31 (8:00pm to 9:00pm)
- Web Development 4: Front End Web Development – March 31 (9:30pm to 10:30pm)
- Introducing ASP.NET Core 1.0 (with Scott Hanselman) – March 31 (8:00pm to 9:00pm)
- ASP.NET Core Deep Dive into MVC – April 1 (3:30pm to 4:30pm)
- Deploying ASP.NET Core Applications – April 1 (5:00pm to 6:00pm)
For those of us interested in general .NET, C# and Visual Studio topics, there will be a number of those:
- Debugging Tips and Tricks for .NET Developers with Visual Studio – March 30 (5:00pm to 6:00pm)
- The Future of Visual Studio – March 30 (5:00pm to 6:00pm)
- Best of Visual Studio Code: Tips and Tricks – March 30 (6:30pm to 7:30pm)
- .NET Overview (with Scott Hanselman) – March 31 (6:30pm to 7:30pm)
- The Future of C# – March 31 (9:30pm to 10:30pm)
- The Future of .NET Languages – April 1 (1:00pm to 1:30pm)
There will be plenty of emphasis on developing for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP):
- Universal App Model Overview: What’s New in the UWP App Model – March 30 (2:30pm to 3:30pm)
- UWP Development 1: Building an Adaptive UI – March 30 (2:30pm to 3:30pm)
- UWP Development 2: More Personal Computing – March 30 (5:00pm to 6:00pm)
- UWP Development 3: Building Connected Mobile Experiences: Cloud and App to App – March 30 (6:30pm to 7:30pm)
- What’s New in Windows UI/UX for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Apps – March 30 (5:00pm to 6:00pm)
- Building Great Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Apps for Xbox – March 31 (8:00pm to 9:00pm)
- Game Development 7: Integrating Your Windows 10 UWP Game with Xbox Live – March 30 (6:30pm to 7:30pm)
- Build a UWP App with the App You Already Wrote: Getting Started with the Windows Bridge for iOS – March 30 (8:00pm to 9:00pm)
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!