Microsoft decided that its annual developer conference, known as Build, will abandon the personal format and become completely virtual from 25 to 27 May, due to the fact that major technical events have become virtual again amid the increase in Covid cases worldwide.
According to the Indian TOI website, Microsoft Build 2020 was also organized digitally only, as the company uses the “Build” conference, which is usually attended by more than 5,000 people, to present new technologies and features for Office and Windows products.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the dates for 2021 to The Verge, and the company said on its website: “Microsoft Build is where developers, architects, startups, and students learn, communicate and program together, share knowledge and broaden their skill set, while exploring new ways to innovate for the future.”
Facebook also announced the organization of the pioneering F8 developer conference in a one-day virtual event on June 2, which will be called F8 Refresh, and the virtual stage will be open to developers around the world and broadcast live on the Facebook for Developers page, and F8 has usually attracted more than 5,000 people. During her avatar.
Apple said that it will host its annual developer conference (WWDC) from June 7 to 11, in a fully online format, while Google announced that it will not participate in person in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021, after several technology giants such as Nokia and Ericsson decided. Sony and Oracle will not attend the major event dedicated to the global smartphone industry.