Microsoft’s yearly Build developer conference begins today, May 10, with an announcement-packed keynote address. We’ll be liveblogging the proceedings right here, so join us for live analysis and commentary (and jokes!) from David Pierce, Brian Barrett, and the rest of our liveblog team.
The keynote begins at 8 am Pacific (11 am Eastern). Our liveblog will appear here on this page at 7:30 am Pacific, about 30 minutes before the event. The bulk of Build is broadcast via livestream from the event in Seattle, and you can watch a livestream of the keynote here on WIRED.
So, what should we expect? Lots of announcements! AI is of course very hot this year, and you can expect a few presentations about Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant. Redmond will also fuel the fire under its robust cloud-computing business, the company’s big push beyond the desktop since the mobile thing didn’t exactly pan out. We should hear talk of the just-announced Surface PC and of course the not-yet-consumer-ready HoloLens mixed-reality headset. Xbox news? Maybe. Windows 10 details? Most definitely.
You may be wondering why we’re liveblogging an event that’s also being livestreamed. Well, that’s easy: We love liveblogs. There’s no better way than a liveblog to bring you at-the-moment analysis and commentary about each utterance of Microsoft’s executive team. We’ll be liveblogging starting about half an hour before the keynote starts. Join us!