Scott Hanselman

Microsoft Build 2020 registration is not only open, it's FREE, it's LIVE, it's VIRTUAL, and it is all FOR YOU

April 30, '20 Comments [48] Posted in Win10
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Register for Microsoft BUILDMicrosoft Build 2020 is upon us, registration is open NOW. Stop reading this blog post and go register. I'll wait here.

Done? Sweet.

It's not the Build we thought it would be, but it's gonna be special. It's BUILD. Marketing says not to use ALL CAPS because it's Microsoft Build for them. For me, it's BUILD. It's BUILD at HOME. It's BUILD for YOU. It's BUILD for US. It's VIRTUAL BUILD.

A ton of folks are working hard to make Microsoft Build 2020 something special when it kinda feels like there's not a lot of special stuff happening.

It needs to be about humans as much as tech. More than tech. We build (BUILD!) stuff for each other - that's the whole point and sometimes it takes a situation like the one we're in to be reminded of that.

What are we building for you this year?

Microsoft Build 2020 will be 48 hours starting May 19th at 8am Pacific Time with Satya himself! Then - scandalously - I'm doing the opening keynote with some of my favorite people and wonderful colleagues who will join me in a parade of demos, technical context, continuous learning, innovation, and I'm sure my children will interrupt me even though the calendar is clearly marked BUILD (note the brand-violating ALL CAPS) because "do not disturb" means nothing these days! :)

Starting the 19th we'll kick off...

  • 48 hours of continuous learning
    • There's a TON of LIVE content and everything will be recorded so if you miss something LIVE you can catch up on YOUR schedule.
  • We are in your timezone
    • o    We’re bringing the experts to you – in your time zone! We'll do sessions 3 times (spread out every 8 hours) so you can spend time with the devs and PMs that build the stuff you use every day. No need to stay up until 2am, we'll do it for you. (Don't worry, we'll take the week off after! We're doing this because we love it.)
  • Enhance your learning with LIVE sessions - We'll have shorter and more LIVE sessions and then
    • Those starter sessions then will have longer recorded on-demand sessions to explore after the event. It's Netfl*x for Nerds.
  • Live Q&A with experts
    • Be sure to register (don't be anonymous) so you can do LIVE Q&A with the folks in the know
  • Community connections
    • Sometimes the best track at a conference is the Hallway Track and we want you to spend time with like-minded people in a positive environment so we'll have ways for you to self-organize and step into your own space to share and learn.
  • Registering for the event is your all access pass to all sessions
  • If you're a teacher, we'll even have content for your student and new learners!
  • 48 hour workshops with Build on Twitch
    • For a change of pace and style, we'll have your favorite Live Coders doing long form workshops (1-3 hours) LIVE on Twitch.

Whether you've got 30 min, an hour, or you've cleared your schedule and stay up for a few days with us, I know you'll have a great time. Microsoft Build 2020 will be unlike anything *I've* ever be involved in. I'm working hard with my friends to put together an unprecedented Developer Keynote for an unprecedented situation. Better yet, I get to be the opening act for ScottGu (look Ma, I made it), Rajesh Jha, and other Microsoft luminaries far above my pay grade.

I'm really proud of what we're working on and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you all. You're still reading? Nice. Go register for Microsoft Build 2020 and leave a comment below on what you want to see from us!


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About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:25:07 PM UTC
Registration form asked for a business phone. Even my old ass found that a bit odd.. 🤷‍♂️
I was going to attend it in Sao Paulo, but that's not happening. Cool that it will be done online!
Fernando
Friday, May 01, 2020 1:10:04 AM UTC
Hi Scott, hope you're doing fine.Registration is done. In actual context, being able to attend the MS-Build 2020 virtually is deeply appreciated. I'm proud to belong to Microsoft Community. Keep on your good work. Take Care😉👍
Denys Chamberland
Friday, May 01, 2020 5:11:28 AM UTC
Let me join
Arun
Friday, May 01, 2020 5:11:30 AM UTC
Let me join
Arun
Friday, May 01, 2020 5:11:32 AM UTC
Let me join
Arun
Friday, May 01, 2020 5:44:12 AM UTC
Finally an event for everyone. This should be the normal.
Events where people need to pay, travel is snobby cause so many people that would like to participate couldn't because of some many constrains (geography, costs, time, ect).
Good that Microsoft is picking one of the biggest events and making it primarily online.
Sérgio Maziano
Friday, May 01, 2020 5:45:42 AM UTC
Finally an event for everyone. This should be the normal.
Events where people need to pay, travel is snobby cause so many people that would like to participate couldn't because of some many constrains (geography, costs, time, ect).
Good that Microsoft is picking one of the biggest events and making it primarily online.
Sérgio Maziano
Friday, May 01, 2020 6:01:40 AM UTC
This should be the info on the registration site 😂😂!
Josh
Friday, May 01, 2020 6:37:01 AM UTC
Let me join
Dzianis Tsapelnikau
Friday, May 01, 2020 7:02:05 AM UTC
Registered now!

Thanks

-- Lee
Friday, May 01, 2020 8:20:24 AM UTC
I registered! Looking forward to finally attending Build!
Felix Planjer
Friday, May 01, 2020 8:56:10 AM UTC
All nice idea, but once C# etc was all dependent on a windows machine. Now everything is dependent on a new platform "Azure". Will there actually be anything new and cool that doesn't require an azure platform? As i Am really getting tired of this restriction that's being built into the eco-system, of .net
dave parker
Friday, May 01, 2020 10:11:00 AM UTC
Wewt. Registered and already looking forward to it. Do you need postal addresses for the XBoxen you'll naturally be shipping out? ;)
Marc
Friday, May 01, 2020 11:08:11 AM UTC
Done
vitor afonso
Friday, May 01, 2020 11:08:12 AM UTC
Done
vitor afonso
Friday, May 01, 2020 11:53:38 AM UTC
Thanks Scott. Registered!
Oze
Friday, May 01, 2020 1:06:30 PM UTC
Thanks for the info. BTW, something to feed back to the BUILD team is (as other have noted), requiring quite so much business information might make those wanting to attend as individuals (as opposed to representatives of their current employer) question if they are actually welcome. I know some talented high school students who might feel the same way too.

At best, Microsoft is going to end up with bogus information. At worst, folk who could be using Microsoft technologies to build the Next Big Thing will go with other options instead.
Richard J Foster
Friday, May 01, 2020 1:22:39 PM UTC
Friday, May 01, 2020 7:12:09 PM UTC
Not only does it insist on business contact info, but the registration kicks out an error now. Probably be quite a few people giving up that otherwise would have attended.
Dave
Friday, May 01, 2020 8:34:37 PM UTC
As mentioned by others, the request for business info is somewhat problematic.

I imagine there may be some significant proportion of you target market that is newly without an employer (if twitter is anything to go by). In the UK some will be on the official government "furlough" scheme which means you shouldn't be working for your employer. My situation is such that it's a little awkward, too; I won't say exactly why, because it's awkward!

Anyway... I was happy to register with my predicable details in place of business ones, but I'm also getting an error. 😢


James
Friday, May 01, 2020 8:48:41 PM UTC

...ways for you to self-organize and step into your own space to share and learn.


This is an intriguing idea for the first fully online Ignite. I want to see Microsoft push the envelope for what's possible with community interaction and learning.
David Cobb
Friday, May 01, 2020 10:25:30 PM UTC
You had me at "it's free".

Seriously, though, I'm looking forward to it.
Steven Luker
Saturday, May 02, 2020 12:39:21 AM UTC
I'd like to see Azure data access and security along with what's happening with web development
Saturday, May 02, 2020 1:56:24 AM UTC
Just want to learn your new stuff and see your enthusiasm to share the developer joy! I hope to see .NET 5 in action and kubernetes awesomeness! Registered!
Saturday, May 02, 2020 3:10:06 PM UTC
Show me everything!!!
Saturday, May 02, 2020 9:11:24 PM UTC
Registered!
Now where do I pick up my t-shirt and swag? 😎
MRaab
Saturday, May 02, 2020 9:11:26 PM UTC
Registered!
Now where do I pick up my t-shirt and swag? 😎
MRaab
Sunday, May 03, 2020 4:43:00 AM UTC
Teşekkürler
Sunday, May 03, 2020 2:20:23 PM UTC
Thanks for your blog.
Sunday, May 03, 2020 8:22:36 PM UTC
I registered but I gotta say I'm not keen on my work contact information being a mandatory field!
Daryl
Monday, May 04, 2020 12:17:18 AM UTC
I hope that Build 2020 will continue to use the same session data format as last year. I have been requesting year after year that Microsoft provide a downloadable OneNote notebook with session content and links to resources like videos and slides so that I would not need to copy/paste.
Last year, with help from a PowerShell script, I wrote an app. to download resources and format select content for OneNote. You can find it here: https://github.com/AdamsTaiwan/Build-Downloader
Byron Adams
Monday, May 04, 2020 5:14:35 AM UTC
Will there be sessions on?
- Solutions not requiring data to be saved in the cloud? (full privacy incl. no phone home telemetry)
- Solutions not requiring or using Azure

De-cluttering the MS ecosystem would greatly help.

Consider the extra clutter and bad driving directions of including entity framework in a one query .net Core WebAPI example.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/tutorials/first-web-api?view=aspnetcore-3.1&tabs=visual-studio
John
Monday, May 04, 2020 7:19:06 AM UTC
Everything is dependent on a new platform "Azure". Will there actually be anything new and cool that doesn't require an azure platform? As i Am really getting tired of this restriction that's being built into the eco-system, of .net
Monday, May 04, 2020 1:03:53 PM UTC
Interesting that Microsoft are using Twitch as opposed to their own streaming platform Mixer... What's the reason for that I wonder?!
Marco
Monday, May 04, 2020 1:47:09 PM UTC
Just registered. Great idea to make it all virtual. Thanks for sharing.
Monday, May 04, 2020 2:03:50 PM UTC
Excited to attend.

Where is a list of sessions and time schedule?

It's hard to schedule my time when there is no schedule to use.
Bryan
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 10:29:01 PM UTC
Schedule of sessions + blurb about each session helps if it can be added.

Regular 9+ hour work days take priority over watching the live stream without any sense of when to watch.
Paul
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 6:21:12 AM UTC
It would be good to watch it live in a pandemic situation where the social distancing practice is compulsory. Hope to hear the announcement of dates.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 9:50:02 AM UTC
Looking forward to it Scott! It's a really great idea to make it virtual. It will be really fun :)
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 2:17:25 PM UTC
Thank you Scott! I'm truly exciting for this!
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 7:29:44 PM UTC
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Thursday, May 07, 2020 1:39:01 AM UTC
Hi

Can you share the sessions and topics that you are going to cover during the event?

Kalyan
Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:36:18 PM UTC
Is there a lot of value in doing 3 different shows of the same sessions? Even when attending in-person, sessions are 99% prepared material with minimal audience questions. I'd think just making the speakers available to answer submitted questions afterwards would be enough.
Sam
Friday, May 08, 2020 11:45:46 PM UTC
They posted an agenda finally.

Now how to tell what session to watch beyond tooling and big data based intellisense?

Pacific Standard Times

May 19, 2020 PDT Experiences
8:00 AM Microsoft Build digital event begins
8:20 AM Empowering every developer, with Satya Nadella
8:40 AM Imagine Cup
9:00 AM Every developer is welcome, with Scott Hanselman and guests
10:15 AM Azure for every developer, with Scott Guthrie and guests
11:00 AM Building the tools for modern work, with Rajesh Jha and guests
12:30 PM Digital Breakouts with live Q&A
4:45 PM Social Hour: Mix, Mingle, and Celebrate
5:20 PM Empowering every developer, with Satya Nadella
5:40 PM Imagine Cup
6:00 PM Every developer is welcome, with Scott Hanselman and guests
7:30 PM Digital Breakouts with live Q&A

May 20, 2020 PDT Experiences
12:15 AM Azure for every developer, with Scott Guthrie and guests
1:00 AM New ways to work and learn, with Rajesh Jha and guests
2:00 AM Digital Breakouts with live Q&A
9:45 AM The future of tech, with Kevin Scott and guests
10:30 AM Ask Scott Guthrie, with Scott Guthrie
11:30 AM Power Platform for developers, with James Philips
12:30 PM Digital Breakouts with live Q&A
6:30 PM Social Hour: Mix, Mingle, and Celebrate
7:30 PM The future of tech, with Kevin Scott and guests
8:15 PM Power Platform for developers, with James Philips
9:30 PM Digital Breakouts with live Q&A
Harris
Saturday, May 09, 2020 11:45:20 AM UTC
It was a little hard for me
Sunday, May 10, 2020 3:43:25 AM UTC
Help me Scott!

Forgive me for highjacking this this comment thread, but I'm looking for help/guidance on contributing to Microsoft Learning lessons.

I sent the following request to them through their contact page, and there was an automated reply that "feedback is a one way communication", and I would really like to contribute. Here's my original request:

"I am the author of "Programming 0101", an OOP-First set of examples and notes for those starting in C#.

I am impressed with the format/structure of your Microsoft Learning certificates, and I would like to contribute (gratis) my examples by writing for you. I have been teaching computer programming at the post-secondary level for 20 years, and am passionate about getting our educational institutes "up-to-speed" on OOP-First programming. I believe we better help our students by including OOP as part of the fundamentals of programming.

I have been building a set of examples/resources for use in training students on my site (https://programming-0101.github.io/TheBook/) and I believe I can produce materials with a high quality of writing and creativity. As mentioned above, I am quite happy to do this for free, and would only require someone on your end to provide editorial guidance/comments to meet Microsoft standards.

Please contact me at dagilleland@shaw.ca with the subject line "Write for Microsoft Learning".

Thank you for your consideration!"
Dan Gilleland
Monday, May 11, 2020 2:20:07 PM UTC
Thank you I registered as well!
Monday, May 11, 2020 6:52:12 PM UTC
Thanks for the reminder Scott. Would have missed it out completely. Finally registered.
Manask Sharma
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