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, 2020 Comment on this post [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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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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April 30, 2020 22:25
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!
May 01, 2020 1:10
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😉👍
May 01, 2020 5:11
Let me join
May 01, 2020 5:11
Let me join
May 01, 2020 5:11
Let me join
May 01, 2020 5:44
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.
May 01, 2020 5:45
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.
May 01, 2020 6:01
This should be the info on the registration site 😂😂!
May 01, 2020 6:37
Let me join
May 01, 2020 7:02
Registered now!

Thanks

-- Lee
May 01, 2020 8:20
I registered! Looking forward to finally attending Build!
May 01, 2020 8:56
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
May 01, 2020 10:11
Wewt. Registered and already looking forward to it. Do you need postal addresses for the XBoxen you'll naturally be shipping out? ;)
May 01, 2020 11:08
Done
May 01, 2020 11:08
Done
May 01, 2020 11:53
Thanks Scott. Registered!
Oze
May 01, 2020 13:06
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.
May 01, 2020 13:22
May 01, 2020 19:12
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.
May 01, 2020 20:34
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. 😢


May 01, 2020 20:48

...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.
May 01, 2020 22:25
You had me at "it's free".

Seriously, though, I'm looking forward to it.
May 02, 2020 0:39
I'd like to see Azure data access and security along with what's happening with web development
May 02, 2020 1:56
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!
May 02, 2020 15:10
Show me everything!!!
May 02, 2020 21:11
Registered!
Now where do I pick up my t-shirt and swag? 😎
May 02, 2020 21:11
Registered!
Now where do I pick up my t-shirt and swag? 😎
May 03, 2020 4:43
Teşekkürler
May 03, 2020 14:20
Thanks for your blog.
May 03, 2020 20:22
I registered but I gotta say I'm not keen on my work contact information being a mandatory field!
May 04, 2020 0:17
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
May 04, 2020 5:14
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
May 04, 2020 7:19
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
May 04, 2020 13:03
Interesting that Microsoft are using Twitch as opposed to their own streaming platform Mixer... What's the reason for that I wonder?!
May 04, 2020 13:47
Just registered. Great idea to make it all virtual. Thanks for sharing.
May 04, 2020 14:03
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.
May 05, 2020 22:29
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.
May 06, 2020 6:21
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.
Yam
May 06, 2020 9:50
Looking forward to it Scott! It's a really great idea to make it virtual. It will be really fun :)
May 06, 2020 14:17
Thank you Scott! I'm truly exciting for this!
May 06, 2020 19:29
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May 07, 2020 1:39
Hi

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

Kalyan
May 07, 2020 18:36
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
May 08, 2020 23:45
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
May 09, 2020 11:45
It was a little hard for me
May 10, 2020 3:43
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!"
May 11, 2020 14:20
Thank you I registered as well!
May 11, 2020 18:52
Thanks for the reminder Scott. Would have missed it out completely. Finally registered.

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