what you need to know
- Dates have been leaked online for Microsoft Build 2023.
- The event will have face-to-face and digital components, according to a leaked slide.
- Today’s leaks line up with previous information about Build 2023 that surfaced last month.
Microsoft Build 2023 will run from May 23 to 25, according to a leak shared by walkingcat On twitter. The developer conference dates align with previous leaks about the event, as well as the general time frame in which Build happens each year (Build 2022 ran from May 24-26).
Last month, the same dates were leaked, courtesy of Twitter users. @XenoPanther. We already have more information about the event. WalkingCat has a good track record of leaking information, so his tweet adds authority to the event dates.
Build 2023 will have a global digital component from May 23-24. An in-person event will also be held in Seattle from May 23-25. Workshops leading up to the day will be held in Seattle on May 22, 2023.
Last year’s Build had limited in-person attendance. The slide shared by WalkingCat does not mention whether there will be limits on the number of people who can attend the Seattle component of the event.
Microsoft’s Build conference is focused on developers of Windows, Azure, and Microsoft 365. General consumers shouldn’t expect too much to hit them right away, but Microsoft could always throw in some big announcements. Many of the announcements affect general users in the long run, such as Edge getting new capabilities or new developer options within Microsoft Teams.
Last year, Microsoft announced new features for Loop components and the fact that it would open up the Windows 11 widget panel to outside developers. The latest of these paved the way for a Spotify widget in Windows 11. Microsoft also announced the Windows Dev Kit 2023 (formerly known as Project Volterra) in Build 2022.
This is a developing story and we will update it as more information becomes available.