Microsoft Build 2018: How to watch, livestream and what to expect

Olive Hawkins
May 7, 2018

Also tune in at noon Pacific today for a GeekWire live stream from the event, with guests Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft Cloud + AI Group; and Lorraine Bardeen, GM Studio Manager for mixed reality at Microsoft. Earlier this year company introduced Windows ML, the machine-learning platform, that lets developers take advantage of pre-trained AI routines in their apps. The keynote will be streamed live on Build microsite (https://news.microsoft.com/build2018/), which requires registration.

On the other hand, Microsoft, despite bringing significant upgrades to its service such as Cortana, has been lagging way behind the search giant - which the company sees as a direct competitor.

Microsoft's annual Build developer conference starts today (Monday, May 7) at 8:30 a.m. local Seattle time.

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Windows, the company's stalwart operating system, will have a more "subdued" presence at Build this year, said Rob Sanfilippo, an analyst at independent research firm Directions on Microsoft and a former employee of the Redmond company.

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Windows 10 is part of Microsoft 365, a subscription service that includes Office 365 and Outlook 365, and analysts expect Belfiore's speech and announcements will emphasize Windows as part of the larger cloud offering.

At Build 2018, Microsoft might announce new mixed reality devices from its OEM partners at around $200 price tag.

Last year, Microsoft stunned the world by publicly explaining its efforts in the quantum computing space.

For Microsoft, the cloud computing and its Azure Cloud is becoming the next big cash cow. There will also be a livestream available through a dedicated Build 2018 website.

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