Microsoft Build 2017

Microsoft Build 2017

Microsoft Build 2017 10-12 May

Another year has gone by and Microsoft’s Build Conference is back again.

Microsoft have started the year with many updates to Software and announcements of Hardware, so now we look at what’s in store within the next few days.

We will be doing a Live Blog and a recap when they start the first Keynote at 8am PDT/11am ET (1am AEST).

What to Expect

Windows 10

Microsoft have already announced their focus to push out Updates more frequently. Redstone 3 is expected to release later this year. We should see a lot more information coming out of Build regarding the next update including features like pinning contacts to the task bar and a new power throttling option. Microsoft is also expected to detail its “Project Neon” change to refresh the user interface of Windows 10. Most of the UI changes will be relatively minor, with a renewed focus on blur in apps and OS features.

Alongside the UI changes to Windows 10, we’re also likely to hear more about the company’s plans for Windows 10 on ARM chips.

Microsoft also held an Education event earlier this month AKA #MicrosoftEDU. There, they announced Windows 10 S, which is a more simplified version of Windows for Students and Teachers. They will likely talk about it further.


We should also see more from AI and Bots, Microsoft Office, Edge Extension Support expansion and Mixed Reality.

No Hardware should be announced

What the internet and other Tech News keep predicting is that no Hardware will be announced at Build.

We still haven’t seen an update to Surface Pro, Book and Windows Phone just yet. The most exciting is all the information and rumors around “Surface Phone” – the newest Windows Phone, which is expected to have many speculated new features from patent information like fingerprint scan in the screen and “foldable”, and the more obvious speculations like super powerful, including huge storage space.

Watch the Stream Live below with the Live Blog: