Microsoft enthusiasts rejoice: the Redmond giant has announced the date and time for when you must find a PC and get a ticket to BUILD 2017.
Microsoft recently opened the registrations for those who have an RSVP code, but this time it’s going to be open for all.
The registrations for BUILD 2017 opens on Valentine’s Day, perhaps putting many in a grave dilemma. 14th of February, at 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST. Here’s the link to register.
If you don’t live in either of those time zones, here’s a handy time zone converter.
Of course, the tickets will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you really do want to attend BUILD in person, you must be quick, as tickets usually sell out within minutes if not seconds.
However, do know that you will have to spend quite a bit to attend the event in person. The tickets will cost $2,195 per person, making the event quite an expensive affair.
Thankfully, Microsoft will also be streaming tithe event live, and that will be free to watch.
What to expect
While we are certainly not going to see Steve Balmer cheering for the developers this year, theirs’s plenty to look forward to.
Microsoft is doubling down on VR this year, with several of its OEMs investing into it. We will likely see a lot of these headsets in action. Microsoft might even generously distribute them to the attendees.
We will also get to see “mobile experiences for nearly any device” per Microsoft. It’s not clear what that’s supposed to mean, but it sounds exciting.
Finally, “AI-powered apes we have yet to imagine,” most likely something to do with Cortana.
It’s going to be an exciting year, and BUILD 2017 is going to be a perfect tease for it.