Microsoft Build 2021: What’s new & how to watch it

Radu Tyrsina
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  • The annual Microsoft Build conference is about to kick off today, May 25th.
  • The much-anticipated tech event will span, as always, over the course of two days.
  • Developers from around the world will present amazing and futuristic innovations.
  • Microsoft Build will also be streamed on Youtube and you can watch it here.
Microsoft Build conference 2021

Update: After launching Project Reunion 0.5 in March, Microsoft now unveils that 0.8 version of this important piece of software, which includes down-level support for Windows 10 version 1809 and up.

What Microsoft foresaw is for Project Reunion to be the go-to framework for creating Windows apps, bridging the gap between the Win32 and UWP apps, by calling them all Windows apps.

Also worth taking into consideration is that Project Reunion 0.8 will include support for .NET 5 applications. This means that there will also be support for Windows Presentation Foundation, as well as Windows Forms apps.

Read more about Microsoft’s Project Reunion in our dedicated article.


Update: Right from the very start of the Microsoft Build 2021 conference, CEO Satya Nadella blew everyone’s minds by stating that Microsoft will soon release one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade.

He also mentioned that one of the important targets that they want to achieve is to unlock greater economic opportunities for developers and creators.

Also referenced in his keynote was the brand new Microsoft Store app that is in the works at the moment, a project that vows to unlock a better economy for developers and creators within the operating system itself.

You can read more about this in our extensive article about changes that Microsoft has in store for Windows 10 in 2021.


Update: Microsoft developers have let it be known that they have been focusing their efforts on making Microsoft Edge the best performing browser on Windows 10.

In order to achieve this goal, their plan is to implement a startup boost for the browswer, which basically means that the app will launch much quicker.

This will possible, according to Microsoft, by running a set of core Microsoft Edge processes in the background, all without adding additional resources when Microsoft Edge browser windows are open.

For those of you who usually have a lot of browser tabs open at any time, the new sleeping tabs feature will make it its job to free up resources from the unused tabs.

Microsoft prides itself with the fact that up to 82 percent memory savings will be the targeted outcome.


As we all know, Microsoft Build represents the tech company’s annual developer dedicated conference, and it will start today, May 25th.

Similar to last year, the event will take place in an online-only format rather than with the public, in Seattle.

This conference is the environment in which Microsoft reveals upcoming changes for Windows, Office, and other apps.

Microsoft Build 2021 kicks off a new era of innovation

From all the various keynotes, to Imagine Cup World Championship and a plethora of technical deep dives, all the events showcased at this tech bonanza are happening with strict adherence to the Microsoft Build 2021 schedule.

Over the span of 48 hours, developers from all over the world will come together and present the new technology they’ve been working on.

The new platforms built to accelerate remote learning, scaled telehealth and facilitated business resilience are just a few of the benchmarks of this grand event.

How can I watch the 2021 Microsoft Build?

The Microsoft Build conference stream will begin at 8AM PT / 11AM ET. You can watch it by registering on the official website that is dedicated for this event.

You don’t have to worry about anything, as this process is entirely free, not pay-per-view.

Microsoft Build will also be streamed on Youtube and you can watch it right here, by clicking on the embedded player below.

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