Microsoft seems to have canceled the Build 2020 global conference due to a coronavirus. It was scheduled to take place in Seattle on May 19-21, 2020.
Microsoft seems to have finally decided to cancel the biggest tech event of the year, the Build 2020 conference, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Build 2020 was scheduled to take place at Seattle from May 19 to 21. The company is trying to hold this conference in digital version, with all sessions being broadcast online.
Of course Build is usually streaming online anyway, but because of the coronavirus, the physical presence of humans is a decision that reduces the likelihood that the virus will spread.
According to TheVerge, their company announced that: “The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of the health security recommendations for the state of Washington, we will be offering the annual Microsoft Build Developer Event as a digital event, rather than a personal event. We look forward to bringing all of our developers together in this new virtual format to learn, connect and code together. "Stay tuned for more details."
The official Build 2020 event website but it continues to display a warning that Microsoft is monitoring the coronavirus epidemic to make the appropriate decision on other events in the coming months. He does not mention the cancellation of the physical presence at the conference but the chances are that the conference will be done digitally.