What to expect at Microsoft Build 2021

Microsoft Build 2021 kicks off Tuesday, and the three-day all-digital event promises to have something for everyone. Whether you are a crusty IT veteran, someone new to the field of information technology, an IT admin looking to add new certifications, or just a person who wants to learn what’s new in technology, you’ll find it at the annual conference.

Now in its 10th year, Microsoft Build 2021 is an online-only event because of the ongoing pandemic. (Microsoft Build 2020 was also an online-only event.) But the good news is it’s free. While the event is still aimed primarily at software engineers and web developers who use Microsoft technologies, especially Azure, Microsoft Build 2021 also has numerous attractions for IT pros new to the industry.

Per Microsoft, here are a few of the more entertaining attractions you will find at Microsoft Build 2021:

  • Cloud Skills Challenge: If you like competition, sign up and complete one or more unique challenges tailored to different themes across our cloud services and be entered for a chance to meet one of our product leaders.
  • Learn Live: If hands-on learning is your preferred style, tap into these self-paced modules while you’re guided by subject matter experts.
  • Student Zone: This isn’t just for “traditional students.” If you’re new to the industry or looking to make your next career move in tech, be sure to check out these sessions.

Expect several demonstrations and discussions on the future of hybrid work, which is fast becoming the 2021 buzzword. There will also be several sessions dedicated to certifications where you can get your questions and concerns answered by Microsoft experts. You can also reserve some time for one-on-one consultations with an expert who will help you get your most difficult technical questions answered.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will deliver the keynote address. He’ll be supported by an array of Microsoft heavy-hitters, including Amanda Silver, corporate vice president of developer tools, and Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud + AI Group. You can check out the full agenda on the official Microsoft Build 2021 page.

To register for Microsoft Build 2021, click here.

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