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Microsoft’s Build In-Person Events goes Virtual due to Coronavirus

Microsoft’s Build developer conference is the latest big tech event that is affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, Microsoft has canceled its developer conference “Build-2020” in-person, which has scheduled to take place from May 19 to May 21 in Seattle. Also, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Microsoft’s Build-2020” will goes on digitally now.

As, coronavirus case in Washington State touches around 457, which includes 31 death cases. So, Microsoft said, “In light of the wellness safety instructions for Washington State, we will deliver our yearly Microsoft Build event for developers as a digital event, in place of an in-person event.” Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced that the events with more than 250 attendees have banned till the end of the March in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.

Build-2020 Event

The Build is one of the most significant events of Microsoft in which the company showcase new technologies for its office and the product of Windows. The software developer uses Build to preview the changes made in Windows, office, and other software and services. The attendees in the ‘Build’ conference is about 5000. But, due to the increase in the coronavirus cases in the U.S, Microsoft also canceled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle. Also, this year, Microsoft is planning to disclose more about its dual-screen plan for Android and Windows 10X both.

“Build-2020” goes Virtual.

In the past four days, coronavirus cases in the U.S increased by 500 percent. On March 9, there are 213 confirmed cases by now on March 12; there 1322 confirmed cases. Also, a 245 percent increase in the death cases reported, which is 11 to 38 people. Therefore, on Thursday, Microsoft announced its “Build-2020” event goes digital despite an in-person. So, doing this is an essential move in improving public wellness and stemming from the expanse of the coronavirus. Also, Nicole Wetsman explains:

“Applying social distancing measures to the extent the system allows, though, is the best defense against the spread of the novel coronavirus, particularly without vaccines or treatments available. Therefore, the goal isn’t to eliminate the disease, but to keep cases from appearing all at once. So, during a pandemic, that can mean the difference between a severe outbreak and one that’s more manageable.”

Some Other Major Events Affected by the Coronavirus

  • Adobe Summit (March 29-April 2 in Las Vegas) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.
  • Apple WWDC (June) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.
  • Aruba Networks Atmosphere 2020 (March 23-March 26) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.
  • Atlassian Summit 2020 (March 31-April 2 in Las Vegas) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.
  • Dell World (May 4-May 7 in Las Vegas) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.
  • DocuSign Momentum (March 4 in San Francisco) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.
  • Domopalooza (March 18-March 19 in Salt Lake City, UT) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.
  • ESRI Developer Summit (March 10) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.
  • F5 Agility 2020 (March 16-March 19 in Orlando, FL) – In-person event canceled; it becomes an online-only event.