Microsoft opens free registrations for Build 2020

“It’s not the Build we thought it would be, but it’s gonna be special,” said Hanselman. “We can’t wait to bring together our community of developers to learn, connect and code together.”

Like so many other things, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the annual developer conference circuit, in some instances even leading to outright cancellations. Google, for example, had planned to host its annual I/O conference online. However, in March the company, citing California’s shelter in place order, canceled the digital component as well. At the moment, all signs point to Apple planning to go forward with an online-only WWDC, but that could change too.