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Microsoft’s Build developer conference will return next year on March 30 through April 1 in San Francisco. The company’s chief developer evangelist Steven Guggenheimer announced the dates on Twitter, asking developers “to see the future of Microsoft and technology.”

While the dates of the conference are now official, other details are scarce. The official Microsoft Build website merely has the location (Moscone Center in San Francisco, as always), a mention to “save the date,” and a call to join the mailing list.

The schedule, pricing, or even when you’ll be able to reserve your ticket are unavailable. But you can bet once tickets go on sale, they’ll sell out quickly. They always do.

The event attracts developers from all around the world, and is always full of big news. Here is a recap of what happened last year: Everything Microsoft announced at Build 2015.


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In 2016, Microsoft will undoubtedly talk Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, HoloLens, Visual Studio, .NET, Azure, Xbox, and everything in between. There will also be a few surprises, as is typical with such conferences.

Rumors earlier this year, based on a listing on the Moscone website, suggested the dates would be March 29 to March 31. Apparently Microsoft really wanted to include April Fools’ Day in there. Thankfully, it falls at the end of the event.

We’re expecting many corny jokes.

Update on January 13: Microsoft has announced that registration for Build opens on January 19 at 9 a.m. Pacific.

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