After Google and Facebook, to multi-coronavirus affected in the event of a technology company. Now, it was time for the Buildconference of Microsoft for developers, that will happen between the 19th and 21st of may.
- Google Brazil to cancel the event, and travel in the middle of the coronavirus
- The Pokémon Go, it cancels the event and gives you a bonus to play with at home
In a statement, the company said that the safety and security of his community is a top priority at the moment. “We will give you the annual Microsoft’s Build developer event in the digital, rather than face-to-face,” says a statement released by The Verge.
“We hope to bring together our ecosystem of developers in a new online format for learning, connecting, and programming together,” he goes on to Microsoft. The company cites that the action has been taken on the recommendations of the government of the state of Washington, where it is headquartered.
On Wednesday (the 11th), the governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, has banned the event, with more than 250 people in some parts of the state. “This is one of the choices, the more wise we can do to keep people safe during such a health crisis,” she wrote in her profile in Twitter account.
The measure may be extended, but initially only until the end of march. Even so, Microsoft has opted to cancel the event for face-to-face with a certain amount of time in advance so there are no surprises. The event is expected to follow through with the ads that are already laid down by the company.
The Build is meant for developers, but it tends to attract a lot of users by anticipating some of the innovations that the company is working on it. This year, the company’s solutions for device the dual-screen Android-based and Windows-up to 10X faster will be the highlights.
The decision of Microsoft, it raises the list of technology events that are affected by the coronavirus:
- POSTED 2020 (Mobile World Congress)
- The F8 conference of Facebook developers
- GDC 2020, and the Game Developer’s Conference)
- Google I/O
- 3 Year 2020 (Electronic Entertainment Expo)
- The WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference), Apple
According to Windows Central, the release of new versions of the system, Microsoft is also expected to be adversely affected. With employees working from home, with the Windows 10 20H1 expected to take a few more weeks for it to be released into the atmosphere.