Microsoft announces Build 2013, set for June in San Francisco

build-2013You used to know pretty much when the big Microsoft conferences and events were coming – Mix in the spring, PDC in the fall.  Recently, though, as those conferences were phased out and melded into Build, it’s been a bit more difficult to guess just when (and where) a Microsoft-centric developer event would be.

Today, however, Microsoft has taken the wraps off of Build 2013, to be held in San Francisco (yay!) on June 26-28, at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco.  Steve Guggenheimer, CVP and “Chief Evangelist” of Developer made the announcement on The Official Microsoft Blog:

I’m pleased to announce and personally invite you to our next developer conference, Build 2013, which is taking place June 26-28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s been a while since our last developer event in the Bay Area, and we’re looking forward to a fantastic gathering. Save the date and mark your calendar for the opening of registration next week, at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 2 at

At Build, we’ll share updates and talk about what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and more. Build is the path to creating and implementing your great ideas, and then differentiating them in the market. Pay a visit to, get yourself registered on April 2, and join us for three days of immersive presentations delivered by the engineers behind our products and services, while networking with thousands of other developers getting the first look at what’s next. We’ll look forward to seeing you at Moscone.

Judging by the fact that Guggenheimer of the Developer Division (DevDiv), and not someone from Windows posted on Build, it looks like the power that Steven Sinofsky wielded to wrest Build away from DevDiv to turn it into a Windows event may just be seceding a bit, which can only be a good thing, if you ask us.

This came a little bit out of left field, but we’re excited to find out what Microsoft will have in store (sounds like the perfect time for Blue!), and hope to see you there, too, if you can make it.

Now excuse us as we scramble for media passes, airfare, rental cars, and AirBnB rooms.  Can’t wait!