During Build 2016 Satya Nadella announced a huge Anniversary Update to Windows 10, some great practical uses for Hololens and some exciting app development news, which makes us all the more excited for Microsoft Build 2017. So when is Microsoft Build 2017? We explain all, plus how to register for Build 2017 tickets. Also see: Windows 10 review

What is Microsoft Build?

Microsoft Build is an annual conference aimed at software and web developers who use Windows and Microsoft technologies. 

Microsoft says: "Software continues to transform the world in remarkable ways and developers are at the centre of it. At Microsoft Build 2017 we invite you to join us in downtown Seattle to learn about latest new technologies and exciting plans on the horizon. 

"As always, Microsoft Build is filled with strong technical sessions as well as opportunities to meet and learn from others in the industry. We’ll make sure the schedule is filled with solid content, and will strive to deliver some fun surprises along the way."

When is Microsoft Build 2017?

Microsoft Build 2017 takes place 10-12 May 2017 in Seattle, USA.

How to register for Microsoft Build 2017 tickets

Microsoft Build general registration will open at 9:00am PST on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (that's 5pm in the UK). You will be able to register for Build 2017 tickets after that time.

You can also register for the Build 2017 mailing list here.

What happened at Build 2016? Build 2016 recap

Microsoft's Satya Nadella opened the Build 2016 conference in San Francisco. He talked about how apps were about to become a whole lot more intelligent - the highlight was an app that could describe exactly what was going on in an area to the blind - but we also saw Cortana able to book a hotel room in Skype, and bots able to place a Domino's Pizza order, among other uses.

Windows 10 was said to be getting a huge Anniversary update, which would be free to all Windows 10 users. It was to become more secure, with biometric security now available to apps. Ink was being brought to the front and centre - writing with a pen and paper is still the fastest way to jot down notes, but Windows 10 makes the experience seamless.

And, of course, we heard more details about HoloLens, which is now available. Microsoft demonstrated how NASA will use Hololens to let everyday people explore Mars, and how medical students were able to learn about anatomy much faster.

Read next: Best Windows tablets and best Windows phones 2016.

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