Microsoft 365: Developers, developers, developers!
Joel Rollins

Microsoft 365: Developers, developers, developers!

Microsoft Build 2021: Build It and They Will Come

Microsoft Build is happening once again this year. Just like Microsoft Build 2020, the Build conference will be a virtual event that anyone can attend. This is the event where Microsoft usually focuses on developers, announcing new tools and APIs that help make apps for all of its products, including the Microsoft Surface PCs.
Microsoft Build 2021 is happening May 25 - 27 and will be a free virtual event. This event s usually where Microsoft announces new developer tools, services, and other announcements around building apps and services for Windows, Azure, Teams, and more.

The official speaker lineup includes:
  • Satya Nadella – CEO Microsoft
  • Amanda Silver – CVP of Product, Developer Tools
  • Donovan Brown – Partner Program Manager
  • Kayla Cinnamon – Program Manager
  • Scott Gutherie – EVP, Cloud and AI Group
  • Leslie Richardson – Program Manager II VS and .Net
  • Scott Hanselman – Partner Program Manager
  • Jeff Teper – CVP – Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint
  • Anna Hoffman – Data & Applied Scientist
  • Rajesh Jha – EVP, Experiences + Devi
  • Kevin Scott - CTO
Microsoft Build 2021 registration is officially open

Microsoft Teams: New Restart Option for Live Events

Microsoft Teams currently doesn't have an option to resume a live event that has been accidentally ended or interrupted. If you've started an event and encountered a technical problem in the middle of it, chances are that you will need to set up a new event.

Thankfully, Teams is getting a feature that'll prevent unexpected issues from spelling the end for live events.  With the new feature, producers or presenters will see an option to restart their Live Event after encountering a problem or accidentally ending it.  So, instead of having to schedule entirely new live events to get everyone back on the same page, now you'll be able to hit restart and resume as though nothing had happened in the first place.

The feature is currently being developed and will be rolled out on both desktop and web clients globally in July.