Microsoft //Build/ Singapore 2015 took place in Singapore last Thursday (28th May 2015) at Resorts World Sentosa.

For the unaware, Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s developer conference, similar to Google’s I/O and Apple’s WWDC.

It is the first time Microsoft brought Build conference to cities/countries outside of San Francisco, USA. The Build conference will tour round 26 cities around the world as shown in the list below:

  • 18th May 2015 – London, England / New York, USA
  • 20th May 2015 – Moscow, Russia / Atlanta, USA
  • 21st May 2015 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 22nd May 2015 – Berlin, Germany
  • 26th May 2015 – Tokyo, Japan
  • 27th May 2015 – Mexico City, Mexico
  • 28th May 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
  • 29th May 2015 – Austin, USA
  • 30th May 2015 – Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1st June 2015 – Sydney, Australia / Seoul, Korea / Paris, France
  • 3rd June 2015 – Shanghai, China / Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 5th June 2015 – Beijing, China / Prague, Czech Republic
  • 8th June 2015 – Mumbai, India
  • 10th June 2015 – Bangalore, India / Milan, Italy / Chicago, USA
  • 12th June 2015 – Johannesburg, South Africa / Toronto, Canada
  • 15th June 2015 – Los Angeles, USA
  • 19th June 2015 – Hong Kong, China
Microsoft Build Singapore 2015 Main Keynote Speaker - Giorgio Sardo
Microsoft Build Singapore 2015 Main Keynote Speaker – Giorgio Sardo, Senior Director of the Developer Experience and Evangelism Group in Microsoft

Highlights of Microsoft //Build/ Singapore 2015:

  • More than 400 developers from the island state and around the region including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines attended Build Singapore.
  • In her opening address, Jessica Tan, Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore, reiterated the company’s “mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.”
  • Other presenters at the Build Singapore keynote included Dave Crawford, Senior Design Program Manager at Microsoft, Nikola Metulev, Program Manager in the Engineering Engagement and Evangelism group at Microsoft, and Saranya Sririam, Azure Technical Evangelist for Microsoft APAC.
  • Results of a recent poll with developers in Asia were also shared with the media. Some of the key findings showed that more than 80% of developers are likely to develop for Windows 10 over the next year. Most of them are attracted to the fact that the Universal apps can run across multiple devices, and that the app is likely to get a lot of exposure since Microsoft is aiming to have 1 billion devices running Windows 10 over the next two to three years.

More Information: Microsoft Build makes Singapore debut at Resorts World Sentosa