For Microsoft and Apple, a reprise of all-virtual dev conferences

Microsoft and Apple will host their respective developer conferences — Build and WWDC — over the next two months as all-virtual events, mimicking their confabs of 2020.

Apple was first to announce last week that WWDC —its Worldwide Developers Conference — will take place June 7-11, those dates in line with the Cupertino, Calif. company’s usual first-full-week-of-June schedule and so several weeks earlier than last year.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has now posted the dates for its Build developers conference — May 25-27 — on its company events portal.

In 2020, both companies canceled their in-person conferences because of the just-starting COVID-19 pandemic, then replaced them with all-online events. Microsoft kicked off last year’s two-day Build on May 19; Apple began WWDC’s five-day run on June 22.

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