Microsoft publishes the list of Build sessions

From games to tiles, Microsoft has a full plate.

Microsoft Build

Microsoft will kick off its fifth annual //Build/ developer conference in San Francisco March 30, and just days before the event has published a full list of sessions for the show.

Build is a merging of the old Professional Developer Conference, Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) and MIX and has been a huge success. This year's event sold out in record time; under five minutes.

The main keynote will be held at 8:30 am, which is when the biggest news is liable to come. Rumor has it that new live tiles for Windows 10 and big Azure news will lead the way, but there will also likely be news around Windows 10, Xbox One, the Universal Windows Platform, and more.

As it is, Microsoft has three major server product releases this year: Windows Server 2016, SQL Server 2016, and SharePoint 2016. Plus it has to prime the pump for "Redstone," the major update to Windows 10. So there's a lot to cover.

There will also be some mobility news, as Windows 10 Mobile should be rolling out and developers will likely want to hear what Microsoft has to say about Xamarin, a popular development platform for building apps across smartphone platforms that Microsoft acquired last month.

I also expect Terry Myerson and Gabe Aul are going to get an earful about those unauthorized Windows 10 upgrades that have been taking place. While they deserve it, I hope we don't see behavior usually seen at a Donald Trump rally.

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