(Pocket-lint) - Microsoft has announced the official dates for Build 2019.

Build is Microsoft's annual developer conference. This year, it will be held from 6 May to 8 May in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. In other words, the conference is happening the same time as Google’s I/O developer conference, which starts 7 May. That must be annoying for developers who wish to attend both, though these companies often have overlapping conferences. 

Microsoft will open registration on 27 February, and the agenda will go live shortly after. Expect sessions that span the full breadth of Microsoft's product roadmap, from Office to Azure and many other software services. We'll likely also learn more about its latest Windows 10 update, codenamed 19H1, which is expected to roll out to existing PCs ahead of Build 2019.

We could even hear about the next Windows 10 update coming later this year. Other topics it might address are the lighter version of Windows for consumers it is developing; efforts on making Windows work on foldable and dual-screen devices, and any progress on HoloLens 2.

Keep in mind Microsoft is holding a separate event at Mobile World Congress later this month. HoloLens 2 is rumoured to show up there. If it does, Build would be a great opportunity for Microsoft to discuss how developers can create new experiences for its mixed reality headset.

For more about Build, see our round-up of last year's show.

Writing by Maggie Tillman.