(Vibiznews – technology), and Microsoft said on Thursday that the developer Build conference in a year in Seattle, which Can be scheduled to take place 19-21 hosted online, in response to the continuing spread of outbreaks of coronavirus, as reported by CNBC.
The Build is one of the largest event from Microsoft, where the company announced the new technology in a variety of product lines. Microsoft held a Build for the first time in 2011. Prior to that, the company gathered thousands of people to the event Professional Developers Conference and Mix. Over 6,000 people are estimated to attend the event last year.
“The safety of our community is a top priority. In view of the recommendations of the health for Washington State, we give the case of the Microsoft Build yearly to the developer as a digital shows, as a replacement for the face-to-face,” said a Microsoft spokesman told CNBC.
To keep Microsoft previously two small events online rather than directly: MVP SUMMIT employees to discuss hand-picked and WSLConf to the Windows Subsystem, the technology of Linux. To keep Facebook and Google recently decided also to use the event direct from the developer this year.
On 2. In March, the Microsoft update-Create a Website with a message, the instructions of the health information, but it is not yet decided to cancel the event.
“In view of the growing concern for global health because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Microsoft monitor-manual of public health in connection with the incident, said directly,” the message. “At this time, the authority of the global health policy has to avoid traveling to this place. We are looking for specifically in our event calendar and our presence at industry events in the coming months. We do not have an easy decision, but the health and well-being of employees, partners, customers, and guests, the other remains our top priority. “
On March 11 the same day, the world health organization corona declared the virus a pandemic, the Governor of the state of Washington, Jay Inslee, prohibits gatherings of more than 250 people in three districts, one in Seattle.
Asido Situmorang, Senior Analyst, Vibiz Research Center, Vibiz Consulting