Microsoft Build 2014 Set for April in San Francisco: Report

Microsoft is expected to hold its Build 2014 conference in April in San Francisco, according to a report.

Microsoft has set the dates of April 2 through April 4, 2014, as the time frame for its next Build developer conference, according to a report.

The Verge was able to snag a peek at the dates for the 2014 Build event when Microsoft briefly displayed the information on its news site. However, the company quickly pulled down the information, the report said.

Yet an image on the Verge Website shows the Build logo and an announcement showing the dates April of April 2-4, 2014, with San Francisco’s Moscone Center as the venue for the conference. Registration for Build 2014 is expected to open at 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 14, according to The Verge. Microsoft had no comment on the report or the dates for the event.

Microsoft held Build 2013 at San Francisco's Moscone Center last June, where the company released the first preview of its Visual Studio 2013 integrated development environment (IDE) and .NET 4.5.1, as well as a preview of its Windows 8.1 operating system.

The devices and services giant is likely to use Build 2014 as a launching board for new development technologies and techniques for its Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Azure and Xbox platforms, among others.

Meanwhile, this week, Microsoft announced updates to both Visual Studio 2013 and to Visual Studio Online.

Microsoft officially launched Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Online on Nov. 13 at an event in New York, and now the company has delivered Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Release Candidate (VS 2013.1 RC) as well as improvements to Visual Studio Online.

“We are doing a pretty quick turn of the crank on VS 2013 Update 1,” said Brian Harry, a Microsoft technical fellow and product unit manager for Team Foundation Server, in a blog post. “Originally we were thinking our first Update would take a little longer, but for a variety of reasons (most prominently the feedback about VS supporting versions of IE before IE 10), we decided to do a quick initial Update focused on just some key bug fixes. Our first significant ‘feature Update’ is still planned for the first half of 2014.”