If you’ve been following the recent news, you won’t be surprised when you hear Microsoft announce its decision to cancel build 2020 developer conference because of the new crown outbreak, according tomedia. Last month, MWC announced the cancellation, after which the GDC announced the extension.
However, Microsoft has remained silent on whether the Build 2020 will be held, after all, more than two months away from the event, so naturally the Redmond company hopes things will improve by then. However, it sent at least one signal that the event might be cancelled, postponed or otherwise adjusted.
However, it issued at least one warning that the show could be canceled, postponed or something else. The following is a related statement issued by it:
Microsoft is monitoring public health guidelines related to individual events in light of the global health problems caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19). For now, global health authorities have yet to issue guidance to avoid travel to the area. We are taking a closer look at our calendar of events and the industry events we will be holding in the coming months. We do not make decisions rashly, but the health and well-being of our employees, partners, customers and other guests remains our ultimate priority.
We will continue to monitor and make any necessary changes in the light of developments in the situation.
Of course, this doesn’t provide more information than before, but Microsoft issued at least one warning, rather than suddenly telling attendees at the last minute that they were left scrambled and had to pay non-refundable travel costs.