Microsoft on Tuesday laid out plans to further support health care workers and scientists fighting all-digital Build developers event, being held amid the crisis., as part of its first
The tech giant said it's building new software to, as well as handle scheduling and other paperwork, as part of a larger effort to help fight the pandemic. Microsoft is also , such as , which uses people's idle computer power to help researchers analyze the coronavirus in the quest for a cure.
The virus, first detected in December, has already disrupted daily life for billions of people, many of whom have been ordered to shelter in place in an effort to slow the virus's spread. Organizers have in turn had to, including the , the , and the .
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Microsoft's Build conference is being held Tuesday, May 19, through Wednesday, May 20. CEO Satya Nadella delivered a keynote address Tuesday, followed by Microsoft's Imagine Cup student developer competition and announcements about Microsoft's Azure cloud technology at 10:15 a.m. PT / 1:15 p.m. ET.
The conference is being streamed on Microsoft's website. CNET's global team is covering the event, as well as other conferences that have shifted online, just as we always do -- by providing real-time updates, commentary and analysis you can only get here.