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Microsoft Cancels ‘Build 2020’ Conference in US

Microsoft cancels flagship 'Build' developer event in US

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Microsoft uses 'Build' conference, attended by over 5,000, to showcase new technologies and features for its Office and Windows products. Pixabay

Microsoft has cancelled its flagship developer conference ‘Build 2020′ in-person, scheduled to take place here from May 19-21. This is a science and technology news.

The Microsoft aBuild’ will now be a digital-only event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New coronavirus cases in Washington State have surged to 457, including 31 deaths.

“In light of the health safety recommendations for Washington State, we will deliver our annual Microsoft Build event for developers as a digital event, in lieu of an in-person event,” Microsoft said in a statement to The Verge on Thursday.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has announced a ban on events with more than 250 attendees in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties through the end of March.

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Microsoft has cancelled its flagship developer conference ‘Build 2020’ in-person. Pixabay

Microsoft uses ‘Build’ conference, attended by over 5,000, to showcase new technologies and features for its Office and Windows products. Microsoft has also cancelled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle.

Several top-notch companies like Google, Facebook, Oracle have either cancelled or postponed their annual flagship events in the wake of growing coronavirus cases in the US and elsewhere.

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Coronavirus cases in the US have exploded by more than 500 per cent in the past four days — from 213 confirmed cases on March 9 to 1,322 cases on Thursday. Deaths have risen from 11 to 38 over the same period — a 245 per cent increase, reports CCN. (IANS)

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Microsoft Shifts “Ignite Conference 2020” To a Digital-Only Format

Microsoft has also cancelled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle

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‘Ignite' is Microsoft's conference for IT professionals and developers. Pixabay

Microsoft has announced that ‘Ignite’ which is its final major conference of 2020 in September has been shifted to a digital-only format.

It means that tech giants are not taking any chance and the world will see almost every other planned event being cancelled or postponed for the rest of the year.

“The safety of our community is top priority. In light of global health concerns due to COVID-19, we will deliver our annual Microsoft Ignite conference as a digital experience, in lieu of an in-person event,” the company said in a statement.

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‘Ignite’ is Microsoft’s conference for IT professionals and developers.

“We look forward to bringing together our community to learn innovative ways to build solutions, migrate and manage your infrastructure, and connect with Microsoft experts and other technology professionals from around the globe,” said the company.

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Microsoft has announced that ‘Ignite’ which is its final major conference of 2020 in September has been shifted to a digital-only format. Pixabay

With the latest development, Microsoft joins a growing list of tech companies who have been moving their events online.
Microsoft earlier cancelled its flagship developer conference ‘Build 2020’ in-person, scheduled to take place in the US from May 19-21.

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Microsoft uses ‘Build’ conference, attended by over 5,000, to showcase new technologies and features for its Office and Windows products.

Microsoft has also cancelled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle. (IANS)