Microsoft has now opened registrations for its first big event of the year, Microsoft Ignite, which would take place on March 2-4. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about big events, as most events now take place online. Therefore, the company’s first Microsoft Ignite event will be a digital event, and users can now register for the live keynotes, which they’ll be able to watch from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Being an online event, registrations for Microsoft Ignite are free.
CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, will be one of the key speakers, along with Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President, Business Applications and Global Industry, and James Phillips, President, Business Applications.
Besides, Microsoft also announced that Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft 365, Mitra Azizirad, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft AI, and Innovation Marketing, and Scott Hanselman, Partner Program Manager, would also be taking the stage to discuss certain products with the audience.
Microsoft Ignite is all set to kick off on March 2. More information about the event can be found right here.
In other related news, Microsoft is reportedly planning a series of mini-events throughout 2021, that will focus on categories like cloud, gaming, and Windows.
The company’s Windows event will likely focus on the new Windows 10X OS, supposed to power dual-screen devices. Besides, Microsoft will likely discuss the next major update for Windows 10 codenamed Sun Valley, rumored to bring massive changes to the Windows user experience.
Besides, Microsoft also has big plans for gaming in general throughout 2021, especially with the launch of the latest-gen Xbox consoles. The company’s dedicated gaming events will likely focus on Xbox Game Pass and xCloud work, along with its plans to expand xCloud and its gaming efforts.
Microsoft could use all these upcoming events to discuss changes coming on the Windows front, as the company typically discusses a broad range of its products at events like Ignite or Build. That said, these separate events might also indicate its efforts to highlight what its product changes mean for different categories.