This year’s Microsoft Ignite conference will be divided into two online events for the second time early next year.

After the 2019 Ignite conference in November, Microsoft announced that this year’s conference would be moved back to September before the outbreak. The Ignite conference is one of Microsoft’s key events and was scheduled to take place from September 21 to 25 this year. However, due to the impact of the outbreak, the conference can not be held online.

This year's Microsoft Ignite conference will be divided into two online events for the second time early next year.

Today, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer, Chris Capossela, announced that this year’s Ignite conference will be divided into two online events, with a “48-hour digital gathering” to replace the week-long offline event. The first online event will take place from September 22 to 24, and the second will take place in early 2021, but no exact time has been announced.

This year’s Ignite conference will begin registering on September 3. Mr Caposella said next year’s meeting will link up with its technology community and that the company will “share the latest product developments.” He added:

We learned from this year’s Global Digital Event that we now have the opportunity to bring the entire global community together in one place to create a truly global event. To that end, instead of hosting a Microsoft Ignite tour in different cities around the world, Microsoft Ignite will bring together all participants from around the world, including the opportunity to meet with local communities, localize the language, and enable participants to develop their skills through Microsoft Learn and Certification.