Microsoft Returns to Seattle Consumer Event

Microsoft has made the decision to reorganize the next Ignite 2022 conference in the fall in front of an audience. The last two editions had been planned as purely digital events. This year, there will be a mix.

The next Microsoft Ignite conference will therefore take place from October 12 to 14, 2022 in Seattle.. At this time, it is not yet known what size is planned for the on-site event. According to Dr. Windows, the last live Ignite in 2019 was the largest of its kind and had around 25,000 attendees.

It is not to be expected that a demonstration of the same magnitude will be planned. On the teaser website for the conference, which has already been published, there is talk of limited places on site in Seattle.

The Ignite conference website says there will again be global digital distribution and that translations and local content will be available in French, German, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish.

This year, Microsoft will resume a concept that had already been presented during the MS Build. These are highly targeted, local and market-specific themes. These will take place in the form of “Microsoft Ignite Spotlights” in different national editions. Microsoft Ignite is an annual conference for developers and IT experts, dedicated to Microsoft 365, Azure, Windows and other group services. There will be many live demonstrations and direct contact with Microsoft experts and their partners to exchange experiences.

The Surface 10th anniversary?

Those wishing to register for MS Ignite 2022 can already pre-register. Microsoft will then send information about the start of the registration phase. The date is not yet known.

The Microsoft Ignite will take place a few days before Surface’s 10th anniversary. Microsoft originally launched its Surface RT line of tablets on October 26, 2012. Sources tell The Verge that Microsoft plans to mark Surface’s 10th anniversary with new products this fall, and expects to ship the 22H2 update for Windows 11 in late September. The Microsoft Ignite itself will likely cover all the latest Windows, Office, and Azure updates.

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