We’re nearing the end of 2015, so it’s time to start looking ahead to the new year – Microsoft events 2016.
2015 brought some big changes to the Microsoft events calendar, Tech Ed became Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Build turned into a global tour.
The 2016 Microsoft events are set to be very similar to 2015, but with some minor changes in terms of dates and locations. Microsoft Ignite 2016 in the USA will now be in September 2016 rather than May. According to ZDNet, this is due to McCormick Place not being available on the dates that Microsoft wanted.
The other noteworthy change to the major Microsoft events for 2016 is that WPC will be in Toronto, Canada. The last time that WPC was in Toronto was 2012, which attracted over 15,000 attendees from 156 countries!
Microsoft Events 2016
Microsoft Build: San Francisco March 30 – April 1. More info
Microsoft Convergence: New Orleans April 4 – April 7. More info
Microsoft WPC: Toronto July 10 – July 14. More info
Microsoft Ignite: Atlanta September 26 – September 30. More info
Additional Microsoft Ignite events also take place in Australia, New Zealand and China later in the year. The 2015 events attracted around 2000 people per event. Below are the details for those three events.
Europe Microsoft Events
Microsoft Convergence EMEA is the only major Microsoft event that occurs in Europe, as far as I’m aware. This year it happened during November/December in Barcelona. Please comment below if you know of any other Microsoft events planned for Europe in 2016.
Microsoft Convergence EMEA: TBA. More info
Microsoft Azure Tour
2016 also brings an Azure tour, which is a free technical training event happening in 21 major cities. Visit the link below for the complete calendar.
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Aside from the Azure Roadshow, there is also a free 2-day Cloud Roadshow, which focuses on the entire Microsoft Cloud suite.
As well as all of the major events mentioned above. Microsoft also runs many smaller local events on various subjects and business sectors. There are also a lot of online events, which you can tune in to for free. To find your local events visit the calendar in the link below.