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Topic # 220298 4-Aug-2017 10:02
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Just got this:



I know many you have been awaiting details about Microsoft's annual tech event, Ignite.

After careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone this year's event.

We appreciate that many of you look forward to Ignite as much as we do, and this decision was not taken lightly.

Microsoft is committed to all our customers and, as many of you will be aware, we are pivoting our business to be more partner focussed than ever before.

We do hope to re-ignite the event in the future. And with this in mind, as soon as we have made a decision on timings and logistics we will update all of you.

Thank you,

Barrie Sheers,
New Zealand General Manager Microsoft


I think this is the first one MS has "missed" since starting in 1996, so it's interesting that we're not getting it this time around.

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  Reply # 1837039 4-Aug-2017 10:34
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Yup, also got this. Sounds more like "cancelled until further notice" than "Postpone[d]" though?

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  Reply # 1837044 4-Aug-2017 10:43
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My understanding is it's more of an alignment with the Australian timeline. (Feb??)


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  Reply # 1837050 4-Aug-2017 10:47
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Well balls.

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  Reply # 1839419 5-Aug-2017 08:40
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From what I've heard it was cannibalising attendance from the Australian event, and is to be moved to Feb.  If they ran techfest (or whatever they call the party now) at Rainbows End in summer it would be splendid.





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