Microsoft cancels Ignite tour in Hong Kong due to coronavirus

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft canceled the Hong Kong Stop of Microsoft Ignite The Tour due to health concerns caused by the coronavirus.
  • Microsoft states that the health and safety of its employees is its top priority.
  • People can view on-demand content from the recent Ignite conference instead.

Microsoft announced today that its Hong Kong stop of Microsoft Ignite The Tour is canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a recent tweet, the Microsoft Ignite Twitter account states, "The health and safety of our employees, customers, partners, and suppliers are a top priority." Microsoft points people towards its on-demand Ignite resources to view the recent conference's sessions.

As the coronavirus continues to be a serious health risk, more companies are canceling events and conferences that could cause health risks to people, including employees. Mobile World Congress was recently canceled, and it's likely that other conferences and events will be canceled as the outbreak continues.

Top 5 announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft Ignite is aimed towards developers, but there are often bits of news that interest general consumers. At Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced a release date for the new Microsoft Edge, showed off the new Office Mobile app for iOS and Android, and discussed how it stored a film onto a piece of glass.

You can catch up on Microsoft's on-demand Ignite content and read its announcement about the Hong Kong stop's cancellation here.

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