Microsoft has announced it will hold one conference for IT professionals in May 2015 that will combine the content in the company's previous TechEd, SharePoint, Project, Lync and Exchange events.
The announcement didn't offer much in the way of details, other than the conference will be held May 4-8 in Chicago. More information about the conference will be revealed sometime in September, according to the company. Hopefully that will include the event's actual name.
Microsoft did offer a reason for this decision to consolidate its IT conferences, stating:
Microsoft has not offered an update on if they will continue to hold their BUILD Windows development conference as a separate event in 2015.
Today's reveal comes just a few days after Microsoft announced plans to restructure the company, which will include laying off a total of 18,000 workers in the next year. What do you think of the decision to consolidate all of Microsoft's IT conferences under one roof in 2015?
Update Microsoft Corporate VP Steve Guggenheimer has posted up a note on his Visual Studio blog that clarifies a few things about this new event:
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