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Microsoft Ignite 2021 is live! Here's how to watch it

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Ignite 2021's live coverage starts at 11 AM ET.
  • The digital event will include demonstrations and discussions about Microsoft services.
  • You have to register to watch Microsoft Ignite.

Microsoft Ignite is a major conference for Microsoft partners. The event runs from today, March 2, through March 4, 2021. This is the second half of Ignite, as Microsoft decided to split the event into two halves.

Microsoft promised "mind-blowing demos" ahead of this year's Ignite event, so it should be worth tuning into live.

To tune in live, you have to sign up on Microsoft's website (opens in new tab). You can then go to the live page (opens in new tab) for the digital event.

As is the case with many digital events these days, a lot of the news has already been shared. You can check out all of our Ignite 2021 coverage to catch up and then tune into the live event to see what else Microsoft has in store.

Here are the five reasons to watch the event that Microsoft previously shared (opens in new tab):

Reason No. 5 You'll learn from Azizirad how Microsoft approaches innovation. Together, we'll explore advances in how we develop and collaborate with AI systems, how biotechnology will revolutionize the way we understand healthcare – and much more!Reason No. 4 You'll also hear from Microsoft researchers and customers about breakthrough innovations and how, from seeing the world from an alternative perspective, they are making these innovations real.Reason No. 3 Of course, if you're curious about what it takes to bring innovation to life, we won't just tell you about it, we'll show you how it works!Reason No. 2 Okay, we aren't just showing you either. We want you to participate, and you'll have the opportunity to interact with these innovations. You'll be able to fly a drone, challenge an AI model or even make it snow on Azizirad –we're not joking!Reason No. 1 And the most exciting reason you should be there? You're going to be blown away by all the innovation that we're going to share with you AND you may even win a special edition Microsoft AI flight jacket!

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