Microsoft reveals most of its 2016 event lineup, Build conference dates not revealed yet
Microsoft now has four big events in the US it holds every year and its 2016 plans have now been mostly revealed. The one big exception are the specific dates for ite 2016 Build conference in San Francisco, although it will still be held sometime in the spring.
Here's the lineup:
- Build: Spring 2016 in San Francisco
- Convergence: April 4-7, 2016 in New Orleans
- Worldwide Partner Conference: July 10-14, 2016 in Toronto
- Microsoft Ignite: September 26-30, 2016 in Atlanta
The biggest change in the 2016 event schedule compared to 2015 is a big move for the Microsoft Ignite conference, which is geared towards IT professionals. Microsoft previously announced that it would be held again in Chicago in May 2016 but now it will be held in late September 2016 in Atlanta. Microsoft did not state a specific reason for this shift in dates and location.
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Point being that they keep pushing it back every year... Look.. Last year it was in March, this year May... WP8.1 was ready by Summer, and WM10 will be ready this winter... We already know that MS won't be ready to unveil Redstone this March, so we can look forward to Build being pushed back to SUMMER!... That would give RS an early 2017 release date...
Now this could be part of MS's plan.. Maybe they are intentionally turning the dial a bit.. Maybe I'm wrong.. Maybe RS will be available FOR ALL WINDOWS 10 DEVICES by fall of 2016.. All I'm saying is that build is not soon, by any means.. MS obviously wants to position Build closer to launch.. Nothing wrong with this,,,, except it's just further inconsistency.... I pray for the day that,, well, for years MS can stay the same course so that consumers, fans, and the tech world, can keep up, and stay excited about consistent news, and product launches....
That has to be part of Sapple's success... Everyone knows what, and when, to expect.. And, that creates anticipation. Of course with a few surprises thrown in... MS's event schedule shouldn't be news.. That's not as effective... Think about it.
Last one was November last year! Not a peep since.