Microsoft’s technical conferences are massive undertakings designed to help the software colossus bring its customers, developers and system integrator partners up to speed on new and upcoming technology. But with the most recent WinHEC taking a powder, all eyes had been on the next Windows Summit as the locale at which Microsoft gave developers and system builders the inside scoop on its technology.
Now, however — and potentially in response to the event’s growing importance with no WinHEC last year — Microsoft is making Windows Summit an online-only affair. CodeGuru takes a look.
Microsoft has quietly transformed its upcoming software developer and system integrator conference, Windows Summit 2010, from a physical event to a virtual one. Webinars, anyone?
The event, which aims to attract software, device and system “technical implementers” interested in developing or building systems on Windows 7, had been originally planned to be held at Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) corporate campus in Redmond, Wash. The confab was set to run from May 25 through 27.