Could 2014 be the last year Microsoft holds a TechEd event?

Microsoft's TechEd events in the US and other parts of the world have been huge in the eyes of the IT industry since 1993. Microsoft has already announced that the North American TechEd event for 2014 will be held May 12-15 in Houston, Texas; the event will also merge content from the now shut down Microsoft Management Summit. The company is also scheduled to hold a European TechEd event in October but details have yet to be announced.

Now a new rumor claims that 2014 might be the last year Microsoft holds a TechEd conference. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, in posting a schedule of all of Microsoft's major conferences for 2014, states under the TechEd North American listing, "If the rumors are right, this year's TechEd may be the last."

In a Twitter exchange, Foley told us that she had briefly mentioned the rumor a couple of months ago on the Redmongmag.com site. Her sources are apparently not sure if a decision to do away from TechEd was budget related or if there were other reasons behind it.

We have contacted Microsoft to see if they have any comments on this report.

Source: ZDNet | Image via Microsoft

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