For the last two months, just about every in-person event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. That includes upcoming events like Build and Inspire, and the latest one to be canceled was Ignite, which isn't scheduled until September.
That Ignite cancelation came with a confirmation from Microsoft that it won't hold any in-person events for the rest of the year, and a rumor that it won't hold any in-person events for its entire next fiscal year, meaning until the end of June 2021. Just a week later, Microsoft has confirmed Mary Jo Foley's report, thanks to MVP Ginny Caughey.
It's official: All Microsoft conferences will be digital-only through July 2021. pic.twitter.com/wTBb7Z6pQB— Ginny Caughey (@gcaughey) April 6, 2020
Needless to say, there won't be any in-person events through July 2021, which means that MVP Summit will be online-only again. It also means that Build will once again be a virtual event, like this year's will be.
Obviously, Microsoft is going to continue to evaluate the landscape, and it will take feedback from attendees. Presumably, Ignite 2021 will be the next big in-person Microsoft event.