Last year, Microsoft hosted its first 'Ignite' conference, which it said would "bring together the best of previous individual events - the Management Summit, the Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project and TechEd conferences - and then take it to the next level".
Today, Microsoft has opened registrations for its Ignite 2016 event, which will be held in Atlanta, from September 26 to 30.
Unlike the company's Build developer conference, Ignite is intended primarily for IT professionals and decision makers in business and enterprise, as Microsoft explains:
Who is Ignite for?
It’s for big thinkers looking for an edge. It’s for anyone who attended the Microsoft Exchange, Lync, Project, SharePoint, MMS, or TechEd conferences—and then some. It’s for senior decision makers seeking what’s next, and who want insights on key technology trends in the industry. It’s for IT professionals who need hands-on experience to enhance their tech skills. It’s for enterprise developers and architects looking for innovative ways to maximize application development. It’s for those who want to feel inspired and enlightened. It’s for you.
A range of ticket options are available for those wishing to attend, from a $300 one-day 'Expo Only Pass' - granting access to the various exhibitors that will be talking up their products and services - to an 'all-access' Full Conference Pass for all five days of the event, priced at $2,220.
Various add-ons are also available, along with discounts for students, and academic faculty and staff, as well as for bulk ticket purchases.
Registration for the event is open now via the Microsoft Ignite site.