Microsoft Inspire 2020 will be a free digital-only event

Back in March, Microsoft confirmed the cancellation of Inspire 2020. The event was scheduled to take place in Las Vegas from July 20 through 24 but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Microsoft said the company is working with authorities and partners to find "alternative ways" to host the event.

Today, Microsoft updated the official Inspire website, and it now includes a note confirming the dates of the digital-only event. Furthermore, Microsoft has also decided to forgo the ~$2,500 registration price, making the event free for everyone. The event will take place on July 21–22, 2020 and the registrations for the event will begin in June.

Wherever you are, we’re coming to you, with an all-new, all-digital Microsoft Inspire. There’s no cost to attend, so watch for registration updates and get ready to unlock all the content we’ve packed into this exciting digital event experience.

Microsoft Inspire is geared towards its business partners and usually showcases the company's channel strategy for the next year. Last year, new features for Teams were announced ahead of the event, and in 2018, Inspire was where Microsoft announced the free tier of the service.

As things stand, it's possible that Inspire 2021 will also be an online-only event since Microsoft has cancelled all the in-person events through July 2021.

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