Last week, Microsoft pulled out of the annual Game Developers Conference due to concerns over coronavirus. Today, the company is cancelling its MVP Summit due to the same reason.
Microsoft’s MVP Summit is an event where Microsoft lots of different technical sessions and networking opportunities for those part of Microsoft’s MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program.
The company started notifying users about the decision to cancel this year’s MVP Summit earlier this evening. “In light of recent developments globally and the growing concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Microsoft has made the decision that this year’s MVP/Regional Director Summit will be an online-only/virtual event,” the email read.
The number of deaths caused by the coronavirus has surpassed 3,000, and it continues to be a global threat.
That means if you were planning to attend the MVP Summit this year, you will have to attend the virtual event from home. It is obviously very unfortunate, but Microsoft, like many other companies, does not really have any other solutions.
With Build 2020 approaching quickly in May and coronavirus continuing to spread, it’s still not confirmed whether Microsoft will be going ahead with this year’s Build conference either.