Events

A listing of virtual pressrooms and homepages for key Microsoft events. For a complete listing of in-person and webcast events, visit the Microsoft Events site.

Microsoft Inspire 2020

July 21-22, 2020
Microsoft Inspire is the company’s premier event for partners. This year, it’s free and entirely digital. Featured speakers include CEO Satya Nadella, President Brad Smith, Executive Vice President Judson Althoff and Corporate Vice President Gavriella Schuster.
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Microsoft commits to helping 25 million people acquire new digital skills

June 30, 2020
News and video of Satya Nadella, Brad Smith, Ryan Roslansky and Charlotte Yarkoni speaking about how Microsoft and LinkedIn plan to help people get the skills they need to succeed as the economy changes.
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Microsoft Build 2020

May 19-20, 2020
News, photos and video from the annual event for software developers, held virtually this year.
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Introducing Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds

May 6, 2020
News, images, video and fact sheets from the announcement that preorders have begun for the spring 2020 release of Surface products.
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Announcement of Microsoft focus on biodiversity and ecosystems

April 15, 2020
Blog post, video and more from the announcement of the second step in our sustainability efforts for 2020, focusing on preserving and protecting the biodiversity and health of the world’s ecosystems.
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Introducing new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions

March 30, 2020, Digital Briefing
Images, video, blog posts and more from the online event that also featured Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Family Safety, Microsoft Edge and Outlook.
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Responding to COVID-19 together

March 2020
How Microsoft is working to ensure the safety of our employees, protect the health and well-being of the communities in which we operate, and provide technology, tips and resources to our customers to help them do their best work while remote.
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Microsoft Teams at 3: New features and the importance of enabling remote work

March 19, 2020, Online
Blog post, timeline, infographic, and feature images marking the third anniversary of the launch of Microsoft Teams.
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Microsoft at RSA 2020

Feb. 24-28, 2020, San Francisco
Find photos, blog posts and a complete guide to Microsoft news from one of the biggest annual events for the Microsoft Security team.
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Announcement: Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030

Jan. 15, 2020, Redmond, Washington
Find video, photos and news from the announcement that by 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 the company will remove from the environment all the carbon it has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.
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Microsoft Ignite 2019

Nov. 4 – 7, 2019, Orlando, Florida
Find videos, photos and news from the event where more than 26,000 IT implementers and decision makers, developers, data professionals and other people across industries experienced the latest Microsoft technology.
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Surface introduces holiday lineup, dual-screen devices

Oct. 2, 2019, New York City
Microsoft announced its broadest Surface lineup ever – with five new products coming this holiday and two new dual-screen devices, Surface Neo and Surface Duo, coming in Holiday 2020. See the on-demand webcast from the event plus other videos, product photos and more.
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Future Decoded 2019

Oct. 1-2, 2019, London
Future Decoded is Microsoft’s biggest U.K. event of the year, attracting thousands of business leaders, journalists and technology fans to the ExCeL in London across two days. Find news and photos from the event.
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Microsoft Inspire 2019

July 14-18, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada
Microsoft Inspire is the company’s premier event for partners. This year’s keynote lineup included CEO Satya Nadella, President Brad Smith, Executive Vice President Judson Althoff and Corporate Vice President Gavriella Schuster. Find webcasts and all the highlights.
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Microsoft at MWC19 Barcelona

Feb. 24-28, 2019, Barcelona, Spain
CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman introduce Microsoft HoloLens 2, Azure Kinect Developer Kit and more.
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Addressing the need for affordable housing in Puget Sound region

Jan. 17, 2019, Bellevue, Washington
Microsoft President Brad Smith and Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood announce the company’s $500 million commitment to more affordable housing in the Seattle area.
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Microsoft Connect(); 2018

Dec. 4, 2018, Redmond, Washington
Microsoft announces for the developer community the general availability of Azure Machine Learning service; Visual Studio 2019 Preview and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview; Cloud Native Application Bundles (CNAB), a new open source package format specification created in close partnership with Docker; and more.
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Microsoft Airband: An update on connecting rural America

Dec. 3, 2018, Bellevue, Washington
Company president Brad Smith provides an update on the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which seeks to provide the broadband connectivity that’s vital for economic success but still unavailable to roughly 25 million Americans.
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AI in Business 2018

Nov. 14, 2018, San Francisco, California
Microsoft announces technology updates aimed at helping customers adopt artificial intelligence tools that can yield big benefits for businesses and organizations.
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Empowering a new era of personal productivity with new Surface devices

Oct. 2, 2018, New York City, New York
Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones.
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Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Envision 2018

Sep. 24 – 29, 2018, Orlando, Florida
Combined event for business and IT leaders, focusing on Microsoft technology and plans to help customers digitally transform their businesses with the cloud, business intelligence, teamwork and more.
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Imagine Cup 2018 Worldwide Finals

July 20 – 25, 2018, Seattle, Washington
Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier technology program and competition for students to learn, build and compete with innovative tools, platform and services.
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RSA Conference 2018

April 16-17, 2018
Unveiling a series of new services and features that will better harden not only our intelligent cloud but also the billions of connected devices that live on its edge.
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The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society

Jan. 17, 2018
Launch of new book from Microsoft exploring where AI is going and the new societal issues it has raised.
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Building a modern campus

Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 2017
Find news, photos, videos and more about how Microsoft is renovating its campuses to build modern workplaces where employees can create and collaborate.
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Sibos 2017

Oct. 19, 2017, Toronto, Ontario
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the premier financial services industry event.
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Mixed Reality Headsets availability; Surface Book 2 announcement

Oct. 17, 2017, Redmond, Washington
Video gallery, image gallery, news and more from the major product availability announcement.
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Completion of Marea undersea cable

Sep. 21, 2017, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Microsoft President Brad Smith and public officials gather to celebrate the completion of the 4,000-mile-long subsea cable connecting Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Bilbao, Spain.
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#MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai

May 23, 2017, Shanghai, China
Microsoft announced that with strong support of CETC and Microsoft, CMIT, our joint venture has now developed Windows 10 China Government Edition for China government customers and Lenovo will be one of the first OEM partners to preinstall Windows 10 China Government Edition; introduced the most versatile laptop — the new Surface Pro; revealed the new Surface Pen, twice as accurate as the previous version with more fluid writing, drawing and tilt; celebrated the launch of Microsoft HoloLens in China; and shared that Project Scorpio will launch in China later this year.
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#MicrosoftEDU Event

May 2, 2017, New York City
Microsoft introduced a set of educational products and services, inspired by teachers and students, including a new Windows experience called Windows 10 S; new experiences in Microsoft Teams for modern classroom collaboration; new features in Minecraft and mixed reality to spark creativity; a range of Windows 10 S PCs for K-12 classrooms; and the perfect Windows 10 S device for college students—Surface Laptop.
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Hannover Messe 2017

April 24-28, 2017, Hannover, Germany
Get all the Microsoft news from the world’s largest industrial technology fair.
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