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Several Microsoft events have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company was forced to cancel Ignite Tour events in March and rescheduled its Build 2020 conference as a virtual event. Now, Redmond has confirmed its Microsoft Inspire event is also heading online… and its free.

Microsoft Inspire was scheduled to be held in July at the company’s headquarters in Washington. However, the COVID-19 crisis has meant Microsoft is taking all events online until 2021. Now that Inspire is virtual, the company says it is free and open to everyone.

If you’re unfamiliar with Inspire, it allows Microsoft to connect with its partners. However, it seems this year the virtual doors will be open to anyone who wants to watch.

“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 explains.

Registration Process

According to Microsoft, the digital Inspire will be held on July 21 and July 22. While it is free for everyone, the company is still asking for registrations. So, if you’re interested in watching, you will need to register.

Microsoft says the registration process will go live within the next few weeks.

“We’re excited to welcome you and thousands of partners from around the world to our interactive digital platform. It’s your opportunity to gain valuable insights into what’s coming in the year ahead, while learning effective new strategies to propel your business forward,” the company says.

Of course, we will be on hand to provide all the news from Microsoft Inspire.