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When Microsoft announced that it wouldn’t be holding a bunch of different smaller enterprise events earlier this year, it promised a unified event that would take their place. Today, the company announced Microsoft Ignite, a new conference that’s designed to bring together enterprise professionals in one place. Ignite will be held from May 4-8 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

microsoftlogo1-1024x680The conference is going to be a fusion of several past Microsoft events, including the company’s Management Summit and Sharepoint, Lync, Project and TechEd conferences. Ignite’s timing is important, too: it’s going to take place right on the heels of Microsoft’s Build developer conference, which will be held in San Francisco from April 29 to May 1.

Ignite’s agenda includes a number of Microsoft heavy hitters, including CEO Satya Nadella, Enterprise Client and Mobility head Brad Anderson and Julie Larson-Green, the Chief Experience Officer for the company’s Applications and Services group.

Microsoft hasn’t said what they’ll be discussing, but Windows 10 will most likely be a major topic of conversation, especially since the company has been making a major push to tailor its new operating system to enterprise customers.

Registration is open now, and people interested in signing up can do so at

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