Microsoft scraps in-person Windows conference

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Microsoft has canceled plans to hold a Windows Summit event in Redmond next month, opting instead to turn the conference into a series of online presentations. On Wednesday afternoon, the company began notifying those who had signed up for the three-day conference that they will be getting refunds.

"To meet a variety of needs for folks looking for information on Windows, we decided it was in the best interest of both current and future designers, testers, developers, and engineers to make the information more broadly available," Microsoft said in a statement to CNET. The company declined to say how many people had registered for the event.