Google and Microsoft just canceled two conferences ahead of their major ones

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Google and Microsoft both announced on Monday that two industry conferences, Google’s Cloud Next in San Francisco and Microsoft’s MVP Summit in the Seattle suburbs of Bellevue and Redmond, are being cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Google says it will be making its Cloud Next conference — an enterprise-focused meetup dedicated to G Suite and other cloud computing tools and by attendees the largest Google conference — into a “digital-first” event. Microsoft plans to do the same with its MVP Summit.

“We are transforming the event into Google Cloud Next ’20: Digital Connect, a free, global, digital-first, multi-day event connecting our attendees to Next ’20 content and each other through streamed keynotes, breakout…

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