Microsoft is surveying select customers and partners about what it should name its new catch-all conference that is replacing TechEd and a number of other product-specific shows.
Microsoft officials announced in July that the company is consolidating its TechEd, Microsoft Management Summit, SharePoint, Lync and Exchange conferences into a single, new unified tech conference that will be held in Chicago. The new IT-Pro-focused event is slated for the week of May 4, 2015.
According to some of those surveyed, Microsoft's short list of names under consideration for the new show include:
- Microsoft Current
- Microsoft Co:
- Microsoft Forsee (not sure if that's a typo)
- Microsoft 4C
- Microsoft GO
- Microsoft Tomorrow
- Microsoft Spark
- Microsoft Unity
Microsoft's Build and Worldwide Partner Conferences will remain separate events. As to what happens to TechEd Europe in 2015, "we have nothing more to share at this time," a Microsoft spokesperson said earlier this year.
Any of these sound like a winner? Or any other write-in candidates you'd suggest, Microsoft show-goers?