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Microsoft has axed plans to hold a Windows get-together in Redmond in May and instead has shifted the whole shebang online.

The software giant’s Brandon Le Blanc confirmed the decision in a blog post yesterday.

“I have exciting news about a special event called Windows Summit 2010. For those who don’t know, Windows Summit 2010 is a special event designed for hardware and software designers, developers, engineers, testers and other technology professionals who want to learn how to build great products on Windows 7,” he wrote.

“Originally, the event was to take place here at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA. However, to make this more accessible to a larger audience we decided to make Windows Summit 2010 an online event. In making this an online event, we have made the content more digestible by giving you a month of great topics, tools and resources!”

It’s not clear how many people signed up for the event but according to CNET, Microsoft is currently dishing out refunds to those peeps who have already paid to attend.

The conference was supposed to take place over three days in Redmond from 25-27 May. Le Blanc said Microsoft had now shifted those plans online, and added that presentations would be made available during three separate sessions.

He said the first session would take place on 25 May focussing on device vendors, the second kicks off 2 June and is aimed at system makers. The final one is scheduled for 16 June and will focus on software developers. ®

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