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A Message from the Visual Studio Live! Orlando Conference Co-Chairs

In today's post, Visual Studio Live! Orlando conference co-chairs Brian Randell, Rocky Lhotka, and Andrew Brust explain why you should join us in November!

"I wanna rock and roll all night, and party every day" is how the band Kiss sings it. But the reality of our world is that hard work, with judicious amounts of fun in the sun, is a more realistic approach. Our industry, like much of the world, is on a non-stop forward-moving path. Everyone wants more and you need to be prepared to do more on the Web, with mobile devices, desktops, and servers. But how?

Windows 10 is mature, having had three major updates, with a fourth coming this fall. Users and organizations are moving toward widespread adoption. With Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft has started a more rapid update cadence while shipping its own "insiders" version of preview builds. SQL Server, Team Foundation Server and Office are all providing updates constantly. And anything that's in the cloud—from databases to artificial intelligence to Web services—will have had multiple releases since you last looked at them.

As in years past, we think there's a great way to digest these changes and seize their collective opportunity, and that's to hear about them directly from the finest expert speakers in the business.

We're Brian Randell, Rockford Lhotka and Andrew Brust and, as Conference Co-Chairs for Visual Studio Live! Orlando, we'd like to personally invite you to join us this November at the Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, FL, where we'll have some of the best content and speakers that you'll find at a technical conference.

Our 2017 stop in Orlando promises to be fantastic, with a great set of sessions on: ASP.NET Core, Web Client (HTML5, JavaScript, Angular, and more), Cross-Platform Mobile Development, ALM and Team Development, DevOps, Native Client, Azure / Cloud Computing, Software Practices, and more. Naturally, as Microsoft updates tools like Visual Studio, you'll find updated sessions covering the latest tools, tips, and tricks.

We've got two new hands-on workshops covering Angular 2 and Xamarin development. We've got workshop content, covering DevOps and Artificial Intelligence, Cross-Platform Distributed Application Architecture, Service-Oriented Technologies, Angular Fundamentals, and Building Microservices with Docker Containers on Azure. All of our sessions and workshops drill deep into the new subjects you need to master as well as the fundamentals that are always important.

Plus, Visual Studio Live! is once again a part of Live! 360, which means we've worked with the other conference chairs to ensure our content is aligned with the co-located technology tracks within the broader event. This gives you the unique chance to explore SQL Server, SharePoint, Modern Apps and IT Pro content in addition to the leading-edge and relevant developer education you’ve come to expect from Visual Studio Live!

Microsoft and its developer technologies are poised to move into the future, and you’ve got to keep up with the changes. Visual Studio Live! Orlando provides you with a great opportunity to get live content and interaction with independent experts. Don’t you owe it to yourself, your team, and your customers to be ready with the knowledge to build the best solutions you can? We hope to see you there!

Brian A. Randell
Partner, MCW Technologies

Rockford Lhotka
CTO, Magenic

Andrew Brust
Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence, Datameer

Visual Studio Live! Conference Co-Chairs

Posted by Lafe Low on 08/08/2017 at 2:57 PM


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