What Is Live! 360?

LIVE! 360℠ is an event brought to you by the publishers of MSDN Magazine and the producers of Visual Studio Magazine, Application Development Trends, Redmond Magazine, Redmond Channel Partner Magazine,  AWSInsider.net, and Virtualization & Cloud Review. Live! 360 brings together Visual Studio Live! and TechMentor, established and respected independent tech conferences, with these well-established niche industry events: SQL Server Live!, Office & SharePoint Live!, Modern Apps Live!; and introducing for 2018 - Artificial Intelligence Live!

Attendees of any one of the Live! 360 events will have unlimited access to all six -- and it's all included in one low price!

Located at the beautiful (and attendee favorite) Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, these forward-thinking and educational events are geared toward both the IT and Developer community. Incorporating knowledge transfer, networking and leading-edge training, these conferences keep attendees up-to-date on current technologies with a look to the future.

Attendees can create their own custom conference, mixing and matching sessions, workshops and hands-on labs from any of the six events to best serve their needs. Because of the convenient co-location, there will be even more opportunities to access over 100+ sessions and speakers, 1,000+ fellow attendees, and a robust exhibit floor  -- all enhancing the event experience.

Learn more about the six (6) Live! 360 2018 Events:



Visual Studio Live!: is celebrating its 25th year of providing real-world, practical information and training to attendees with the cutting-edge techniques needed to solve development challenges with existing Microsoft products, shipping or soon-to-be shipping technologies compatible with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.

Conference Tracks:

  • ALM / DevOps
  • Cloud Computing
  • Database and Analytics
  • Native Client
  • Software Practices
  • Visual Studio / .NET Framework
  • Web Client
  • Web Server


SQL Server Live!: provides a broad range of content for administrators, DBAs, and developers to help them do more with their SQL Server investment. Sessions will cover performance tuning, security, reporting, data integration, adopting new techniques, improving old approaches, and modernizing the SQL Server infrastructure.

Conference Tracks:

  • BI, Big Data, Data Analytics, and Data Visualization
  • SQL Server Administration & Maintenance  
  • SQL Server in the Cloud         
  • SQL Server for Developers     
  • SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization


TechMentor: is celebrating its 20th year of providing in depth training for IT Pros. TechMentor not only covers the latest and greatest technologies, but also the latest techniques  -- even ones that help attendees leverage the technologies they are currently using. Expect troubleshooting tips, performance optimization training, and best practices from peers and experts in the industry.

Conference Tracks:

  • Client and Endpoint Management    
  • PowerShell and DevOps         
  • Infrastructure 
  • Soft Skills for ITPros   
  • Security          
  • Cloud (Public/Hybrid/Private)


Artificial Intelligence Live!: NEW to Live! 360 in 2018 - an innovative new conference for current and aspiring developers, data scientists and data engineers on AI, machine learning, data science, Big Data analytics, IoT and streaming analytics, bots, and more. Expect real-world training on the languages, libraries, APIs, tools and cloud services you need to do real AI and machine learning, today and into the future.

Conference Tracks:

  • Intelligent Applications
  • Machine Learning Algorithms and Libraries
  • Data Visualization
  • Cloud ML Platforms
  • Tools and Platforms
  • Programming
  • ML on Big Data
  • GPU Technology
  • Analytics and Big Data
  • IoT and Streaming Data Analytics


Office and SharePoint Live!: provides leading-edge knowledge and training for SharePoint administrators and developers who must extend, deploy and maintain SharePoint Server on-premises and in Office 365 to maximize the business value. In addition, this event will also cover Office 365 and Office clients for developers & administrators.

Conference Tracks:

  • SharePoint On-Premises Infrastructure Management and Admin
  • SharePoint, Office 365 and the Cloud
  • High-Value SharePoint Workloads: Social, Search, BI, Workflow, and PBA
  • Developing for Office, Office 365 and SharePoint


Modern Apps Live!: an innovative conference for software architects, development managers, team leads, and senior developers providing end-to-end narrative covering all aspects of building modern apps using today's technologies. Attendees will leave the conference with a complete picture of what goes into building a modern app for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android devices that all interact with state-of-the-art backend services running in public or private clouds.

Join us in 2018 and discover for yourself why Live! 360℠ Orlando is THE ultimate education destination!