Visual Studio Live! 2015 Call for Presentations is now OPEN

We are currently accepting proposals for our Visual Studio Live! 2015 conferences.

Visual Studio Live! Austin - June 1-4, 2015 (4-day)
Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, TX

Visual Studio Live! San Francisco – June 15-18, 2015 (4-day)
Fairmont, San Francisco, CA

Visual Studio Live! Redmond - August 10 – 14, 2015 (5-day)
Microsoft Conference Center (MSCC), Redmond, WA

Visual Studio Live! New York - September 28 – October 1, 2015 (4-day)
NY Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY

Proposals are due: Friday, December 19, 2014 5:00 PST

Submit your proposal here:

For 22 years Visual Studio Live! events have provided expert solutions for .NET developers. Attendees come to Visual Studio Live! to acquire practical, pragmatic and immediately applicable knowledge. They come for inspiration and to be shown a vision of a better future through the use of concepts, techniques, patterns and technology that they can apply in their organizations. And they come for a glimpse of the future of technology; the cool stuff that Microsoft (and others) are building that may not be useful today but will factor into their strategic planning process.

The agendas will cover the following topics:

Visual Studio / .NET

  • Visual Studio 2013 and “VS 2015” features
  • New C#/VB language features
  • ALM Features (TFS, Git, Visual Studio Premium/Ultimate features)
  • Online services (e.g. Visual Studio Online, GitHub)
  • Async development techniques
  • Cross platform .NET on Linux, OS X, etc.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) development using Visual Studio

Windows Client (Windows 8.1 & 10/WinRT, WPF)

  • WPF and WinRT (Universal/UAP) applications with .NET + XAML
  • Building applications with Azure and WinRT
  • Side-loading LOB applications to Windows 8.x, Windows 10
  • .NET Native compiler for WinRT/UAP

Mobile Client

  • Xamarin development
    • Xamarin native for iOS, Android
    • Xamarin.Forms
  • iOS, Android native development
  • Mobile Web
    • Responsive web design
    • Cordova development in Visual Studio
    • Other HTML mobile tool/framework (e.g. PhoneGap) development
    • Smartphone, tablet, and touch-based HTML5 development
    • Chrome app development
  • Bandwidth optimization and other mobile client concepts
  • Managing push notifications
  • SqlLite and offline data
  • Windows Phone Development
    • Universal applications (WinRT/UAP)
    • Xamarin.Forms
  • Internet of Things (IoT) programming on embedded devices

    JavaScript/HTML5 Client

    • Single-page application development
    • Programming
      • Angular and other JavaScript UI frameworks
      • Client-side build and package management
        (e.g. Grunt, npm, yo, gulp, bower)
      • node.js and other server-side frameworks
      • TypeScript, AtScript
      • Offline apps and database storage (e.g. SqlLite)
      • Extensions to ECMAScript/JavaScript
      • Calling services via AJAX
    • Design
      • Core HTML5: newer concepts, tags, and enhancements to old ones
      • CSS 3
      • CSS animations
      • Rich media in HTML5 with the audio and video tags
      • 2D drawing/animation the canvas tag and SVG


  • ASP.NET vNext
  • Web Forms
  • Visual Studio Web developer tooling (built-in, add-ons, testing)
  • Developing ASP.NET applications for non-Windows servers

    Cloud Computing

  • Includes cloud, server and messaging technologies
  • Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine
  • Windows Azure new features and Marketplace offerings
  • WCF
  • Internet of Things (IoT) development using Azure and ISS


  • Adapting existing ASP.NET Web sites to integrate as SharePoint 2013 apps
  • SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Office 365
  • Developing Apps for Office/SharePoint with Visual Studio
  • Deploying to the Office store
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office

    Database and Analytics

  • SQL Server
  • SqlLite
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Entity Framework, WCF Data Services, OData, Sync Services
  • Microsoft BI, including Power BI
  • Big Data, including HDInsight
  • Machine Learning, including Azure ML
  • NoSQL, including DocumentDB
  • Azure Event Hubs and Stream Analytics
  • Azure Data Factory

    Speaker Compensation:
    Speakers chosen to present at a Visual Studio Live! 2015 conference will receive a stipend for each session or workshop they present. Visual Studio Live! will also cover hotel accommodations (room and tax only) for a pre-determined number of nights at the host hotel as outlined in the speaker agreement.

    For Questions Regarding the CFP or Submissions:
    Danielle Potts
    Sr. Event Manager
    (925) 207-0468