Reasons to Attend

1. If There Were a Conference Hall of Fame, We'd Be Inducted. The Developer Community has trusted Visual Studio Live! for 24 years (and counting!), for the best in developer-focused education and training.

2. Meet Your Heroes. Here's your chance to talk to your favorite experts – Miguel Castro?  Check.  Billy Hollis?  Check.  Ted Neward?  Check. James Montemagno?  Check.  One of the best things about VSLive! is the accessibility of the speakers.

3. Perspective is BIGGER in Texas. We feature both unbiased industry experts and Microsoft insiders, so you'll hear every side of the story on the most recent software and industry updates.

4. Embrace Change. Moving to the Cloud + Embracing enterprise mobility + Opening the floodgates of open source development = You can't avoid change.  Are you ready?  Our conference co-chairs, Andrew Brust, Rockford Lhotka and Brian Randell are here to help you not only understand and work with the change, but master it!

5. The Encore?  Hands-on Labs.  NEW to VSLive!™ this year, there's another full day of learning with Friday, Post-Conference Hands-On Labs. Bring your laptop and learn by doing!

6. This Line-Up Features Hard-Hitting Content. We offer up to 5 full days of educational sessions on hot topics like ASP.NET, AngularJS, ALM, Visual Studio 2017, SQL Server, Xamarin and more!

7. Savings Hotter than the Texas Sun. Save big with our Super Early Bird and Early Bird Registration deals!  

8. Come Early, and Stay Late. Developers, engineers, software architects and designers will all be at the conference – take advantage of meal times and networking events to get to know your fellow attendees and speakers.

9. Strike the Perfect Balance. Get relevant, immediately usable training on what's happening on the developer landscape now, and learn what's coming next to get out ahead of the competition.

10. Dev in the Heart of Texas!  From the hottest tech locale and coolest music scene to the cowboy boots and barbeque, we're looking forward to a week in Austin!