Top 10 Reasons to Attend Visual Studio Live! Orlando

1. LIVE! LEARNING. Let's face it – nothing beats live learning, and attending the development world's most trusted conference remains the best way to stay current in the ever-changing IT industry.

2. FOUR-FOR-ONE! By registering for Visual Studio Live!, you have access to the other co-located conferences going on during Live! 360 - SharePoint Live!, SQL Server Live!, and Modern Apps Live! – for one low price!

3. CREATE-YOUR-OWN-CONFERENCE. Not only do you have access to 5 days of 60+ educational sessions covering .NET / Visual Studio, Mobile, Web/HTML5 and Windows 8.1 / WinRT, but you'll have access to 140+ sessions on SQL Server, SharePoint, and Modern Apps techniques. Live! 360 offers you a chance to individualize your conference experience like never before.

4. EVERYONE HAS A VOICE. Hear from both independent industry experts and Microsoft insiders on the most recent software and industry updates.

5. IMMERSE YOURSELF. Pre and post conference workshops provide a deep dive into the topics you want to learn about most!

6. ALL-ACCESS. Not only will you find your favorite industry speakers all in one place, including Andrew Brust, Miguel Castro, Marcel de Vries, Billy Hollis, and Rocky Lhotka, but you have unparalleled access to them during lunches, in the hallways, and during activities to ask questions, get their opinions, or just introduce yourself!

7. WHAT'S OUR NAME? Visual Studio Live! The Microsoft .NET 4.5 framework includes exciting new capabilities that apply to any type of .NET application. Visual Studio 2012 provides powerful features around debugging, architecture and application lifecycle management (ALM). We'll give you the information you need to understand and leverage the power of .NET, Visual Studio, ALM, and LightSwitch today and into the future.

8. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Find out what's happening on the Microsoft and developer landscape – with both the technology you're working with today, AND the new stuff that's on the horizon.

9. KNOW THY NEIGHBOR. We give you countless opportunities to get to you your fellow attendees, both formally and informally. From the networking breakfasts, to evening activities, to just sitting next to someone new at lunch, you'll have the unique chance to learn from and share with your peers, all week long!

10. KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE. You think your 8 year old will be happy to find out you are going to Orlando ALONE? Make it a work and family trip - bring your spouse and kids along!


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I enjoyed the technical conversations and the genuine interest people have to listen and offer advice. -- Matthew Hubbell, Lead Developer, Diebold, Inc.
This was my first conference. I was totally blown away with the information I am taking back with me. I highly recommend this conference to who is serious about developing software. -- Edward Mendez, Senior Developer , Demandata System
Get tips, tricks, and Best Practices from industry professionals on a wide range of topics. -- Cameron Chisholm, Systems Teach Team Lead, Digi-Key Corporation
The chemistry between many of the speakers makes Visual Studio Live! an enjoyable experience. I've been able to ask questions that resolve relevant problems: enough to satisfy the cost of attending. -- Bill Polewchak, Solution Architect/Sr. Tech. Design Lead, Avery Dennison