Visual Studio Live! is proud to be one of the most respected, longest-standing independent developer conferences, bringing folks together for intense developer education on the Microsoft Stack, knowledge-share and networking for over 28 years.
Join us in the expo area to network with fellow conference attendees and speakers, talk with the event sponsors and Microsoft product teams, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and participate in the conference raffle.
Check out some of the top job titles that attend Visual Studio Live! events and make Microsoft HQ your coding destination in 2021.
Coder, Full Stack Web Developer, Programmer, Software / Web Developer, Software Engineer, Software Architect, System Analyst, .NET System Administrator and more!
Enjoy lively lunchtime discussions by joining one of our table topic conversations or sit with your favorite speaker. Interact with your fellow attendees and ask additional questions to the speakers. You may even learn a new trick or two or some great tips to take back to the office.
Explore the trending hot topics that we will cover all week long
Explore our Agenda-at-a-Glance to see everything coming to Microsoft HQ 2021 while we put the finishing touches on our full agenda – coming soon!
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Explore the details of our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and all of the fun Visual Studio Live! is bringing to the Pacific Northwest this year.
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The Visual Studio Live! Conference Team is hard at work on the full agenda, bringing expert speakers, informative Hands-On Labs, Workshops and sessions to plan your own training agenda. Stay tuned for further details and the full agenda to be available in January.
*Schedule subject to change as sessions and speakers are selected.
August 9, 2021
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
August 10, 2021
8:00 am – 9:15 am
9:30 am – 10:45 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
August 11, 2021
8:00 am – 9:15 am
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
August 12, 2021
9:30 am – 10:45 am
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 13, 2021
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ offers instructor-led, pre-conference Hands-On Labs. Get intensive in-depth training to complete your conference experience.
Code by day and explore the nightlife of Seattle, Bellevue & Redmond to take full advantage of your Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ experience.
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Check out some past recorded sessions to get a glimpse into the valuable sessions headed to Microsoft HQ.
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"Learning the latest and greatest stuff from industry experts will allow me to come up with new directions to find solutions for our business and technology challenges."
— Ritesh Salot, Netsmart Technologies
"This is my first VSLive! event. I would love to return again next year because I feel like I've learned a lot and have really benefited from the opportunity to network with professionals interested in the same things I am."
— Marcel Mensah
"I have loved learning about all of the latest offerings in the Visual Studio ecosystem from experts in the field. All of the sessions provided candid information about what is new and what is coming, but it never felt like a sales pitch. It has also been great to network with fellow developers to hear about what they are working on in their jobs."
— Katie Gray, The University of Texas at Austin
"This conference has done a great job of getting attendees to mingle and network. I've enjoyed the talks but the social aspects of this conference has been great. I've met a lot of great people and hope to see them at future conferences."
— Timothy Franzke, Ascend Learning
"I have learned a lot about Azure, VSTS, DevOps and ML from this event. I am planning to implement DevOps using Visual Studio Team Services for my organization. This will be biggest change for our IT software deployment procedures. I am inspired by this event and planning to build a first Bot with help of LUIS to help our productions and quality operations."
— Chinmay Trivedi, Essar Steel Algoma Inc.