August 12-16, 2019 Microsoft Campus

Choose VSLive! For:
  • In-depth Developer Training on
    the Microsoft Stack
  • Unparalleled Networking
  • World-Class Speakers
  • Sightseeing in the Pacific Northwest

In-depth Technical Content on:

  • AI, Data and Machine Learning
  • Cloud, Containers and Microservices
  • Delivery and Deployment
  • Developing New Experiences
  • DevOps in the Spotlight
  • Full Stack Web Development
  • .NET Core and More
Welcome to VSLive!
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Your Microsoft HQ Adventure starts here! Customize your developer training experience with over 7 tracks, 60 sessions, 2 hands-on labs, and 3 workshops on the Microsoft Stack to choose from. Add the networking opportunities with featured speakers and your peers to create your own adventure itinerary. Explore everything Microsoft HQ and the Pacific Northwest have to offer and further your education at the same time!

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Meet Your Tech Guides

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  • Dustin Campbell Principal Software Engineer, .NET Developer Experience Team Microsoft
  • Cody Beyer Program Manager - Visual Studio for Mac Microsoft
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  • Jim Wooley Senior Delivery Principal Slalom Consulting
  • Scott Hunter VP of Product for the Azure Developer Experience team Microsoft
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Visual Studio Live! instructors possess real-world experience and deep technical knowledge. Let these expert trainers and Microsoft insiders guide you through your conference journey to tech enlightenment.

Start Planning Your Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ Experience

Check out the topics covered all week long

  • .NET
  • Angular
  • Apache Spark
  • ASP.NET Core
  • ASP.NET Core 2.X
  • Augmented reality
  • Azure Databricks
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Blazor
  • Bootstrap 4
  • Building a Strong Team
  • C#
  • Cloud-Native .NET Development
  • Continues Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Cosmos DB
  • Data Pipelines
  • Deep Learning
  • Delegates
  • Dependency Injection
  • DevOps
  • DevSecOps
  • Docker
  • Entity Framework Core
  • Microsoft Cognitive services
  • MVVM
  • Power BI
  • Scrum
  • Security
  • Serverless
  • Serverless, AI and Cross-platform Clients
  • SQL Server 2019
  • The latest T-SQL language enhancements
  • UX Design Fundamentals
  • Visual Studio 2019
  • Visual Studio for Mac
  • Web Development
  • WebAssembly
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • WPF
  • Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms
  • Xamarin Visual Design System

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Now you can extend your conference experience with the VSLive! Conference On-Demand Package and get access to every Microsoft HQ conference session for one year.

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Hands On Labs

Visual Studio Live! Microsoft Headquarters offers three instructor-led, pre-conference Hands-On Labs. Get intensive in-depth training to complete your conference experience.


Monday, August 12, 2019

  • Pre-Conference Full Day
    Hands-On Labs

    8:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Lunch @ The Mixer – Microsoft Store & Visitor Center

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Pre-Conference
    Hands-On Labs Continue

    2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Breakout Sessions

    8:00 am – 9:15 am

  • Breakout Sessions

    9:30 am – 10:45 am

  • Keynote

    11:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Lunch – Visit Exhibits

    12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

  • Welcome Reception

    4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Breakout Sessions

    8:00 am – 9:15 am

  • Breakout Sessions

    9:30 am – 10:45 am

  • General Session

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Sponsored Break

    2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday Night Event

    6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Breakout Sessions

    8:00 am – 9:15 am

  • Breakout Sessions

    9:30 am – 10:45 am

  • Breakout Sessions

    11:00 am – 12:15 pm

  • Lunch @ The Mixer
    Microsoft Store & Visitor Center

    12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Post-Conference Workshops

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hear from Past Attendees

  • I return to Visual Studio Live! year after year (this is my third!) to see not only what bleeding edge technologies are being introduced, but to also see which technologies are fading; this helps me steer my organization in the right direction for our development needs. So many ideas gleaned from VSLive!, from Web APIs talking to SPA clients, to .NET Core, have helped me greatly!” — John Kasarda, Accuquote

  • Not only is the VSLive! content as good or better than other conferences, but it occurs multiple times a year in multiple locations so I am able to schedule it around my work and personal schedules. Being able to spend a few days focusing on many of the new frameworks and patterns gives me the ability to decide what to research further and to set aside.” — Jude Yakamavage, Lehigh County Government Center

  • I have been looking forward to attending the event for some years and I was finally able to come. I need to help keep my company current and secure. I am advocating for more test-driven dev and using more async as a resulting of attending the conference!” — Yessenia Figueroa, 1-800-Contacts

  • Last year, I got so much out of the SOLID principle sessions – it gave me great perspective on the subject. This year, I loved the HoloLens introduction. I work for an aerospace company, and I can see that the technology will be utilized for assembly, 3D design, 3D inspection and many other applications in the near future!” — Mani Nazari, IT Factory Automation Systems

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Event Partners

  • Event Partner
    Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft offers a wide range of innovative products and services designed to help individuals and organizations realize their full potential.

Gold Sponsors

  • Gold Sponsor
    Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications. The creator of the award-winning Telerik .NET and Kendo UI JavaScript user interface components/controls, reporting solutions and productivity tools, Progress offers all the tools developers needs to build high-performant modern apps with outstanding UI. Learn more about the Progress developer tools at: or 1-781-280-4000.


  • Exhibitor
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