A Message from the Conference Chairs

Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 are out and share common APIs.  Add to that the industry-wide HTML 5 push, NoSQL and various enhancements to Windows Azure reaching general availability, and you can see how the whole Microsoft software development stack continues to evolve and improve.

We think there's a great way to digest these changes and seize their collective opportunity. And that's to hear about them directly from the finest expert speakers in the business, in sunny Orlando, Florida this November.

We're Andrew Brust and Rocky Lhotka, and as Conference Co-Chairs for Visual Studio Live! Orlando, we'd like to personally invite you to join us at the magnificent Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, where we'll have some of the best content and speakers that you'll find at a technical conference.

We've put together a blockbuster lineup of sessions on: Windows 8.1/WinRT, Azure/Cloud Computing, Web and JavaScript Development, Data Management, Mobile Development, and Microsoft Visual Studio /.NET Framework. These sessions burrow deep into the new subjects you need to master and the fundamentals that are always important.

Plus, Visual Studio Live! is once again a part of Live! 360, which means we've worked with the other conference chairs to ensure our content is aligned with the co-located technology tracks at Live! 360. This gives you the unique chance to focus on SQL Server, SharePoint and Modern Apps in addition to the leading-edge and relevant .NET development content you've come to expect from Visual Studio Live!.

Hardcore content from independent experts isn't a luxury. With so much change in the Microsoft stack, it's a necessity. Visual Studio Live! and Live! 360 are here to help you master it.

We hope to see you in Orlando!

Andrew Brust   Rockford Lhotka
Conference Co-Chair   Conference Co-Chair
Visual Studio Live! Orlando   Visual Studio Live! Orlando


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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