Sell Your Boss

Copy this note into an email to your manager to prove the value of your attendance at any of the 4 co-located events that make up Live! 360.

You may also want to remind them that if you send 3 or more employees from your company, you can save $500 off per full conference registration.

Dear <manager-name->:

I would like to attend (choose one):

  • Visual Studio Live! Orlando
  • SharePoint Live!
  • SQL Server Live!
  • Modern Apps Live!

As part of Live! 360 at the Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, FL November 18 – 22, 2013.  The conference is produced by the publishers of MSDN Magazine, Redmond Magazine, and Virtualization Review Magazineand is supported by Microsoft.

The 5 days of sessions and workshops at Live! 360 will:

  • Grant me access to four (4) events, and literally hundreds of sessions on the most relevant technology topics for our business today.
  • Improve my technical skills and make me a more valuable asset to the company.
  • Give me the opportunity to learn from both Microsoft and industry experts.
  • Make me more efficient and productive by shaving time and endless cycles off my projects. Saving even 10 minutes an hour, would give me over 345 hours per year to spend on other critical projects.
  • Allow me to network with other professionals in different industries to share best practices and gain new perspectives on the technology I work with daily.
  • Open new avenues for me to find solutions for our biggest business and technology challenges.

The four conferences provide in-depth real-world training on:

Visual Studio Live!

  • Visual Studio 2012 / .NET 4.5
  • Windows 8 / WinRT 
  • Web and JavaScript Development
  • Azure / Cloud Computing 
  • Mobile Development
  • Data Management 
  • Office

SQL Server Live!

  • SQL Server Administration & Maintenance
  • SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization
  • SQL Server Features & Components
  • SQL Server Tools, Tricks, and Techniques
  • BI, Big Data and Data Visualization
  • SQL Server for the Developer
  • SQL Server in the Cloud

SharePoint Live!

  • Keys to SharePoint Success: Strategy, Governance, Adoption
  • SharePoint Infrastructure Management and Administration
  • SharePoint, Office 365 and the Cloud
  • High-Value SharePoint Workloads: Social, Search, BI, and Business Process Automation
  • Developing Apps and Solutions for SharePoint
  • Information and Content Management: Documents, Records, and Web

Modern Apps Live!

  • Attendees will leave the conference with a complete picture of what goes into building a modern app for Windows 8, iPad, and Windows Phone 8 devices that all interact with state-of-the-art backend services running in public or private clouds.

If you have any questions about the Live! 360 events, please let me know, and I will share the conference literature with you. You can also view the conference website at There are several conference packages available to purchase, ranging from a full conference and hotel package to one day passes.

Thank you for considering my request.




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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