1. We Haven't Been Around for 20 Years for Nothing. Visual Studio Live! is an event that you and your colleagues know and trust.
2. A Lot for a Little. Get 5 days of developer-focused education for an incredible low price!
3. Space Needle-like Views. We want you to learn about the most recent software and industry updates from every angle. That's why you'll get to hear from both unbiased industry experts and Microsoft insiders at your sessions.
4. It's a Wide Wide World of Topics. Visual Studio Live! offers a great selection of educational sessions for comprehensive training on Visual Studio / .NET, Cloud Computing and Services, Data Management, Windows Phone, and more.
5. Work the Workshops. You'll get to the nitty-gritty of today's hot .NET topics during pre- and post-show workshops.
6. Unparalleled Access to Experts. Sit down for some one-on-one time with the likes of Andrew Brust, Miguel Castro, Billy Hollis, Rockford Lhotka, and Deborah Kurata. Speakers at Visual Studio Live! are always able and willing to talk to you outside of sessions – it's a great opportunity to get insightful, on-point answers to some of your burning questions!
7. It is Visual Studio Live! After All. 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). LightSwitch offers high levels of productivity for building business applications and data services. 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. You're at the Source! Hear it in Redmond First! You'll get the inside scoop on what's happening in the Microsoft and developer landscape.
9. You Can Talk In Class; or after class; or at lunch; or over adult beverages. Developers, software architects and designers will all be at the conference -- take advantage of the meals and networking events to get to know your colleagues.
10. Rock Your Code on Campus! See the sights you've always heard about from the idyllic Microsoft Headquarters!