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Visual Studio Live! is on a Campaign for Code in 2016, in support of .NET education. We're taking a swing through our home state, and couldn't be more excited about rallying @ Microsoft Headquarters in beautiful Redmond, WA.

From August 8 – 12, developers, software architects, engineers, designers and more will convene for five days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform. Hone your coding mettle in Visual Studio, ASP.NET, Angular, Cross Platform, SQL Server, and so much more. Plus, you'll be at the heart of it all: eating lunch with the Blue Badges, rubbing elbows with Microsoft insiders, exploring the campus, all while expanding your development skills and the ability to create better apps!

The Visual Studio Live! conference team is hard at work on the agenda to create the best session and speaker lineup possible!

Give your code a voice: register to join us today.


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  • Conference Chairmen

    Brian Randell joins Andrew Brust and Rockford Lhotka to bring you meaningful content, leading speakers and a winning Visual Studio Live! agenda.

  • Topics for Today

    Get better at what's available, and get ready for what's coming. We delve deep into the topics that matter most in your world today, covering practical knowledge, fundamentals, new technologies, and futures.

  • A Forum for YOU

    At Visual Studio Live!, we have a 23 year (and counting!) history of being THE trusted source for premier developer training. Focused content on what you care about the most is what we do best.

  • These are the Champions

    Our speakers are experts in their field. Visual Studio Live! gives you the opportunity to not only learn from them in-session, but to also have unparalleled access to them during the week.

  • Home State Advantage

    Microsoft Headquarters will host all Visual Studio Live! sessions in Redmond. Our host hotel is the chic Hyatt in Bellevue, WA, a short shuttle ride from MSFT HQ.

  • Have Your Voice Heard

    Visual Studio Live! gives you countless opportunities to network with your fellow attendees at meals, evening events, and special networking sessions.


THE VISUAL STUDIO LIVE! Editorial Team is hard at work developing the agenda for our Redmond 2016 @ Microsoft Headquarters event. The full conference agenda will be available in March 2016.

Focus Topics:

  • Visual Studio / .NET
  • Windows Client
  • Mobile Client
  • JavaScript / HTML5 Client
  • Cloud Computing
  • Database and Analytics


August 8, 2016

Pre-Conference Workshops

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch @ The Mixer – Microsoft Store& Visitor Center

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

August 9, 2016

Opening Keynote

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakout Sessions

9:15 am – 10:30 am

10:45 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Welcome Reception

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

August 10, 2016

General Session

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakout Sessions

9:15 am – 10:30 am

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Evening Event

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

August 11, 2016

Breakout Sessions

8:00 am – 9:15 am

9:30 am – 10:45 am

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

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

August 12, 2016

Post-Conference Workshops

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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