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Microsoft Build Registration Opens, Runs May 6-8 in Seattle

For those developing applications and services for the Microsoft ecosystem, the company’s developer conference, Build, runs May 6-8 in Seattle, WA. There’s not a year goes by recently when Microsoft’s strategy changes in major ways, making this conference a must-attend annual event. This year will be even more interesting as Microsoft is moving even further away from Windows and deeper into its current revenue streams Azure and Office. Registration is now open. Those interested in attending can register at this link: https://register.build.microsoft.com/ Full conference Price: $2395.00 (does not include hotel) The full site is here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/build  

Microsoft Opens RSVP for Build Live 2018

Can’t attend Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle this year? No problem. The company is offering a live stream of the event which includes online capabilities to still connect with others at the event and through the web site. Microsoft Build Live is a free digital gathering where you’ll learn about the forces shaping the future—AI, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, App Development, and a wide range of other topics. RSVP for Microsoft Build Live to: Tune in live to keynotes and select sessions Watch on-demand sessions Interact with other developers and Microsoft experts Create and share your custom playlists and favorites   RSVP and grab the ICS file: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/events/build   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical confe...

After Ignite Microsoft Kicks off Its Tech Summit Worldwide Tour

Microsoft’s Ignite is a way for the company to cram thousands of its customers into a single location to preach its latest product message. Thousands will gather in Orlando in a few weeks to hear the message and get an overview of Microsoft’s product strategy. Even with the opportunity to amass in a single spot some customers still cannot – or just don’t – attend. To help deliver the message in a formal, but more direct way, and to continue with its outreach, Microsoft is rolling across several worldwide locations to continue its delivery. Called “Tech Summits,”  these events are heavy on cloud and offer learning opportunities for most every customer understanding level. Discover the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps at more than 70 sessio...

Episode 2: IT Pro Today PODCAST

In today’s episode we welcome Loryan Strant who joins me to talk about Office 365 and preparing for a migration to the service. Loryan then sticks around for the round table segment where we talk about patching out of date operating systems and the rapid release cycles of more Microsoft products. Thanks for tuning in! Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft to Launch Azure Developer’s Virtual Conference Series on June 21

Microsoft has been steadily moving toward more virtual events and there could be a time in the future where in-person events are clearly a secondary marketing tool for the company. Ignite, which happens in September, is a massive event that takes huge teams to plan, manage and execute. Virtual events allow the company to reach a mass audience more often and for a lot less cost. The latest addition to its virtual conference library is Microsoft Azure Opendev. Microsoft intends to host this event every 3-4 months, ensuring that Azure developers have the latest news and access to tools for developing for the company’s public cloud services. See what’s possible with open source in the cloud. Learn from community leaders about app platforms, containers, DevOps, and more. Join us live onli...

Microsoft Data Amp 2017 Keynote

Whether you’re a family-owned shop, a manufacturer with a global supply chain, or an e-commerce site, the path to greater efficiency and boosting sales is through your data. Actionable insights can transform your business—if you know to identify opportunities and optimize your operations. Get started now tapping your most valuable resource: your data. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Early Registration Open for Build 2017

Microsoft has taken the wraps off registration for it’s Build 2017 event today. Early registrations are available, but a special RSVP code is needed. Register here: https://register.build.microsoft.com/register Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

World’s Most Famous Hacker, Kevin Mitnick, to Keynote at HostingCon/Datacenter World

This is huge news. One of the most famous (and notorious) hackers and security experts, Kevin Mitnick, will be keynoting at HostingCon and Datacenter World. These events are part of the Penton technology events family – the same one that includes IT/Dev Connections. For those interested in this event and hearing Mr. Mitnick speak, check out the following resources: Press release: Kevin Mitnick to Present Keynote at Data Center World and HostingCon Events HostingCon Global 2017 Keynote: Kevin Mitnick Data Center World Global 2017 Keynote: Kevin Mitnick Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Build 2017 Web Site is Now Live

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced new dates and location for Build 2017 (May 10 – 12 in Seattle), but it took a day to get the web site updated with the new information. The Build 2017 web site is now available with updated information including an option to join the notification mailing list: http://build.microsoft.com/ Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Watch the WinHEC 2016 Keynote Right Here On-Demand

Today, at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, we joined our partners and hardware engineering creators from around the world to talk about our vision for building the next generation of modern PCs supporting mixed reality, gaming and more; to make mixed reality mainstream; and to introduce always-connected, more power efficient cellular PCs running Windows 10. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Build Schedule Change, WPC Name Change, and Envision Merged with Ignite

Microsoft today has announced some significant changes to its conferences line-up for 2017. In a blog post today, the company provides the following information: First, we are bringing our annual Microsoft Build conference to Seattle — the “cloud city” — from May 10-12, 2017. Once again, developers can hear from Microsoft engineering leaders and learn about the latest tools and technologies to boost creativity and productivity. Look for information about Microsoft Build at http://build.microsoft.com. Next, we are renaming the Worldwide Partner Conference to Microsoft Inspire, which will be held July 9-13 in Washington, D.C. This new name reflects how Microsoft and our partner community inspire each other to innovate and deliver powerful new solutions to customers. Registration for Microsof...

MVPDays Community Roadshow 2016

By Garth Jones I’m happy to announce that I will be presenting at all of the MVPDays Community Roadshows in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. This community initiative is the brain child of several of Microsoft Canada’s Top MVP’s (Most Valuable Professionals). It is our absolute pleasure to be able to share our knowledge locally allowing our communities to learn more and advance their technical knowledge base. You can follow Canadian MVP’s on Twitter #CDNMVP and #MVPHour. Expert Speakers will present topics based on their real world experience in short action packed sessions. Content will focus on the following topics: · Cloud · IT PRO · SharePoint / Office 365 · Development I will be presenting a session on Intune. To register for any of the Roadshows, select the appropriate city below. MVPDa...

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