General Sessions

Want a front-row seat to the future of technology? View the Visual Studio Live! general sessions to learn what’s hot on today’s tech landscape and what exciting developments lie ahead for this year and beyond.

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Learn About Mobile DevOps with Xamarin, App Center and Azure DevOps (KEY) - New Orleans 2019

Donovan Brown Explore Microsoft's complete mobile DevOps offering. Learn how to use Xamarin for development, App Center Test Cloud for testing and for beta distribution and analytics and Azure DevOps for CI/CD to automate your solution deployment. During this session, we show you the products that ..


Keynote: .NET: To Infinity and Beyond - (Keynote) - Chicago 2019

James Montemagno As the software development industry moves at a blazing fast pace so does .NET. .NET leads the way across a multitude of platforms including web, IoT, desktop, mobile, wearables, and so many more. In this session we will take you through the journey of a .NET developer creating apps..


General Session: Actually, It’s Open Source That’s Eating the World - (GEN_SESS) - Chicago 2019

Edward Thomson When Edward Thomson joined Microsoft ten years ago, open source was still “a cancer”. But a decade later, the world has changed. Software isn’t eating the world anymore, now open source is eating the world and GitHub has become the largest developer community on the planet. Edward wi..


Cloud Native Development with .NET Core - (GEN_SESS) - San Diego 2019

Scott Hunter & Shayne Boyer With recent investments made to make .NET more open and portable so it could run anywhere with Linux and Docker support, .NET Core is better than ever for building cloud-native apps. We'll go beyond the basic features of ASP.NET to look at how you can use .NET Core all-u..


Azure and the Internet of Things—Why Modern Developers Should Care (GEN SESS) - New Orleans 2019

Peter Provost The Internet of Things, often shortened to IoT, is everywhere we look these days. From industry pundits to blogs and even the non-technical mainstream press, IoT is becoming a topic of conversation. From startups to all the major cloud vendors, you'll find a rich set of se..


AI for the Rest of Us - (Keynote) - San Diego 2019

Damian Brady Artificial Intelligence, once science fiction, is increasingly present in our daily lives. We're seeing AI everywhere, from shopping websites to camera apps to cars. What does this mean for the software we're writing today? AI is not just for that long-shot weekend startup, but for the..


.NET Core 3 (General Session) - Microsoft HQ 2019

Scott Hunter This session with Scott Hunter will cover the present and future of .NET. We'll learn about new scenarios that .NET Core 3.0 will enable for big data, machine learning, desktop development and new features in C# 8. Plus, we will look at what is coming in ASP.NET Core including gRPC (co..