In 2016, Microsoft completely redesigned the core architecture of .NET framework and ASP.NET. It announced .NET Core 1.0 as an open source, cross platform, and modular platform for developing web apps, console applications, libraries, and microservices. Likewise, it announced ASP.NET Core 1.0 as a cross-platform framework which helps Dot Net Developers for developing modern web applications, cloud-based apps, and mobile backend.

Microsoft recently announced .NET Core Tools 1.0 to accelerate .NET application development. The company even updated the .NET Standard to facilitate Android and iOS mobile app development on Windows platform. Hence, it becomes essential for .NET professionals to track the latest developments in Microsoft products and learn the updated standards. TheDot Net Developers can easily learn and discuss various Microsoft products with other developers, project managers, and experts by attending relevant conferences on a regular basis.

9 Major Conferences Dot Net Developers must attend in 2017

Microsoft Build 2017

Schedule: 10th May 2017 to 12th May 2017

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

The annual conference organized by Microsoft helps participants to learn about the latest development in .NET, ASP.NET and Visual Studio. Also, it covers relevant topics including .NET Standard Library, ASP.NET Core, Edge browser, and Kortana. The .NET developers must attend the conference to learn the best practices for building cross-platform software apps with Microsoft products.


Schedule: 21st May 2017 to 24th May 2017

Location: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

The fifth editions of DEVIntersection covers ASP.NET, Visual Studio, SharePoint, Azure  and SQL along with hottest software development trends like cloud computing and DevOps. The participants also get a chance to attend over 150 sessions conducted by Microsoft and industry experts. They can even get effective training on the 2017 new releases.

Microsoft Inspire

Schedule: 9th July 2017 to 13th July 2017

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

The annual event enables .NET professionals to meet and interact with Microsoft leaders and partners. The participants can attend several sessions to access latest updates on popular Microsoft products including ASP.NET Core and Visual Studio. They further get a chance to expand their professional networks by connecting with Microsoft employees and industry experts.

Visual Studio Live!

Schedule: 14th August 2017 to 18th August 2017

Location: Microsoft HQ, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA

The .NET professionals can attend a number of Visual Studio Live! conferences at various locations. They further get a chance to avail unbiased and practical developer training by attending seminars, workshops, and networking events over five days. The conference also covers ASP.NET, Visual Studio, HTML5 and JavaScript along with mobile app development and database analytics.


Schedule: 9th September 2017

Location: 1721 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233

The one-day conference aims to bring together .NET professionals from various regions. The .NET developers can attend MKE DOT NET to share their ideas, discover programming best practices, and explore new ideas. They will also get a chance to listen to the keynote speech delivered by Maria Naggaga, a program manager on .NET and Visual Studio.

Microsoft Ignite

Schedule: 25th September 2017 to 29th September 2017

Location: Orlando, Florida

The annual event helps .NET professionals to discover new development tools and access deep technical training. The participants also get a chance to access over 1000 hours of content by attending over 700 sessions. The participants can connect with the tech community to discuss emerging software development issues and share best practices.

.NET DeveloperDays

Schedule: 18th October 2017 to 20th October 2017

Location: EXPO XXI, Warsaw, Poland

The annual event is regarded as the biggest .NET event in Central and Eastern Europe. It brings together .NET developers, testers, and project managers from various regions, and provides them with a platform to discuss their work, knowledge, and skills. The participants can even attend several technical sessions and listen to speeches delivered by eminent speakers over a period of three days.

IT/DEV Connections

Schedule: 23rd October to 26th October

Location: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

The event will cover .NET Core, ASP.NET and Visual Studio along with SharePoint, SQL Server, and Azure. Also, the 5 technical and 1 sponsored topic tracks will enable participants to access content generated by industry experts and solution providers. The .NET professionals will also get a chance to discuss emerging software development trends like DevOps, cloud and data center, data platforms, business intelligence, and enterprise collaboration.

.NET Conf UY

Schedule: 23rd October 2017 to 27th October 2017

Location: Antel Auditorium, Montevideo, Uruguay

Dot Net developers must attend the discuss .NET Core, Windows 10, Visual Studio and Xamarin, along with emerging software development trends like DevOps and Internet of Things (IoT). The conference allows them to learn better programming techniques and best practices by participating in a one day workshop. Also, they can discuss various aspects of .NET technologies with IT professionals and industry leaders from various regions.

On the whole, Dot Net developers have the option to attend several .NET events and conferences in 2017. Most conferences cover important technologies like .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Visual Studio, SQL, and Windows 10. But the schedule and venues of individual .NET conferences differ. That is why; the .NET developers must register for relevant conferences based on their location and professional assignments.

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