MSDN Flash - August 08, 2011 - Volume 15, Number 13

September 05, 2011 - Volume 15, Number 15
Editorial

Sanna Kuusisto

Dear readers,

TechDays 11 Bern is approaching, so here are the latest news around the conference. Firstly, a reminder that the 8th Edition of TechDays offers a separate full-day program for each audience: developers and IT Pros. Moreover, for the first time, we are providing sessions on both days in German, French and English.

  Then, an important update regarding conference topics: We will not be presenting any sessions on Windows 8 as showed at BUILD Windows conference. Instead, we will organize a separate Windows 8 event in Zürich on February 9, 2012. TechDays 11 Bern DEVELOPER DAY on October 21, 2011 will focus on the latest news on Windows Azure, Windows Phone Mango Update, Visual Studio LightSwitch and WebMatrix Beta2, as well as HTML5, Visual Studio 2010, Agile Development, SharePoint 2010 and beyond.

TechDays 11 Bern agenda will be published mid-September. Please note that until September 12, 2011 you can benefit from an early bird offer and get ticket for CHF 220 (normal price of CHF 240). We also offer discounted combo ticket for 2-days. Students have free of charge entry.

» Benefit from the early bird offer and register now to TechDays 11 Bern!

Swiss BUILD@Trivadis

BUILD Windows conference has been sold-out for a long time, but we have great news for the Swiss developers: Trivadis is organizing “Swiss BUILD@Trivadis” event enabling you join a live stream of the 2 hour keynote directly from US.

BUILD is THE conference that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows and this is your chance to join, hang out with like-minded developers and see what is possible in Windows 8.

Seats are limited, so don’t miss your chance and register now to Swiss BUILD@Trivadis!

 

Kind regards,

Sanna Kuusisto
Developer Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft Switzerland GmbH


 
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