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Join the unofficial #MSInpire dev party from the comfort of your own home or office.

In the third week of July, Microsoft will be hosting its annual partner conference—Microsoft Inspire. Held this year in Las Vegas, Inspire will be co-located for the first time with Microsoft Ready, which is Microsoft’s internal sales and marketing kickoff. The idea, apparently, is that by bringing partners and employees together in one place, there will be more opportunity for collaboration.

So as a developer, why would you care? Sounds like a business/sales/marketing-type thing. Other than not wanting to miss the opportunity to be in Vegas in July, you’re probably right. However, with that many people in one place, waiting to hear what Microsoft thinks is important, there are bound to be some developer folks around to tell the story.

So on Tuesday, July 17, I’m heading to Vegas with Dee Dee Walsh from and Richard Campbell from .NET Rocks! to bring the party and info to you. A summer staycation for developers, if you will. We’ll have a party on Twitter where you can win cool prizes from various Visual Studio partners (kind of like being on the show floor) and we’ll have some interviews with Microsoft folks (and some surprise guests) on Facebook Live (like some lightning round sessions).

Here’s the skinny about how to join in the fun on Tuesday, July 17.

(all times PT)


Where to Tune In

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Facebook Live from Vegas

We’ll start the day with Facebook Live interviews with folks from Microsoft. Tune into to watch throughout the hour.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Party on Twitter
Join us for a party on Twitter! Hosted live from .NET Rocks! Richard Campbell’s Twitter account, we will share technical demos/facts from Visual Studio partners, give away cool prizes for answering questions, and surprise you with a few live twitter broadcasts. To participate, simply tune into between noon and 1 p.m. PT on July 17 and answer questions using the hashtag #MSInspireDev

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Facebook Live from Vegas

We’ll finish the day the way we started—with Facebook Live interviews with folks from Microsoft. This time, tune into to watch throughout the hour.


Sara Faatz
About the Author

Sara Faatz

Sara Faatz leads the Telerik and Kendo UI developer relations team at Progress. She has spent the majority of her career in the developer space building community, producing events, creating marketing programs, and more. When she's not working, she likes diving with sharks, running, and watching hockey.


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