One business resolution worth keeping is making a commitment to attend more in-person networking and education events. For professionals in and around the tech industry, conferences are an excellent way to get up to speed with the latest developments, find great new services, and get a read on potential clients and customers; you never know who else you’ll meet. Here is a list of essential events to attend in 2014:
2-4th April 2014, San Francisco, Moscone Centre
Build is an event which features Microsoft fundamentals and perennials from .NET to Visual Studio — but also to newer developments including Xbox One and technologies driving "differentiated user experiences".
Microsoft will be using this event as a launch for welcoming services such as Flipboard, Instagram, Waze, Vine, and Mint to its platform as well as to continue to show their adventure into apps.
Microsoft Project Conference 2014
2-5th February 2014, Anaheim, CA
Microsoft Project Conference 2014 will include content for Business Decision Makers, Project Practitioners, and Technical Professionals. With such a broad spectrum of attendees, this is surely a must for the networking alone. The full session list holds nearly 100 sessions so there is also plenty to see, do and discover.
Microsoft TechEd North America 2014
12-15th May 2014, Houston
TechEd North America is quite simply Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers. This event provides the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise.
Lync Conference 2014
18-20th Feb 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada
Lync Conference is the premier worldwide gathering of the entire Lync community, coming together to learn, share and connect. This year’s event held in Las Vegas offers even more including breakout sessions, interactive labs, and networking events which are sure to give you every resource you need.
QCon London 2014
5-7th March 2014, London
This is a little different from other events as it is a practitioner-driven conference designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.