Apr 18 2017

More Personable Events are Back on the Upswing

You may have heard over the past couple days, but Intel is cancelling its large developer conference. The reason? The bottom line is that Intel is being smart. Intel has figured out what we’ve been professing for a few years and that is that these large, oversold vendor conferences are dying on the vine and … Continued

Apr 06 2017

IT/Dev Connections 2017 Welcomes Adaptiva as a Gold Sponsor!

What a wonderful surprise! Adaptiva has long been a strong supporter of this community in many, many ways. A lot of you may know Adaptiva already – they are the company that always gives away Harley Davidson motorcycles at places like the original MMS, TechEd, Ignite, and other big conferences. I can’t promise they’ll do … Continued

Mar 29 2017

Is There Enough Business Value in Windows 10 Creators Update?

Microsoft will be making its next big Windows 10 update (called Creators Update) available to the public on April 11, 2017. To us, the timing of this update is important. Many businesses won’t be done testing and ready to deploy this upgrade until later this year, which falls perfectly in line with IT/Dev Connections 2017. … Continued

Mar 13 2017

Welcoming the IT/Dev Connections 2017 Steering Committee to Town

IT/Dev Connections is a conference that is built for the community – by the community. And, when I say that I mean it. Over the next couple days I get to sit down with our IT/Dev Connections Steering Committee for food, fun, and meetings. We’ll be talking about things to work on for this year’s … Continued

Mar 10 2017

Replay: Visual Studio 2017 Launch – Getting Started with DocumentDB & Demos with .NET & Node.js

Our IT/Dev Connections 2017 Development and DevOps track chair, Chander Dhall, recently participated in Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2017 launch event. Chander was asked to deliver a session for the launch called “Getting started with DocumentDB, plus demos with .NET & Node.js” This is an extreme honor for Chander, but not really a surprise. Chander’s conferences and … Continued

Mar 08 2017

Watch ITDC Track Chair, Chander Dhall, at the Visual Studio 2017 Launch

We’re happy to announce that our Track Chair for Development and DevOps this year, Chander Dhall, will be delivering a session at the Visual Studio 2017 launch today! Chander is a pure expert in development and his classes are legendary. Watch today as he talks about “Getting started with DocumentDB, plus demos with .NET & … Continued

Feb 21 2017

IT/Dev Connections Proposal Submissions Closed, Next Steps

Here’s a tip for all you conference managers: Q: How do you almost double the number of speaking proposal submissions in a short period of time? A: Announce the deadline is only days away. If you’ve been following along, we extended submission acceptance over the weekend (originally scheduled to close on Friday) and were inundated … Continued

Feb 17 2017

ITDC 2017: What to Expect from the Data Platform & BI Track

For IT/Dev Connections 2017 we’re happy to have Track Chair alumni, Tim Ford, back to head-up and manage the content for the Data Platform and Business Intelligence track. Tim has been instrumental in leading this track for several years. From a personal perspective, I truly appreciate Tim’s ability, experience, and expertise to concoct a masterful … Continued

Feb 16 2017

ITDC 2017: What to Expect from the Enterprise Collaboration Track

Those that have attended IT/Dev Connections in the past know that the 2016 event was our first year where we merged two tracks. For the 2016 conference, we merged SharePoint and Exchange into a single Enterprise Collaboration track. This move was an important one for a couple reasons. First, we wanted to follow Microsoft’s lead. … Continued