Sunday, December 9, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Universal CityWalk (meet in the conference foyer)

Join other conference attendees and speakers for a casual, no-host dinner and make a few new friends while enjoying the fun and delicious themed restaurants at Universal CityWalk. This is your opportunity to meet fellow attendees and start friendships that can last for the week or even longer. Groups can break into smaller groups based on where everyone wants to dine and head off to dinner. Everyone is responsible for their own dinner.

The following speakers will be in attendance representing each conference:

Cloud & Virtualization Live!: Eric D. Boyd - Founder and CEO, responsiveX

SharePoint Live!: Dan Holme - SharePoint Conference Chair; Microsoft Technologies Evangelist, Intelliem

SQL Server Live!: Lenni Lobel – CTO, Sleek Technologies, Inc.

Visual Studio Live!: Rockford Lhotka - Visual Studio Live! Conference Co-Chair; CTO, Magenic

Dining Options include:

  • Emeril's® Restaurant Orlando
  • Jimmy Buffett's® Margaritaville®
  • Bob Marley - A Tribute to Freedom
  • The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.™
  • Hard Rock Cafe® Orlando
  • Latin Quarter™
  • NASCAR Sports Grill
  • NBA City
  • Pastamoré Ristorante & Market

EXPO Preview

Monday, December 10, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
EXPO Hall - Pacifica 7

Join us on Monday evening for drinks and snacks and to get a "sneak peek" at the Live! 360 exhibitors before the Live! 360 Keynote at 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet and network your fellow attendees early in the week and to learn about the innovations and latest technologies available from our exhibitors.

Don't forget to visit the Demo Theater during the Expo Preview to hear directly from exhibitors and enter for your chance to win a Live! 360 polo shirt and be entered into a drawing for a FREE Live! 360 2013 pass.

Live! 360 Keynotes

Pacifica 6

Join us for the Live! 360 Keynotes on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. These keynotes are the perfect way to get started on your week of learning at Live! 360. They have been designed to appeal to all four conference attendees and will be sure to leave you with great content and insights.

Windows 8 and the Flexible Workstyle - Stephen L. Rose, Sr Product Manager for Windows Commercial Team, Microsoft
Monday, December 10, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Visual Studio and the New Web Enabled Apps for Office and SharePoint 2013 - Jay Schmelzer, Director of Program Management, Visual Studio Team, Microsoft
Tuesday, December 11, 9:15am – 10:30am

Exhibitor Reception

Tuesday, December 11, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
EXPO Hall – Pacifica 7

Enjoy drinks and snacks while you explore the Live! 360 exhibits and network with fellow attendees and speakers. This is your chance to check out the latest offerings from our exhibitors to help you in daily life when you return to the office.

Don't forget to visit the Demo Theater during the Exhibitor Reception to hear directly from exhibitors and enter for your chance to win a Live! 360 polo shirt and be entered into a drawing for a FREE Live! 360 2013 pass.

Round Table Lunch

Wednesday, December 12 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Dining Tent

Plumb the knowledge and experience of your colleagues, conference speakers and exhibitors by participating in one of the Luncheon Round Tables discussions. These tables are designated with a sign and seating is on a first-come basis. There will be a wide variety of topics covering all Live! 360 events including:

Sponsor Tables

  • SQL Server Disaster Planning
  • Windows Azure: Cloud Application Performance Management
  • Debugging performance problems in production applications
  • SharePoint or Office365
  • ALM - How has agile project management affected their teams and companies
  • Windows Server 2012 and/or System Center

Visual Studio Live!

  • ASP.NET (Web Forms, MVC)
  • WPF / Silverlight
  • Visual Studio
  • Languages (VB, C#, JavaScript, Typescript)
  • ALM
  • SharePoint and Office
  • LINQ, Entity Framework, ADO.NET
  • Services (WCF, Web API, OData)
  • .NET 4.5
  • Windows Azure
  • Mobile Development
  • Visual Studio LightSwitch
  • HTML5/IE 10
  • Windows 8/WinRT apps

SharePoint Live!

  • Governance
  • Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 (Business)
  • Office 365 and Hybrid Scenarios (Technical)
  • Deployment and Upgrade (Technical)
  • Administration: UI, PowerShell & Third-Party Admin Tools
  • Search
  • Social
  • Business Intelligence
  • Collaboration: Team Sites, Projects, Tasks, Lists & Documents
  • Information Architecture
  • Business Process Automation, Forms, Workflows
  • Technical Architecture
  • Enterprise Content Management, Records Management, Compliance & e-Discovery
  • Web Content Management
  • Development Tools
  • Developing Applications and Solutions

SQL Server Live!

  • Business Intelligence / Analysis Services / PowerPivot
  • Performance Tuning
  • Reporting Services / Power View
  • Integration Services
  • Big Data
  • "Reluctant DBAs"
  • SQL High Availability
  • SQL Server 2012 New Features
  • Virtualizing SQL Server
  • Windows Azure SQL Database (SQL Azure)
  • Master Data Services/Data Quality Services

Cloud & Virtualization Live!

  • Hyper-V, SCVMM, and System Center 2012 Automation
  • The Emerging Dev/Ops Role
  • Windows Server 2012 as a Hypervisor Platform: Risks? Rewards?
  • Azure/EC2 for Developers
  • Azure/Ec2 for IT Pros
  • Best Practices in Virtual Desktop Management
  • IT Certification in the Cloud: Worth the Effort?
  • Tips, Tricks, and Tactics in Managing Office 365 and Google Apps
  • Designing Mobile Applications: Mistakes to Avoid
  • Real-World Solutions in Securing BYOD Environments

Live! 360 Dessert Luau

Wednesday, December 12, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Wantilan Luau Pavilion

We're in Orlando in December! Leave those thoughts of a cold and snowy day behind you and come celebrate the South Pacific. Mingle with your fellow attendees and speakers while enjoying an entertaining evening. The Live! 360 Dessert Luau will feature a delicious dessert buffet and you will be treated to fabulous entertainment including Polynesian dancers and fire throwers. Don't forget to try the specialty Live! 360 cocktail or your favorite Island libation.

Live! 360 Conference Wrap Up

Thursday, December 13, 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Pacifica 6

Join some of your favorite Live! 360 conference chairs and speakers as they discuss the new content presented during the conference. This is your chance to ask any final questions or to clarify what you have learned throughout the week.

Keith Ward, Editor in Chief, Visual Studio Magazine

Andrew Brust - Visual Studio Live! and SQL Server Live! Conference Co-Chair
Dan Holme - SharePoint Live! Conference Chair
Don Jones - SQL Server Live! Conference Co-Chair
Rockford Lhotka - Visual Studio Live! Conference Co-Chair
Greg Shields - Cloud and Virtualization Live! Conference Chair