Code, Connect & Learn at Visual Studio LIVE! in Las Vegas.

Jim Harrer

As an integral part of our Visual Studio community, we’re thrilled to extend a special invitation to Visual Studio LIVE!, from March 3-8, 2024, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This event is a hub for developers eager to explore the latest features in the IDE plus additional insights from experts in Visual Studio, Azure, and GitHub.

Microsoft is not just sponsoring but actively participating in this dynamic conference. And for our blog readers, we have an sweet offer to make this experience even more rewarding. Keep reading to learn about an exclusive discount code for blog readers, available for a limited time.


One of the highlights of Visual Studio LIVE! Las Vegas is the opportunity to hear from industry leaders during the keynote sessions. This year, we’re excited to have two keynotes from Microsoft.

The first keynote will be delivered on Tuesday by Mads Kristensen, Principal Product Manager at Microsoft. His talk, titled “Your Future is Bright with Visual Studio and AI,” will take you through some of the latest innovations in AI and Visual Studio. You’ll learn how these technologies can dramatically improve both your productivity and creativity, and you’ll get a glimpse of a fantastic future that sparks your passion for writing code like never before. Mads enjoys delighting the crowd by living on the edge and showing the latest internal builds of Visual Studio to get the audience’s reaction. You don’t want to miss this one.

The second keynote will be delivered on Wednesday by Bob Ward, Principal Architect for Microsoft Azure Data at Microsoft. His talk, titled “Developing Modern Data Applications Using the Power of AI with Azure Databases,” will show you how to build data-driven AI applications using the range of options provided by Azure Databases. You’ll learn when and where to use the different Azure Database choices, including Azure SQL Database, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Database for MySQL. You’ll also discover how to use Microsoft Copilot technologies to speed up your development and improve quality. Bob is a sought-after speaker, especially in this new gold rush where data is the new gold, and AI is the way to unlock its value.

These keynotes are sure to be informative and inspiring, so be sure to add them to your conference schedule.

Additional Speakers

In addition to the keynotes, Visual Studio LIVE! Las Vegas will feature several additional speakers from Microsoft and GitHub. These speakers will be discussing many of the latest innovations happening in their products, providing attendees with valuable insights and information.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field and learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry. Whether you’re interested in AI, data-driven applications, or the latest features in Visual Studio, there will be something for everyone at this conference.

Be sure to check out the conference schedule to see the full list of speakers, and sessions and plan your time. Remember, if you only have limited time, check out the schedule for Tuesday & Wednesday.


One of the best reasons to attend Visual Studio LIVE! Las Vegas is the opportunity to network with other Visual Studio developers. This conference brings together developers from all over the world, providing a unique opportunity to connect with others who are facing similar challenges and working on similar projects. This event is cherished for its abundant networking opportunities with fellow developers.

By attending Visual Studio LIVE! Las Vegas, you’ll have the chance to meet other developers in the trenches, share your experiences, and learn from one another. You’ll be able to discuss the latest trends and developments, exchange ideas, and collaborate on solutions to common problems.

Attending this conference is a great way to expand your professional network, make new connections, and learn from others in the industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other Visual Studio developers and experts at this event, who can help you take your skills to the next level.

Special Discount Offer – Act Now!

As we look forward to a year filled with innovative developments and opportunities, we’re excited to make this our first Visual Studio event for 2024. It’s the perfect platform to ignite your year with fresh insights into AI, intelligent app development, and data-driven business strategies. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your skills and meet other Visual Studio developers.

To ensure your spot at this essential gathering of the Visual Studio community, we have an exclusive offer: use the discount code “VSLMS” to receive a $700 discount off the standard rate on the 6-day, 5-day, and 4-day packages. This is an additional $300 off the current discount rate, making it an unbeatable opportunity. This special offer expires February 23rd, 2024.

Reserve your spot now and take advantage of this extraordinary offer. Remember, the demand is high, and the event could easily sell out.

For a direct registration with the discount applied, please click here:

And for more information about the event, visit the official website at

My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you. We are excited to help you get the most out of Visual Studio and your Visual Studio Subscription. If you’re planning to attend, please look me up, I’d love to meet you in person.

Don’t delay, join us for an enlightening and transformative experience at Visual Studio LIVE! Las Vegas.



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  • Andrew Goh 0

    Yes, its great only if you use VB,C/C++, C#, F# and Python.

    But VS doesn’t provide professional and native tools for programming in other languages like Golang, Rust, Julia, Dart & Flutter, Lisp/Clojure, Prolog, Java, Kotlin etc. I have reached a point where I despair of Microsoft ever providing these new languages for use on VS. There is some third party support for Rust, PHP, Perl etc but it doesn’t go very far.

    • Mansour Ghaoui 2

      Visual Studio being a one-stop-shop for a very wide range of programming languages, developed by very very diverse open- and closed source companies, is not realistic even voor a big company like Microsoft.

      May I suggest you write code for those languages on the IDEs and platforms that the suppliers recommend you use. Widen your horizons a bit, go beyond Visual Studio.

      • Elyor Latipov 0


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