Microsoft Tech Summit Toronto: December 13 – 14, 2017

Microsoft Tech Summit Toronto

Back for another year is the 2017–2018 Microsoft Tech Summit global tour and their only Canadian stop is in Toronto.

Tech Summit is a FREE event that allows you to learn the latest innovations in Microsoft products. Build your skills with the most recent cloud technologies at this technical training event for IT professionals and developers. Each stop on the tour is two days of in-depth sessions, networking opportunities, industry insights, and hands-on labs with the experts behind Microsoft’s cloud services.

Discover the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps at over 70 sessions across multiple tracks, covering a range of topics from Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, which includes Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

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Mission Mars: Toronto – June 16, 2017

Mission Mars

Microsoft is hosting a series of Mars-based technical training events around the world in June and they are stopping in Toronto. It’s also travelling to Montreal and Vancouver.

Mission Mars is a fun, space-themed day-long seminar that utilizes the latest Microsoft tools and services to solve challenging puzzles. Using Azure IoT Hub, Azure Functions and Cognitive Services, your job is to work on the red planet to  “recover the crew and get humanity’s progress back on track”.

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Build Tour Toronto – June 10, 2016

Build Tour 2016

MAY 18, 2016 UPDATE: Registration is now OPEN via https://toronto.build2016.com/register.

The Microsoft Build Tour is returning to Toronto again this year. Just like last year, the event will feature a keynote that highlights the best of Build as well as sessions and demos. You can see a tentative schedule below.

The Toronto event will take place on Friday, June 10, 2016. This is the only event listed for Canada and the only one of the nine within North America. Microsoft Technical Evangelists and lead engineers from Microsoft’s Corporate Offices will deliver the content and it will offer relevant information for ISVs and App Developers. Also included during the day are an Ask the Experts Panel Discussion and Networking Opportunities. The best part is that it is FREE!

Event registration is not open yet. However, you can show your interest by submitting your name and email address. Microsoft will notify you when registration opens.

Agenda

08:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:30 Keynote
11:30 – 13:00 Session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Sessions
17:00 – 18:00 Q & A Panel and Closing
18:00 – 19:00 Reception

Build Tour Toronto – June 12, 2015

Build Tour Toronto

JUNE 06, 2015 UPDATE: A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page has been added to the toronto.build15.com site. The page states that “Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and beverages are provided to all attendees throughout the event.” Conference presentations will be also be available after the event through Channel 9 at channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build As well, a FREE Azure Pass is also being offered to all attendees so they can get up and running with Azure in minutes. The Azure Pass gives you a new account with a $100 credit. More information can be found at toronto.build15.com/azurepass.

Microsoft recently held two highly successful conferences for developers and IT professionals called Build 2015 and Microsoft Ignite. Both events were attended by thousands of people and during each Microsoft announced exciting new advances for many of its products including Windows 10, Microsoft Azure, and Office 365.

One of the best things that Microsoft does at these events is that they film and then share all of the presentations through their video learning site Channel 9. Many of the videos are available 24-48 hours after each session concludes and viewers can stream or download them in different file qualities. As well, most include the PowerPoint files as well. Click these links to find all the session videos for Build and Ignite.

Microsoft has taken a further step this year by announcing a 26-stop world Build Tour to bring the Build 2015 experience to those who could not attend in person. Each event will showcase highlights from //build/ and include a deep dive for developers into the Windows 10 platform. There will also be coding sessions and demos across multiple devices. Each location will have Partner showcases and Q & A sessions with Microsoft engineers. The best part is that it is FREE!

The only Canadian stop on the tour will be //build/Toronto on June 12, 2015 at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. Joe Stegman, Group Program Manager for Microsoft’s XAML User Interface (UI) team, will be delivering the day’s keynote address. There will also be sessions by other Microsoft staffers including:

  • Jeff Burtoft, Senior Program Manager for Developer Experience at Microsoft.
  • Nikola Metuleva, a Program Manager in the Engineering Engagement and Evangelism (EEE) group.
  • Vlad Kolesnikov, a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft Developer Experience group.

To find more information on the event or to register, visit //build/Toronto.