Sell Your Boss

Sell Your Boss

Copy this note into an email to your manager to prove the value of your attendance at any of the 5 co-located events that make up Live! 360 DEV. You may also want to remind them that if you send 3 or more employees from your company, you can save $500 off per full conference registration.

Dear <manager-name- >:

I would like to attend Live! 360 DEV, March 10 – 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. This conference has the most developer-focused content in the industry, and is comprised of these 5 co-located events:

  • Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas
  • SharePoint Live!
  • SQL Server Live!
  • Modern Apps Live!
  • Web Dev Live!

The conference is produced by the publishers of MSDN Magazine, Redmond Magazine, and Virtualization Review Magazine and is supported by Microsoft.

The 5 days of sessions and workshops at Live! 360 DEV will:

  • Grant me access to five (5) events, and literally hundreds of sessions that address the most relevant development topics and challenges faced by businesses just like ours.
  • Improve my technical skills and make me a more valuable asset to the company.
  • Give me the opportunity to learn from both Microsoft and industry experts.
  • Make me more efficient and productive by shaving time and endless cycles off my projects. Saving even 10 minutes an hour, would give me over 345 hours per year to spend on other critical projects.
  • Allow me to network with other professionals in different industries to share best practices and gain new perspectives on the technology I work with daily.
  • Open new avenues for me to find solutions for our biggest business and technology challenges.

The five conferences provide in-depth real-world training on:

Visual Studio Live!

  • Visual Studio 2012 / .NET 4.5
  • Windows 8.1 / WinRT
  • Azure / Cloud Computing
  • Data Management
  • Office

SQL Server Live!

  • SQL Server Features & Components
  • SQL Server Tools, Tricks, and Techniques
  • BI, Big Data and Data Visualization
  • SQL Server for the Developer
  • SQL Server in the Cloud

SharePoint Live!

  • SharePoint, Office 365 and the Cloud
  • High-Value SharePoint Workloads: Social, Search, BI, and Business Process Automation
  • Developing Apps and Solutions for SharePoint

Modern Apps Live!

  • A unique, singular topic focus, giving a complete picture of what goes into building a modern app for Windows 8, iPad, and Windows Phone 8 devices that all interact with state-of-the-art backend services running in public or private clouds.
    Web Dev Live!
  • Web and JavaScript Development
  • Mobile Development
  • HTML5
  • And Much More!

If you have any questions about the Live! 360 DEV events, please let me know, and I will share the conference literature with you. You can also view the conference website at There are several conference packages available to purchase, ranging from a full conference and hotel package to one day passes.

Thank you for considering my request.