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2016 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

WEB EXCLUSIVE: To help you get your 2016 travel calendar in order, we've compiled a list of upcoming events geared toward those who have a stake in Microsoft technologies. The list spans behemoth Microsoft-helmed conferences like the Worldwide Partner Conference and Build, as well as smaller, third-party-sponsored regional events.

Event Name Date Location Target Audience
Citrix Summit
Hosted by: Citrix Systems, Inc.
Jan. 11-13 Las Vegas, Nev. Channel partners
System Center Universe
Hosted by: Catapult Systems
Jan. 19 Dallas, Texas Administrators, engineers, architects, project managers
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Hosted by: Microsoft
Jan. 19-20 São Paulo, Brazil IT pros, developers
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Hosted by: Microsoft
Jan. 26-27 Los Angeles, Calif. IT pros, developers
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 2-3 Mexico City, Mexico IT pros, developers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 11 Bellevue, Wash. Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 17 Washington, D.C.
Tampa, Fla.
Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
IT SMB Success Summit
Hosted by: The ASCII Group Inc.
Feb. 17-18 Austin, Texas IT pros, MSPs
TransformIT
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 18 Los Angeles, Calif. IT pros, technical decision makers
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 22-23 Dubai, United Arab Emirates IT pros, developers
EnterpriseJS
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 23 Redmond, Wash. Developers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 23 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Nashville, Tenn.
Boston, Mass.
Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
Dynamics Technical Conference
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 23-25 Seattle, Wash. Dynamics AX users, solution architects, developers
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 25-26 Bangalore, India IT pros, developers
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Hosted by: Microsoft
Feb. 29-March 1 London, England IT pros, developers
RSA Conference
Hosted by: EMC Corp.
Feb. 29-March 4 San Francisco, Calif. IT security pros
SharePoint Fest
Hosted by: SharePoint Fest LLC
March 1-3 Denver, Colo. SharePoint administrators, information architects, developers
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 3-4 Copenhagen, Denmark IT pros, developers
TechMentor
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
March 7-11 Las Vegas, Nev. Systems and network administrators, IT management
Visual Studio Live!
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
March 7-11 Las Vegas, Nev. Developers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 8 San Francisco Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
System Center Universe Asia Pacific
Hosted by: Infront Consulting
March 8-9 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Administrators, engineers, architects, project managers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 9 Philadelphia, Pa.
Detroit, Mich.
Raleigh, N.C.
Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
Data Driven
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 10 New York City, N.Y. SQL Server administrators, data analytics and BI pros
D&H West Coast Technology Show
Hosted by: D&H Distributing
March 10 Industry Hills, Calif. IT resellers
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 10-11 Hong Kong, China IT pros, developers
System Center Universe Australia
Hosted by: Infront Consulting
March 11 Melbourne, Australia Administrators, engineers, architects, project managers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 15 Hartford, Conn.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 16 Denver, Colo.
Atlanta, Ga.
Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
IT SMB Success Summit
Hosted by: The ASCII Group Inc.
March 16-17 Anaheim, Calif. IT pros, MSPs
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 22 Irvine, Calif.
Charlotte, N.C.
Dallas, Texas
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
Microsoft Data Insights Summit
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 22-23 Bellevue, Wash. Data analytics pros, Power BI administrators
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 23 Milwaukee, Wis. Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 29 Chicago, Ill. Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
Build
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 30-April 1 San Francisco, Calif. Microsoft developers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 31 Downers Grove, Ill. Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
Edge Web Summit
Hosted by: Microsoft
April 4 San Francisco, Calif. Web developers
Envision *
Hosted by: Microsoft
April 4-6 New Orleans, La. Business leaders, IT decision makers
SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
April 5 Los Angeles, Calif.
Columbus, Ohio
New York, N.Y.
Presales technical roles, sales, marketing, technical decision makers
Global Azure Bootcamp
Hosted by: Global Azure Bootcamp
April 16 Multiple cities Azure developers
DEVintersection
Hosted by: DEVintersection
April 16-22 Orlando, Fla. Microsoft developers, IT pros
eXtremeCRM EMEA
Hosted by: eXtreme LLC
April 18-21 Warsaw, Poland Dynamics CRM administrators, Microsoft partners
D&H Canada Montreal Technology Show
Hosted by: D&H Distributing
April 21 Montreal, Quebec IT resellers
Evolve
Hosted by: Xamarin Inc.
April 24-28 Orlando, Fla. Mobile developers
IT SMB Success Summit
Hosted by: The ASCII Group Inc.
April 27-28 Milwaukee, Wis. IT pros, MSPs
SharePoint Fest
Hosted by: SharePoint Fest LLC
April 27-29 Washington, D.C. SharePoint administrators, information architects, developers
PASS Business Analytics Conference
Hosted by: PASS
May 3-4 San Jose, Calif. Data analytics users, IT pros
Kaseya Connect
Hosted by: Kaseya Ltd.
May 3-5 Carlsbad, Calif. MSPs, IT pros
Decoded Open Source Conference
Hosted by: Microsoft
May 5-6 Dublin, Ireland Programmers, developers
Collab365 Summit
Hosted by: Collaboris
May 10-12 Online Microsoft IT pros, developers
Microsoft Cloud & Hosting Summit
Hosted by: Microsoft
May 10-12 Bellevue, Wash. Invitation only
Integrate
Hosted by: BizTalk360
May 11-13 London, England Microsoft integration specialists
Visual Studio Live!
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
May 16-19 Austin, Texas Developers
Scribe User Conference
Hosted by: Scribe
May 18-20 Portsmouth, N.H. MSPs, IT pros, Microsoft partners
ZertoCON
Hosted by: Zerto
May 23-25 Boston, Mass. Disaster recovery and business continuity professionals
Build Tour
Hosted by: Microsoft
May 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Barcelona, Spain
Microsoft developers
DevCon
Hosted by: Microsoft
May 25-26 Moscow, Russia Microsoft developers
IT SMB Success Summit
Hosted by: The ASCII Group Inc.
May 25-26 Baltimore, Md. IT pros, MSPs
Build Tour
Hosted by: Microsoft
May 26 Melbourne, Australia Microsoft developers
Build Tour
Hosted by: Microsoft
June 3 Pune, India Microsoft developers
HPE Discover
Hosted by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
June 7-9 Las Vegas, Nev. IT executives, architects, engineers, partners
Build Tour
Hosted by: Microsoft
June 8 Warsaw, Poland Microsoft developers
D&H Back to School Technology Show
Hosted by: D&H Distributing
June 8-10 Lancaster, Pa. IT resellers
Build Tour
Hosted by: Microsoft
June 10 Toronto, Canada Microsoft developers
Visual Studio Live!
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
June 13-16 Boston, Mass. Developers
Build Tour
Hosted by: Microsoft
June 14 London, England Microsoft developers
Automation Nation
Hosted by: LabTech Software
June 20-22 Orlando, Fla. MSPs
DattoCon
Hosted by: Datto
June 20-22 Nashville, Tenn. MSPs
Share Conference
Hosted by: The Eventful Group
June 20-22 Johannesburg, South Africa SharePoint administrators
D&H Mid-Atlantic Summer Technology Show
Hosted by: D&H Distributing
June 21 Hershey, Pa. IT resellers
IT SMB Success Summit
Hosted by: The ASCII Group Inc.
June 22-23 Miami, Fla. IT pros, MSPs
Worldwide Partner Conference
Hosted by: Microsoft
July 10-14 Toronto, Canada Microsoft partners
RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan
Hosted by: EMC Corp.
July 20-22 Singapore IT security pros
Predix Transform
Hosted by: GE
July 25-27 Las Vegas, Nev Developers, industrial IT pros and partners
Black Hat USA
Hosted by: UBM Tech
July 30-Aug. 4 Las Vegas, Nev. IT security specialists, security analysts, security architects
Visual Studio Live!
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
Aug. 8-12 Redmond, Wash. Developers
D&H New England Technology Show
Hosted by: D&H Distributing
Aug. 9 Quincy, Mass. IT resellers
SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit
Hosted by: SQLServerGeeks
Aug. 11-13 Bangalore, India Database administrators/developers, BI and Big Data professionals
IT SMB Success Summit
Hosted by: The ASCII Group Inc.
Aug. 17-18 East Brunswick, N.J. IT pros, MSPs
System Center Universe Europe
Hosted by: itnetX AG
Aug. 24-26 Berlin, Germany Administrators, engineers, architects, project managers
VMworld
Hosted by: VMware Inc.
Aug. 28-Sept. 1 Las Vegas, Nev. IT pros, business leaders
SMB Live: Differentiate Your Cloud Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Sept. 7 Bellevue, Wash. Business decision makers, sales, marketing
Scribe User Conference
Hosted by: Scribe
Sept. 7-8 Amsterdam, Netherlands MSPs, IT pros, Microsoft partners
Microsoft Global CIO Summit
Hosted by: Microsoft
Sept. 20-22 Redmond, Wash. Invitation only
D&H Canada Toronto Technology Show
Hosted by: D&H Distributing
Sept. 21 Mississauga, Ontario IT resellers
SMB Live: Execute Your Cloud Solution Architecture
Hosted by: Microsoft
Sept. 22 Los Angeles, Calif. Technical decision makers, technical sales roles
Autotask Community Live!
Hosted by: Autotask Corp.
Sept. 25-27 Miami, Fla. MSPs
Directions
Hosted by: NAV Directions
Sept. 25-28 Chandler, Ariz. Dynamics NAV partners
Data Science Summit
Hosted by: Microsoft
Sept. 26-27 Atlanta, Ga. Data scientists, Big Data engineers, machine learning practitioners
Visual Studio Live!
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
Sept. 26-29 Anaheim, Calif. Developers
Ignite
Hosted by: Microsoft
Sept. 26-30 Atlanta, Ga. IT pros, enterprise developers
SMB Live: Differentiate Your Cloud Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Sept. 27 Washington, D.C. Business decision makers, sales, marketing
IT SMB Success Summit
Hosted by: The ASCII Group Inc.
Sept. 28-29 Columbus, Ohio IT pros, MSPs
Navigate
Hosted by: Continuum Managed Services
Sept. 28-30 Boston, Mass. MSPs
Visual Studio Live!
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
Oct. 3-6 Washington, D.C. Developers
SMB Live: Execute Your Cloud Solution Architecture
Hosted by: Microsoft
Oct. 5 Detroit, Mich.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Technical decision makers, technical sales roles
IT/Dev Connections
Hosted by: Penton
Oct. 10-13 Las Vegas, Nev. IT pros, developers
SMB Live: Differentiate Your Cloud Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Oct. 11 Irvine, Calif. Business decision makers, sales, marketing
Dynamics User Group Summit
Hosted by: Dynamic Communities Inc.
Oct. 11-14 Tampa, Fla. Dynamics users
SMB Live: Execute Your Cloud Solution Architecture
Hosted by: Microsoft
Oct. 13 Tampa, Fla. Technical decision makers, technical sales roles
IT SMB Success Summit
Hosted by: The ASCII Group Inc.
Oct. 13-14 Newport, R.I. IT pros, MSPs
VMworld Europe
Hosted by: VMware Inc.
Oct. 17-20 Barcelona, Spain IT pros, business leaders
SMB Live: Differentiate Your Cloud Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Oct. 18 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Business decision makers, sales, marketing
SMB Live: Execute Your Cloud Solution Architecture
Hosted by: Microsoft
Oct. 19 Houston, Texas
Mountain View, Calif.
Technical decision makers, technical sales roles
SMB Live: Differentiate Your Cloud Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Oct. 25 Downers Grove, Ill. Business decision makers, sales, marketing
IT Edge
Hosted by: IT Edge intersection
Oct. 25-28 Las Vegas, Nev. IT pros
PASS Summit
Hosted by: PASS
Oct. 25-28 Seattle, Wash. SQL Server administrators, BI pros
Tigerpaw Partner Conference
Hosted by: Tigerpaw Software
Oct. 25-28 Omaha, Neb. Partners
SMB Live: Execute Your Cloud Solution Architecture
Hosted by: Microsoft
Oct. 27 Boston, Mass
Denver, Colo.
Technical decision makers, technical sales roles
SMB Live: Differentiate Your Cloud Practice
Hosted by: Microsoft
Nov. 2 Cincinnatti, Ohio Business decision makers, sales, marketin
Dynamics U.S. Industry Summit
Hosted by: Microsoft
Nov. 2-4 San Diego, Calif. Dynamics partners, ISVs
MVP Summit
Hosted by: Microsoft
Nov. 7-10 Redmond, Wash. Microsoft MVPs
D&H Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Show
Hosted by: D&H Distributing
Nov. 9 Hershey, Pa. IT resellers
European SharePoint Conference
Hosted by: QualTech
Nov. 14-17 Vienna, Austria SharePoint and Office 365 administrators
Connect()
Hosted by: Microsoft
Nov. 16-17 Online Microsoft developers
Kaseya Connect Europe
Hosted by: Kaseya Ltd.
Nov. 16-17 Barcelona, Spain MSPs, IT pros
Unity Connect
Hosted by: IT Unity
Nov. 16-18 Haarlem, Netherlands Microsoft IT pros, developers
HPE Discover
Hosted by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 London, England IT executives, architects, engineers, partners
TechMentor
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
Dec. 5-9 Orlando, Fla. Systems and network administrators, IT management
Live! 360
Hosted by: 1105 Media Inc.
Dec. 5-9 Orlando, Fla. IT pros, developers
SharePoint Fest
Hosted by: SharePoint Fest LLC
Dec. 6-9 Chicago, Ill. SharePoint administrators, information architects, developers
* Replaces Convergence

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