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2021 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.

Editor's Note: An asterisk ( * ) indicates a schedule or venue change, while a strikethrough indicates a cancellation.

Did we miss something? E-mail [email protected] to let us know of any events we didn't include.

Event Date Location Audience
Citrix Service Provider Kickoff - Technical Track
Hosted by: Citrix
Feb. 24-25 Virtual Service providers
SQLSaturday
Hosted by: PASS
Feb. 27 Virtual DBAs, data professionals, SQL Server professionals
CAM Training 101
Hosted by: CompTIA
March 1-5 Virtual Partners
Channel Partners Virtual
Hosted by: Informa PLC
March 2-4 Virtual MSPs, VARs
Microsoft Ignite
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 2-4 Virtual IT professionals, developers
Citrix Partner Marketing Kickoff
Hosted by: Citrix
March 3-10 Virtual Partners
Implementing Least Privilege and Allow-Listing in the Real World
Hosted by: 1105 Media
March 4-5 Virtual IT professionals
XChange+
Hosted by: The Channel Company
March 7-11 Orlando, Fla. and Virtual Solution providers
Esri Developer Summit
Hosted by: Esri
March 9-11 Virtual Developers
Technology and Solutions Summit
Hosted by: HPE
March 15-18 Virtual Partners, solution architects
Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp
Hosted by: Directions on Microsoft
March 15-19 Virtual IT procurement specialists, partners
DynamicsCon
Hosted by: Innovia
March 16-18 Virtual Dynamics 365 users, administrators and partners
Security & Risk Management Summit
Hosted by: Gartner
March 17-18 Virtual CISOs, IT security professionals
Analytics in Unison: Understanding Data Warehousing, Data Lakes, Big Data and BI
Hosted by: 1105 Media
March 23-24 Virtual Developers, DBAs, data engineers, architects
Security & Risk Management Summit
Hosted by: Gartner
March 23-24 Virtual CISOs, IT security professionals
Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference
Hosted by: M365Conferences
March 23-25 Las Vegas, Nev. Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Power Platform administrators
NDC Manchester
Hosted by: NDC Conferences
March 23-26 Virtual Developers
WITS Virtual Summit
Hosted by: The Women In Tech Summit
March 24-26 Virtual IT professionals
RISE
Hosted by: Connected Intelligence Limited
March 25 Virtual IT decision makers, C-level
Applied AI Summit
Hosted by: RE•WORK
March 25-26 Boston, Mass. AI professionals, IT decision makers
MVP Global Summit
Hosted by: Microsoft
March 28-April 2 Virtual Microsoft MVPs
Infosecurity Data & Cloud Expo
Hosted by: Jaarbeurs B.V.
March 31-April 1 Brussels, Belgium CIOs, IT security professionals
Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event
Hosted by: Microsoft
April 6 Virtual Dynamics 365 and Power Platform administrators
IT Sales and Marketing Boot Camp
Hosted by: Technology Marketing Toolkit Inc.
April 6-9 Nashville, Tenn. Partners
Days of Knowledge
Hosted by: Directions 4 Partners
April 9-10 Odense, Denmark Dynamics 365 partners
Learn to Use GitHub to do DevOps with .NET Core
Hosted by: 1105 Media
April 13-14 Virtual Developers
SMB TechFest
Hosted by: SMB TechFest
April 14-15 Virtual Solution providers, MSPs, VARs
Directions ASIA
Hosted by: Directions 4 Partners
April 15-16 Bangkok, Thailand Dynamics 365 partners
SQLSaturday
Hosted by: PASS
April 17 Skopje, North Macedonia DBAs, data professionals, SQL Server professionals
TSIA Interact
Hosted by: Technology & Services Industry Association
April 19-21 Virtual Partners
Embedded IoT World
Hosted by: Informa PLC
April 21-22 Virtual Developers, IT decision makers
HardwareCon
Hosted by: Hardware Massive
April 22 Mountain View, Calif. IT decision makers
Digital Workplace Summit
Hosted by: Gartner
April 26-27 Virtual IT decision makers
eMerge
Hosted by: eMerge Americas
April 26-27 Miami Beach, Fla. IT decision makers
Red Hat Summit
Hosted by: Red Hat
April 27-28 Virtual IT professionals, partners
Identity & Access Management Summit
Hosted by: Gartner
April 28-29 Virtual CISOs, IT security professionals
Midsize Enterprise Summit
Hosted by: The Channel Company
May 2-4 Orlando, Fla. IT decision makers
Midwest Management Summit
Hosted by: MMSMOA
May 3-6 Bloomington, Minn. Systems management professionals
Building Your First .NET 5 MVC Application
Hosted by: 1105 Media
May 4-5 Virtual Developers, data engineers, architects
VeeamON
Hosted by: Veeam
May 4-5 Hollywood, Fla. Data management professionals, partners
Cloud Summit
Hosted by: Ingram Micro Inc.
May 4-6 Miami Beach, Fla. Cloud professionals, partners
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
Hosted by: The Linux Foundation
May 4-7 Virtual Open source professionals
Innovia Customer Conference
Hosted by: Innovia
May 5-6 South Bend, Ind. ISVs, Dynamics 365 administrators and partners
ChannelPro SMB Forum
Hosted by: ChannelPro Network
May 6 Chicago, Ill. and Virtual SMB partners and MSPs
Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp
Hosted by: Directions on Microsoft
May 10-14 Virtual IT procurement specialists, partners
Visual Studio Live!
Hosted by: 1105 Media
May 10-14 Austin, Texas Developers
Identity & Access Management Summit
Hosted by: Gartner
May 11-12 Virtual CISOs, IT security professionals
RSA Conference
Hosted by: RSA Security LLC
May 17-20 Virtual CISOs, IT security professionals
ElevateIT
Hosted by: Elevate Events
May 19 Irving, Texas and Virtual IT decision makers
Days of Knowledge
Hosted by: Directions 4 Partners
May 21-22 Birmingham, England Dynamics 365 partners
SPFest
Hosted by: Tech Conferences LLC
May 24-28 Dallas, Texas Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Power Platform administrators
Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit
Hosted by: Gartner
May 26-27 Virtual Developers, software architects
Infosecurity Mexico
Hosted by: Reed Exhibitions
May 26-27 Virtual IT security professionals
European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference
Hosted by: QualTech Ltd.
June 1-2 Virtual IT professionals, developers and IT decision makers
Integrate
Hosted by: Kovai Limited
June 1-3 Virtual IT decision makers
Computex
Hosted by: Taiwan External Trade Development Council
June 1-4 Taipei, Taiwan and Virtual IT professionals
Avaya ENGAGE
Hosted by: Avaya
June 6-9 Orlando, Fla. UC professionals and partners
AngleBrackets & AngularMix
Hosted by: DEVintersection
June 8-10 Orlando, Fla. Developers
Cisco Live
Hosted by: Cisco
June 8-10 Virtual IT professionals
Infosecurity Europe
Hosted by: Reed Exhibitions
June 8-10 London, England IT security professionals
Microsoft Azure + AI Conference
Hosted by: DEVintersection
June 8-10 Orlando, Fla. Developers, data scientists, data engineers
ChannelPro SMB Forum
Hosted by: ChannelPro Network
June 9 Dallas, Texas and Virtual SMB partners and MSPs
Digital Workplace Summit
Hosted by: Gartner
June 14-15 Virtual IT decision makers
European Collaboration Summit
Hosted by: Nubelus UG
June 14-16 Wiesbaden, Germany Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Power Platform administrators
Red Hat Summit
Hosted by: Red Hat
June 15-16 Virtual IT professionals, partners
DattoCon
Hosted by: Datto
June 21-23 Seattle, Wash. MSPs
IT Nation Explore
Hosted by: ConnectWise
June 21-23 Orlando, Fla. Partners
Collision
Hosted by: Connected Intelligence Limited
June 21-24 Toronto, Ontario, Canada IT decision makers, C-level
Learn to Build and Run Cloud-Native .NET Code
Hosted by: 1105 Media
June 22-23 Virtual Developers
Mobile World Congress
Hosted by: GSM Association
June 28-July 1 Barcelona, Spain IT decision makers
Commsverse
Hosted by: Commsverse Ltd.
June 29-30 Weybridge, U.K. IT professionals
ChannelPro SMB Forum
Hosted by: ChannelPro Network
July 8 Raleigh, N.C. and Virtual SMB partners and MSPs
Microsoft Inspire
Hosted by: Microsoft
July 14-15 Virtual Partners
SMB TechFest
Hosted by: SMB TechFest
July 14-15 Virtual Solution providers, MSPs, VARs
SPFest
Hosted by: Tech Conferences LLC
Juy 26-30 Chicago, Ill. Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Power Platform administrators
Black Hat
Hosted by: Informa PLC
July 31-Aug. 5 Las Vegas, Nev. IT security professionals
Open Source Summit
Hosted by: The Linux Foundation
Aug. 4-6 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Open source professionals
Visual Studio Live!
Hosted by: 1105 Media
Aug. 9-13 Redmond, Wash. Developers
Data Center World
Hosted by: Informa PLC
Aug. 16-19 Orlando, Fla. Infrastructure professionals
ChannelPro SMB Forum
Hosted by: ChannelPro Network
Sept. 2 Boston, Mass. and Virtual SMB partners and MSPs
IFA
Hosted by: Messe Berlin
Sept. 3-7 Berlin, Germany IT decision makers
AI in Finance Summit
Hosted by: RE•WORK
Sept. 9-10 New York, N.Y. AI professionals, IT decision makers
NDC Security
Hosted by: NDC Conferences
Jan. 20-22 Sept. 13-17 * Oslo, Norway Developers, security professionals
SQLSaturday
Hosted by: PASS
Sept. 18 Albuquerque, N.M. DBAs, data professionals, SQL Server professionals
SPFest
Hosted by: Tech Conferences LLC
Sept. 20-24 Washington, D.C. Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Power Platform administrators
Enterprise Connect
Hosted by: Informa PLC
Sept. 27-29 Orlando, Fla. and Virtual UC professionals and partners
European Cloud Summit
Hosted by: Nubelus UG
Sept. 27-29 Frankfurt, Germany Cloud architects and administrators, developers
Open Source Summit
Hosted by: The Linux Foundation
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Dublin, Ireland Open source professionals
ChannelPro SMB Forum
Hosted by: ChannelPro Network
Oct. 6 Atlanta, Ga. and Virtual SMB partners and MSPs
SQLSaturday
Hosted by: PASS
Oct. 9 Orlando, Fla. DBAs, data professionals, SQL Server professionals
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
Hosted by: The Linux Foundation
Oct. 12-15 Los Angeles, Calif. Open source professionals
SMB TechFest
Hosted by: SMB TechFest
Oct. 13-14 Virtual Solution providers, MSPs, VARs
Dotnetos
Hosted by: Dotnetos
Oct. 13-15 Warsaw, Poland Developers
SuiteWorld
Hosted by: Oracle NetSuite
Oct. 18-21 Las Vegas, Nev. Partners, developers
Connect IT
Hosted by: Kaseya
May 3-6 Oct. 19-22 * Las Vegas, Nev. and Virtual MSPs
WITS Virtual Summit
Hosted by: The Women In Tech Summit
Oct. 20-22 Virtual IT professionals
AI DevWorld
Hosted by: DevNetwork
Oct. 26-28 San Jose, Calif. AI professionals
European Cloud Conference
Hosted by: QualTech Ltd.
Oct. 26-28 Nice, France Cloud architects and administrators, IT professionals
Midwest Management Summit
Hosted by: MMSMOA
Oct. 26-28 Miami Beach, Fla. Systems management professionals
Directions EMEA
Hosted by: Directions 4 Partners
Oct. 27-29 Milan, Italy Dynamics 365 partners
SecTor
Hosted by: Informa PLC
Nov. 1-4 Toronto, Ontario, Canada CIOs, IT security professionals
Connect IT
Hosted by: Kaseya
Nov. 2-4 Amsterdam, Netherlands MSPs
IoT World
Hosted by: Informa PLC
Nov. 2-4 Santa Clara, Calif. Developers, IT decision makers
Infosecurity Data & Cloud Expo
Hosted by: Jaarbeurs B.V.
Nov. 3-4 Utrecht, Netherlands CIOs, IT security professionals
AI in Healthcare Virtual Summit
Hosted by: RE•WORK
Nov. 10 Virtual AI professionals, IT decision makers
IT Nation Connect
Hosted by: ConnectWise
Nov. 10-12 Virtual Partners, IT decision makers
AI for Good Summit
Hosted by: RE•WORK
Nov. 11-12 Seattle, Wash. AI professionals, IT decision makers
Live! 360
Hosted by: 1105 Media
Nov. 14-19 Orlando, Fla. Developers
ChannelPro SMB Forum
Hosted by: ChannelPro Network
Nov. 16 Los Angeles, Calif. and Virtual SMB partners and MSPs
DeveloperWeek
Hosted by: DevNetwork
Nov. 17-18 Virtual Developers
Update Conference
Hosted by: Update Conference s.r.o.
Nov. 18-19 Prague, Czech Republic Developers
SQLSaturday
Hosted by: PASS
Nov. 21 Parma, Italy DBAs, data professionals, SQL Server professionals
Cisco Live
Hosted by: Cisco
Dec. 7-10 Melbourne, Australia IT professionals

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