Get the latest on building the innovative apps of the future right now – at Connect(); 2017

Promo graphic for Connect developer event coming to New York City

The inspiration for our Connect(); event has always been about developers and the innovative applications they create. I am excited to announce our popular and highly anticipated Connect(); 2017 returns Nov. 15-17.

From the earliest days of computing, developers have shaped the future and changed the world. We’re at a critical inflection point where cloud, data and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing how humans interact with technology. Connect(); 2017 will show how we’re empowering developers to lead this new digital revolution by creating apps that will have a profound impact on the world.

Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie, alongside leading industry innovators, will share what’s next for developers across a broad range of Microsoft and open source technologies. In addition to live streaming the keynote from New York City, we have over 75 engineering-led, on-demand sessions and live hands-on training planned for this year’s event.

Whether you are creating cloud native-applications, targeting the edge of devices and Internet of Things, infusing your apps with AI, or just getting started, Connect(); 2017 will equip you with the tools and skills you need to build the apps of the future.  

I hope you will tune in and join us in November for what promises to be our best Connect(); yet!


Mitra Azizirad is Corporate VP of Cloud Application Development, Data and AI Marketing, leading product marketing for developer and data platform offerings within Microsoft’s Cloud+Enterprise group. Mitra is also responsible for Microsoft’s strategy to democratize AI and make it accessible to every developer, and leads product marketing for AI-related products and services.