Redmond Protocols Plugfest is More than a Conference

The Redmond Protocols Plugfest began as a three-day event in 2010 dedicated to SharePoint protocols. Since then, the SharePoint Plugfest was renamed the Redmond Protocols Plugfest, extended to five days, and spread over three product groups – Microsoft Office, SQL Server and Windows.

The 5-day Microsoft event centered around Open Specifications, interoperability, and Extensibility, is from June 13-17, 2016 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.

Microsoft subject matter experts from both the support organization and the product team gather at the Plugfest to present protocol updates, to answer questions, and to debug with customers like you. View the entire Plugfest schedule with highlights such as: Big Data Consumption, Office Graph APIs, Office Add-ins, File Sharing (SMB), Windows Protocol Test Suite and Open Authoring using GitHub.

While our team at Microsoft is ready for five protocol packed days, we also know the importance of balancing work and play. The Redmond Protocols Plugfest provides opportunities to network, to eat great food, and to enjoy yourself.


Kick Back at Evening Socials


After each day, enjoy an evening event on us! This year you can look forward to fresh wood fired pizza, a barbecue dinner overlooking Bellevue, and a dinner at in.gredients – an upscale restaurant by award winning chef John Howie.


Take Advantage of Valuable Networking

[caption id="attachment_1375" align="aligncenter" width="806"]Networking Photo taken at Interop Events' May 2016 event, Extend in Paris, France[/caption]


The Redmond Protocols Plugfest is an excellent opportunity to get to know other professionals in your industry as well as Microsoft program managers and engineers. Join attendees from companies like Oracle, Riverbed, Symantec, and Alfresco to build professional relationships that last beyond the Redmond Plugfest.

Visit the Microsoft Company Store


While you’re visiting Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, enjoy a VIP pass to shop at the company store. The VIP pass entitles you to purchase up to $120 worth hardware and software at the employee price which is 10-80% off of MSRP. Don’t worry, you are welcome to purchase as many souvenir items as you’d like!


Experience the Pacific Northwest in June



You may have heard Seattle is always rainy. Luckily for the attendees of the Redmond Plugfest, you get to experience the Pacific Northwest in the summer! After the Plugfest ends at 1pm on Friday June 17th, we recommend taking a 15-minute drive to Seattle to explore the city and enjoy some of the best food in the Pacific Northwest!


Dates: June 13-17, 2016

Location: Building 20, Microsoft Campus

Redmond, WA

Register for Plugfest 2016

Don’t forget about the Windows IO Lab the following week from June 20-24!

The Windows Interoperability (IO) Lab is the opportunity to test your implementation with Microsoft Windows protocol test suites. Register with the Redmond Plugfest.


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