TechDays Online 20th, 21st & 22nd Feb 2017


Join us on 20, 21 and 22 February for the first Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) led TechDays Online of 2017. On day one, MVPs and community leaders will delve into the World of Mobile Development, BOTs and Data Science followed by day two, where MVPs from around the Globe will share their knowledge of cross platform development on Microsoft Azure. Day three will end this online event with a look to the future with Blockchain, Quantum Computing and Deep Learning.

As always, each session will be led by MVPs from the UK and across the World, along with Microsoft Technical Evangelists.  It is a three day online event ‘not to be missed’.  The full agenda will be published in early January 2017, and each day will begin at 10.00am and end at 4.00pm

All MVP led sessions will appear live on Channel 9.

Please find below the full agenda for MVP led TechDays Online 


20 February 2017:

10.00am: Data, data, data – How and Where to store in on Azure? With Microsoft’s David Gristwood and Amy Nicholson 11.00am:
Conversational UI using the Microsoft Bot Framework with Microsoft’s Simon Michael and MVPs James Mann and Gary Pretty

12.00pm: Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services: Make your bot smarter! With Microsoft’s Simon Michael and MVPs James Mann and Gary Pretty

1.00pm: The best kept secret, Document DB with Microsoft’s Andrew Fryer and MVP Allan Mitchell

2.00pm: Let’s discuss Server-less with Microsoft’s Andrew Fryer and MVP Rik Hepworth

3.00pm: Keynote: Dr Mike Rys What is an Azure Data Lake?

4.00pm: Close

*On 21 February, we’ll be hosting MVP led TechDays Online across the World with European MVPs joining us, along with technical experts from America, Canada and Asia. We will be publishing the full agenda for the Worldwide event in the next couple of days. To assist with timings for those outside the UK, please use

21 February 2017:

10.00am Creating a PHP-MySQL web app in Azure App Service and deploying using FTP MVP Muhammad Bilal Amjad

11.00am: Gain profit from Azure app service tooling as an OSS developer with MVP Mike Martin

12.00pm: Dockerizing Your Cross-Plat .NET Development with MVP Rainer Stropek

1.00pm: Communication Driven Development with Jessica Rose

2.00pm: Monitoring Linux in Azure with Microsoft Operations Management Suite Log Analytics with MVP Gordon McKenna

3.00pm: The Open Source World of Xamarin with MVP Garry Whittaker

4.00pm: Close

22 February 2017:

10.00am Bootstrapping blockchain with Microsoft’s Mike Ormond and Jonathan Collinge

11.00am: How IOT and data is changing lives with Haiyan Zhang from Microsoft Research

12.00pm: An introduction to Quantum Computing with Ilyas Khan from Quantum Computing

1.00pm: Social Scientist from the Alan Turing Institute

2.00pm: Microsoft Regional Directors panel. RDs; Richard Conway , Andy Cross , Steve Thair and Simon Sabin

3.00pm: Close

You can watch all the session online LIVE or via demand at Microsoft Channel9