Microsoft official and Community tech events coming your way this February and beyond.
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Upcoming Events 

 3rd March, Leeds: SharePoint User Group (Yorkshire) - After a fantastic start to the year, here we delve in deep into BI and the latest from Office 365. We are continuing the theme with another night of great speakers. Register here
 4th - 7th March, London: SQL Bits - Europe's biggest SQL Server Conference. As well as the normal 60 minute sessions, we have introduced longer sessions to power up our superheroes with their primary power source - Knowledge! Register here
 5th March, Bristol: ALM With Visual Studio & TFS 2013 - This free event will walk through these areas using Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013, and will cover most new features, as well as the existing capabilities that these build upon. The session will be mainly demo driven, with supporting slides. Register here
 8th - 20th March, London: London Enterprise Festival - The London Enterprise Festival (LEF) is a unique speaker series that welcomes more than 50 CEOs and senior executives from EMEA, to share their vast knowledge on what it takes to start and grow successful companies in today's business climate. Over nine days, the LEF presents nine, individual industry keynotes, discussions, debates and workshops. Register here
 9th March, Cardiff: SQL Cardiff - The Bonus Session - The Midnight DBA folks are coming to Cardiff after SQLBits and presenting on designing stored procedure solutions and how you can use regular expressions in your day job. A great set of sessions for developers and DBAs. Register here
 10th March – Webinar: SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 – Benefits on one single collaboration platform - Now that Microsoft has released SharePoint 2013 and its online counterpart via the latest rev of Office 365, IT decision makers must choose whether to deploy it in-house or use the latest cloud-based iterations of the collaboration platform. Register here
 10th - 11th March, London: Wearable Technology Show 2015 - The Wearable Technology Show is the biggest event for wearables, augmented reality & IOT. Our conference programme has 7 different tracks, offering delegates a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in wearable technology, view the latest product demonstrations from around the world and network with the industry (£). Register here
 11th March, York: Windows User Group - The Windows User Group is pleased to invite you to join us for another evening of TechBites with MVP's Chris Rhodes and Andrew Bettany and guest speaker Anthony Eason as they talk about hot topics including Windows 10, Windows Intune and hopefully Office 365. Register here
 12th March, London: Why hire an IT apprentice? Free event, lunch included - How much do you know about IT apprenticeships? Did you know you can access £10,000s of training, funded by the Government? Or that you can use apprenticeships to up-skill your current employees, as well as to hire new staff? Maybe you've heard lots of great things about apprenticeships, but don't know where to start? Register here
 12th March, Leicester: SharePoint User Group UK - Join Tony Pounder and Brett Lonsdale (Organizers of SUGUK East Midlands) for our first event in Leicester at Dock Leicester near the Leicester Space Museum. Penny Coventry (SharePoint MVP) and Bill Ayers (MCM) will be speaking (subjects TBC). Register here
 12th March, Birmingham: Birmingham SQL Server User Group - Erin Stellato from SQL Skills, presenting on Statistics in SQL Server Register here
 13th March, London: Exploring Azure in Linux for IT Pros - Hands on introduction event that has almost zero powerpoint. Introduction to Open Source Tech within Azure and hands on sessions with Azure. Register here
 17th March, Cardiff: diff.NET - This will be our 1st meeting and we're chuffed to announce that our first speaker will be Scott Hanselman, one of the biggest names in .NET within Microsoft. Scott will be joining us via the power of the interwebs all the way from his home in Portland to talk ASP.NET V5 and take questions (and hopefully answer them) from the group.  Register here
 17th March, Gloucester: GL.net - Gloucestershire .NET user group - ASP.NET vNext with Mark Rendle. Mark Rendle has been making software professionally for over 25 years, and still enjoys it. His talk will cover topics such as The Core CLR, Roslyn and the merging of MVC and Web API into a single, streamlined, uber-framework.  Register here
 17th - 18th March, Oxford: Smashing Conference - Dear Oxford, we are back! With our upcoming SmashingConf Oxford 2015, we'll explore heavily practical insights, tips, tricks and techniques that we all can apply to our work right away (£). Register here
 18th March, London: Retail/Manufacturing/Healthcare/Public Sector Workshop - we would like to invite you to a 1-day workshop targeted at helping you broaden your platform reach and utilise the latest technologies available from Microsoft. In this session, Microsoft Technical Evangelists will provide technical content, hands on labs, and design inspiration geared specifically for software used in the retail, manufacturing, healthcare and public sector industries. Register here
 20th March, Online: Unlock the Value of System Center to Manage your Hybrid Cloud Environment - The "Unlock the Value of System Center" Online Event is a one day Webinar-series covering System Center and Azure Pack in depth, delivered by our System Center Microsoft Valued Professionals (MVPs) who have decades of experience deploying and using System Center to manage heterogeneous datacentre environments. Register here
 21st - 22nd London: KinectHack London 2015 - KinectHack London 2015 - Get hands-on with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. You will have access to a whole bunch of hardware, room to play and promise to keep you fed and watered while you have fun learning, hacking, voice commanding and gesticulating with the incredible Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and latest SDK. Register here
 24th March, Edinburgh: Unlock insights on any data with the Microsoft Data Culture - The Microsoft Data Culture series of events are delivered in partnership with Hortonworks and KPMG to provide a full day, end to end immersion experience to showcase the Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence and Analytics capabilities. Register here

25th March - What you want to know about Xamarin - Your questions about Xamarin development answered by James Montemagno.

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26th March - Azure Active Directory Core Skills Jump StartConstantly resetting customer passwords? Want to extend your on-premises Active Directory? Join us to explore Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as we kick off our "Enterprise Mobility Core Skills" series, arming you with key knowledge to enable enterprise mobility management and to prepare your environment for Windows 10. 

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 26th March, London: DevOps Summit - This conference brings together leading ITSM practitioner-organisations who have achieved Continuous Delivery and organisational transformation. Companies going through Mergers and Acquisitions will inherit these systems too and be faced with similar situations and need to find out the many initiatives that increase the efficiency and agility within the enterprise and balance system uptime and stability while bringing alignment between Dev and Ops. Register here
 26th March, Newcastle: Newcastle SQL Server User Group - 'Updating Statistics Affects Query Performance More Than You Think' with Erin Stellato (SQLSkills) and 'Why are DBA's so afraid of Entity Framework (and other ORMs for that matter)' with Peter Shaw. Register here
 31th March, London: Imagine Make It Happen - We live in a time where we can imagine the impossible and make it probable. This unique event brings together influential tech speakers, students and start-ups redefining the rules to make their dreams a reality. Register here
 31st March, Cardiff: SQL Cardiff - Battle of the Beards - A bearded trio of simply spiffy chaps are descending on Cardiff to teach you Azure SQL databases, PowerShell, and SSRS Inception. There may be a remake of the #BeardyDance going on. Register here
 8th April, Birmingham: Unlock insights on any data with the Microsoft Data Culture - The Microsoft Data Culture series of events are delivered in partnership with Hortonworks and KPMG to provide a full day, end to end immersion experience to showcase the Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence and Analytics capabilities. Register here
 20th - 22nd April, London: SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015 - Over 160 Sessions across 8 tracks, delivered by Global SharePoint Experts, Microsoft Speakers and MVP's, covering everything from Deploying to Configuring to Upgrading to Migrating, Hybrid and more. Special discount for MSDN Flash subscribers - just enter MSEVO2015 for 10% off the registration fee.  Register here
 22nd April, London: Microsoft IT Camp: Extend your Data Centre with Microsoft Azure - At this 1-day interactive, hands-on training event, you will gain first-hand experience extending your network using Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and deep dive into key enterprise scenarios like workload migration and networking. You will also explore how to improve performance for storage on virtual machines using the Azure Storage Blob service. Register here
 30th April, Nottingham: SharePoint User Group UK - Join Tony Pounder and Brett Lonsdale (Organizers of SUGUK East Midlands) for our first event of 2015 in Strelley Hall, Nottinghamshire just off junction 26 of the M1. Register here
 12th May, Reading: Unlock insights on any data with the Microsoft Data Culture - The Microsoft Data Culture series of events are delivered in partnership with Hortonworks and KPMG to provide a full day, end to end immersion experience to showcase the Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence and Analytics capabilities. Register here
 19th May, London: Unlock insights on any data with the Microsoft Data Culture - The Microsoft Data Culture series of events are delivered in partnership with Hortonworks and KPMG to provide a full day, end to end immersion experience to showcase the Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence and Analytics capabilities. Register here
 28th May, Southampton: Build 2015 - the interesting bits! - Mike Taulty heads down to the South Coast to take us through some of the the things that came out of Build 2015. Actual things to be confirmed after Build :) Register here
 29th - 1st May, San Francisco and Online: Build 2015 - Build will lay out how you can be the most productive and creative developer you can be, and showcase the latest tools and technologies you'll be using to get it done. Join us for three days of immersive presentations delivered by the engineers behind our devices and services. Register here

 

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