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Microsoft Connect() developer event coming up November 16

Microsoft's third annual developer event will touch on AI, data, microservices, and more traditional .NET and developer-tool topics.

Microsoft's third annual Connect() developer event will be November 16 and 17 in New York City.

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Like previous Connect() events, this one is invitation-only, but will be streamed live. The "save the date" page for the show is here.

And as was true with the two previous Connect() shows, Microsoft is looking at the event as both a newsy and educational one for its customers and partners across platforms. Among the speakers will be executive vice president Scott Guthrie and principal program manager Scott Hanselman.

Microsoft isn't revealing what it's got up its sleeve for this one, but corporate vice president Mitra Azizirad told me this week that there will be a data-platform development component to the show this year -- along with the more traditional .NET and developer tools ones.

"We haven't really been reaching out to developers regarding data. This will be the first time in a while that we've done this," she said.

Microsoft execs and engineers will cover the latest regarding .NET (and most likely, the evolving .NET Standard strategy), VS Code, Xamarin, microservices, bots, and various open technologies.