That invitation-only event, known as Connect(), will be webcast live. The first day will be broadcast from New York; a second day of content will be broadcast from Redmond. "Save the date" registration for the event is open as of October 16.
Among the scheduled presenters will be Enterprise and Cloud chief Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's Developer Division Soma Somasegar, Technical Fellow and Team Foundation Server lead Brian Harry, and Principal Community Architect for Web Platform and Tools Scott Hanselman.
Unlike the case at last year's similar New York City developer event, Microsoft won't be launching a new version of Visual Studio at its November event this time around. The next Visual Studio release, known by its codename 'VS '14' isn't slated to be made available in final form until some time in 2015. But Microsoft may make available a new preview build of VS '14 at the November 12 event, sources have said.
With the coming VS release, the C# and Visual Basic compilers and the integrated development environment are all built on the open-sourced Roslyn "compiler as a service." The preview build included early coding for the tooling for ASP.NET v.Next and ASP.NET 4.5 Web-application templates.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Microsoft release another test build of its .Net Native compiler (codenamed "Project N") at Connect. Microsoft made available a first developer preview of the .Net Native compiler in April 2014. .Net Native allows Windows Store/Metro-Style apps to start up to 60 percent faster and use 15 percent to 20 percent less memory when compiled with .Net Native, according to Microsoft officials. In short, NET Native compiles C# to native machine code that performs like C++.