Penton Technology Group Announces IT/Dev Connections Speaker Line-Up

Industry's Biggest Stars Highlight Microsoft Technology Community's Premiere Annual Professional Development and Networking Event

Jun 18, 2013, 09:00 ET from Penton

FT. COLLINS, Colo., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IT/Dev Connections, the premiere annual professional development and networking event for the Microsoft technology community announced its speaker line-up today, and it features the most knowledgeable and accomplished developers, technology experts and strategists in the industry.

The roster for the event, which will be held September 30 through October 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, is a "who's who" of thought leaders behind the industry's most popular information and professional education brands, including: Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley, Mark Russinovich, Miguel de Icaza, Mark Minasi, Rod Trent, Tony Redmond, Sean Deuby, Michael Otey, Chander Dhall, Scott Hillier, Dan Holme, Johan Arwidmark and Tim Ford.

"Our 2013 IT/Dev Connections program is the strongest we have ever presented," said Penton Technology Market Leader Peg Miller. "The conference is a natural extension of our online communities and allows our customers in-person access to the industry's experts. It capitalizes on the comprehensive scope of our information and education portfolio — Windows IT Pro, Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro and myITforum — to connect the Microsoft IT and developer community face-to-face in a focused learning and networking environment."

IT/Dev Connections attracts systems administrators, network administrators, database administrators, software architects, systems analysts and developers of all types from across the globe with training they need to do their jobs better. Event educational sessions take attendees through the entire implementation process, looking at Microsoft technologies from all perspectives.

The conference features all new content programming in today's most relevant topic areas, including HTML5, ASP.NET, Exchange, SQL Server, Windows, Windows Server, Visual Studio, Windows Azure, SharePoint, Cloud, and Office 365.

Conference programming is for three days October 1-3, 2013. Pre-conference workshops are Sept 30, 2013 and post-conference workshops are October 4, 2013. For more information visit

About Penton Technology Group
Penton Technology Group provides information and education to advance technology ecosystems. It serves the community of Microsoft IT professionals and developers through Windows IT Pro, Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro and Dev Pro; IBM IT professionals and developers with iPro Developer and POWER IT Pro; and the ecosystem of IT channel companies through Nine Lives brands MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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