Plugfests provide free, hands-on help to developers and quality assurance engineers who want to test Windows and Office products and make them work with the systems at their companies. A critical aspect of Microsoft product development is an ecosystem dedicated to shipping interoperable systems—and these plugfest-type events are great opportunities to work closely with other vendors and open source communities, providing extensive documentation and sessions dedicated to testing and feedback.
Check out these upcoming Plugfests!
Beijing Interoperability Seminar 2015
March 16-17, Beijing, China
The Microsoft Interoperability team will be hosting a two day event in Beijing, China. Implementers from all over the region are invited to attend to experience talks given by the Microsoft subject matter experts and much more. The seminar will focus on a developer level audience who work with Microsoft’s Open Specification technology. Teams from Office, Windows, and OData will be present at the event to offer a comprehensive view into Microsoft interoperability. Remaining space is limited, so make sure to register soon.
Taipei Interoperability Protocols Plugfest 2015
March 24-26, Taipei, Taiwan
The Microsoft Interop team is hosting a three-day interoperability seminar in Taipei. Get the latest on Windows 10, Windows Server, Office 365, Office, OData, Power BI, Query, Pivot, BYOD, and other cross-platform integration from technical experts.
May 12-14, Zaragoza, Spain
The Microsoft Interoperability team will be attending the first-ever Protocols Plugfest in Zaragoza, Spain. This industry- and community-driven interoperability event will showcase open source offerings, Microsoft interoperable products and technologies, and interoperable industry solutions.
May 19-22, Gottingen, Germany
The Microsoft Interop team will be in Germany to participate in SambaXP 2015. Top Microsoft subject matter experts will be present to answer your questions. Meet the SAMBA team, discuss requirement and new features, and get an update on current developments.
Redmond Interoperability Protocols Plugfest 2015
June 22-26, Redmond, Washington, USA
The Microsoft Interop team will be hosting a five-day Plugfest in Redmond, Washington. Talks by Microsoft subject matter experts will cover the latest on Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Data Platform, Windows protocols and file formats, and more. You’ll have a chance to explore in-depth testing scenarios with new protocol test tools and engage one-on-one with Microsoft interoperability support engineers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas for the event!