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Microsoft has many great events. Next week for example, is the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference in Seattle. And there are events sponsored by industry groups and product group such as Health & Life Sciences Developer Conference.
In additon, MSDN Events offers events that occur locally all over the US. There are podcasts and training events through MS Readiness.
These events are worthwhile for ISV's depending on technology or interests. That said, I am often asked, "What are the major Microsoft events for ISVs in the United State to attend?" which is another way of asking "What are the must-attend events for chief technology officers for ISV's? And when are those events so I can plan?"
Here's a brief, albiet perhaps incomplete list of must attend technical events: