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Dec/07

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VSLive San Francisco Agenda

They posted the full agenda for the VSLive San Francisco conference over here. Lots of good content but, of course, the price went up.

Again.

It’s amazing how someone can say “only $2100 (that’s a savings of $695 off the regular price) and you get a free copy of Visual Studio 2008″ with a straight face.

Most developers that would be interested in this type of conference probably have MSDN subscriptions so they already have VS 2008 (or at least already have access to it if they haven’t downloaded it yet.)

Last year’s conferences were about $1700 dollars. If the price went up $400 dollars ($1100 if you don’t register by Dec 31st) just how “free” is the free copy of VS 2008?

If I say “no thanks, I don’t need another copy of VS 2008″ can I take a few hundred off the price of the conference? Didn’t think so.

And let’s not even mention the few nights at the conference hotel (at $225 per night.) That’s why I’ve usually gone to the New York conference. I can commute there. Unfortunately I lose a lot of networking time that way.

I wonder how long it will be before the whining about declining attendance begins.

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