Microsoft’s developers network is already a strong ally in the war against corporate malware, but a Microsoft-led DevOps Conference could bring in some of the same software engineers.
Microsoft has been pushing its cloud platform DevOps for years, but it recently announced that a conference called the Developer Network, or DNAs, would take place next year.
The conference will take place on May 13-15 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will include top Microsoft developers.
There are plans for a keynote, panel discussions, and more than 30,000 attendees to fill the event.
DevOps is an effort by Microsoft to better align with the software industry, and the event has been a success in recent years.
Microsoft is currently on a tear of making DevOps efforts in other industries, including banking, government, and health care.
A report published by the US Government Accountability Office found that in 2013, Microsoft’s software engineers were responsible for $14 billion in software development costs.
“As a result of the DevOps initiative, Microsoft has taken a major step towards building a more resilient IT ecosystem by making DevOS more agile and responsive,” Microsoft said in a statement.
“We look forward to the event.”
As for the tech world, there is a growing sense of confidence that DevOps will help Microsoft’s cloud platform grow, as well as its workforce.
Microsoft’s first DevOps event took place in July 2014, and it was followed by the DevOasis conference in November.
The DevOps team at Microsoft has also been helping to build DevOps initiatives at the FBI, the Office of Personnel Management, and other companies.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said last month that he expects to see the DevOs and DevOps conferences take place at a number of other events, including Microsoft’s own conference, TechEd in early 2017.