.NET Conference 2021 – All You Need to Know About The Event

Jason Beres [Infragistics] / Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Each year the .NET Conference grows bigger, attracting top-notch speakers and thousands of live viewers from all around the globe. Judging by the hype created on social media channels like Twitter, the .NET Conf 2021 promises to be yet another technological success story in the world of digital events for code newbies and advanced tech-brains.

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So here is all you need to know about the conference.

What Is .NET Conference?

.NET Conf is the largest live-streaming virtual event for developers and tech-savvies which is co-organized by Microsoft and the .NET community. Over the course of three days, it showcases the platform in its full potential through various talks, while simultaneously empowering software engineers to attend the online .NET Conf for free, network, and learn everything new in the world of dot net.

When is the .NET Conf happening then? Celebrating its 11th edition, this year’s virtual event is taking place on November 9, 10 and 11.

The .NET Conf 2021 Agenda

Some of the key aspects that the 24-hour live streaming sessions will focus on include desktop trends, Windows apps, the Internet of Things (IoT), games, cloud, and some of the most intriguing open-source projects that are being created.

Here are other very cool things about the conference that you should be excited for:

  • .NET 6 will be launch during the event, supported with in-depth talks and demos.
  • You can ask questions on Twitter and get answers in real-time.
  • A bit of a Blazor conference twist with sessions focusing on the open-source web framework
  • Video conferencing in asp net with c#
  • Virtual attendee parties to go to.
  • Virtual trivia games with real prizes.
  • Digital swag items for free like 3D printable designs, wallpapers for your devices, and more.
  • There is going to be a secret decoder challenge to take part in.
  • A chance to win a swag bag with prizes - software licenses, t-shirts, gift cards.
  • .NET Conf will be a carbon negative event.

Day 1 - November 9

The .NET foundation saved this day for the big news - the official release of .NET 6 and all the things you can do with it, all the updates, and the latest fine-tunes. Scott Hunter and members of the .NET will talk about the future of modern app development with .NET, there will be sessions from the Microsoft teams as well, and CodeParty #1 is also scheduled for the first day of the conference.

Here are several of the topics that will be covered:

  • Minimal APIs in .NET 6 - Stephen Halter & Safia Abdalla
  • Next-generation Blazor Components With .NET 6 - Daniel Roth & Javier Calvarro Nelson
  • .NET Everywhere - Windows, Linux, and Beyond - Scott Hanselman

Day 2 - November 10

During the second day of the virtual event, the 24-hour live broadcast begins and all community speakers around the world will engage with attendees in sessions in local time zones from different parts of the world to reveal details regarding the platform and all the things users can do with it. The second virtual attendee party will also take place.

Some of the sessions include:

  • 6 Ways to Get Started With .Net 6 and App Service - Byron Tardif
  • Accelerate .NET To Azure with Github Actions... Again? - Isaac Levin
  • Practical Tips to Elevate Your UX and Accessibility - Jessica EngströM

Day 3 - November 11

Day three of the .NET Conf 2021 continues with the live-streaming talks and discussions in local time zones. Some of the topics to be discussed:

  • 30 Minutes of Testing in .NET - Michael Dera
  • Zero to Hero With GitHub CodeSpaces Presented - Rory Preddy
  • Clean Architecture With ASP.NET Core 6 - Steve Smith

The full list of speakers, topics, and sessions to expect in each hour can be seen on the official dot net conf website.

And the Local Events Of Course

Apart from the 3-day live-streaming sessions, the .NET Foundation partnered with organizers around the globe to bring 63 local events by developers for developers. They are scheduled to happen between November 9, 2021 and January 31, 2022 in local time zones and language. Considering the current pandemic situation, these events are going to be in-person or virtual depending on local safety guidelines.

On a side note, all of the 80+ live talks and presentations covered during the conference last year were distributed across several platforms, including www.dotnetconf.netMicrosoft Learn TV.NET YouTube channel, and the Visual Studio Twitch channel. While the slide decks and links to demos were (and still are) available on the .NET Conf GitHub repository.

What's New in Our Products: Infragistics Announcements About .NET & Blazor

Since the very first release of .NET, Infragistics has been delivering the world’s best controls and tools, with unmatched features, capabilities, and performance. Infragistics products have always helped developers take advantage of everything .NET has to offer with powerful, yet simple APIs. With .NET 6, we continue our tradition of delivering the greatest value while supporting the latest and greatest that .NET has to offer.

On December 1st, 2021 we will be officially releasing .NET 6 compatible products for the following platforms:

  • Windows Forms controls
  • WPF controls
  • NET MVC / ASP.NET Core controls
  • Blazor updates with 16 new UI controls
  • App Builder® with Blazor Code Gen!

However, if you are like us and just love working on the bleeding edge of technology, you can download the RC builds of these products from NuGet using this link:


Whether you download the latest bits today, or wait until December 1st for the official release, there are a lot of great new components, features, and tools that you need to know about.

The biggest news with this release for the .NET developer is App Builder and Blazor. If you are not familiar with App Builder, it’s arguably the most impactful software for you as a developer that we’ve shipped in a while. It’s a cloud-based WYSIWYG design to code solution that lets you create full apps with interactions, data binding and more … and then get Angular or Blazor code from your design! Check out this quick overview video here to get an idea of its capabilities:

With .NET 6 we are officially supporting a preview version of App Builder with Blazor as a code generation option, not just Angular. App Builder with Angular code generation has been in the market for a few months now, but the overwhelming feature requests were around Blazor support. If you have been hesitant to jump on the Blazor train because you aren’t comfortable with web layouts, CSS, etc … worry no more. With App Builder we handle 100% of this tedious, error-prone, manual coding with an amazing WYSIWYG drag & drop experience. Complete with themes, data binding, image assets, live preview, code copy, and more.

Keep an eye on https://www.infragistics.com/products/appbuilder for more information on App Builder with Blazor Code generation!