It's the big one! Penton Media's Windows IT Pro network, which includes sister publications SharePointPro Connections and DevPro Connections as well as SQL Server Magazine, has announced that it will hold a major new two-day conference, Connections Powered by Microsoft, in London next summer.

Connections Powered by Microsoft 2011 will be held at London's ExCeL conference centre on June 14 and 15. The conference will mark the British debut of the huge Windows technology Connections events attended by thousands of IT professionals every year in the United States. The agenda will bring together top-ranking experts from Microsoft itself along with leading independent presenters to deliver in-depth sessions on how to succeed with virtually the whole Microsoft technology stack – Windows, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, Silverlight, ASP.Net, virtualisation and Azure.

Microsoft speakers will include ASP.NET development guru Scott Guthrie, developer tools group director Dave Mendlen and Steve Fox, senior evangelism manager at Redmond's developer and platform group. Windows IT Pro will also be providing its own luminaries from the U.S. such as SharePoint wizards Dan Holme and Richard Taylor as well as SQL Server speaker-circuit stars Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randall, all of whom have been wowing audiences at Windows IT Pro conferences around Europe this year.

We'll have more news on this groundbreaking event next year, but you can already register for a joining pack today to receive more details as they are confirmed by emailing enquiries@pentoncommunications.co.uk.