Sponsors & Exhibitors

Visual Studio Live! would like to recognize and thank our sponsors and partners.

Platinum Sponsor


TechXtend is a value-added provider of solutions for virtualization/cloud computing, storage & infrastructure management, and business intelligence & information management. With our Programmer's Paradise history as the leading independent source of developer and database tools, customers continue to rely on TechXtend for in-depth product expertise, unparalleled value and selection, and fast, accurate turnaround. Headquartered in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, TechXtend has served software development and technology professionals and their purchasing teams for more than 30 years! www.techxtend.com

Gold Sponsor


Esri® develops geographic information systems (GIS) solutions that function as an integral component in nearly every type of organization.

On any given day, over a million people globally use Esri's GIS to improve their business. Esri software is used by over 350,000 organizations worldwide including most U.S. federal and national mapping agencies, 45 of the top 50 petroleum companies, all 50 U.S. state health departments, over 24,000 state and local governments, and many others. esri.com

Ancillary Sponsors


Founded in 1995 by the same technical minds that still run the company, Magenic is a custom application development firm that focuses on the Microsoft stack and mobile application development. Our 400+ consultants are spread over six U.S. offices and one international location. Fronted by numerous Microsoft MVPs and V-TSPs, our development team is current on all of the newest Microsoft technologies, including Windows 8 and SQL Server 2012. With an in-house UI/UX design team and proven quality assurance and testing practice in place, Magenic is a logical fit for Fortune 1000 organizations seeking enterprise custom application development. www.magenic.com

Windows Azure

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. It supports a deployment model that enables you to upgrade your application without downtime. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. Try Windows Azure Today. No cost. No obligation – 3 month free trial! www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/



AppDynamics is the next generation application performance management solution that simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. No one can stand slow applications — not IT Ops and Dev teams, not the CIO, and definitely not end users. With AppDynamics, no one has to tolerate slow performing apps ever again. AppDynamics customers include Netflix, Priceline, TiVo, AMICA Insurance, Hotels.com, StubHub, Staples, Insight Technologies, and Cornell University. For more information, visit www.appdynamics.com.


FatCloud is the cloud enabled application platform that allows enterprises to build, deploy, and manage next generation .NET applications. With an integrated high speed cache, NoSQL database, file management system, and work queue, FatCloud empowers IT to deliver reliable business solutions quickly, economically, and to scale out effortlessly as needed. Develop Fast. Scale Effortlessly. Run Anywhere.

Microsoft Services

Microsoft Services is a diverse team of architects, engineers, consultants, and support professionals who help our customers transform their businesses through technology.

No other company has the breadth and depth of products and services that Microsoft does, and Microsoft Services is uniquely positioned to bring them all together. We strive to earn the confidence, trust, and loyalty of our customers by helping them get the most from their technology investments through planning, deployment, and support services.

New Relic

New Relic, Inc. is the all-in-one web application performance management provider for the cloud and the data center. Its SaaS solution, which combines real user monitoring, application monitoring, and server monitoring in a single solution built from the ground up, changes the way developers and operations teams manage web application performance in real-time. More than 30,000 organizations use New Relic to optimize over 8 billion transactions in production each day.

Security Innovation, Inc.

Security Innovation is a leader provider of application security products and services. For more than a decade, we've helped organizations build internal secure development expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities, and improve the process by which applications are built.

The company's solutions are based on the three pillars of a secure SDLC: Standards, Education, and Assessment. Our flagship product is TeamMentor, a secure coding and remediation knowledgebase, that integrates with CAT.NET in VisualStudio to provide improved vulnerability remediation information. www.securityinnovation.com

Media Sponsor

Code Project

With more than 9.6 million registered members (and growing!), CodeProject is one of the world's largest independent developer communities. Find what you're looking for in more than 36,000 top-quality programming articles and tutorials — with hundreds of new articles each month — plus code snippets, discussions, news and the best bunch of developers on the net. Developers from all over the world come together to share source code, tutorials and knowledge for free —to help their fellow devs.

CodeProject is the official Visual Studio Live! 2013 Wi-Fi Sponsor.

Premier Media Partner

Chicago.NET Developers group

The Chicago .NET Developers group is focused on educating and assisting downtown Chicago developers with the latest Microsoft Technologies. We generally meet the first Wednesday or Thursday of the Month and discuss all aspects of development, including web, desktop and cloud, as well as architectural design and application development frameworks. Meetings and membership are FREE! If you would like to join or find out more information please visit http://ChicagoDev.net.

Alliance Media Partners

The Application Developers Alliance

The Application Developers Alliance is an industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of application developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Alliance members include more than 20,000 individual application developers and more than 100 companies, investors, and stakeholders in the apps ecosystem.

The Windows Developer User Group

The Windows Developer User Group has been established to nurture knowledge base and collaboration among Windows Phone & Windows 8 application developers & enthusiasts. While primarily based in Columbus OH, developers from all around Ohio, neighboring states and just about anybody who has interest in the Microsoft ecosystem, is most welcome. Modus operandi includes monthly User Group meetups and developer hackathons! Find us @ http://thewindowsdeveloperusergroup.com/ or @windowsdevug.

Media Partners

Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group, where the Chicago area ALM community comes to collaborate and learn http://chicagoalmug.org/

With a qualified directory of more than 2,000 Venture Capital and Mid-Market/LBO private equity firms, BoogarLists is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to begin their search for investment capital. Whether starting a new company or striving to take an early stage company to the next level, CEO's and CFO's will invariably want to seek out new sources of capital or other financial services. BoogarLists provides an extensive directory of financial, operations and marketing services, as well as a comprehensive directory of conferences and associations, across the technology, media and communications industries.