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Axosoft's flagship product, OnTime, is a leading agile project management software solution (scrum, bug tracking, customer portal, help desk / incident tracking, and team wiki) for thousands of dev teams in over 55 countries. OnTime has an intuitive user experience designed to get common tasks done as quickly and easily as possible. Some features include the planning board, automatic notification emails and alerts, custom workflows and fields, a drag and drop UI, and adding items with quick add. OnTime is available in a hosted or installed environment and is ideal for small to large teams. Customers of OnTime include Nike Inc., Siemens AG, Xerox Corp., Verizon Wireless, EA Sports, Disney, VeriFone, Intel, and the U.S. Army.  For more information, please visit http://www.axosoft.com/

New Relic, Inc.

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 25,000 organizations use New Relic to optimize over 8 billion transactions in production each day.




AppDynamics is the leading provider of Software-as-Service (SaaS) and on-premise application performance management for modern application architectures in both the cloud and the data center. The company delivers solutions for highly distributed and agile environments. Download AppDynamics free: appdynamics.com/free



ClipTraining is a leading creator of eLearning for Microsoft Office, Windows, SharePoint, and many more business applications. The ClipTraining Library is a continuously growing resource for educating and supporting individuals, K-12 students, and business organizations. Through to-the-point, task-based lessons called Clips, every student is empowered with on-demand knowledge to expand their skills. Having access to ClipTraining is like working with the expert by your side!



K2 provides enterprise software products for automating enterprise business processes (K2 blackpearl), building SharePoint workflow solutions (K2 blackpoint), building high-powered, no-code forms (K2 smartforms), and integrating your solutions into SAP (K2 connect). K2 enables these process driven applications to be visually designed and assembled from reusable entities with no code, minimizing developer cycles, improving application lifecycle management and maximizing agility in application change. K2 has over 2000 customers in more than 50 countries. www.k2.com


LEAD Technologies

LEAD Technologies is the world leader of document, medical, vector and multimedia imaging components. For over 20 years, LEAD's award winning LEADTOOLS SDKs for .NET, C++, WinRT and HTML5/JavaScript have enabled countless developers to create powerful and lucrative desktop, web, tablet and mobile applications including 150+ File Formats, Zero Footprint and Rich Client Viewers, Compression, Processing, Annotation, Display, Scanning, DICOM, PACS, 3D Volume Rendering, Forms Recognition, OCR, PDF, Barcode, MPEG-2 Transport Stream, DVR and more. Visit www.leadtools.com



LogiGear is an industry leading provider of software testing services, test automation tools, QA training and consulting. We help organizations deliver better products while saving time and money. LogiGear is the developer of TestArchitect for Visual Studio - a keyword-driven test automation plug-in for Visual Studio. For more information, please visit www.testarchitect.com.

Microsoft Learning

Microsoft is reinvigorating the MCSD to help you get into the app marketplace. The MCSD certification validates a developer's advanced technical competence in designing and building solutions. This certification extends developer skills beyond traditional platform boundaries and ensures the essential skills necessary to develop robust applications that run across the platforms customers use every day.

Microsoft Learning builds innovative learning products that enable you to make the most of your investment in Microsoft technology. We offer a diverse range of products - including classroom training, e-learning, certification, Microsoft Press books, skills assessments, and more - to serve the needs of customers and partners worldwide. Through cutting-edge technology and world-class training, we provide the tools to help you fulfill your potential. www.microsoft.com/learning


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Code Project

With more than 8.6 million registered members (and growing!), The Code Project is one of the world’s largest independent developer communities. Find what you’re looking for in more than 35,000 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. www.codeproject.com

The Code Project is the official Visual Studio Live! 2012 Wi-Fi Sponsor.

Social Media Premiere Partner

SilverlightShow is a community portal focused on Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 and related technologies. At SilverlightShow you may find daily news digests, exclusive articles, free online webinars delivered by MVPs, recordings of all webinars, white papers and showcases of real-world projects, ebook versions of our best article series, forums, events, contests and more. All new content is instantly available to members and readers via RSS and social media.

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inDynaBuzz.com is the worlds leading blog for all things Microsoft Dynamics AX. This includes a heavy focus on Articles, Example Code, How-To's, Interviews, and more. Topics covered from this blog including Microsoft Dynamics AX, and the rest of the Microsoft technology stack like Visual Studio, .NET, SharePoint, Office, SQL Server and so on. Authored by Microsoft Dynamics AX Professional Brandon George.


Social Media Supporters

HTML5 Developers User Group: http://www.html5developers.org/
HTML5 LA: http://www.meetup.com/HTML5-CSS3-LA/
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Silverlight Experts: http://bit.ly/SilverlightExperts
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Well organized, lots of sessions to choose from and a wonderful location. Money well spent! -- Rakesh R. Naidu, Software Developer, USAC
The quality of presenters has been exceptional. -- Matthew Hubbell, Developer, DieBold, Inc.
The presentations were cutting edge – I really liked the insider tips! -- John Kilic, Web Application Developer, Grand Canyon University
The way the tracks were organized made it easy to choose what sessions to attend. -- Jaime Monreal, Webmaster, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
Good mix between 'what's coming' and 'what you can do now'. -- Omar Ornealas, Technical Consultant, Summa Technologies