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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


Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft offers a wide range of innovative products and services designed to help individuals and organizations realize their full potential. www.microsoft.com

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GitHub is the best place to build software together. Over 4 million people use GitHub to share code. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster. www.github.com

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Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, makes technology make a difference by providing software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com/en_us/application-performance-management.html


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

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KnowledgeLake, Inc.

KnowledgeLake, Inc. develops document imaging related products and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. KnowledgeLake extends the ECM capabilities of SharePoint, enabling businesses to reduce mailing costs, streamline operations, and achieve regulatory compliance using familiar Microsoft products that most businesses already own and use. KnowledgeLake products and solutions are deployed globally in thousands of organizations in many different horizontal and vertical industry sectors including public sector, healthcare, financial services, transportation and more. For more information, visit www.knowledgelake.com.



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.

Confio Software

Confio Software is the leader in database DevOps performance solutions for DBAs, developers, and IT managers to accelerate application delivery, speed problem resolution, and reduce cost of IT operations. Confio’s flagship product, Confio Ignite™ improves software development and service delivery for systems based on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP Sybase databases, running on VMware virtual servers as well as physical servers. Confio has earned recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. www.confio.com


Coverity, the development testing leader, is the trusted standard for companies that need to protect their brands and bottom lines from software failures. Over 1,100 customers rely on Coverity's deep code intelligence to find and fix critical quality and security defects in their code early in development, from within Visual Studio or in conjunction with the central build, and to focus automated testing on the most critical areas of the code saving time and resources.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA) is an established leader in the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business productivity issues and streamline operations. Fujitsu provides cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support programs in the workgroup, departmental, and production-level scanner categories.


For more than a decade, K2 has been helping customers rapidly transform their companies with applications that connect the right people to the right information and work. With offices and distributors all over the globe and a powerful partner network, more than a million users in 40 countries rely on K2 to streamline operations, save money and reduce risk. Dispute impossible.

LEAD Technologies, Inc

With a rich history of over twenty years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits for document, medical, multimedia, raster and vector imaging. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, is the most comprehensive SDK on the market for Windows and cross-platform imaging development, offering programmer friendly APIs for .NET, C/C++, WinRT, Windows Phone, HTML5, Silverlight, ASP.NET and more. For more information, visit www.leadtools.com.

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.


Mindsharp is a global SharePoint education company focusing on Instructor-led hands-on and eLearning training solutions. Our world-renowned public and private (customizable) instructor-led training is offered in-person and online-remote. Mindsharp's portfolio of comprehensive training courses targets the needs of end users, business users, administrators, designers, developers and architects. Our eLearning enterprise SharePoint training solution helps companies train their entire organization from their desktop. www.mindsharp.com.


Pluralsight is a global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers everywhere with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by world-renowned industry authorities. Pluralsight provides flexible and cost-effective subscription plans for individuals and businesses starting from as little as $29 a month. See what you can learn at pluralsight.com and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter.

Red Gate Software

Red Gate Software make ingeniously simple tools for technology professionals working with .NET, SQL Server, SQL Azure, and Oracle. Our .NET tools include profilers that help you understand and fix performance and memory problems in your code, and VSNomad, which lets you build iPhone and Android apps in Visual Studio. On the SQL Server side, our tools help with source controlling, comparing, deploying, backing up, and recovering databases. Free trials are available at www.red-gate.com.

Veeam® Software

Veeam® Software develops innovative solutions for VMware backup, Hyper-V backup, and virtualization management. Veeam Backup & Replication™ provides Modern Data Protection™ that is Built for Virtualization™. Veeam ONE™ is a single solution for real-time monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for VMware, Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication. The Veeam Management Pack™ (MP) and Veeam Smart Plug-in™ (SPI) extend enterprise monitoring to VMware through Microsoft System Center and HP Operations Manager. Learn more by visiting http://www.veeam.com/.

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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.  www.codeproject.com

CodeProject is the official Live! 360 2013 Wi-Fi Sponsor.


The SharePoint-Community.Net is an on-line community where professionals that live and breathe SharePoint hang out together. We have all of the features of modern social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, but are concentrated solely on SharePoint. If you want to chat with others, see what’s happening via your SharePoint activity feed, we’d love to have you! We also give you your own blog as well as running plenty of exciting competitions to make learning and contributing about SharePoint … FUN! http://sharepoint-community.net


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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.

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Boogar Lists

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. www.boogar.com

Haishi Bai

Join over half a million (and growing!) viewers to read about new developments in Windows Azure, innovative scenarios on the cloud, system architecture as well as detailed walkthroughs on various Windows Azure topics from Haishi, a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist from Microsoft headquarters. http://haishibai.blogspot.com

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