Sponsors & Exhibitors

Event Sponsor:

 MS Visual Studio Logo

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. Stop by the Microsoft booth during the show for a wide range of demonstrations, showcasing the latest products, technologies and services.

Platinum Sponsor:


Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software gives you the power to think and plan geographically. GIS is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide.  It helps cities, governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies save money, lives, and our environment. Whether transporting ethanol or studying landslides, these organizations use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, which helps them see relationships, patterns, and trends. They can then solve problems and make better decisions because they are looking at their data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.   www.esri.com

Platinum Sponsor:

 Versant Logo

The fastest database engine for the fastest moving markets. Versant
Database Engine is the world’s leading object data management system
providing unmatched performance for Java, .NET and C++ based applications.  VDE supports minimum latency, parallel processing, high availability and data partitioning for high performance computing. Contact Versant today and learn how you can solve today’s toughest technology problems in expanding markets and cutting-edge industries.    www.versant.com

Platinum Sponsor:

WoVS Logo

You spend most of your day “inside” VS. Have you wondered things like… What technologies are other fellow community members working with? What cool productivity extensions are they using? Can my settings and extensions “follow me” wherever I log into? Can I buy and sell extensions with one click? Can I suggest new extension ideas and vote for them?

Meet World of VS (WoVS), an upcoming community for users of Visual Studio which is fully integrated into VS.

WoVS is being developed by Clarius Consulting which specializes in developing Visual Studio extensions since 2004. www.wovs.com



CodeFluent Entities is a Visual Studio 2008/2010 integrated environment that helps you master present and future Microsoft .NET development technologies.

It is a full model-first tool for continuous generation of all your application layers (user interface, services, business tier and database) that preserves your custom code.

Your application deserves rock-solid foundations. Let CodeFluent Entities generate them, and keep the fun part for yourself! CodeFluent Entities guarantees best practices on Microsoft architecture including Winforms, WPF, ASP.NET, Silverlight, Office, SharePoint or mobile.
Focus on what makes the difference. Model your business entities, choose your technical targets and code your custom behaviors. Visit us at: www.codefluententities.com or www.softfluent.com.



Save time and money with high quality pre-built components for ASP.NET, Windows Forms, WPF, Silverlight and VCL as well as IDE Productivity Tools and Business Application Frameworks, all backed by world-class service and support. DevExpress' award winning technologies help you build your best, see complex software with greater clarity, increase your productivity and create stunning applications for Windows and Web in the shortest possible time. Learn more at http://www.devexpress.com



PreEmptive Solutions’ software and managed services monitor, measure and protect applications across cloud, on-premise, Internet and mobile platforms. Leveraging PreEmptive’s application analytics and protection solutions, development organizations materially improve application quality, user satisfaction and development ROI across today’s distributed and increasingly heterogeneous computing architectures. PreEmptive Solutions provides the application analytics and protection functionality included inside Microsoft Visual Studio. The rigorous testing, code review and audits, coupled with the millions of developers, has resulted in the industry’s most stable, hardened and proven analytics and protection technology. To learn more about our products and services, please visit www.preemptive.com.

Ancillary Sponsor:


ComponentOne provides hundreds of developer productivity tools to build enterprise-level applications for the desktop, Web, and mobile devices. With ComponentOne’s flagship product, Studio Enterprise, Microsoft Visual Studio developers spend less time coding and more time focusing on business logic. From grids, charts, and reports to PDF viewers, editors, and more UI controls, you get added functionality, professional styling, and effortless deployment.

In addition to custom WinForms, WebForms, WPF, Silverlight, WP7, Mobile, and COM components, the ComponentOne product line also encompasses documentation tools, Web Parts for SharePoint 2010, and extensions for LightSwitch. Visit www.componentone.com to access trial downloads, demos, and forums.



AppDynamics is the leading provider of application management for modern application architectures in both the cloud and the data center, delivering solutions for highly demanding distributed, dynamic, and agile environments. We offer simplicity, ease-of-use, and built-in intelligence via our patent-pending Dynamic Flow Mapping™ and Deep-on-Demand Diagnostics™, which continuously discover and auto-instrument production applications.

Companies such as Williams-Sonoma, Netflix, Nationwide Insurance, and Deutsche Bank use AppDynamics to:

  • monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose, and scale their production applications
  • gain 10x their current level of visibility
  • get to root cause 90% faster

Learn more at: www.appdynamics.com


 Falafel Software

At Falafel Software, our goal is to exceed your expectations when you choose any of our custom software development, training or testing services. Learn about the latest development tools from Microsoft, Telerik, and SmartBear in our training department, or work with our team of Microsoft Certified Professionals to deliver a cutting edge custom solution. We can get you to the cloud with Windows Azure, or onto mobile devices with HTML 5 or any native technology. The dream of having your system on Windows Phone 7, iPhone, iPad, and Android is closer than you think. Learn more at www.falafel.com


Protium Logo

Protium Software products strive to delight customers with their simplicity and completeness. Our new “Code Review Tool” product helps software developers to identify and fix potential source code issues easily and efficiently in collaborative peer reviews. The product works with different version control systems like Team Foundation Server, Perforce and Subversion. Visit us at http://protiumsoftware.com/.

Media Sponsor:

the code project logo

With nearly 7.6 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 31,000 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! 2011 Wi-Fi Sponsor.

Media Sponsor:


Toolbox.com helps professionals do their jobs better by enabling them to easily share knowledge with experienced peers. The online communities at Toolbox.com provide the tools through which executives and professionals collaborate to solve problems, make decisions, and increase workplace efficiency. Through innovative marketing services, advertising partners become part of the conversation and engage professionals as they research, discuss, and influence purchasing decisions. Toolbox.com is a subsidiary of the Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: EXBD).

Social Media Partner:

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Visual Studio Magazine provides news, analysis and how-to, practical articles that teach professional developers how to create applications with Visual Studio better, faster and more easily. The award-winning editorial reaches the core of the Microsoft developer community - software architects, senior developers and development managers.


MSDN Magazine provides up-to-the-minute, comprehensive coverage of Microsoft technologies for developers and managers building applications for desktop, the Web, the cloud or mobile devices. MSDN Magazine connects readers with industry-leading authors to provide practical solutions to real-world problems.

As the leading Web site focusing on enterprise application development, ADTmag.com is loaded with the latest news, trends, informative white papers, best practices and thought-provoking blogs. Thousands of software professionals visit ADTmag.com every day to get the information they need to stay on top of their industry and boost their career.

The award-winning RedDevNews.com site serves the Microsoft development manager by exclusively covering pertinent, real-world news, product and new development technology information. It also features columns on high-level development issues, Q&As with industry leaders, book and reader reviews, blog reports and much more.

Social Media Supporters:

Allen Conway's .NET Weblog

Ash Tewari

Ben Dewey

Central Florida Web Developers User Group

Chicago Area DotNetNuke Users Group

Code Climber


Confessions of a Coder


Florida .NET User Group

Kentucky .NET Developers Association


Lake County .NET Users Group

Lakeland .NET User Group


Michael Crump

Milwaukee .NET User Group

Nashville .NET User Group

Orlando DotNetNuke Users Group

Rockford .NET User Group

Seattle Silverlight User Group

Shawn Weisfeld

Silverlight Experts


Victor Gaudioso's Silverlight Blog





Keynote Announced!

Cameron Skinner

Visual Studio 11: Turning Ideas into Software

The world of software today is defined by the word “Experience”. You can see it in the way people have adopted new experiences for devices of different form factors, you can see it in how people want to experience their information and you can see it in the context of how people interact to build software solutions. Regardless of the solution you’re building, the fundamental need for a compelling experience exists. In Visual Studio 11, Microsoft aims to ensure that developers have all the tooling to create compelling user experiences, an IDE that sets a new bar for the developer experience and a family of products dramatically improves the team experience for everyone.

Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft


Make sure you're a part of Visual Studio Live! for our 2nd year at Microsoft HQ in Redmond! Expand your .NET skills, learn how to build better applications from the pros, and experience the Microsoft campus like an insider.

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