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

Event Sponsor

Microsoft Visual Studio

The Microsoft® Visual Studio® development system is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to help software developers create innovative, next-generation applications. Building on the integrated environment that makes it possible for a team to collaborate on creating and debugging applications, Visual Studio 2010 helps today's developers target a growing number of platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint®, and build applications for the cloud. www.microsoft.com/visualstudio


Platinum Sponsors


Think and plan geographically by analyzing your data on maps. As the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), Esri technology is used in over 350,000 organizations worldwide. Use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, helping you solve problems and make better decisions. For more information visit www.esri.com/developers



Nokia sets a new standard for developer relations, viewing developers as creative partners and key to the success of its devices and business. At Nokia,  developers get access to world class tools, support and training and can market their apps through our vast global reach. Our developers build experiences, not just another app, and bring smartphones to life for brands and consumers. Ready.Set () {Code}. For more information visit www.developer.nokia.com



AppDynamics is the leading provider of application management in the cloud and the data center, delivering solutions for highly demanding distributed, dynamic, and agile environments. Our customers use us to monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose, and scale their production applications, and over 85,000 people have downloaded our free Java solution at appdynamics.com/free



DevExpress is an award winning software development company dedicated to the creation of a best in class suite of developer tools and components. DevExpress delivers an innovative line of products that help developers around the world to be more productive and inspiring them to build applications they never thought possible. DevExpress tools span a breadth of platforms and technologies providing the complete toolbox that developers count on to be more successful. For more information on DevExpress tools, please visit http://www.devexpress.com/Home/try.xml



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


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 the upcoming release of Visual Studio 11. 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



Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with their customers online, powering experiences that can sense and adapt to a customer’s needs to increase revenue and customer lifetime value and satisfaction. Sitecore’s powerful development platform, integrated marketing automation tools and intuitive editing workspace have enabled thousands of organizations to create and manage more than 32,000 dynamic websites.  www.sitecore.net

Media Sponsor

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.

Social Media Partner


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 MVP Brandon George.



Social Media Supporters

Chicago SQL Server User Group - http://chicago.sqlpass.org/

CloudTalk - http://www.meetup.com/CloudTalk/

Los Angeles Silverlight User Group - http://www.meetup.com/LA-SLUG/

Mobile Portland - http://mobileportland.com/

.NET Startup Group - http://www.dotnetstartup.com/

Oregon SQL - http://osql-d.org/

Sacramento SQLPASS - http://sac.sqlpass.org/

Silverlight Experts - http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Silverlight-Experts-124074

The Ocho - http://www.meetup.com/TheOcho/

UserGroup.tv - http://usergroup.tv

Vancouver SQLPASS - http://vancouver.sqlpass.org/Home/tabid/313/Default.aspx

vNext Seattle Technology User Group http://www.vnext.org/seattle





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