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Platinum Sponsors


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.


Multi-threaded software development is now easy with the power of the NETPath Code Generation Suite. Blending service oriented code generation with two new technologies, Concurrently Mutable Data (CMD) and Data Revision Exchange (DRE), NETPath simplifies the development process by streamlining the creation of services while reducing multi-threading related support requests. CMD and DRE are supported by our open-source toolkit and are engineered to improve your team's productivity. Level up your dev team at www.netpath.us.com.

Industry Insider Video Sponsorship

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. Windows Azure can also be used to quickly stand-up and tear-down development & test environments on-demand with per-minute billing. Try Windows Azure Today. No cost. No obligation. MSDN Subscribers already have free monthly credits. Activate them here: http://aka.ms/vslive. Not an MSDN Subscriber? Get a free trial here: http://aka.ms/azuretrial.

Silver Sponsor


Turn C# skills into mobile development success with Xamarin. Build rich, fully native mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows in C# using Visual Studio and shared code. Test apps written in any language on real devices. Xamarin's products are used by over 350,000 developers and over 16,000 paying customers including Microsoft, Kimberly-Clark, Clear Channel, Schindler, McKesson, Halliburton, Cognizant, GitHub, Rdio, and WebMD, to accelerate the creation of mission-critical apps for the enterprise. www.xamarin.com.

Twitter Lounge Sponsor


Dice is the leading career website for technology professionals. Dice has thousands of tech jobs from hundreds of top companies. Combined with our tech news, salary guide, and community forum, we've got everything you need to help you move your tech career forward – in Redmond or wherever you call

Ancillary Sponsor

Electric Cloud

Electric Cloud delivers solutions that automate and accelerate the software delivery process. The company's award-winning products help development organizations to speed time-to-market, boost developer productivity, and improve software quality while leveraging the operational efficiencies provided by virtual cloud infrastructures. Leading companies across a variety of industries, including financial services, ISVs, mobile devices, semiconductors, and transactional websites, rely on Electric Cloud's software delivery solutions. For more information, visit http://www.electric-cloud.com.


LogiGear is the developer of TestArchitect for Visual Studio – a keyword-driven test automation plug-in for Visual Studio. TestArchitect for Visual Studio allows automated tests to be created faster, reducing testing cost and time to market. This module-based, keyword-driven authoring extension for Visual Studio enables teams to quickly create, maintain, and execute large-scale coded UI test automation. For more information, please visit www.testarchitect.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.


ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, provides customers with a premier studio of UI controls and solutions. Develop Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, MVC, Silverlight, Windows Phone, Mobile, or ActiveX applications. Spend less time coding and more time focusing on business logic with ComponentOne's flagship products: ComponentOne Ultimate, ActiveReports, and Spread. The product line also includes jQuery UI widgets, LightSwitch extensions, OLAP tools, and Doc-To-Help — a solution for publishing user manuals and Help systems.


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.

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


XebiaLabs, the leading provider of Continuous Delivery Automation, is focused on helping forward-thinking organizations deliver business value faster and more efficiently. XebiaLabs' flagship product, Deployit is the only fully automated Application Release Automation solution, allowing customers to carry out and scale application deployments across all middleware and cloud environments. Fully configurable and extensible, Deployit comes with best-practice, out-of-the-box content for all major Java EE and .NET middleware. Deployit is also fully integrated with Build, Continuous Integration, Cloud Management and Provisioning tools.

Headquartered in the US, XebiaLabs has a world-wide network of sales offices and partners. For more information, please visit www.xebialabs.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.

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


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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 headquarter.


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Matt Hester (Microsoft MVP)
Brian Lewis (Microsoft MVP)
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Allen Conway
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