The Independent Voice for Microsoft Developers

Visual Studio Magazine’s experts provide timely and practical insight for the builders and architects of solutions that have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line. The content teaches software developers how to create applications with Visual Studio better, faster and more easily.

Editorial Mission

Visual Studio Magazine offers expert and practical advice and insights for developers using Microsoft’s programming suite to build applications that run on a variety of platforms – desktop, tablets, mobile and embedded – for a mobile-first, cloud-first computing world.

Visual Studio Magazine Platforms

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Audience Profile *Source: Reader Survey, November 2016

81% of readers have 6+ years of development experience
80% of readers are involved in purchasing decisions
76% of readers are actively involved in day-to-day development



Deliver your message to corporate development management alongside news, analysis and trends in the .NET Insight eNewsletter.

Sole Sponsor Special Edition eNewsletter

Exclusive sponsorship of a special edition .NET Insight eNewsletter, focusing on .NET-specific topics.

Custom eNewsletters

Sponsor an exclusive custom eNewsletter on the editorial topic of your choice that drops on an off-newsletter day.

Banner Advertising

Use banner ads to build awareness and engage the Visual Studio audience.

Marketing Services

Custom White Papers

Single-topic technology guides written by an industry expert and designed by the Visual Studio Magazine creative team.

Custom Case Studies

Visual Studio Magazine will provide an editor to interview a customer of your choice and will manage the copy and design process to create the PDF.

Custom Webcast Recording

Create a customized on-demand webcast to place on your Web site for promotional and educational use.

Digital Dialogue

Extend the life and reach of your webcast with a Digital Dialogue, a 2-page branded content piece written and designed by the Visual Studio Magazine editorial and design team. A Digital Dialogue captures highlights of your webcast and is posted in the Tech Library for lead generation. You receive the final Digital Dialogue PDF, which can be used as a valuable marketing asset.

Custom Editorial or Advertorial Supplements

These guides reach software developers and their managers, and are 8-page (2 pages of ads, 6 pages of content) single-topic editorial or advertorial supplements written by an editor in the developer space.

Custom Market Research

Combining market data and lead generation, the sponsorship includes a custom online survey and report from a guaranteed minimum 200 respondents (contact information available for an additional cost).

Fireside Chat

The Fireside Chat program is designed to bring a solutions-based interview experience to the audience on a specific product or technology. The program includes a vendor executive interview on a specific product/solution, followed up with a PDF (white paper format) summary of the product solutions from the event for lead generation.

Lead Generation


A 1-2 page report that includes in-depth information and insights that inform IT professionals on factors impacting their purchasing decisions.


A special content series that highlights emerging and proven game-changing technologies and solutions that are instrumental in delivering on organizations’ IT challenges and priorities.