The Visual Studio Magazine 2013 Reader's Choice Awards Are Out

More than 400 products were voted on, to find the best.

We stopped publishing a print edition last February, but that doesn't mean all our print features went with it. In fact, we have more content available online than we had in print, so in terms of meeting our goal of helping Microsoft-focused developers create better software, Visual Studio Magazine is getting it done.

One of our special annual issues was the Reader's Choice Awards, which typically came out in the Fall. And we have it for you now, in a downloadable PDF format. This is the 21st year we've done the Reader's Choice Awards; it's a venerable tradition that continues into the online-only era. We asked you, our readers, to rate those products you love best. More than 500 of you responded, telling us what tools you rely on day-to-day to get your job done.

This year, more than 400 products across 28 categories were voted on, and your voice was heard -- loud and clear. There are new winners, some surprising choices, and many old friends here on the podium. As we typically do, each category has awards for first-, second- and third-place finishers.

Go here to get the downloadable PDF of the 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, and see if the stuff you use is on the list, as well as those products you might want to try, based on the votes of your peers.

About the Author

Keith Ward is the editor in chief of Virtualization & Cloud Review. Follow him on Twitter @VirtReviewKeith.

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