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VSM's New Look And Extended Coverage

By now you no doubt noticed that the VisualStudioMagazine.com site is sporting a new look. The visual makeover goes hand-in-hand with a refresh of Visual Studio Magazine, which features a redesigned cover and some new directions with the editorial content.

Starting with the April issue, Visual Studio Magazine editors are working with the Visual Studio team at Microsoft to bring unique and targeted how-to features and coverage to readers of Visual Studio Magazine and our Web site. You'll find two features in the April issue authored by members of the Microsoft Visual Studio team: Cloud Development in Visual Studio 2010 and The Evolution of Visual C++ in Visual Studio 2010.

In addition, the April issue features the first installment of VS Insider, a monthly column penned by members of the Visual Studio team at Microsoft. This month Dave Mendlen, senior director of Developer Marketing at Microsoft, checks in as our VS Insider columnist. We hope the new column will give our readers a glimpse inside the workings of the Visual Studio team at Microsoft, while providing an early look at fascinating new work coming out of Redmond.

Another change you may notice in the print magazine is the new VS Toolbox department in the front of the book. Long-time Visual Studio Magazine contributor and Practical ASP.NET column author Peter Vogel is leading our expanded tools and products coverage. In his role as tools editor at VSM, Peter will review one or two new developer products in the pages of Visual Studio Magazine each month. He'll also be providing extended takes and insights in his new ToolTracker blog. Look for behind-the-scenes details on product testing, updates on previously reviewed products, and useful news on the latest tools for .NET developers.

There's a lot going on at Visual Studio Magazine and we expect the torrid pace to continue as we round the corner into spring and summer. We're always looking for good ideas and input. If you have any thoughts on what we can do to improve Visual Studio Magazine, email me at mdesmond@1105media.com.

Posted by Michael Desmond on 04/01/2010 at 1:15 PM


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