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Redmond Media Group Launches

Irvine, Calif., November 12, 2007 -- This week 1105 Media's Redmond Media Group unveiled the next-generation Web site for its recently acquired print property, Visual Studio Magazine, at The site offers developers working with Visual Studio, SQL Server, .NET and other development technologies hundreds of how-to articles and code downloads -- all for free and without registration.

The completely revamped site, originally part of, contains content from Visual Studio Magazine and offers daily news, exclusive online columns, expert blogs, RSS feeds, improved navigation, plenty of ways for the community to interact, and much, much more.

"We've created an independent, interactive Web site that not only serves the needs of Visual Studio Magazine readers but also the larger online developer community," commented Doug Barney, vice president of editorial for the 1105 Redmond Media Group.

"We're proud to be able to give Visual Studio Magazine the online home it deserves," said Henry Allain, president of the 1105 Redmond Media Group. "Visual Studio Magazine has a long and respected history in the market, and we're excited to take the brand to its full potential on the Web."

1105 Media acquired Visual Studio Magazine, the Web site and conferences like VSLive! when it purchased the assets from the former owner, Fawcette Technical Publications, in December 2006.

Visual Studio Magazine and the new Web site are part of the Redmond Developer Network -- the single largest media driven audience of development professionals. The network also includes the print and online versions of Redmond Developer News (, Application Development Trends (, nine high-circulation E-mail newsletters and Redmond Media Group Events (

The 1105 Redmond Media Group (RMG) provides B-to-B media solutions targeting the Microsoft market. The growing portfolio includes Redmond magazine, Redmond Developer News, Visual Studio Magazine, Redmond Channel Partner magazine, a dozen Web sites including and, plus numerous events. 1105 RMG provides news, in-depth analysis, and hands-on information for IT directors, managers, developers, administrators and partners in the Microsoft community. For more information, visit

1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105’s offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; and web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States; it was formed on April 7, 2006, by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications and Neal Vitale, to acquire 101communications, LLC, and Stevens Publishing.

Henry Allain
President, 1105 Redmond Media Group

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