Michael Desmond

michael desmond

Michael is an editor and writer with 20 years experience in the field of technology journalism. Over the past 14 years, Michael has worked out of his home office as a consultant, editor, book author, freelance writer and small business owner.


  • 20+ years experience in the technology industry
  • Contributed home office content to The Spruce


Michael is editor-in-chief of MSDN Magazine, Microsoft's flagship developer publication providing expert technical guidance and how-to content for coders working with Microsoft tools and technologies. Previously, Michael was editor-in-chief of Visual Studio Magazine, senior news editor at PC World magazine, and editor-at-large at Redmond magazine. He was also founding editor of Redmond Developer News, a twice-monthly news publication and related Web site for software developers using Microsoft tools.

From 1998 to 2003, he was principal of Content Foundry LLC, an editorial consultancy serving Fortune 100 technology companies, including Intel, Sun Microsystems, and IBM. He has written four computer books, including the Peter Norton Guide to Upgrading PCs.


Michael received a Masters's DegreeĀ from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Expertise: Lighting
Education: Northwestern University
Location: New York, New York
Title: Writer

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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