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  • Blog Post: The “Ignite Your Venture” Webcast Series

    Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start?  Do you have questions about the process of creating a start-up business but never knew who to ask/  Just curious what the big deal is with the start-up side of technology??  We are proud to introduce a free, new webcast...
  • Blog Post: Oh yeah, it’s on: welcome to the party, Windows Phone 7 Series.

        Today marks a sea change in Microsoft’s mobile device strategy and how we are going to market in the smartphone space.  This change is fundamental rather than incremental; we have completely re-written the book on how a Windows Phone looks, behaves and interacts with a user. ...
  • Blog Post: Research in Action at UofT

    Yesterday I went to the research showcase at the UofT Computer Science department called “ Research in Action (RIA) .” It’s always an idea feast going to research open house, and there were lots of “delicious” projects served yesterday. Professor Steve Easterbrook showcased a number of projects his undergraduate...
  • Blog Post: Happy World Usability Day 2009!

    Happy World Usability Day, everyone! May all your design projects have the best usability! :-) This year’s theme is “Designing a Sustainable World.” As the world is celebrating today, here are the events from Canada. I’ll be going to the Toronto chapter event and hope to see you there. Ottawa World Usability...
  • Blog Post: What’s in Store for Sharepoint 2010?

    Many details surrounding Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 were announced at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas this week. One of Sharepoint2010’s top investment is on User Experience. It utilizes the Ribbiob UI which allows users to easily add, modify and interact with content on the site...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer on “The Hour” Tonight!

    What a great way to come back from my vacation other than celebrating Windows 7 releasing tomorrow! Our company CEO Steve Ballmer is in town and on tonight’s episode of CBC’s news show The Hour , Steve will have an one-on-one conversation with George. Should be a great interview and a chance to get to...
  • Blog Post: Explore Design is Back! – Part II

    In Part I of the Explore Design post, I introduced the student lounge we are presenting this year. In this post, I’ll introduce you the presentations from Microsoft and our partners to watch out at the conference. It’s less than two weeks away! Two Keynotes Oct. 14 @ 11:00am: Experience Design by Sara...
  • Blog Post: TechDays’ Session: Expression Blend for Developers

    In just less than a week, TechDays will kick off in Vancouver. There are tons of activities happening around TechDays next week, and I’ll be doing a presentation on Expression Blend for Developers. I really enjoy demoing Expression Blend to developers because it brings design into development and engages...
  • Blog Post: Explore Design is Back! - Part I

    Remember Explore Design ? It’s the annual Design Education Fair for Youth. Last year we showed Microsoft Surface, Expression Studio, XNA, etc and invited design leaders from Microsoft Surface and Office teams. This year, we have a even bigger playground at conference by hosting the student lounge. Do...
  • Blog Post: Two Interesting Upcoming Presentations This Month

    The new season for user group activities are starting this month. Here are two presentations that you may be interested. Four Perspectives on Delivering "Return on Experience" at Metro Toronto .NET User Group Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET) Location: Manulife...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 at the Movies

    Our friends at ObjectSharp are putting on an exciting show at the Paramount Theatre this Thursday, July 9. It’s titled “Silverlight on the Silver Screen.” If you want to know more about Silverlight 3, Expression Blend 3, and Windows 7 Touch Technology, it’s a show you don’t want to miss. Check out the...
  • Blog Post: SketchFlow and Blend 3 Presentation at Waterloo

      So, you have a great design idea… How do you turn your conceptual design ideas into rich prototypes ready for production? How do you share your design ideas with others effectively at each stage? Come and join me next Thursday at University of Waterloo Accelerator Center to learn about the answers...
  • Blog Post: Vancouver / Toronto Event: Make Web, Not War Episode 2009

    As a solution provider, the web presents an ever increasing opportunity to grow your business.  As more and more customers (and potential customers!) look to the web as a way to broaden their message, increase their own revenue and lower their cost of doing business in general, you have the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Opportunity Rings – WIT Event

       Continuing connecting with women in  IT, we have a joint event next month with IAMCP 's Women in Leadership and Technology and CATA Women in Technology groups. We intend this to be a fun evening of networking, empowerment and finding the courage to follow your own dreams. The evening...
  • Blog Post: MIX09 Debrief at the Next Silverlight User Group Meeting

    We had several Toronto Silverlight User Group members attended MIX09 last month in Vegas. In the next meeting, they are going to share with us what they heard, learnt, and experienced. Check out the agenda below. It’s at 222 Bay St. 12th floor, and don’t forget to register at: http://www.torontosilverlight...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: MIX09 Inspirations: Back to the Drawing Board

    From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: MIX09 Day 2: “Return on Experience”

    From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year. By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: MIX09 Day 1: The “Software” in “Software + Services”

    From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies...
  • Blog Post: A Brief History of MIX: Feet on Ground, Eyes on Cloud

    From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies...
  • Blog Post: Ignite Your Career Women in IT Webcast

    Aside from EnergizeIT , we also have an exciting webcast series coming up in March called Ignite Your Career Webcast Series . They are non-technical webcasts, designed to support Canadian technical professionals in their career development. The webcasts are intended to be very interactive to connect...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight User Group Meeting Tomorrow

    It’s our first Silverlight user group meeting of the year. Mano and I are going to share our experience with animation and DeepZoom in Silverlight. Hope to see you there! Agenda: Wednesday, Feb. 25 6:30 – 7:30: Creating Animations using Blend and Code Behind, by Mano Kulasingam - Storyboards and...
  • Blog Post: EnergizeIT Registration is OPEN!

    EnergizeIT registration is officially open. If you subscribe to the MSDN Flash and TechNet Flash newsletters, you’ve probably received an special edition with all the registration links included. Our team is working hard getting ready for the tour. I’m so excited that we are bringing the event to 14...
  • Blog Post: A Developer's View on a Design Conference

    Last weekend during Interaction'09 conference , I noticed there were quite a few developers in the heavily concentrated interaction designers conference. I was curious to find out what were their experience at the conference and why they chose this conference. Is it like a designer attending a developer...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Blogger] Product Potluck from Waterloo UX Group

    Apparently, I missed an exciting Product Potluck while I was away in China. Last month the Waterloo User Experience Group had a meeting where people brought in an everyday product to discuss their design issues with the group. It was such an interesting concept for a user group meeting that I had to...
  • Blog Post: Drawing Ideas Workshop at Interaction’09

    After a week vacation in China, I’m back in Vancouver this week and just in time for IxDA’s Interaction’09 conference. I’ve been looking forward to this conference for a while, especially to the workshop I signed up called “ Drawing Ideas ” by Mark Baskinger and William Bardel . The reason I want to...
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