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  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 4 – Building a Chatroom UI with Bootstrap

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 3 - Building a Backend with Node, Mongo and Socket.IO

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 2 – Welcome to Express with Node.js and Azure

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: A chatroom for all! Part 1 - Introduction to Node.js

    This node.js tutorial series will help you build a node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. You are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with express , how...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure = Security + Privacy + Compliance

    Never have I been able to have a conversation about the Cloud without having the question asked of me: “What about security, privacy, and compliance?” Unlike some other folks that I know, I don’t shy away from having this discussion as I am of the opinion that, though a bit complicated to explain quickly...
  • Blog Post: Create a Dev & Test Environment in Minutes!

    How many times do we have to scramble to assemble a decent Dev & Test environment? When I think back to my past lives, I can attest that it’s been a challenging mess. I used to run around to various departments in order to find available machines, software installation disks, licenses and IT resources...
  • Blog Post: Canada Does Windows Azure–TopThat

    I believe that the best way to learn is to learn from each other, so I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure . This is the story of TopThat , a BizSpark startup...
  • Blog Post: VM Depot from Microsoft Open Technologies

    If you are a fan of OSS and cloud computing then the recently launched preview of VM Depot from Microsoft Open Technologies is for you! The goal of the VM Depot is for developers and users of Windows Azure to host, discuss and rate various Linux based images ranging from base distro images to full stacks...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for the Holidays

    In the spirit of making sure that you have some good reading, viewing, and learning opportunities for this holiday season (while spending time with family, or doing whatever it is that you like to do, of course), here’s what you need for Windows Azure (if you missed it, last week I posted Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Demystifying the Cloud on a Whiteboard

    Some things are just better explained on a whiteboard. According to Windows Azure guru Cory Fowler , the Cloud is one of those things. Watch as he demystifies Windows Azure using nothing other than a whiteboard. Cory Fowler Cory Fowler is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist focused on PHP on Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud and The Whiteboard

    October 3, 2012 | 12:00 PM ET | Add to Outlook >> Some things are just better explained on a whiteboard. According to Windows Azure guru Cory Fowler , the Cloud is one of those things. Watch as he demystifies Windows Azure using nothing other than a whiteboard. Plus: Stay connected the rest of...
  • Blog Post: Do you know your PaaS from your IaaS?

    Do you know your PaaS from your IaaS? If you do great, you can just head on over here http://aka.ms/azuredevcampscanada and register to learn more about Windows Azure, but if you don’t then keep reading! The term "cloud” or “the cloud” gets tossed around almost as much as “Web...
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie on Cloud-Powered Revolutions

    From Episode 6 – Cloud-Powered Revolutions | May 2, 2012 Recorded live on location at Vancouver TechFest 2012 , Scott talks about revolutions that are made possible by the Cloud. Plus: Scott dives deep into how Windows Azure enables developers to drive those revolutions. Questions? Comments? Due to a...
  • Blog Post: Joël Hébert and Steve Syfuhs on Securing .NET Applications

    From Episode 3 – Securing .NET Applications | February 1, 2012 Security experts Joël Hébert and Steve Syfuhs talk all about security – principles, documentation, attack vectors, testing tools, and more. Key Points [03:14] Security as part of standard design documentation and why security is not part...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011 Montreal – Build your personalized Schedule

    After having the pleasure of talking about technology and connecting with people in Toronto and Vancouver – it’s now Montreal’s turn. Techdays Montreal is coming quickly and the whole team is giving 200% effort to finish things up with a Bang. This year – lots of diverse sessions...
  • Blog Post: A “Cloud-y” Recap of Computing and Online Services at TechDays

    With 8 sessions specifically dedicated to Windows Azure and Office 365 at TechDays , there was plenty of content to go around. There was everything from deciding whether to move to the Cloud, to how to actually do the move to the Cloud, to how to secure your application in the Cloud once you got it up...
  • Blog Post: Coffee & Code Toronto

    Remember the Coffee & Code Joey was doing in Toronto? It’s the perfect place to code on your project in a casual environment, grab a good coffee, talk about technology and meet others passionate like you. Put a X on your agenda as we will do one in Toronto the 29th of August at Starbucks...
  • Blog Post: Is Security and Privacy in the Cloud Just a Little Cloudy?

    When you consider developing new applications for the Cloud - or consider migrating existing apps to the Cloud - you’re probably starting to think about the security of your application's data. There are many “ myths ” around this particular topic and many skeptics that use them as...
  • Blog Post: Hello, World!

    Greetings and salutations. I’m Jonathan – the newest member of the Canadian DPE team , writing to introduce myself to you. For as long as I can remember, I have been checking Microsoft Careers to give me something to target my career towards. I’d read through job postings for various...
  • Blog Post: Over $4300 Raised for User Groups through the Azure Community Promotion!

    Developers: Don’t forget to check out Essential Resources for Getting Started with Windows Azure for links to podcasts, tools, videos, whitepapers, SDKs and much more! In conversations with UG leads across Canada, we heard clearly that the cloud represents so many opportunities for organizations, developers...
  • Blog Post: CloudCamp Toronto Next Week!

    Creative Commons photo by Abeeeer On Tuesday, October 26th , CloudCamp will be visiting the fine city of Toronto ! You can register NOW and I would strongly encourage you to do so: Location Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building 255 Front Street West Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 Schedule...
  • Blog Post: Thinking of Moving to the Cloud? Get Free Compute Time with Windows Azure

    Are you a developer looking to launch your new web application? Or perhaps you’re an IT Pro or IT Architect trying to understand what all the fuss about “The Cloud” is. Or maybe you need for some compute time to run calculations. No matter who you are, or why you’re thinking about the cloud, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp: Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto

    Want some hardcore training from a developer who’s been doing Windows Phone 7 development since the tools were released in March? Then you’ll want to check out DevTeach’s Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp , taking place late this summer in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto. The Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp...
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