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  • Blog Post: Crypto Craziness: Meeting FIPS Requirements with Managed Code

    The following guest blog post was written by Dana Epp ( @DanaEpp ). One of the benefits of being a Microsoft Security MVP is seeing the most interesting environments to build secure systems and applications. One day I will be talking to someone about command and control systems for critical armaments...
  • Blog Post: Out Of Band Critical Security Release

       What is the purpose of this alert?   This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin being released (out-of-band) on January 21, 2010.   New Security Bulletin Microsoft is releasing one new security bulletin (out-of-band) for newly discovered vulnerabilities...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Bing

    You may have heard about Bing , a new search decision engine, that was recently released. Miguel Carrasco , a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) from Winnipeg , got early access to Bing and wrote up this post on Bing , what it is, how it is different and I hope you give it a try. As always we...
  • 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: MVP Insider - Q & A with Eli Robillard

    Eli Robillard is the founder of the Toronto SharePoint Users Group. He is a past writer for the MSDN Developer Center, a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau, a member and founding board member of the ASPInsiders, and an author and technical editor of SharePoint books. His latest is Professional...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the MVP Program (Part 2 of 2)

    In my previous guest blog entry I touched on some "MVP Program Basics". I received a few notes from people who read it and thought they are a good match. I look forward to receiving more and possibly getting a few new MVPs out of all those contacts I made. In this guest blog entry I will try to answer...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blogger: MVP Award Program - What is it all about? (Part 1 of 2)

    Hello Canadian Developers, By the way of introduction, my name is Sasha Krsmanovic and I am the MVP Lead for Canadian MVPs. Your developer advisors asked me to publish a few posts here in order to introduce the MVP Award Program to Canadian Developers. You have seen some of these individuals ‘spotlighted...
  • Blog Post: Auto-code generation for Silverlight Controls

    Charles Wiebe and John Hansen (Ottawa, ON) Silverlight offers designers a new degree of flexibility in creating vivid and exciting graphics for asp.net web pages. These web pages are described in the Silverlight dialect of Xaml (XML) and an excellent WISWIG tool called Expression Blend can be used to...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Bloggers] Rob Windsor on Discoverability

    Rob Windsor ( Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) , User Group Leader) Rob Windsor on Discoverability The .NET Framework is big - very, very big - and it grows with each new version. While many developers are still trying to incorporate the features added to .NET 2.0 into their applications...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Blogger] Uses for the yield keyword in C# 2.0

    .NET has strong support for collections. Even the built-in Array type implements ICollection. The ICollection interface derives from the IEnumerable interface to allow easy enumeration of all elements in a collection. In C#, the foreach statement uses the GetEnumerator member of IEnumerable (a class...
  • Blog Post: [Guest] An ITPro visit to the Delphi User Group

    The other night I had the opportunity to speak to the Toronto Delphi User Group about Windows Vista and Office 2007. Now you may be wondering what an IT Pro Advisor for Microsoft is doing talking at a user group meeting for another companies product. Well I am excited and passionate about the capabilities...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Bloggers] Visual Studio Team System

    My name is Mirunan Gunarajah and I am a student at the University of Waterloo. I am currently finishing up my second year in Systems Design Engineering. My major project this term at Microsoft was to create an end-to-end scenario based demo of Visual Studio Team System. For those of you that don’t...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Bloggers] James Kovacs on ASP.NET Role-Based Security and the ImpostorHttpModule

    James Kovacs (Calgary) [Guest Bloggers] ASP.NET Role-Based Security and the ImpostorHttpModule If you've developed any moderately complex web application, you've probably implemented some form of role-based security. For instance, only administrators can access the /Admin directory. Only ContentCreators...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Bloggers] Mack Male on Podcasting and .NET

    Mack Male (User Group Leader) Podcasting with .NET and Paramagnus If you're a .NET developer in Canada, you've probably already heard of Plumbers at Work and if you haven't, you should! It's a great podcast featuring "four geeks from Canada" talking about all things .NET and Microsoft. I'm not...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Bloggers] Rob Windsor's "Wake Up and Smell the Smart Client"

    Rob Windsor ( Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) , User Group Leader) Wake Up and Smell the Smart Client I was at the Toronto office of Learning Tree International (where I teach .NET development courses) this week and I ran into Bob, a former student of mine. Bob and I started talking...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Bloggers] James Kovacs on Code Camps

    James Kovacs (Calgary) [FYI] Code Camps Hi, my name is James Kovacs and I'm an independent architect, developer, trainer, and jack-of-all-trades in Calgary, Alberta specializing in the .NET Framework and Enterprise Application Development. I assist clients in building smart clients, web applications...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Bloggers] Nolan Zak on .NET User Groups

    Today, we're adding a new feature to the CDN-DEVs Weblog that features guest Canadian bloggers. In the first instalment, Nolan Zak provides some insight on .NET user groups in Canada. Nolan Zak ( Victoria .NET Developers Association President) [Opinion] .NET User Groups are for...
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