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  • Blog Post: Thinking of getting Visual Studio? Now’s the time…

    Any craftsperson wants the best tools to work with.  A painter wants the best brushes.  A musician wants the best instruments.  And after many conversations with Developers and Testers, I know that you want the best tools to code and QA.  Sometimes cost is can be a factor, and to...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Training in French

    One of our great partners out of Quebec, RunAtServer Consulting , has just created a great, three-day course on Silverlight 2 and they will be conducting it in various cities in Quebec. The details of the course can be found here and here , but it is a very in-depth course for those of you interested...
  • Blog Post: Building Compelling Websites on the Microsoft Platform

    Over the past week, I've been conducting a half-day briefings on how to build great websites on the Microsoft platform. The first stop on the tour was Vancouver (Wednesday, May 14), the second was Mississauga (Tuesday, May 20) and the third was in Montreal (Thursday, May 22). For those of you that...
  • Blog Post: Energize IT: Grok and Load Visual Studio 2008

    Sign up for the Grok and Load session at Energize IT! Visual Studio 2008 is a suite of development tools designed to help developers solve complex challenges and create innovative software. This session consists of a three-part series of hands-on and community based activities that you can participate...
  • Blog Post: Project type between VS2005 and VS2008

    During the Heroes Happen Here events, I received a fair amount of questions regarding the combine use of VS 2005 and VS 2008 in development teams. Since VS 2008 allow the targeting of 2.0 framework, what happens if you open and save the solution with 2008 to the 2005 users. I found this blog post from...
  • Blog Post: Canadian Heroes Community Launch

    Over the next several months Technical communities around the world are hosting Community Launch events focusing on technical dives of Microsoft Windows Server 2008™, Visual Studio 2008™, and SQL Server 2008™. Community leaders have been trained directly from Microsoft and empowered to host technical...
  • Blog Post: Recap of My Application Platform Webcast Series

    Over the past month I have conducted a series of webcasts that focus on 3 key technologies that all web developers using Microsoft technology should know about. The main audiences for these webcasts are web developers and providers of IT services for small businesses, but if you're looking for a primer...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison

    Rini, our Canadian product manager for Visual Studio, just sent us a link to a great MSDN article describing all the differences between the editions of Visual Studio 2008. Our team gets a huge amount of questions from you guys about this and in the spirit of helping you manage the overload of content...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here (Launch 2008)

    We've been teasing you with posts about the upcoming launch of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Canada. The wait is finally over. The dates are announced and registration is opened. Head over the launch portal to secure your seat and we look forward to seeing you. UPDATE...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 launch

    You've probably started to see some noise on some of the Microsoft web sites about the big launch that will kick off in LA on February 27th and you're probably wondering what our team as in store for Canada. First - rest assure that we will have a really strong set of events across Canada to celebrate...
  • Blog Post: Cool news for hardcore developers

    If you are swamped in a project right now or just starting up in your journey in .NET, you should ignore this post. On the other end, if you are the ultimate geek with some time on your hand you may want to head over Scott Guthrie's blog and check out this piece of news. Microsoft has announced that...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been released today! Here is the link if you want to download the bits . I'd highly recommend the Virtual PC image - if you opt for the full install, you should use a test machine, don't install it on a production machine (although it looks and feels rock solid - it's still...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Launch

    The news just came out on the wire that our official launch date in Los Angeles for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 (formerly codenamed "Orcas"). The Canadian plans have not been ironed out yet, but the moment they are, we'll be posting them here. Our team is really excited...
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