John Bristowe's Weblog

Microsoft Canada Developer Advisor

November, 2005

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John Bristowe, Developer Advisor (Microsoft Canada Co.)

John Bristowe is a Developer Advisor with Microsoft Canada based in Calgary, Alberta. John is an experienced speaker and frequently presents Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) events across Canada. Prior to joining Microsoft, John was a member of the Microsoft Regional Director (RD) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) programs.

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In addition to getting pnwed whilst playing his Xbox 360, John produces two podcasts: Developer Night in Canada (DNIC) and Plumbers at Work. Both are available through iTunes.

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    Back in Calgary

    After delivering content in five cities, the tour finally arrived in my hometown of Calgary . Yesterday, we had a great time showing off all the new stuff inside Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006. Unfortunately, I was struck...
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    Thank You, Vancouver!

    Vancouver was a lot of fun. Not only did we have a wonderful audience and great experts at the event, we also had the distinct pleasure of having Ilya Bukshteyn (Director, SQL Server marketing) deliver the keynote. (Way cool.) Ilya and I had a lot of...
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    Headin' to Vancouver!

    In about three hours, I'll be on my way to Vancouver for the next stop in the MSDN Canada 2005 Launch Tour featuring Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006. I'm really looking forward to meeting and chatting with all our great customers...
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    Launch Tour Photos

    My manager, Mark Relph set up a Flickr tag for photos of the Launch tour at the following URL: . Check it out!
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    Thank You, Victoria!

    I'm back in Calgary after getting home from Victoria earlier today. What a great time. Our team had a fabulous time talking with the wonderful folks of the Victoria .NET community at large, showing them the latest & greatest of Visual Studio 2005...
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    Thank You, Edmonton!

    As expected, we had a blast showing you all the new bits! SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006 rock and your interest proved it! We had over 500 attendees! Personally, I had a great time being back home in western Canada. I was...
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    Headin' to Edmonton!

    The Canadian Launch Tour heads west tomorrow as we descend upon the fine city of Edmonton, Alberta. My good friend, Joel Semeniuk will be there to co-present on a variety of topics. Also, I'll be bringing my audio gear with me to record a buzzcast or...
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    Thank You, Ottawa!

    In about 30 minutes, I'll be on my way back to Calgary. For the past three days, I've been in Ottawa for the Launch Tour . I had a really good time in Ottawa. On the first night, I got to meet all of the great folks in the local community - folks like...
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    Experts/MVPs in Ottawa

    After arriving in Ottawa, the crew got together with the local experts & MVPs in the area. There's a lot of mindshare here, which is always great to see. I was particularly impressed with the Ottawa .NET Community group representatives who I got to...
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    Headin' to Ottawa!

    There's nothing like an exciting launch tour to put a little stream in one's strides. ( All of us are totally jazzed about the tour.) Later this morning, we depart Toronto for our nation's capital, Ottawa , where we try to bring down the house. Get ready...
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    Thank You, Toronto!

    Earlier today, we hosted the first stop of our 10-city launch tour across Canada . Today, I co-presented during the keynote presentation and two talks in front of approximately 3000 people. What a blast. We all had a great time! It is simply awesome to...
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    Headin' to Toronto!

    In the next three hours, I'll be leaving the wintery confines of Calgary to head off to dem rainy parts of southern Ontario . The start of our 10-city Canadian Launch Tour begins tomorrow and I'll be presenting at each and every one. This is going be...
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    Jerome Carron is a Rock Star!

    I am impressed. Earlier today, Jerome and I hit a snag with Virtual Server. Specifically, we couldn't connect to the Administration console through Internet Explorer. After exhausting all avenues to fix the problem (i.e. checking the registry, verifying...
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    Plumbers at Work (Podcast)

    Well, it's finally here: Plumbers at Work . A new podcast for .NET developers with a Canadian twist. You can either download the MP3 (30 MB) or syndicate the RSS . (Please note that we'll be updating the RSS ASAP.) So, what is Plumbers at Work and...
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    Got a Question? Come to the Launch! RDs and MVPs Await!

    In addition to the great content we've got for the Canadian Launch of SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006, we'll also be featuring a cabana with experts from your local area to answer any questions you might have. We have many...
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    Get Ready to Launch in Seven (7) Days!

    We less than seven days away from the biggest launch in Microsoft's history and the Canadian Launch team couldn't be more excited! Earlier today, our team met to discuss some of the logistics surrounding the launch. Currently, the presenting team ...
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