TechDays 2008 Toronto…..it’s a wrap!

Hi Everyone, I can’t express how excited and how tired I am.  It has been a wonderful journey to bring this type of conference to Canada.  I received some great feedback on how we are going to adjust the experience for the next cities and I’m floored about all the positive feedback that  shows we…

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Design Student of the Month – Adam Bourret

There are a lot of creative students in Canada who are doing innovative work to improve people’s life through interactive, visual, informational, and other aspects of User Experience Design. I invited them to introduce who they are and share their work with you. To nominate a Design Student of the Month, email us. The Design…

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Had your Techie Crunch today?

Welcome to day TWO of the Toronto edition of TechDays 2008 in Canada. As our first two day event, it was a little strange going to the hotel last night, remembering that we had to be back bright and early at the Toronto Convention Centre. I wanted to introduce you to our Learning Kit –…

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TechDays Social Networking – Show Your Colours!

I am taking a couple of minutes of rest to have an diet coke in-between sessions here in Toronto. Man – if I had a pedometer, I’d swear that I had walked a couple of kilometres so far today. I acted as host for our lunch time session and reinforced the opportunity people had to…

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TechDays and PDC

It’s such an eventful week! 80% of our community team is at TechDays today, and the rest 20% at the Professional Developer Conference in LA.  I presented the last session of the day in Web Developer Track and the first session on Silverlight. I was very anxious to hear the feedback from developers about my…

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<3 Your Web at MIX09

MIX09 registration is open now! We are going with a funky and modem look. The website gives some highlights on what’s new in MIX09: There’s something different in the air at MIX09. Some might call it love – love of the interaction between designers and developers; love of inspiration and innovation through interactive media; love…

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[Podcast] Interview with Lisa Anderson

Hope you enjoyed my podcast with Jensen. During Explore Design, I also had a chance to sit down and chat with another Microsoft design leader, Lisa Anderson. Lisa has worked in several large companies as their UX director and very passionate about designer’s career in technology companies. It’s great to hear her insights on Surface…

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[Podcast] Interview with Jensen Harris

During Explore Design, I had a chance to sit down with Jensen and ask my specific questions face-to-face. Jensen joined Microsoft right out of college and has been with Office team for 10 years now. It’s very interesting to get his perspective on Office UI design and Microsoft design culture in general. Below, I broke…

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Silverlight 2 is Released!

Earlier this week, we shipped the final release of Silverlight 2! This is an important milestone for us in terms of providing rich media and interactive experiences on the web. Scott Guthrie has a very comprehensive blog post on the improvements of Silverlight 2 RTW. Many of you may already have upgraded to the RTW…

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TechDays Early Bird Pricing Has Been Extended!!

Technorati Tags: techDays_CA Hello Everyone!  During this time of global economic instability, It’s important that IT Professionals and Developers remain focused on delivering value, enabling business and increasing the impact it has to across your organization.   From speaking with many of you, without a doubt, the current economic situation is a topic that is on…

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