Morten’s Expression Web 2 Learning Resource

We’ve introduced Morten Rand-Hendriksen couple of times in this blog and followed his amazing journey from learning Expression Web to a Expression Web expert. Recently, he published his first book titled  “Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 2 in 24 Hours” and his article on “How to create a Pure CSS Drop-Down menu” appeared in…

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Design Student of the Month – AnnA Docherty

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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December Silverlight User Group Meeting

This is the last Silverlight user group meeting of the year. Hope to see you all there! Time: 6:30PM, Tuesday December 2nd, 2008. Location: MSN Office Downtown Toronto, 222 Bay St. Toronto, ON Agenda: 6:30 – 7:30: Animations and Databinding in Blend – by Dan Borkowski & David Stubbs Creating dependency properties in code to…

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Bringing UX to Developers – .NET Users Group Presentation

I had the opportunity to present at the Metro Toronto .NET User Group last Wednesday. Even it was the first snow of the winter in GTA, but there were still more than 40 people showed up to listen to my talk on "Building for People: 5 Practical Tips for Creating Great User Experience." I was…

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Your satisfaction matters…and it’s clear that we need to do better!

Hi Everyone, In the sprit of being transparent and building connections, I thought I would share my teams mandate and goals with you.  My team is responsible for one key goal in Canada and that is to build your trust and support you in a manner in which to earn your satisfaction with Microsoft.   We…

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Finding Opportunities in a Recession Economy, PART 3

Note:  This is the third post in a three post series on succeeding as a professional in IT during a recession. Without a doubt, most of us are experiencing the most serious economic recession in our lifetimes.  There’s an awful lot of uncertainty that goes with that; everything from our retirement savings, disposable income and…

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Finding Opportunities in a Recession Economy, PART 2

Note:  This is the second post in a three post series on succeeding as a professional in IT during a recession. Without a doubt, most of us are experiencing the most serious economic recession in our lifetimes.  There’s an awful lot of uncertainty that goes with that; everything from our retirement savings, disposable income and…

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Finding Opportunities in a Recession Economy, PART 1

Without a doubt, most of us are experiencing the most serious economic recession in our lifetimes.  There’s an awful lot of uncertainty that goes with that; everything from our retirement savings, disposable income and job security.  IT as an industry is certainly not immune to these worries and as professionals in this space, I’m sure…

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Happy World Usability Day!

Happy World Usability Day everyone! This year’s theme is "Transportation." There are tons of webcasts on the World Usability Day website and a message from Bill Gates. We have the following WUD events in Canada. Listen to a webcast or attending an event near you. Let’s celebrate!! Conférence Journée mondiale de l’utilisabilité «Transport» / Montréal-Québec…

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Silverlight FAQ from TechDays

Thanks for everyone who came out to the Toronto and Montreal TechDays. The three Silverlight sessions in both cities are extremely popular with long line-up of people wanting to ask questions about after the presentations. Robert Burke (Silverlight Samurai Skills presenter in Toronto), Laurent Duveau (Silverlight Samurai Skills presenter in Montreal), and I (presented Silverlight…

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