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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TechDays à Montréal

Bonjour Montréal ! C’est Philippe Riel, Directeur des communications stratégiques, marchés francophones.   L’équipe de Microsoft est en ville cette semaine pour la conférence TechDays, tenue au Palais des Congrès. C’est l’événement de l’année pour la communauté des développeurs québécois et tous les professionnels des TI de la province. Au programme, d’excellents ateliers animés par…

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Election Ballots Design

  The above figure is taken from Effective Designs for the Administration of Federal Election As the whole world is waiting for who’s going to be the next US president, I came across this interesting interview on ballet design and usability this morning. I learnt a lot about the history and design thinking went behind…

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WIT at TechDays Toronto

  Thanks to all the ladies who joined us at the Women in Technology (WIT) Connection Area at Techdays in Toronto! It was our pleasure to meet everyone.  This was the first time we had a networking area and it gave us an opportunity to hear from you. We really appreciate everyone’s participation and would…

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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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