The “Ignite Your Venture” Webcast Series

Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start?  Do you have questions about the process of creating a start-up business but never knew who to ask/  Just curious what the big deal is with the start-up side of technology??  We are proud to introduce a free, new webcast series called…

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Oh yeah, it’s on: welcome to the party, Windows Phone 7 Series.

    Today marks a sea change in Microsoft’s mobile device strategy and how we are going to market in the smartphone space.  This change is fundamental rather than incremental; we have completely re-written the book on how a Windows Phone looks, behaves and interacts with a user.  With the MIX10 opening keynote (you can…

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Research in Action at UofT

Yesterday I went to the research showcase at the UofT Computer Science department called “Research in Action (RIA).” It’s always an idea feast going to research open house, and there were lots of “delicious” projects served yesterday. Professor Steve Easterbrook showcased a number of projects his undergraduate students worked on to explore how computer can…

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Happy World Usability Day 2009!

Happy World Usability Day, everyone! May all your design projects have the best usability! 🙂 This year’s theme is “Designing a Sustainable World.” As the world is celebrating today, here are the events from Canada. I’ll be going to the Toronto chapter event and hope to see you there. Ottawa World Usability Day, Ottawa,17:30 Canada/Eastern…

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What’s in Store for Sharepoint 2010?

Many details surrounding Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 were announced at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas this week. One of Sharepoint2010’s top investment is on User Experience. It utilizes the Ribbiob UI which allows users to easily add, modify and interact with content on the site. In addition, it ships with a true…

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Steve Ballmer on “The Hour” Tonight!

What a great way to come back from my vacation other than celebrating Windows 7 releasing tomorrow! Our company CEO Steve Ballmer is in town and on tonight’s episode of CBC’s news show The Hour, Steve will have an one-on-one conversation with George. Should be a great interview and a chance to get to know…

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Explore Design is Back! – Part II

In Part I of the Explore Design post, I introduced the student lounge we are presenting this year. In this post, I’ll introduce you the presentations from Microsoft and our partners to watch out at the conference. It’s less than two weeks away! Two Keynotes Oct. 14 @ 11:00am: Experience Design by Sara Diamond Apple!…

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TechDays’ Session: Expression Blend for Developers

In just less than a week, TechDays will kick off in Vancouver. There are tons of activities happening around TechDays next week, and I’ll be doing a presentation on Expression Blend for Developers. I really enjoy demoing Expression Blend to developers because it brings design into development and engages developers in the practical UI design…

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Explore Design is Back! – Part I

Remember Explore Design? It’s the annual Design Education Fair for Youth. Last year we showed Microsoft Surface, Expression Studio, XNA, etc and invited design leaders from Microsoft Surface and Office teams. This year, we have a even bigger playground at conference by hosting the student lounge. Do you want to be among the first to…

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Two Interesting Upcoming Presentations This Month

The new season for user group activities are starting this month. Here are two presentations that you may be interested. Four Perspectives on Delivering "Return on Experience" at Metro Toronto .NET User Group Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (ET) Location: Manulife Financial, 200 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4W…

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