E-Learning Resources on the .NET Framework 3.0, the 2007 Office System, and Windows Vista

Microsoft | Learning has published learning portals for developers wanting to know more about building next generation applications on the .NET Framework 3.0, the 2007 Office System, and Windows Vista: Windows Vista and the .NET Framework 3.0 – Learning Portal for Developers 2007 Microsoft Office System – Learning Portal Specifically, these portals feature free e-learning courses…


Windows Live Webcast Series – Live for You!

It’s amazing the number of services available to developers for creating intelligent and clever applications. Windows Live provides you with tons of APIs to incorporate search, maps, gadgets, messenger bot integration and much more – you can translate these services into real business value. For example, if you are a restaurant, you can map out…

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[Podcast] Show #001 – X06 Toronto (Part 1) – Interview with Major Nelson

Hi everyone, Welcome to the Canadian Developers Podcast. In this series, we’ll be chatting with members of the Canadian developer community, finding what exciting stuff you are doing with XNA, ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Live and other technologies, and giving you an interesting new way to connect with Microsoft Canada. In our first show, we are interviewing Larry…

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XNA Game Studio Express and XBox 360

Yesterday Mark Relph and I spent the day at the Brant House talking to the press about XNA and XNA Game Studio Express. Take a look at what Mark had to say. Video: Mark Relph on XBox 360 & XNA   If you are interested in GameCamp, head over to http://www.microsoft.com/canada/events/event_details.aspx?event_id=1032312244 to take a look at…

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[Announcements] IE 7 release to the web

Great news. IE 7 is now available with all it’s improvement in ease of use and security. As a developer, make sure to find out more at the MSDN Developer Center for IE  as well as reading this article on the new features. You can download IE 7 here.


[Announcements] Register now for the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Windows Vista Business Value Launch!

The launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System is just around the corner! Our Developer Advisor team will be coming across Canada to present on the latest developer innovations in the .NET Framework 3.0, the Office 2007 APIs and Windows SharePoint 2007.   The day will start with a keynote and then be…

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Montreal Code Camp – Introducing Windows Communication Foundation

Thanks to everyone who participated at the Code Camp Montréal! The event was a big success, in part due to the hard work of Guy Barrette, Jean-René Roy, Mario Cardinal, the speakers and the volunteers. I took a photo of some of the speakers at the event. You can check them out here: http://flickr.com/photos/jldavid/270543023/ At the event, I did a…

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[Announcements] Game Camp Toronto

We’d like to announce a new all day event that will be held on Saturday November 11th in Toronto starting at 9AM. If building games for the Xbox 360 or Windows gets you excited then you have to be at this event.  For the first time, Microsoft will take you through the details of our…


Montreal Code Camp – Huge success

Thanks to everyone who came to the code camp in Montreal. It was a fantastic event with great interaction and a lot of enthusiasm. To those of you who came to my session on XNA Game Studio Express (and anyone who’s interested in XNA games), I wanted to post the links from my presentations because…