Silverlight Briefing Summary

Over the past 3 weeks, I have been touring across Canada giving a half-day briefing on Silverlight.  It was an incredible experience as it certainly opened my eyes to what types of things are being done with Silverlight today and the buzz it has generated among web  developers. In those briefings, I promised you a…

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Guest Blogger: MVP Award Program – What is it all about? (Part 1 of 2)

  Hello Canadian Developers, By the way of introduction, my name is Sasha Krsmanovic and I am the MVP Lead for Canadian MVPs. Your developer advisors asked me to publish a few posts here in order to introduce the MVP Award Program to Canadian Developers. You have seen some of these individuals ‘spotlighted’ at this…

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Windows Live Services Webcast

Last week I conducted a webcast on Windows Live Services.  The turnout was fantastic and there was great participation at the end of the webcast.  Thanks to those of you who attended! For those of you who could not attend, you can always watch the webcast on demand here. In the webcast, I promised you…

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All you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Licensing

One of the things that we hear quite a bit about is that our software licensing policies, processes and options are too complicated.  I’ll admit that it can certainly be a complicated and mind-numbing process to wrap your head around the various licensing options we provide to our customers.  Part of the reason why it…

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Developer Night in Canada resources

Here’s a list of the resources mentioned during the Developer Night in Canada user group tour that is going on right now. VB Run – Home of everything that has to do with VB6 development on MSDN Pattern and Practice book on upgrading VB6 to VB.NET 2005 Older book on upgrading VB6 to VB.NET 2003…


realDEVELOPMENT 07 in Full Swing! (Updated)

Update: You can find copies of the presentations we used at the following URLs: Building Better Websites (Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007) Developing Web Applications Today (Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007) If you have any questions about these presentation, please feel free to let us know! A lot of people who have attended realDevelopment so far, are…


A Conversation With Dick Hardt (Sxip Identity)

Last month, I had the opportunity to interview Dick Hardt about digital identity and why it’s an important topic for developers to understand. A Conversation with Dick Hardt (MP3) Resources Dick Hardt’s OSCON 2005 Presentation on Identity 2.0 www.OpenID.net IdentityBlog (Kim Cameron, Microsoft)  Kim Cameron’s Seven Laws of Identity Windows CardSpace About Dick Hardt (Founder & CEO,…


Quick Troubleshooting Tip #1: Ask the Experts on the Microsoft Forums

During the course of developing websites (or any software development project for that matter), it’s quite natural to encounter errors and problems that you can’t solve right away or you need additional expertise to help troubleshoot it. There are two great places that can help you get your technical questions answered – Microsoft Forums (http://forums.microsoft.com)…

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"Ignite Your Coding" Webcast Series

“Ignite Your Coding” Webcast Series As a developer today, you’re expected to create rich user interfaces, incorporate legacy systems, and maintain entire Windows-based applications. And you’re expected to do it fast. With expert advice and technical demonstrations, these six all-new webcasts will give you a “real world” foundation in the latest techniques and tools necessary…


Cool news for hardcore developers

If you are swamped in a project right now or just starting up in your journey in .NET, you should ignore this post. On the other end, if you are the ultimate geek with some time on your hand you may want to head over Scott Guthrie’s blog and check out this piece of news….