Canucks at PDC – Windows Logo Program for Windows 7

Have you ever wondered how the Windows Logo is “stamped” on shipping software from ISVs? As it turns out, there’s a program for the Windows Logo. Jamie Wakeam asked a couple of the folks behind the Windows Logo Program a few questions that pertain to ISVs and the upcoming efforts towards making the experience for…


Canucks at PDC – A Lap Around Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server has quickly become one of my favourite operating systems. Why? Because it makes me feel safe with its automated back-ups (attributing to a very high WAF). Additionally, it serves as my back-end data storage and will stream my music library to anywhere within the range of my home’s wireless network. At Microsoft PDC, I took a moment…


TechDays 2008 Toronto it’s a wrap…..on to Montreal!

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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Canucks at PDC – You’ve Been Phil Haack(ed)

Not only is Phil Haack a bright guy, he also has the coolest name of a developer we know. He’s also the giant brain behind the ASP.NET MVC project. Joey deVilla spent a few minutes to chat with Phil about this cool technology for ASP.NET developers: Download(s): WMV Make sure to check out the ASP.NET MVC session at Microsoft…


Canucks at PDC – Miguel de Icaza on Mono

Miguel de Icaza talks with Joey deVilla about Mono. No, not the kissing disease; rather, the “open development initiative sponsored by Novell to develop an open source, UNIX version of the Microsoft .NET development platform” (from the Mono FAQ). Check it out: Download(s): WMV Recently, Mono 2.0 was released. To grab the latest bits (get…


Canucks at PDC – John Lam and IronRuby

IronRuby is one of the coolest projects at Microsoft. Ruby wonk, Canadian, and all-around-nice-guy, John Lam and Joey deVilla sat down at Microsoft PDC to discuss the latest developments surrounding it: Download(s): WMV If you’d like to learn more about IronRuby, make sure to check out www.IronRuby.net.


Canucks at PDC – A Quick Chat With Don Box

Our newest Developer Advisor, Joey deVilla got a chance to chat with the one & only Don Box: Download(s): WMV Joey is new to the .NET world. What better person to speak to than Don? For more information about “Oslo”, make sure to check out the Oslo Developer Center on MSDN.


Canucks at PDC – Thoughts About The Keynote With Mark Relph (Day 2)

On day 2 of Microsoft PDC, my brain blue-screened. There was way simply way too much “stuff” to absorb. Shortly after the keynote, I grabbed Mark Relph and asked him to share his opinions on the keynote we had just witnessed: Download(s): WMV You can also follow Mark’s tweets at www.twitter.com/mrelph. High recommended.


Canucks at PDC – Pete LePage on Internet Explorer 8

I’m convinced; developers are going to love all the new features we’ve put into Internet Explorer 8. Earlier, I spoke to Pete LePage at Microsoft PDC and asked him a number of questions about the new capabilities of Internet Explorer 8: Download(s): WMV Are you running Internet Explorer 8 today? If not, go grab the Beta…


Had your Techie Crunch today?

Welcome to day TWO of the Toronto edition of TechDays 2008 in Canada. As our first two day event, it was a little strange going to the hotel last night, remembering that we had to be back bright and early at the Toronto Convention Centre. I wanted to introduce you to our Learning Kit –…

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