Merry Christmas, Happy holidays and Happy New Year!

It’s a pleasure connecting and supporting each and every one of you through the year, both personally and from a team perspective … I am lucky to have a role and great team that is focused on supporting and helping you make a positive difference in Canada.  I also feel so lucky to have this…

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I (Heart) WinDev: WPF Application Quality Guide v0.4

Yesterday, the folks at WindowsClient.NET posted an update to the WPF Application Quality Guide, a document that provides an overview of testing Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications and controls. The document is intended for developers, testers, and vendors who use Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). You can download a copy of this guide here (Word document,…


ASP.NET MVC Code Gallery Released

Joe Stagner, one of the people at Microsoft that I greatly admire wrote in his blog about this nice little gold nugget about the ASP.NET MVC Code Gallery being released. If you are a fan of the MVC pattern and you’re interested in using the ASP.NET MVC framework, this is a great place to start. …

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Out-Of-Band Hotfix Released For Internet Explorer

In an effort to enable organizations to have a predictable and timely schedule around patches, Microsoft implements a process whereby patches to software are released on the second Tuesday of each month. Out-of-band hotfixes are rare and are released to help resolve critical issues identified in the field. While we don’t normally post hotfix release notifications…


A (Quick) Web Developer’s View of Oxite

With weather conditions being what they are here in Calgary, I decided to spend some time playing around with Oxite, a blog engine written using ASP.NET MVC. Oxite is well suited for Web developers wanting understand out how to leverage some of the capabilities of ASP.NET MVC. However, it needs work. That stated, here’s a quick…


A Quick Word on the Tech·Ed 2008 North America DVDs from TechDays

In the Microsoft Tech•Days Canada 2008 learning kit, you received the full Tech·Ed 2008 North America DVD kit. Recently, Microsoft has released Silverlight 2 which is not compatible with the beta version of Silverlight that the Tech·Ed North America DVD user interface was built with. In order to continue accessing the content from the TechEd…