Understanding the MVP Program (Part 2 of 2)

In my previous guest blog entry I touched on some “MVP Program Basics”. I received a few notes from people who read it and thought they are a good match. I look forward to receiving more and possibly getting a few new MVPs out of all those contacts I made. In this guest blog entry…

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MVP Insider – Q & A with Shane Perran

  Shane has been designing online user experiences for more than a decade. A strong passion for visual presentation, web standards and usability has paved the way for a successful transition into the SharePoint Products and Technologies space where Shane has become well known for his customization efforts within the community as well as professionally…


Learning opportunity for your career

In our “Ignite your Career” series, we mentioned the importance of understanding the business landscape and also keeping up with trends in the software industry to ensure you kept your own value up. This is highly critical if you want to advance your career. A great means to achieve this is to learn and watch…


Guest Post from Canadian User Experience Blog: Sharing Designer-Developer Workflow Story from eMedia

Qixing Zheng, one of Microsoft’s User Experience Evangelists and a co-blogger from the Canadian User Experience Blog has conducted a great interview on the challenges and value of Designer/Developer workflow in making software into great user experiences.  Below is the article: Last month Tudor Whiteley (in black, Designer) and Chris Asselin (in white, Developer) from…

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realDEVELOPMENT Windows Live Webcast

Did you attend the realDEVELOPMENT tour? Do you have questions centered around Windows Live (like licensing, usage, technical questions perhaps)? This Thursday (November 22nd), between 12:00-01:00 PM EST, we will be holding a special LiveMeeting event with Ryan Storgaard and Jacky Mok from the Canadian Windows Live team! Bring all your burning questions to the event. *…

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Windows Live Partner Quickstart Portal – Get Up and Running with Windows Live

Windows Live Services are web-based services available to you for integration into your solutions today.  Each facet of the Windows Live product line has simple terms of use (and unless you have usage volumes that are very, very high, it’s all free), SDKs and APIs to integrate the services into your applications and they allow…

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Download the realDEVELOPMENT 2007 PowerPoint Decks

As requested by many, here are the decks from our realDEVELOPMENT tour: 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!You can access the rest of the tour resources here.

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MVP Insider – Q & A with Rob Windsor

Rob Windsor is a Senior Consultant and the Director of Training with ObjectSharp Consulting – a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Toronto, Canada. Rob focuses on the architecture, design and development of custom business applications using leading edge Microsoft technologies. In addition Rob is a top rated instructor – authoring and teaching courses on .NET…


Ignite Your Career – IT Pro Style

  Like many of you, I’ve often found myself fulfilling the responsibilities of an IT professional; managing servers and maintaining existing systems. My colleagues from the IT Pro Advisory team have decided to run a similar Webcast series to the one we conducted earlier this year. It’s called “Ignite Your Career” and its purpose is…


Online Evaluations for the Real Development Tour

In an effort to be environmentally responsible, we decided to provide online event evaluations for the Real Development Tour rather than expend tons of paper. We also ran the event using 100% Green Bullfrog Power.    If you attended the event, you should have received an email with a link to the event evaluation. If you haven’t received…

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