Farewell…

It’s with a touch of sadness that I’m announcing that I’ll be leaving the Developer Advisor team here at Microsoft Canada (as foreshadowed in the previous video). This is going to be an exciting opportunity as I’ll be moving on to a new role in Redmond, representing and supporting developers worldwide! I’m really excited about…

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Designing Websites with Web Standards Using Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

For the past 12 years, I’ve been building websites and working with different Web technologies. I’d have to say that one of the most frustrating experiences (and the most time consuming) has been to get content to render correctly in all browsers. As a result, I’m a really strong advocate of Web standards. For example,…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Day 2 – Working Long Hours

Team RoboTree (Short Film)The team is well on it’s way to create a new short film for the competition. The students were thrown a curveball as the theme and the guidelines for the finals are the same for the second round. Essentially, the goal is to “share a perspective on how technology enables a sustainable environment”. The team worked into…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Introducing Team RoboTree

Team Robotree includes Dan Tran (left), Media Ridha (bottom centre) taken just before Drake Birmann (top centre), and Ryan Morrison (right) left for tree planting in Northern Ontario for the summer. The students are from Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario. They are one of the six worldwide finalist in the Imagine Cup Short…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Introducing Team GreeNet

Team GreeNet includes Jin Fan and Kevin Muise from School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, BC. Another team called EcoLid from SFU also competed in the Imagine Cup competition – you can read more about the entry on the CanUX blog via my colleague Qixing Zheng. Team GreeNet is one of the six worldwide finalists…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Day 1 – Road To Paris

Video: Imagine Cup 2008 Finals The Imagine Cup is a global competition that encourages young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Last year, I travelled with Canadian students to Seoul, Korea with Team Robot Hospital, Team Awesome, Team iDoll…

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Toronto Silverlight User Group

In less than two weeks, the Toronto Silverlight User Group will have it’s inaugural meeting. The user group is targeted at both developers and designers who are interested in learning about Silverlight and how the two parties can work together more seamlessly to create rich user experience on the web. As many of you know, Silverlight…

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Bring Your Laptop To Energize IT!

On Saturday, May 24 – the developer breakout tracks will explode with a combination of Grok Talks, presentations on online services and many other surprises. Bring your laptop as there will be an opportunity to show off your skills and participate in the Visual Studio 2008 install fest. Requirements vary for different combinations of components within Visual Studio…

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Energize IT: Wild About Services

Have you seen cool services like Windows Live, FaceBook, Twitter and Amazon? Did you know that you can build amazing applications using these services? In this track, you’ll get the lowdown on the fundamentals of services, how they work, and clarifying some of the myths and acronyms. Then, you’ll discover how to integrate services such…

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Energize IT: Grok and Load Visual Studio 2008

Sign up for the Grok and Load session at Energize IT! Visual Studio 2008 is a suite of development tools designed to help developers solve complex challenges and create innovative software. This session consists of a three-part series of hands-on and community based activities that you can participate in. First, you will get a chance to install Visual…

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