Scott Hanselman at Victoria .NET Developers Association Tonight!

Scott Hanselman (HanselMinutes, dasBlog Community Edition, Microsoft Regional Director) will be speaking at the Victoria .NET Developers Association tonight at 7:00 PM PST. Scott will deliver a presentation entitled, “Anatomy of a Successful ASP.NET Application: Inside DasBlog”. More information about this event and registration can be found here.

Scott Hanselman at .NET BC Tonight!

Scott Hanselman (HanselMinutes, dasBlog Community Edition, Microsoft Regional Director) will be speaking at the .NET User Group of British Columbia tonight at 7:00 PM PST. His presentation, “Anatomy of a Successful ASP.NET Application: Inside DasBlog” will not disappoint. More information about this event can be found here.

Vancouver Code Camp in Two Weeks!

The Vancouver Code Camp will take place on Saturday, March 18th. If you haven’t yet signed up, I strongly encourage you to do so. Event organizers are limiting the number of registrations to 200 people. For more information, check out

WebCast Notes: Partial Trust Development with Visual Studio 2005

On Wednesday March 1, I conducted part one of a five part series titled “Security on the Brain”. The goal of this series of WebCasts is to examine some of the tools and security features that have been incorporated into either the .NET Framework 2.0 or Visual Studio 2005. In this latest WebCast, I talked…


Calgary .NET User Group Meeting Tonight

Later tonight, the Calgary .NET User Group will host a meeting with a presentation entitled, “Building Cutting-Edge Web Solutions with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0”. Tonight’s event will feature profiles, data-driven site navigation and Web parts. Very cool stuff. Also, the Calgary .NET User Group now has a new Web site running .NET Nuke…

WinFX Runtime Components (February CTP) Released

Earlier today, the WinFX Runtime Components (February CTP) was released. According to Tim Sneath, Windows Vista Technical Evangelist, this release represents “a big step forward for Windows Presentation Foundation”. (You can read more here.) Here is a list of the available downloads for this release: WinFX Runtime Components Windows SDK Visual Studio “Orcas” Preview -…

Microsoft Releases New Anti-XSS Tool

Microsoft just released a new Anti-XSS tool that works with .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0. Anytime you echo user input back to the Web Page you are susceptible either persistent or non-persistent cross site scripting attacks. So what was wrong with using System.Web.HttpUtility.HtmlEncode? Check out my blog entry for more details:



Wow! We currently have 1800 people registered for the SECURITY ON THE BRAIN Webcast Series. There is still room, so if you want to learn more about developing secure software using Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 then these five sessions for one hour every Wednesday, starting March 1, 2006 are for you. I…


Greetings, Canadian Developers!

Welcome to the Canadian Developers blog. Spanning the Great White North from coast to coast to coast, this blog represents a new conversation between MSDN Canada and the development community at large. Our goal is simple; to provide news and information that is relevant to Canadian developers. This includes highlights from user groups, information about…