Crypto Craziness: Meeting FIPS Requirements with Managed Code

The following guest blog post was written by Dana Epp (@DanaEpp). One of the benefits of being a Microsoft Security MVP is seeing the most interesting environments to build secure systems and applications. One day I will be talking to someone about command and control systems for critical armaments, and the next day I will…


Out Of Band Critical Security Release

   What is the purpose of this alert?   This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin being released (out-of-band) on January 21, 2010.   New Security Bulletin Microsoft is releasing one new security bulletin (out-of-band) for newly discovered vulnerabilities:   Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability…

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Introducing Bing

You may have heard about Bing, a new search decision engine, that was recently released. Miguel Carrasco, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) from Winnipeg, got early access to Bing and wrote up this post on Bing, what it is, how it is different and I hope you give it a try. As always we…


Guest Post: MIX09 Inspirations: Back to the Drawing Board

From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies, including Silverlight and the Windows…

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Guest Post: MIX09 Day 2: “Return on Experience”

From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies, including Silverlight and the Windows…

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Guest Post: MIX09 Day 1: The “Software” in “Software + Services”

From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies, including Silverlight and the Windows…

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A Brief History of MIX: Feet on Ground, Eyes on Cloud

From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies, including Silverlight and the Windows…

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MVP Insider - Q & A with Eli Robillard

Eli Robillard is the founder of the Toronto SharePoint Users Group. He is a past writer for the MSDN Developer Center, a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau, a member and founding board member of the ASPInsiders, and an author and technical editor of SharePoint books. His latest is Professional SharePoint 2007 Development (Wrox Press)….

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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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Guest Blogger: MVP Award Program - What is it all about? (Part 1 of 2)

  Hello Canadian Developers, By the way of introduction, my name is Sasha Krsmanovic and I am the MVP Lead for Canadian MVPs. Your developer advisors asked me to publish a few posts here in order to introduce the MVP Award Program to Canadian Developers. You have seen some of these individuals ‘spotlighted’ at this…

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