The story behind the Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 commercials

Microsoft ran two inspiring commercials in the SuperBowl, in this post you can watch the ads and find out more about the amazing stories behind them “The real question that needs to be asked as well as answered is what is it that we can do that is unique, that is impactful?” – Satya Nadella,…

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Kinect for Windows Shines at Hack Vancouver

Last weekend I had the pleasure of joining Ben Lower and his Kinect team at BCIT in Burnaby, BC for the Hack Vancouver Kinect and Structure Sensor Hackathon. 103 hackers gathered for 28 hours to build projects using Kinect for Windows and Structure Sensor, a lightweight, portable 3D modeling sensor build for iPad. By the…


Getting rolling with Kinect for Windows v2 SDK

Developer Louis St-Amour from York University digs into the Kinect for Windows v2 SDK and shares a few important tips on getting ready to explore its capabilities. This week, the final bits for the Kinect for Windows v2 SDK were released. This second version of the Kinect for Windows SDK is designed to be used…

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Kinect With Me Part 1 – Setting Up Your Machine

This Kinect for Windows v2 tutorial series will help you build an interactive Kinect app using Visual Studio and C#. You are expected to have basic experience with C# and know your way around Visual Studio. Throughout the series, you will learn how to set up your Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and dev environment,…


Microsoft’s Dance Cube Proves Kinect for Windows v2 is Not to be Ignored

What happens when you mix developers, designers, and dancers? This time, it’s a virtual reality dance cube! You read that right – in the latest development to come out of Microsoft’s emerging hack culture, a four-foot cube touting an interactive dance party appeared at Seattle’s Decibel music festival last week. With 5 CPUs, 5 projectors…


Technology Post Roundup–6th Edition

In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and…


Developers just wanna have fun! Kinect for Windows

Kinect for Windows and it’s SDK gives us a chance to break away from the ordinary and get creative! I have spent many hours writing validation code for forms, code that read or updated databases, or code that looped through collections. Sure I got creative from time to time with how I wrote my code,…

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TechDays 2011: Developer Tools, Languages, Frameworks & awesomeness

I can’t believe that TechDays is already there. In 3 weeks, we will be in Toronto (October 25-26) to start the tour. After Toronto, we will go in Vancouver (November 15-16) and Montreal (November 29-30) to give you a full two days of awesoness around the technology you love. This week, you’ll see one blog…