How to get up to speed with a new technology

You are in front of your computer, wanting to learn a new technology for your job, or because you have this awesome idea on what will be the next Angry Birds. Whether you are a professional, a student or a hobbyist, learning a technology is sometimes a challenge. Where to start? In this blog post,…


D³ Special Edition: Current IT Market Conditions and Hiring Trends in 2012

On this D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE special, the D³ crew goes on location, visiting the East of Toronto .NET User Group where Paula Rainford, Account Manager at TEKSystems in Mississauga, ON speaks about industry trends as they relate to the .NET development community. Paula shares specific networking and job hunting techniques to assist in landing…


The Challenge is On – Start with 30 minutes a day for a Week

The shorter version of this interview originally aired on Episode 2 of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE, streamed live on January 4, 2012. Watch D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE every 1st Wednesday of the month and on-demand. More >> Continuing with the theme from the last D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE, starting something, well known community expert, Microsoft MVP,…


On the Next Developers, Developers, Developers: LIVE & INTERACTiVE

 January 4, 2012 | 12:00 PM ET | Add to Outlook >>  Tune in on January 4 to Developers, Developers, Developers: LIVE & INTERACTIVE. Windows Phone experts Atley Hunter, Barranger Ridler, and Paul Laberge will be on the show to chat about Windows Phone and the Developer Movement. Plus: Miguel Carrasco, well known community personality…


Let Us Help You – Resources to Maximize Your Time and Efforts

One of the things that’s great about the team’s role is that we get to show developers, such as yourself, what’s possible with Microsoft technologies, making you aware of available training resources, and most importantly, ensuring that we, Microsoft, are there to help you be successful with your endeavours. So let us help you! 3…


Networking Is An Investment In Your Career

Back when I was a developer, coding all day (and sometimes all night), the idea of networking could not be further from my mind. I wasn’t thinking about making people aware of my professional “brand”, nor was I thinking of connecting with people – neither to start new and lasting relationships nor learn about trends…


Join the “Ignite Your Coding” LinkedIn Group!

The Ignite Your Coding LinkedIn group is a place for Canadian Developers to find out the latest tech news, see what’s happening in the world of Microsoft and other platforms, make announcements, exchange ideas and get to know other Canadian developers. Although we folks at Microsoft Canada’s Developer and Platform Evangelism team run the LinkedIn…


Windows Phone 7 Coffee & Code TODAY in Edmonton!

Cue Professor Farnsworth: “Good news everyone! I haven’t invented something, but John Bristowe will be in Edmonton TODAY for a Windows Phone 7 Coffee & Code!” That’s right. I’m heading north up to Edmonton to visit with some local developers and to chat about Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and how to develop apps / games…


Windows Phone 7 Coffee & Code in Calgary!

An homage to the late Jan Gabriel: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Friday! Friday! Friday! Hold on to your hats and prepare to feel “mobilized” as the Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Code visits the Kawa Espresso Bar in downtown Calgary! Prepare to be blown away by the epic-ly awesome developer tools, including crowd favourite, Visual Studio…


Windows Phone-a-Palooza [Updated]

Update: Please note the changes to the Toronto-area deployment clinic locations! The "Windows Phone Canada" LinkedIn Group If you’re not a member of LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, you should join it now! It’s a great place to keep in touch with your network of working peers, post and maintain your resume, find…