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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A solution to hard drive space problems

As the proliferation of media (music, video, etc.), project files and programs continues to grow, so does the headache of managing your hard disk drive space.  If you’re anything like me, you’re probably frustrated in always archiving data just to make space on your hard drive without knowing where exactly the largest file folders are. …

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Get Support From The VSTS Product Team

Do you have a pressing issue or do you have any questions about Team System? Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. In addition, discuss what’s new, problems you may be having, guidance…

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Great Install Experience With Expression Web 2 Beta

Shortly after reading Mike Ormond’s blog post about Microsoft Expression Web v2 Beta, I decided to download and install the latest bits. Aside from the numerous improvements that have been cited here, here, here, here, and here, I was immediately impressed by the install experience. Here are a few screenshots that I grabbed during the installation…


What skills are major game development companies looking for?

  Are you interested in or thinking about entering the job market as a game developer? I recently attended the Academic Days on Game Development in Computer Science Education Conference which provided some interesting facts. At the conference, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Bungie and Garage Games revealed the specific knowledge set and skills they look out for in candidates when hiring…

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Cool Offer and Information for Canadian Web Designers

  If you use FrontPage (or you know someone who uses FrontPage) – we have good news for you if you are considering upgrading your toolset. Expression Web provides a really solid Web authoring tool to create and maintain sites based on standards-compliant code. I have a non-technical friend (a theatre producer) who bought Expression…

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Windows Live SkyDrive in Canada!

Windows Live SkyDrive is now available in Canada and will provide you up to 5 GB of free storage space! Do you have problems carrying large files around or maybe source code (or other assets)? Then I’d recommend that you look at this solution. It’s a great alternative to a USB key – no matter where you are,…

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Microsoft DreamSpark in Canada – No Cost Software for Students!

We have just announced a new program called Microsoft DreamSpark which provides professional development and design tools to students in Canada (and around the World) at no charge. The official launch date for Canada is February 21st. Our team is really committed to help support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, math,…

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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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Quick Troubleshooting Tip #1: Ask the Experts on the Microsoft Forums

During the course of developing websites (or any software development project for that matter), it’s quite natural to encounter errors and problems that you can’t solve right away or you need additional expertise to help troubleshoot it. There are two great places that can help you get your technical questions answered – Microsoft Forums (http://forums.microsoft.com)…

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