New Line-Up of .NET Training Courses

One of our Gold Partners and special VSTS Inner Circle partners, ObjectSharp Consulting, have just released their spring line-up of training courses covering topics from SharePoint, .NET 3.5 technologies (WPF, WCF, WF, LINQ) and Visual Studio Team System for developers and QA testers just to name a few. Check out the full line up here….


Partner Innovation Briefing: Developing Rich Internet Applications

On October 1st (in Vancouver), 7th (in Montreal) and 9th (in Toronto) of 2008, Jamie Wakeam and I are presenting a series of Innovation Briefings on Developing Rich Internet Applications.  It’s fair to say that a large share of applications built today use the internet in some fashion.  It’s also fair to say that many of those…


Building Compelling Websites on the Microsoft Platform

Over the past week, I’ve been conducting a half-day briefings on how to build great websites on the Microsoft platform.  The first stop on the tour was Vancouver (Wednesday, May 14), the second was Mississauga (Tuesday, May 20) and the third was in Montreal (Thursday, May 22). For those of you that attended one of…


Project type between VS2005 and VS2008

During the Heroes Happen Here events, I received a fair amount of questions regarding the combine use of VS 2005 and VS 2008 in development teams. Since VS 2008 allow the targeting of 2.0 framework, what happens if you open and save the solution with 2008 to the 2005 users. I found this blog post…

Recap of My Application Platform Webcast Series

Over the past month I have conducted a series of webcasts that focus on 3 key technologies that all web developers using Microsoft technology should know about.  The main audiences for these webcasts are web developers and providers of IT services for small businesses, but if you’re looking for a primer on these technologies, you…


Free Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Training in Mississauga

At the request of Mohammad Akif, our Senior Architect Advisor extraordinaire, I am posting a link to some free training on Visual Studio 2008.  If you are going to be in the Mississauga, Ontario area on Monday, February 11th and have half-a-day to spare to get more information on Visual Studio and Windows Server 2008,…


Cool news for hardcore developers

If you are swamped in a project right now or just starting up in your journey in .NET, you should ignore this post. On the other end, if you are the ultimate geek with some time on your hand you may want to head over Scott Guthrie’s blog and check out this piece of news….

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been released today! Here is the link if you want to download the bits. I’d highly recommend the Virtual PC image – if you opt for the full install, you should use a test machine, don’t install it on a production machine (although it looks and feels rock solid – it’s still beta). I made a…


Visual Studio 2008 Launch

The news just came out on the wire that our official launch date in Los Angeles for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 (formerly codenamed “Orcas”). The Canadian plans have not been ironed out yet, but the moment they are, we’ll be posting them here. Our team is really excited -…