Thinking of getting Visual Studio? Now’s the time…

Any craftsperson wants the best tools to work with.  A painter wants the best brushes.  A musician wants the best instruments.  And after many conversations with Developers and Testers, I know that you want the best tools to code and QA.  Sometimes cost is can be a factor, and to that end, there’s never been…

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Silverlight Training in French

One of our great partners out of Quebec, RunAtServer Consulting, has just created a great, three-day course on Silverlight 2 and they will be conducting it in various cities in Quebec.  The details of the course can be found here and here, but it is a very in-depth course for those of you interested in…

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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…

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Energize IT: Grok and Load Visual Studio 2008

Sign up for the Grok and Load session at Energize IT! Visual Studio 2008 is a suite of development tools designed to help developers solve complex challenges and create innovative software. This session consists of a three-part series of hands-on and community based activities that you can participate in. First, you will get a chance to install Visual…

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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…


Canadian Heroes Community Launch

Over the next several months Technical communities around the world are hosting Community Launch events focusing on technical dives of Microsoft Windows Server 2008™, Visual Studio 2008™, and SQL Server 2008™. Community leaders have been trained directly from Microsoft and empowered to host technical launch events locally. By attending a Community Launch event in your…

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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…

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Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison

Rini, our Canadian product manager for Visual Studio, just sent us a link to a great MSDN article describing all the differences between the editions of Visual Studio 2008. Our team gets a huge amount of questions from you guys about this and in the spirit of helping you manage the overload of content out…


Heroes Happen Here (Launch 2008)

We’ve been teasing you with posts about the upcoming launch of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Canada. The wait is finally over. The dates are announced and registration is opened. Head over the launch portal to secure your seat and we look forward to seeing you. UPDATE – Just…


Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 launch

You’ve probably started to see some noise on some of the Microsoft web sites about the big launch that will kick off in LA on February 27th and you’re probably wondering what our team as in store for Canada. First – rest assure that we will have a really strong set of events across Canada…