Live Mesh in Canada (No more wait list)

It’s official! One of the coolest new platform on Live is now available in Canada for testing and there is no more wait list. You can now take it for a spin. This open platform allows you to create a mesh between different devices (PC and mobile) so they can be aware of each other…


Energize IT: Wild About Services

Have you seen cool services like Windows Live, FaceBook, Twitter and Amazon? Did you know that you can build amazing applications using these services? In this track, you’ll get the lowdown on the fundamentals of services, how they work, and clarifying some of the myths and acronyms. Then, you’ll discover how to integrate services such…

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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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realDEVELOPMENT Windows Live Webcast

Did you attend the realDEVELOPMENT tour? Do you have questions centered around Windows Live (like licensing, usage, technical questions perhaps)? This Thursday (November 22nd), between 12:00-01:00 PM EST, we will be holding a special LiveMeeting event with Ryan Storgaard and Jacky Mok from the Canadian Windows Live team! Bring all your burning questions to the event. *…

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Windows Live Partner Quickstart Portal – Get Up and Running with Windows Live

Windows Live Services are web-based services available to you for integration into your solutions today.  Each facet of the Windows Live product line has simple terms of use (and unless you have usage volumes that are very, very high, it’s all free), SDKs and APIs to integrate the services into your applications and they allow…

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Windows Live Services Webcast

Last week I conducted a webcast on Windows Live Services.  The turnout was fantastic and there was great participation at the end of the webcast.  Thanks to those of you who attended! For those of you who could not attend, you can always watch the webcast on demand here. In the webcast, I promised you…

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realDEVELOPMENT_07 Canadian Tour for Web Developers

The realDEVELOPMENT_07 tour is coming to a Canadian city near you, and the focus is helping you be successful in your day to day jobs. This half day event will provide you with cool tips, tricks and tools to help you tackle the real Web development challenges you see everyday both in the browser and on the server. You will learn how…

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The Gadget VS Gadget Competition Is Now On!

On April 18th, I hinted about a “special offer”. On May 1st, John Bristowe posted resources and guidance on how to build a gadget. Now the cat’s out of the bag – the Gadget VS Gadget competition has now launched and gives you both the opportunity to build Windows Vista gadgets and win great prizes such as…

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[Windows Live; Windows Vista] Resources & Design Practices for Gadget Developers

Last week, Jean-Luc hinted at an “offer” in his blog post on Windows Live and Vista gadgets. A deeper explanation on what Jean-Luc was referring to is coming soon! (Stay tuned to this blog for more information.) As part of his post, he also provided some links for you to reference when building these gadgets. This week,…


Windows Live and Vista Gadgets

Are you interested in developing gadgets for Windows Live and Windows Vista? If so – we have an offer coming up that will definitely interest you in a big way! Gadgets are mini-applications which allow users quick access to information from applications, the Internet, and utilities. Windows Vista gadgets are hosted on the Sidebar, which allows…

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