The Basics of Securing Applications: Part 5 – Incident Response Management Using Team Foundation Server

In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from May 26 with Canadian Developer Security MVP Steve Syfuhs, The Basics of Securing Applications. If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous post, so check that out (links below) and then join us back here. If you’ve already…


Weekly Events Calendar June 27–July 23

Your Microsoft Canada team is always looking into opportunities to bring you training that would help you grow your skills and make you more successful in your career. We’ve put together this weekly events calendar update to make sure you’re always up to date on training opportunities happening in a city near you or online…

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Where do you get your “In Person” fix?

My team is in the midst of our planning cycle right now and a question came up that has us scratching our heads. “What conferences or face to face activities do developers and architects in Canada attend in order to get training and keep up to date on what’s out there?” Times have changed –…


Why You Should Never Use DATETIME Again!

Dates, we store them everywhere, DateOrdered, DateEntered, DateHired, DateShipped, DateUpdated, and on and on it goes. Up until and including SQL Server 2005, you really didn’t have much choice about how you stored your date values. But in SQL Server 2008 and higher you have alternatives to DateTime and they are all better than the…

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The Basics of Securing Applications: Part 4 – Secure Architecture

  In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from May 26 with Canadian Developer Security MVP Steve Syfuhs, The Basics of Securing Applications. If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous post, so check that out (links below) and then join us back here. If you’ve already…


Improving the SharePoint User Experience with Custom Web Part Editors

Today’s blog comes courtesy of Christopher Harrison (@GeekTrainer), a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), teaching mainly SharePoint and SQL Server and the owner and Head Geek at GeekTrainer Inc. Christopher has been training for the past 12+ years, with a couple of breaks in the middle to take on full time jobs. These days he focuses…

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Next Generation ALM with Visual Studio vNext

Last month, during TechEd North America, we were introduced to some of the new features that were coming in the next version of Visual Studio, specifically in the area of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Susan was at TechEd and blogged about some of those details. If you weren’t able to get out to TechEd and…


Why do IT Projects Fail?

I read an interesting article in this morning’s Ottawa Citizen. It says the auditor general has stated the government is mismanaging a number of IT projects. The auditor general’s office found a history of cost overruns and delays and of not delivering on the project’s planned purpose. There are a myriad of reasons that can…

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The Basics of Securing Applications: Part 3 – Secure Design and Analysis in Visual Studio 2010 and Other Tools

  In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from May 26 with Canadian Developer Security MVP Steve Syfuhs, The Basics of Securing Applications. If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous post, so check that out (links below) and then join us back here. If you’ve already…


Maybe You Do Support IE9 and No-One Told You

I got an interesting email from a developer the other day who had attended one of the Internet Explorer 9 code camps. He told me he was having trouble using a particular website with IE9. When he called their support line, he was told “We don’t support IE9, you should uninstall IE9 or use another…

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