2012 Will Sure Get You Starting Something New

As 2011 comes to a close and 2012 about to begin, now’s the time to start thinking about starting something new. Whoa! I can’t believe it. 2011 is already coming to a close. Where did this year go? Looking back, there were some really amazing things that happened. Just off the top of my head:…


A Whole Week of Windows Azure Training Opportunities

This week is jam-packed with opportunities to learn about and get started using Windows Azure. If you haven’t had a chance to look into Windows Azure yet, take some time this week and give it a try by attending these LIVE ONLINE events: Details on Windows Azure Camp Online >> Details on Learn Windows Azure…


Facebook is fun with friends, but LinkedIn can help you get a job!

I know most of you are on Facebook. But I know a lot of us are still trying to figure out exactly how to use LinkedIn. I wanted to make sure you aren’t missing out on a tool that can help you find work opportunities. Facebook is generally regarded as a tool for keeping in…

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New SQL Azure lab available (How to move data to SQL Azure)

The SQL Azure labs site is a great place to explore and play with SQL Azure! You are probably already using SQL Server and may be working with or wondering about SQL Azure. Often when I want to explore a technology, I find reading a blog post or MSDN article isn’t enough to make me…

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Are you fighting or helping your QA team?

QA is an essential part of the development lifecycle. The QA team tests your code and then the bugs they report return to you to get fixed. Sometimes that relationship can be a challenge as we argue over what is really a bug, try to reproduce the defects identified during QA, and determine the severity…

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SQL Server Roadmap to Denali Webcast Series

SQL Server Denali, so many great features for reporting, high availability, business intelligence, and more. If you haven’t had time to sit down and start learning about what’s new in the latest release of SQL Server, join Microsoft Canada for a weekly webcast series to help discover and understand the benefits of the latest release…

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Want Your Presentation to Rock? Hook Your Audience Early!

Scores of fabulous speakers are working their way from Toronto to Vancouver to Montreal as part of TechDays delivering great content to technical professionals. Whether it’s TechDays, a client meeting, or a lunch and learn with co-workers, all of us are called upon to present from time to time. When we put together a presentation…

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Building on your Architecture from TechDays

You’ve attended, or plan to attend TechDays. You attend sessions and learn more about Agile, ASP.NET security sessions, IntelliTrace, the Entity Framework, Test Manager and more! Your head is buzzing with thoughts about how can I apply what I’ve seen at TechDays when I get back to the office. How do I share this with…

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TechDays Labs in Toronto from the HockeyGeekGirl perspective

Wow! it’s over already really? But I was just getting warmed up! Tuesday and Wednesday, the Toronto Congress Center was overrun with technology enthusiasts ready to learn all new tools, features, and tips and tricks from the experts at TechDays Toronto. If you were looking for me and didn’t find me, that’s because I spent…

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