Simplify the Complicated

If you’re reading this, you probably follow this blog in one way or another. In the spirit of simplification, we will be merging our various MSDN (Web Developers, Mobile Developers and Solution Developers) blogs in one – the Canadian Developer Connection. Moving forward, the Canadian Developer Connection will be your one-stop for all development topics…


What’s going on across Canada? Lots! Check it out!

There are so many great events coming up in Canada, I wanted to list some of them here, so you don’t miss out! TechDays isn’t your only opportunity to get out and learn about the latest technologies from experts. We hold a number of smaller events throughout the year, and we also sponsor and present…

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Take Your Cloud Like Your Coffee–Half and Half

What is it that you do with your cup of coffee that makes it taste exactly the way you like it? Aside from the selection of the coffee itself, it is probably how much sugar, milk, and/or cream you add. But what happens if you want the texture of cream, but want a lower butterfat…


Most frequently requested Visual Studio resources

In this post, I share some of my favourite and most requested links for Visual Studio resources. I taught developer courses for a number of years, and there were certain questions and requests that came up on a regular basis. In this post, I’ve compiled some of the most common requests I received from my…

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Developers just wanna have fun! Kinect for Windows

Kinect for Windows and it’s SDK gives us a chance to break away from the ordinary and get creative! I have spent many hours writing validation code for forms, code that read or updated databases, or code that looped through collections. Sure I got creative from time to time with how I wrote my code,…

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Want to learn more about Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 Beta?

I know I’m not the only one curious about the contents of Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 so here are some resources to help you see what’s coming! Get the beta February 29th! The Visual Studio team has gone hog wild the past few days releasing lots of great information about Visual Studio 11…

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How do I use HTML5 in Visual Studio 2010?

In this post, I’ll share what I learned about how to get started writing HTML5 code in Visual Studio 2010. HTML5 seems to be everywhere these days! I started trying it myself a few months back and I quickly decided that if possible, I wanted to play with it in Visual Studio. I’ve been working…

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Your FREE Trial is Actually FREE, Now…

Too often I get asked whether the Windows Azure trial is actually FREE because you have to enter a credit card when signing up. With the introduction of Spending Limits, yes, yes, it is. Here’s the situation – you’ve been following the Canadian Developer Connection, my blog, or wherever you get your updates on what’s…


Because There’s Always More To Learn…

The title of this post is “Because there’s always more to learn.” Where’s that from? You know it… That’s right – TechDays. But wait… time to talk about TechDays 2012 already? Not quite. But it is time to talk about TechDays Online! Whether you were able to attend Tech·Days 2011 (or even 2010!) or not…


Do you hate SharePoint? Part 4 of 4

If the answer is yes, could your hatred be caused by your local implementation? In this final post of our blog series we look at the last of four common problems with SharePoint implementations and how you can address them. Once again, a huge thank you to Neil MacIsaac, SharePoint MCT, for putting this entire…

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