MSP Voice: Microsoft and the New World by Oscar Guerrero

On October 7th I looked into the Future. I don’t claim to have foresight powers, but Craig Mundy magically painted his vision with such realism that some of the panelists were left dumbfounded at his eloquence. The Chief Research and Strategy Officer of Microsoft presented a world where technology went from being a tool to…


Free Phone Reminder: Get Your Apps in to the Mango App Challenge!

A couple of weeks ago I introduced the Mango App Challenge – in essence, a contest for you to develop and publish 2 Windows Phone apps to the Marketplace and in return we’d give you a free phone.  Well, so far the contest has gotten a lot of entries (but there’s still plenty of phones…

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Intern Voice: Kinect-ing the dots in healthcare by Yen Ho

Being an intern at Microsoft comes with exciting opportunities to learn, experience and be constantly exposed to the latest and greatest technology (aka Microsoft products). One of them being the Xbox Kinect. I’ll admit I wasn’t a keen video gamer prior to my internship, but now I am slightly addicted to Kinect – and for…


Hey you. Yeah, you. Wanna Windows Phone?

Now that I’ve caught your attention with the title of this post, I want to introduce you to a really great promotion we are holding at Microsoft Canada for you as a mobile app developer (by the way, when I write “app”, I actually mean “app or game”). One of the biggest comments that I…

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Kinect SDK named by Popular Mechanics as one of the 10 Most Innovative Products

I was kind of surprised but not totally, when I saw that announced in a tweet. Thanksgiving dinner this year at our place culminated in the family taking turns busting a move to Dance Central on Xbox Kinect and both my niece and sister walked away saying “I need one of those”. Sure the games…

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Bring your website to the next level…check out pinning!

I was just preparing a slide deck to talk about IE9 features and realized I really haven’t taken the time to explain what the heck pinned sites are on this blog and how they work. Pinned sites are a fantastic feature of IE9, and as more and more users are discovering them, you want to…

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Make Web Not War (this one time at DevCamp…)

Looking for a chance to geek out with fellow developers? Well if you are in or near Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver, look no further. Not your usual conference setting, this event is meant to be relaxed but still designed to meet your need for brain food (not brains as food!) ! So it won’t stress…

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Who the heck is Craig Mundie? And What does Microsoft Research do?

Craig Mundie is visiting the University of Toronto tomorrow October 6th, and McGIll university Friday October 7th. This is a big deal! Why? In the words of Inigo Montoya “Let me ‘splain” Craig Mundie is the Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft. Microsoft Research is where some of the coolest stuff happens. I know…

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Get a sweet phone and some bragging rights!

I know you love challenges, so here’s a pretty sweet one. Develop and publish two quality apps for Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” and get a free Windows Phone device along with a chance to be featured on the MSDN newsletter and the MSDN website. Nope, you didn’t misread or misunderstand any of that. What you…