New Security Blog dedicated to Canadian Developers

Wow, it has been a while since I did my last blog post.  It may look like I disappeared but I am still around and was just keeping a low profile for the summer months.  Based upon your feedback I have recently created a new blog, but this time, the blog will be dedicated 100%…


Regulatory Compliance: An Introduction to Compliance for Developers

With the ever increasing regulatory requirements for organizations, many of the applications we write may need to meet certain compliances.  Here is an interesting read for developers:  Regulatory Compliance Demystified: An Introduction to Compliance for Developers


"Atlas" March CTP with Go Live license, now available

At MIX06, it was announced that the “Atlas” March CTP is now available and it has a Go Live license so you can take applications into production.  The atlas team also re-launched the with a new “Atlas” enabled experience, customer profiles, improved “Atlas” documentation and more.    Lastly, MIX06 kicked off the “Mash-it-up with ‘Atlas'”…


realDEVELOPMENT_06 tour is Coming!

Earlier this week, MSDN Canada announced the realDEVELOPMENT_06 tour. realDEVELOPMENT_06 will feature two sets of sessions; one entitled, “Web Platform” and the other entitled, “Security on the Brain”. The Web Platform Sessions will feature talks on technologies that fall into the Web 2.0 camp. Specifically, we’ll examine Windows Live and ASP.NET “Atlas”. The Security on…


Team Foundation Server Ships Tomorrow

You may not have heard it here first, but Rick LaPlante announced today, at SDWest 2006, that Microsoft is releasing Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server tomorrow—March 17, 2006.  This was reported in Rob Carron’s blog.  Team Foundation Server should be available for download on MSDN within 3 – 5 days.


The New Beta Experience: This is really cool!!!

The Beta Experience is the new testing platform with tailor-made information for Microsoft developers. By registering to the Beta Experience you will be provided with the opportunity to download or order the latest Beta versions of Microsoft software for testing and the Beta Experience newsletter (6-weekly, terminated with the launch of the final version of the software)…


Speaking at VSLive and 10% Discount for VSLive Registration

This year I will be speaking at VSLive in Toronto.  VSLive will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre from April 24-27, 2006.  I will be doing one of my favorite talks on the last day of the event titled: “Developing Advanced Custom Providers for ASP.NET 2.0 Membership & Role Management” as part of the…