The Importance Of Blogging The Launch and The Mystery Of The Free Software.

We are less than 2 weeks away from the single largest activity for us this year – the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk Server 2006.  (  The team is heads down preparing to make the cross-Canada tour the best Developer and IT Pro event in Microsoft Canada history.   As…


The Latest From The Launch 2005 Blog

One of the biggest projects for my team this year is the Launch of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005.  We have established a blog to give everyone a “behind the scenes” view of the preparations for the cross-Canada tour.     Subscribe to RSS headline updates from: Powered by FeedBurner


X05 – The "VIP" Event

Ok – I want to let you in on a secret.  After the X05 event we will be inviting everyone who attends to a special hands-on Xbox 360 preview from 7-9pm.  You have to be registered for the X05 Dev Track to attend – consider this your incentive to attend!


X05 – Reg Problems – Fixed.

Sorry again for those who tried to register.  Everything seems fine now!


X05 – Reg Problems.

There seems to be an issue with the registration servers.  Stay tuned, should be fixed shortly.  🙁 You can call the 1-800 if needed in the meantime.  Sorry…. 🙁


MSDN Canada Presents The X05 Developer Track

  MSDN Canada Presents The X05 Developer Track   Join us for a unique event targeting game development on Microsoft-based platforms.  The session will provide an overview of Microsoft’s continued commitment to gaming and game development.   We will review upcoming technologies in Windows Vista®, specifically Windows Presentation Foundation®, Visual Studio 2005® and XNA Studio®…


My Slides From The Ottawa Venture Summit

I have had a lot of requests for my slides.  I have created a OneNote file containing the slides.   Why OneNote you ask?  Well, a couple of reasons…. It’s a kick ass way to take and share notes.  Second, I don’t really want my raw PPTs floating around the blogsphere.   Don’t…


More From Behind The Scenes Of The BillG Visit to Waterloo

  Kevin is a general manager in Microsoft Research and is working as part of the staff traveling with BillG to the various schools.  He is writing some “behind the scenes” entries –   I am heading to the event in the morning.  I will let you know how it goes! 


More From Rick On Web 2.0

Rick continues his “analysis” of the topic of the month –