Wired – Ozzie wants to push Microsoft back into Startup mode

I really enjoyed this article as it reflects a feeling I get internally everyday. http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/16-12/ff_ozzie The keynote speaker at this past summer’s TechReady conference—a gathering of 6,000 or so Microsoft engineers from around the world—was the company’s chief software architect, Ray Ozzie. This was not a routine appearance. Ozzie arrived at Microsoft in 2005, and…


BizSpark In The News

Some news from our recent Bizspark launch…….. Microsoft BizSpark offers start ups "affordable access" to tech resources Canadian start ups trying to weather the current credit crunch and make a go of a new business may find Microsoft BizSpark an invaluable resource. 11/26/2008 5:00:00 AM by Nestor Arellano Microsoft Corp. says its recently launched software…


My Boss – Phil – In The National Post Talking “Upsize Innovation”

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=991037 Phil, who is my boss and President of Microsoft Canada, has a great article talking about the importance of innovation and technology in tough economic times. “As instability continues to ripple through the global economy, it’s clear that no one is immune to the effects of tighter credit and slower consumer and business spending….


Speaking Today At The Toronto Computer Lawyers Group

I am participating in a discussion around “SaaS” during this lunchtime event today.  Really, SaaS is not the term I am going to focus on since it is really just a delivery mechanism from my perspective.  I am going to focus on the trends driving us to a Services world, about the key factors developers…