The Launch Tour Rolls Into Quebec City!

I am out on the road today and will be rejoining the Launch Crew in Quebec City.  I am exited to reconnect with the tour and to see how things have evolved since the first event in Toronto.  If you are heading out to the event, please stop by the experts area to say hello….


Want A List Of The Canadian Microsoft Bloggers?

I have posted an OPML file you can download to get a list of all the blogs from our team.  Just import this into your RSS Reader.  Enjoy!


Playing Photographer @ The Xbox 360 Launch Party Toronto

I had the very cool opportunity to not only attend, but also to take photos during the event.  About 1,000 people crammed into the Guvernment (a nightclub in downtown Toronto) for the party.  Not only was the place loaded with 360s, but the party also featured an up-and-coming band called OK GO (  The band…


Rocking The Toronto Launch – My Day At The VS / SQL Event In Toronto

Rocking The Launch:     Here at Microsoft Canada we have been working our butts off getting ready for the tour.  I am talking about really long days and a lot of effort from a lot of people.  So, it was a real thrill to finally get to Launch Day.   For me, Launch started…


Behind The Scenes At The VS/SQL Launch Press Event

We are at the Century Room in downtown Toronto which serves as a nightclub most of the time, but today it is host to our press event.  There are about 30 press here from a variety of media types.  The day kicked off with David Hemler (who is the President of Microsoft Canada) welcoming the…


Ready To Rock – The Launch Press Event

This morning I am attending the Press Event for the Launch Tour.  We are at the Century Room in downtown Toronto and all of the major press outlets and trade publications will be here to hear from us and our customers.  The cool thing is that the majority of the case studies for the Launch…


With 4 Days Left To Launch We Have Come Up With 2 Cool Contests

  The Visual Studio / SQL / Biztalk Launch is next week.  4 days to go and the team is working around the clock getting ready.   We had 2 cool ideas for contests to get our faithful blog readers involved in the Launch.   First, pull out that old NT3.5 t-shirt and maybe win…


Plumbers @ Work – John and Dan start podcasting from Calgary!

Well, thankfully someone smarter than me has started podcasting from our team.  John Bristowe and Dan Sellers from my team along with two MVPs – James Kovacs and Bil Simser have started a new show called Plumbers @ Work (    Check out the new site and subscribe to the Plumbers RSS feed – …