Critical Out Of Band Hotfix Released

Typically hotfixes are released on the second Tuesday of each month as you are all well aware.  Occasionally, I can personally only remember four including this one and the one this past October, there are out of band hotfixes released.  While we don’t normally post hotfix release notifications considering this is an out of band…

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We Are Sponsoring HoHoTO

  Check it out:  http://hohoto.ca/ #hohoto is the party of the year. It’s your chance to meet and greet and shake your booty with Toronto’s twitterati (that includes YOU). Find out once and for all if there’s more to Toronto’s busy Twitter scene than just one guy in sweat pants with lots of time to…

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‘Tis The Season To Think About Backups

Digital cameras and music players are likely still high on many people’s gift list despite the economic situation.  Even if Santa doesn’t have one of these heading for your stocking, I bet you already own one in your family.  As more of our world goes digital we all benefit from how easy it is to…

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MSFT Gen 4 Data Center Vision – Just cool.

Video: Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision   http://loosebolts.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/our-vision-for-generation-4-modular-data-centers-one-way-of-getting-it-just-right/   “At Microsoft, we have focused a lot of thought and research around how to best operate and maintain our global infrastructure and we want to share those learnings. While obviously there are some aspects that we keep to ourselves, we have shared how we operate…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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John and I chat post-keynote at PDC

http://blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs/archive/2008/10/30/canucks-at-pdc-thoughts-about-the-keynote-with-mark-relph-day-2.aspx

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Hello Canada From PDC to Techdays!

For everyone attending TechDays in Toronto, John Bristowe and I recorded a quick “hello” video from the floor of the PDC2008 keynote.     Technorati Tags: techdays_ca,TechDays 2008,Canada,Microsoft,Events,Developers,PDC2008,PDC08

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