Software, support & visibility

It’s funny, I’ve asked about startups building on .NET in the past. And with the development of programs like BizSpark the continued support of events like StartupCampMontreal and Founders & Funders, and yesterday’s funding announcement at Xobni, there a number of new opportunities for startups to get access to free software and exposure. “Microsoft Blue […]

Blogging Azure

Microsoft released the initial details about the cloud computing platform at PDC in October. The platform is roughly a 3 layered approach. Best I can figure it’s very similar to an existing server configuration. Just like I have operating system and server topology in a data center design, I need to do the same in […]

Rogers Wireless – Mobile Interaction Designer

Toronto, ON Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless carrier, is looking for a passionate mobile interaction designer to join our User Experience team, to be based in Toronto, Ontario. This individual will be responsible for the concept, design and execution of intuitive, highly usable, engaging user interfaces for all mobile devices and applications in Rogers Product […]

Improving the mobile browser

The latest set of announcements at PDC have focused on improving the end user and developer user experiences. Windows 7 is a continued evolution of the desktop user experience. Internet Explorer 8 is a web standards compliant browser. There is a gaping hole in the browser on Windows Mobile.  Why does a browser on mobile […]

Give customers choice

Mark Relph has been talking about Choice and Flexibility (part 2) for customers. Today with the announcement of Windows Azure you can start to see how Microsoft is trying to offer the rich user experience choices and the choice of infrastructure, on premises or in the cloud, for developers, IT Pros and ultimately consumers. What […]

PDC kicks off tomorrow

Getting ready to head to LA for Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (which begs the question as a non-professional developer what am I doing at PDC?). I’m preparing for a week of some in depth Microsoft experiences and announcements. Next to the coffee or the bourbon, the keynotes are the best part of a conference. I’m […]

Mix09 <3 Your Web

PDC is less than a week away, and it appears that the Mix team is busy announcing plans for Mix09 in Vegas. Agenda & Speakers There is a great list of the usual suspects and the some new faces including: Lou Carbone (check out Lou’s previous Mix sessions) Dan Roam, Digital Roam Luke Wrobleski, Yahoo, […]

Moving mountains

Mark and the Community Team at Microsoft Canada have been working hard on TechDays.This is the first attempt to move beyond a marketing event. Though you might not get that from the web site. It is a shift from Microsoft speakers standing on the stage with new product announcements and walkthroughs to sharing the stage […]

AWS to support Windows Server

I am not sure how I missed this, Amazon EC2 to support Microsoft Windows Server, this looks like it is something else that attendees at PDC can expect. The 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Server will be available and will be able to use all existing EC2 features such as Elastic IP Addresses, […]

Rogers – Sr. Editor – Canadian Business Online – 08921

Toronto, ON Imagine working for an exciting entrepreneurial company where employees are committed to meeting big challenges and making a real difference. That’s Rogers, a leading communications and media company where people come to do great work. Right now we are looking for talented individuals to join our winning team where you will have a […]