Monthly Archives: April 2007

Guest Blog Post on the Canadian Developers Site: Discoverability

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I’ve got a post up on the Canadian Developer’s blog talking about Discoverability and the .NET Framework.   Hmm… since this material comes from the talk I’ll be doing, I guess this is a good time to plug DevTeach. You still have time to register so you can check out a ton of great sessions given by some of… Continue reading Guest Blog Post on the Canadian Developers Site: Discoverability

Some Blog Props for Bryan Phillips

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Bryan Phillips has some good posts about how to work around issues when doing .NET development on Windows Vista. http://bphillips76.spaces.live.com/ One post that I found particularly usefull showed how to make double-clicking on a solution file to actually open Visual Studio. http://bphillips76.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!F9B548E4C21D6166!362.entry?_c=BlogPart

MSDN Canada Offers Free Certification Study Kits

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I don’t know how long this offer has been available but MSDN Canada has a promotion called Jump Start Your Carrer which allows you to get a free certification study kit. There are six kits to choose from including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications Study Kit and Microsoft Certified Professional… Continue reading MSDN Canada Offers Free Certification Study Kits

Live From Redmond Webcast Series

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The Visual Basic Team has just announced that they will doing a webcast series on Visual Studio “Orcas” and Visual Basic 9.0. The webcasts start April 18 and run through June. Get all the details at the link below: http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam/archive/2007/04/09/live-from-redmond-webcast-series-beth-massi.aspx

Toronto Code Camp 2007 – Recap and Session Materials

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Another outstanding event. Last Saturday about 300 developers got together for the 2nd annual Toronto Code Camp. The event went flawlesly thanks to organizer Chris Dufour and the twenty or so event volunteers.  Thanks guys and gals for all your hard work. You can download the slides and demos for my session on generics here.… Continue reading Toronto Code Camp 2007 – Recap and Session Materials

Beth Massi – New Visual Basic Community Champion

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I found out at the MVP Summit that Beth Massi is joining the VB team. In particular she is going to be updating/adding content on the Visual Basic Developer Center and the Visual Basic Community Page. I’m looking forward to seeing some great new videos, articles and blog posts for VB developers of all skill… Continue reading Beth Massi – New Visual Basic Community Champion