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The Toronto Visual Studio 2005 Launch Rocked!

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Kudos to the people from Microsoft Canada for putting on a great event. I spent the pre-keynote part of the day talking with people at the user group booth. Myself and other group leaders were representing the 10 groups for developers and IT Pros in and around the city. I had some business cards made up with the group names… Continue reading The Toronto Visual Studio 2005 Launch Rocked!

Channel 6 – Three steps below Channel 9

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Welcome to Channel 6 – three steps below Channel 9 (in content and production quality). We have a few video interviews from the “Ask the Experts Cabana” at the Toronto Launch Event. These videos were taken with the very highest quality video and audio equipment available today (on a SmartPhone). They’re shaky, the close-ups are waaayyy… Continue reading Channel 6 – Three steps below Channel 9

The Pre-Show Countdown to Launch

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MSDN Canada held a little soiree (that’s probably mispelled French for night party) in preparation for the Toronto Launch event. People from Micorosoft, event speakers, experts manning the Cabana, and several user group leaders and members got together to mingle and talk about tomorrow’s event. It was a nice chance for me to talk to… Continue reading The Pre-Show Countdown to Launch

Finally – A Use for the T-Shirt You Got at DevDays 1998

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All developers have a million T-Shirts they received at some event, most of which are gathering dust in a box or closet somewhere. Well now there’s a use for at least one of these forgotten relics, the “Wear Your Old Swag and Win a Prize!“ Contest (catchy name, eh?) at the Canadian Launch events. While… Continue reading Finally – A Use for the T-Shirt You Got at DevDays 1998

Toronto – The Most Active Developer Community?

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I’ve always contended that Toronto has one of, if not the most active, developer communities in the world. I just put together a business card we’ll be giving out at the user group booth at Launch and I had to squish 10 group names and URLs on there. We have 5 .NET developer groups, plus… Continue reading Toronto – The Most Active Developer Community?

Free Visual Studio and SQL Server at the Launch Events

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I guess this is the, “Wait, there’s more!” MSDN Canada has now confirmed that everyone who attends a Visual Studio 2005 Launch event will receive the new bits. From the Launch Blog: The Launch Team is pleased to confirm that Special Edition copies of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 will be made available to… Continue reading Free Visual Studio and SQL Server at the Launch Events