D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

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Microsoft WPC Recap and Blog Links

Last week I was at the Microsoft WPC conference in Los Angeles. I’ve been to other Microsoft developer conferences like Tech Ed and PDC before, but this was my first WPC and it was a great experience. For one thing, the target audience is blatantly business, sales, and marketing. It was a weird feeling attending a Microsoft conference and not knowing *anybody* (although some familiar faces were found). I have links below to notes I made for the individual days of the conference, but I wanted to point ......

Microsoft WPC–Day 5 (Thursday)

Last day of WPC, so what should we start with? You guessed it – KEYNOTES! But Thursday was all about the regional keynotes, so all the Canadian partners packed into a room to hear from Canadian Microsoft executives. In Canada there are three different groups within Microsoft Canada – Small/Medium Business, Enterprise Business, and DPE. While in the past partners were slotted into one of the different groups, now moving forward we’re all just identified as playing in a certain area, not committed ......

Microsoft WPC–Day 3 (Tuesday)

The keynote session for the morning was a mixture of things. It started with an all-female rock band singing Cold Play’s “Viva la Vida”, then had all partners-of-the-year winners parade on stage, and then we got into the specific messaging part. There were five separate keynotes this morning from different business units within Microsoft. First up was Cloud. Note that I didn’t say Azure, although that’s part of it. Azure is the public cloud, but Microsoft talked up the Private Cloud a lot at this ......

AzureFest Comes to Winnipeg!

There’s a lot of buzz about cloud computing right now: how it works, how you develop for a cloud platform, how you deploy your applications, what are the gotchas and nuances, etc. For those wondering these things about Microsoft’s cloud offering, Azure, the upcoming AzureFest event will answer those questions for you! Occurring May 19th from 5:30 – 9:00 at Online Business Systems, and featuring Microsoft Developer Evangelist John Bristowe, this FREE event will give you a solid grounding for developing ......

Prairie Dev Con 2011 – Session List Sneak Peak

I’m trying to find time to update the Prairie Developer Conference 2011 website, and the sessions and speaker information will be up by this weekend including the registration page. For those that are wondering what the session and speaker list looks like, I wanted to give a sneak peak. We have a fantastic set of sessions by world class technologists! We’re covering .NET, Java, Ruby, SQL Server, Agile, User Experience, Mobile, Security, Azure, Office, SharePoint, and others. In fact, this year I’ve ......

My Mix 10 Community Vote Ballot

So with Mix 10 approaching, and the voting for the community submissions open, I’m sure you’re wondering “D’Arcy, who are YOU voting for?” since obviously my recommendations and backing is GOLDEN. So this can either be seen as a boost to the submitters, or the kiss of death to their hopes of speaking. I prefer to think the former, but hey, enough chit-chat, let’s look at my ballet pics! SketchFlow for Real Software Development David Wesst Vote For This Talk! There are a few SketchFlow talks scheduled ......

Why Politics Matters To Cloud Computing

Cloud computing holds great promise to the next evolution of business and consumer computing. Amazon has been in the cloud computing game for a while now. In addition to their Azure platform for hosting cloud applications, Microsoft also has online services for pictures, blogs, videos, and files. Google has similar software-as-a-service offerings as well. As other companies bring their offerings to the market, we’ll see more and more options to store our data and files “in the cloud”. But in our ......

Reflections on PDC 08 - The Message

PDC has come to an end and I’m sitting here reflecting on what I've experienced over the last few days. The PDC experience has been quite different than the Tech Ed or Dev Teach events I've attended in the past. There's a different vibe to PDC, and a different message that Microsoft is trying to get across. Where Tech Ed is all about teaching, PDC is all about telling. At PDC, Microsoft is describing the direction they're heading in for the next few years. They're giving us a glimpse into where they're ......

PDC 08 – Monday Morning Keynote

So I was late to the keynote this morning. No biggie…it doesn’t look like I missed too much in the first half hour. The message from what I did see is pretty clear though: Microsoft is jumping into cloud computing in a big way. So what is cloud computing anyway? From what I can tell so far, its basically the next evolution in internet based services. It’s an infrastructure that allows for anywhere-computing, and for securely connecting internal and cloud based computers to perform tasks. To go along ......