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

October 2009 Entries

Telus Launches iPhone Novemver 5th…Sorta

I’ve become increasingly frustrated with my HTC Touch Pro. I love it for texting, tweeting, emailing, browsing…basically everything that’s not related to phone functionality. And that’s the kicker: it SUCKS as a phone, which is pretty bad since there’s not a lot that needs to happen for it to, y’know, be a good phone. So I was thrilled to find out that Telus is launching the iPhone on its new network it built with Bell! The day it drops: November 5th, a scant week! So last night a buddy of mine mentions ......

Silverlight Winnipeg – October Event Announced!

I’m very excited to announce the first Silverlight Winnipeg meetup! When: Tuesday October 27th, 5:30 PM to Whenever Where: Kings Head Pub (click here for a map) What: … The “What” may seem a bit different from other user group events that you’ve been to. For one, we’re not just aiming for Silverlight Winnipeg to be another user group. We want this to be a community of Silverlight developers and designers, people that are already immersed in the technology and want to connect with others who are like ......

Winnipeg SQL Server UG October Event

October Event: Continuing T-SQL Development: Bullet-Dodging and Spoon-Bending Part 2 Michael DeFehr, Protegra Michael DeFehr continues his series on T-SQL development for the second Winnipeg SQL Server UG event, covering topics such as: Row Numbering and the OVER clause Table-valued Parameters Query Optimization and Tuning When: Wednesday, October 28th, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Might be finished earlier, but won't go any later) Where: 17th Floor Conference Room, Richardson Building, One Lombard Place (If ......

SDEC09 Photos

Yesterday Protegra hosted the first annual SDEC conference in Winnipeg and it was a huge success! Early scans of the feedback are very positive, and a huge thanks to the attendees, speakers, our sponsors (Microsoft, O’Reilly, Destination Winnipeg, and Backbone Magazine) and the vendor staff (Seriously, if anyone in Winnipeg needs A/V services, talk to Inland). I’m meeting with my cohort Ryan this morning to debrief, so I’ll have a post with thoughts on running a conference coming up. In the meantime ......

‘Twas the Night Before SDEC09…

Tomorrow the technology conference that myself and my colleague Ryan Caligiuri discussed only two months ago, SDEC09, will become a reality! (If you don’t know Ryan, definitely check out his writing on LIV Interactive) We swung by the Winnipeg Convention Centre to check out the rooms and do some setup: The sign outside Meeting Rooms 1 & 2! A view from the main stage. View from the pasta-bar location. Entryway for the Development Management and Methodologies track. Development Management and Methodologies ......

Adventures in Windows 7 and Virtual PC

My work recently started rolling out Windows 7 as our production OS and I was lucky enough to get on as one of the early adopters! I got my laptop back at end of day yesterday freshly paved with Win 7. Today I started my day by booting up and trying to fire up a VPC environment that I use for my dev work. To my dismay I was met with this message: The problem is that I had just saved my vm’s state instead of doing a full shutdown. Apparently moving a hibernated vm to Win 7 is not a good idea. Luckily, ......