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Sasha Krsmanovic Canadian Developer Community Update
I was so overwhelmed with the news of becoming a new MVP Lead for Canada that I had to be reminded over MSN to do so (Thanks Kate). So, yes, it is official. I will be the new MVP Lead for all Canadian MVPs. This will be a great challenge to me. My main focus will be on increasing interaction between Canadian subsidiary and Canadian MVPs, and at the ......

We got quite a few questions around licensing at our recent community events. So, we decided to run a quick qeb cast on licensing to address these questions. The web cast will consist of approximately 20 minutes of presentation and about 40 minutes for your questions to our presenters (Jeff Zado, Adam Gallant and Mike Bryan). Date/Time: June 29, 2006 ......

Week one of our realDEVELOPMENT_06 is done. On Thursday we had an amazing event in Toronto with over 1000 people showing up. Here are a few pics from the event (courtesy of Barnaby Jeans). Our MVPs at Ask the Expert Session It was great to see how people reacted to our 400 differences videos – I think everyone loved Mr. Sun one, Change Requests ......

Two postings in a day… I am really going all out today J . I couldn’t hold it in though. If you are coming to our realDEVELOPMENT_06 tour and want to check out the slide decks BEFORE you come out for the tour then you can download them TODAY in OneNote format. For those of you not familiar with OneNote, it is neat ‘note taking’ ......

In the case you wanted to show off your programming skills, there are quite a few competitions out there. At first there is the CodeMaster challenge for building Vista applications - http://www.codemasterchalle... Then, there is the ATLAS competition (note – tomorrow is the last day to enter) - http://atlas.asp.net/defaul... ......

It has been a while since I posted something – shame on me. We have been really busy with the realDEVELOPMENT_06 tour which is now officially full in most of the cities. I think there is a few more spots left at the Toronto event, but I could be wrong as I haven’t received the latest registration stats just yet. If you haven’t registered ......

It has been a great day one at Dev Teach. I was pleased to see 14 user group leaders at this year’s summit. Wendy and I got a chance to provide a quick glance of our draft plans for next year. I was particularly surprised to see how interested and passionate UG leaders are about Code Camps and MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau. I am sure we will find ......

DevTeach at last. One of my favorite developer conferences. I arrived to Montreal tonight, one night before the conference... Somehow I managed to go through security with 3 laptops without being searched AT ALL. Since 9/11, every time I travel with ONE laptop, security guards search my bag insde out. Apparently, a guy with 3 laptops is not a threat ......

I am getting ready for the World Cup in Germany, but before then, there are a few things I need to finish up. We just wrapped up our activities at VS Live Toronto - more to come on this topic. The next on schedule is DevTeach in Montreal. It is probably one of the best conferences in Canada, with great INETA speakers lined up to speak at it. This year ......

Victoria is on the “code camp” map as of last weekend too. After code camps in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver, Nolan Zak, a User group leader from Victoria organized the first ever Victoria code camp. Still to come...Calgary and Edmonton Code Camps. For more info, turn into John's & Jerome's developer blog. Sasha ......

How many web casts can you take in a month. Here are 2 web cast series facilitated by INETA. One of them is done by UG leaders and the other one is done by products guys from Redmond. INETA Live! is a series brought to you primarily by user group leaders around the country that have exceptional material they believe would be good to share with other ......

If you are coming to our realDEVELOPMENT_06 tour, then you will be happy to know we secured another 3 presenters. In addition to our Microsoft speakers (Jerome, John, Dan) you wil be able to see Kate Gregory (Toronto, Montreal), Scott Howllett (Toronto, Ottawa) and Richard Campbell (Vancouver) If you haven't registered for the tour, you should definitely ......

Here is a great offer from our OneNote team, exclusively to Canadian developers. Download the 60-day trial version now and you'll be entered for a chance to win an HP 21" HDTV-Ready LCD Monitor valued at over $900. http://msdn.microsoft.com/c... Now, thats much better then my mighty 15“ monitor I use for occasional ......

Programmers contests seem to be all over the place these days. Here is another one for all of you using Express Products Check itt out at: http://www.madeinexpresscontest.com/

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Today we finished our 4th web cast, and we topped 1000 attendees for the series so far. Another stellar performance by Dan Sellers. Boelow are some questions I captured. The recording will be available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/c... tomorrow. Question: What is SSB? Answer: SQL Sever Service Broker Question: Can any user execute ......

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