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Sasha Krsmanovic Canadian Developer Community Update October 2005 Entries
Canadian Launch Tour: You WILL be walking out with software too
I just got cofirmed - ALL ATTENDEES OF THE CANADIAN LAUNCH TOUR will walk out with a copy of not-for-resale version of VS 2005 & SQL Server 2005. Check out Mark's blog for more details. YESSSSSSS!!!! I quote: The Launch Team is pleased to confirm that Special Edition copies of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 will be made available to everyone who attends the launch events. This is full functional "non-evaluation" software. So, if you are one of the 11 000+ people registered for the event, ......

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 2:16 PM

Developers & Security
Well, it has been a long journey, and finally..... people get it.....as a developer you need to worry about security too. Yes, seems to be easy to understand, but I finally have a proof people 'GET IT'. Why? Over a year ago, when our Developer Specialists spearheaded events and web casts on Security, we would get very limited attendance & registration. We are talking about up to 30 people showing up for an event. It all changed...... In one of my previous posts I advertised the Web Security November ......

Posted On Friday, October 21, 2005 1:27 PM

Game development on Microsoft-based platforms + XBox 360 preview!!
If you live in the GTA area, then you definitely don't want to miss this event. We are organizing a special event for our developers, and after the event you will even get a chance to play on the new Xbox 360s before they even hit the stores!! Below is the event abstract. We will have some great speakers from the gaming industry and Microsoft (you'll have to show up to see who the are!). Game development, food, coffee, xbox 360....what are you waiting for!!!! X05 Developer Track - Join us for a unique ......

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:43 AM

All you ever wanted to know about Web security, and were afraid to ask.
Security training alert, Security training alert. One of my co-workers, Dan Sellers, along with a few MVPs (including Bill Baldasti of Infusion Dev) is going to do a set of web casts focusing on Web Security. Dan is our security guru at MSDN Canada, he received many awards for the best speaker including the one at the last years West Coast Security Forum: http://www.wcsf.com/. Dan is going to focus on Web Security, an initiative we call: Web Security November. The web casts will happen every Wednesday ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 7:45 AM

6500 Devs&IT Pros already registered for the tour!
WOW. The excitement around the upcming launch is just huge. In the first 24 hours over 2000 people registered for the launch tour. Seven days into registration Toronto alone is passing 1700 dev and IT Pro registrations. This is the best response we got from the community for ever since I have been on the MSDN Canada team, some 2.5 years! For all the details, visit www.microsoft.ca/launch2005 . Tune in your RSS readers to our launch bloggers at http://www.microsoft.com/ca... ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 6:35 AM

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