Microsoft Events

TechNet Virtual Summit

3 days of expert content on IT shifts, career insights, security, mobility, tech innovations and more. Hear firsthand where IT is heading, from some of the best tech minds in the business. Join us online March 1-3 right from your favorite connected device. Register here: http://aka.ms/tnvcmvp and share with your community! Note:  sessions will be delivered in PST Time.

Let's Dev This Tour in Montreal

On March 30st, Let's Dev This Tour is coming to Montreal to present 3 different tracks on Web, Cloud and Windows 10. To know more about each session simply click on it.

Microsoft DevOps Hackathon

DevOps Hackathon is happening in Montreal on March 18-19th and in Ottawa on March 31st- April 1stPlease see below call for MVP Proctors.

MVP Open Day 2016 – this year's Canadian MVP Open Day will take place on Friday, May 6th, 2016 (8:30am – 5pm EST). Please make sure you register here

ITI Cloud Roadshows: Join local IT professionals and Microsoft MVPs in the following cities:

MVP Days Community Roadshow: coming to Toronto Feb 29th, Ottawa Mar 2nd, and Montreal Mar 4th, 2016. We are hoping you are able to register for these events. Please help us spread the word.

SharePoint Saturday Montreal: Register for the 4th Edition of SharePoint Saturday in Montreal on April 2, 2016. Five tracks offered: IT Pro, Dev, End-User, Business Customer Showcase and Data SQL. Call for Speakers and Sponsors are open!

Prairie Dev Conference: 2-days Development Conference happening in Winnipeg on April 11-12th, 2016 - http://www.prairiedevcon.com/

MVP Community RoadShow

There's just one week left for MVPDays Community Roadshow in Toronto!

We would love to see you there!

Please use the Promo Code "CDNMVP" to register for FREE !

 

Make Web Not War

 

Make Web Not War brings together Canadian web dev experts to talk about modern web standards, Open Source, and Open Data innovations. Learn about the latest IETF & ECMA web standards, how to run and contribute to open source projects, the importance of open data in the world of journalism, open government, and more. Live online Feb 5, 2016. Participation is free. Register to receive exclusive content to accompany the live presentation.

 

URL: https://aka.ms/mwmvp

LET’S DEV THIS!

#LetsDevThisToronto

 

Awesome apps are built a certain way – that way may be different for each and every one of us. On February 10, Microsoft DX is coming to Toronto with Let's Dev this Tour to help you learn how to build awesome apps for web, cloud and Windows 10 using latest standards and tools. The day will be full of great workshops, hands-on-labs and consultations with experts.

 

1 DAY. 1 VENUE. 3 DEEP DIVE WORKSHOPS – WEB. CLOUD. WINDOWS 10.

 

Pick a primary workshop, then pop in and out of all three based on the topics that interest you the most.

 

 

 

WEB

The boundless web

Build across browsers, devices, and the cloud.      

Sessions and hands-on labs on the latest dev standards and tools‚ Web Apps with Node.JS‚ and Azure.   

 

 

 

 

CLOUD

The fusion of apps and the Cloud

Magic happens when the technologies that you love live on Azure.

Sessions and hands-on labs on App and Data Services‚ VMs, and networks.

 

 

 

WINDOWS 10

One app fits all

One app can fit them all
– mobile, tablet, and PC
– with Windows 10.

Sessions and hands-on labs on Adaptive UX‚ the Universal Windows Platform‚ speech recognition, data binding‚ and Azure.

 

SPACE IS LIMITED per workshop so please reserve you seat now.

MVPDays Community Roadshow 2016

MVPDays is a series of one day events that focuses on content for IT and Dev Professionals sharing their knowledge allowing local communities to learn more and advance their skills based on real world experiences.  The majority of the sessions are Content will focus on the following topics: 

  • Cloud
  • IT PRO
  • SharePoint / Office 365
  • Development

   

It will be held in the following cities:

 

More great resources from Microsoft

 

Announcing the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow

This is a free, two day technical training event for IT Professionals and Developers that provides best practices and insight from those who run cloud services across Office 365, Micros oft Azure, and Windows 10.

Developer Interview Series #1 -

In this interview series, we bring you best practices, anecdotes, and insights from developers who are building creative solutions using Microsoft technologies.

The Power of Cross Platform Development with Universal Apps and Xamarin

We're on the road to self-driving business applications

A blog by Steve "Guggs" Guggenheimer on self-driving ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning software)

Memory Compression in Windows 10 RTM

The OS is doing some clever optimizations that allow your processes to trim some of the memory but not necessarily page it out to disk.

Managing hidden apps, beta apps and visibility of in-app purchases in Dev Center

The unified Dev Center introduced several new options to manage the visibility of apps and in-app purchase.

Looking for some good resources for Windows 10 and VS 2015?

 

You're welcome.

Join Live Q&As and interact with the architects and engineers who are building the latest features. 

Great blog for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) devs to understand .NET Native

The latest Windows 10 developer training contents

How Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 work better together in the Enterprise

Download any Visual Studio skus, including VS 2015

All the info developers may need to write apps

Great site to get online courses on Windows 10

Another great online resource for Windows 10 related videos

 

Ways to learn how to develop Windows 10 applications

Here is a bunch of links to resources that will help you get up to speed on what's new for developing Windows 10 applications.

Want to download Visual Studio SKU's including VS 2015 click here

Everything you needed to know to write applications using MS Tools

    Windows 10 and what's new

    Get Started

    Design

    Develop

    Publish

Want to take Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) Windows 10 Courses click here

Channel 9 has some great windows 10 related videos here

 

Teaching Students how to program with Python @ Synergy

Next week I will be going back to school. Well sort of.

I am going to teach a one day seminar on programming to students grades 6-12 at Synergy.

Synergy is a summer experience program offered by the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University for students in grades 5 -12.  It affords students the opportunity to experience business as a field of study in a post-secondary setting.

I'm teaching the class using Python and Visual Studio.

Should be a lot of fun.

Gartner’s Public Cloud Storage Services

 

Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner's Public Cloud Storage Services for Second Consecutive Year

Check out the details in Nicole Herskowitz's Blog.