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Top six reasons CIO’s and Manager’s need to experience Windows 10

Click here for the article in IT World: CIO’s top 6 considerations for Windows 10 plus latest...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/28/2015

Catch Microsoft Ignite—live from Chicago!

Don’t let the first Microsoft Ignite pass you by! Tune in via livestream May 4–8 to...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/28/2015

Microsoft to host DigiGirlz - Day of Technology for Girls in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, ON – On Friday, April 24, 2015, Microsoft Canada will host approx. 100 girls...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/23/2015

Windows 10 preview top 5 resources

There’s an additional one million Windows Insiders who have joined the Windows 10 Insiders...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/21/2015

Top five resources for IT executives, IT pros and developers

With so much noise on the internet, what are the top five curated quality resources and events for...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/21/2015

Register to attend the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference May 14, 15

Hi All – I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the MVPs are...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/20/2015

Microsoft Canada chief Janet Kennedy talks career, leadership and innovation

Here is my chat including link to podcast with Janet for IT World on career, leadership, innovation...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/17/2015

You will find my chat with Janet for IT World of interest including a look at Windows 10 technical...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/17/2015

Talk with Carlos Juiz, Professor University of the Balearic Islands Spain and Top Authority in IT Governance and ICT

Associate Prof. Carlos Juiz received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/13/2015

April 30 Webcast with new A.M. Turing Award (Computing Nobel) Winner Michael Stonebraker: "The Fast Data Challenge and Picking the Right Database"

Register TODAY for the next free ACM Learning Webinar, "The Fast Data Challenge and Picking the...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 04/02/2015

Talking with Houlin Zhao, 2015 Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World-leading ICT Executive Authority

This week, I am sharing an exclusive conversation with Houlin Zhao. This week also has the ITU...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/30/2015

Chan 9 developer’ guide to Windows 10 preview and MVA for added benefits

As noted here: “Join experts Jerry Nixon, and Andy Wigley, as they introduce the Windows 10...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/29/2015

Windows 10 developer tooling preview now available to Windows Insiders

Worth investigating this post regarding the first technical preview of the Windows 10 developer...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/26/2015

Episode 5 - MS Board Director Maria Klawe, 17th on Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, Computer Science Association Canada Lifetime Achievement Awardee, shares success tips for #YouthSpark Live

Maria’s accomplishments are considerable as noted in this recent speaking event: “Dr....

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/16/2015

Episode 4 - Chat with Molly Burke, internationally celebrated youth leader and keynote YouthSpark Live in Vancouver

To make a difference on March 18th impacting our youth, share your story on Twitter of what inspired...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/13/2015

Episode 3–Chat with Genevieve L'Esperance, internationally recognized innovator, developer, entrepreneur, and YouthSpark Advisor and Ambassador at YouthSpark Live in Vancouver

To make a difference on March 18th impacting our youth, share your story on Twitter of what inspired...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/12/2015

Episode 2–Chat with Sage Franch, top developer evangelist, blogger, computer science guru innovator, and YouthSpark Advisor and Ambassador at YouthSpark Live in Vancouver

Closing the opportunity divide by having more of our youth choose computing careers is one of the...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/12/2015

Episode 1 - Empowering future careers in IT—share your #YouthSpark March 18th

Microsoft to kick-off YouthSpark Live Empowering Canadian youth with skills development for success...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/12/2015

Wladimiro Bedin: Renowned National Innovation Awarded Executive and Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO Bedin Shop Systems, Co-founder EuroCloud Italy, Best 5 Cloud Azure Services

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Wladimiro Bedin. Wladimiro Bedin, after a degree in...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/09/2015

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals are sharing about Windows 10, see more here …

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/06/2015

March 31 ACM and SIGHPC Webcast: Extreme Scaling and Performance across Diverse Architectures

Register TODAY for the next free ACM Learning Webinar, "Extreme Scaling and Performance across...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/06/2015

Nicole Washington, Renowned Serial Entrepreneur, Innovator, Executive, Management Consultant

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Nicole Washington. Nicole Washington,...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 03/01/2015

The Know it. Prove it. challenge is a MVA learning opportunity

The Know it. Prove it. challenge is a MVA learning binge to accelerate your skills on the tech topic...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/25/2015

Gilad Meiri, CEO Neura; Wireless Serial Entrepreneur; Top-Ranking Executive, Authority in IoT and Innovation

Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Gilad Meiri. An Internet of Things expert, Gilad...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/25/2015

AMD VP Roy Taylor talks about Windows 10, virtual reality, security, and the future

Windows 10 is in the news continually with impressive features like Cortana as your personal digital...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/25/2015

Chat with Elim Kay, Top Pioneering Innovator, Young Entrepreneur, International Board Director, Notable C-level Executive

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Elim Kay. Elim Kay is Co-Founder and COO of Zaka Inc.,...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/16/2015

Most Valuable Professional or MVP spotlight on CRM Outlook Profile and CRM Online Trials

This is an extract from the MVP Award Program blog and a post by Dynamics CRM MVP Donna Edwards From...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/16/2015

Most Valuable Professional or MVP spotlight on Creating a lab on Windows Azure

This is an extract from the MVP Award Program blog and a post by Dynamics SharePoint Server MVP...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/16/2015

Chat with Roy Taylor, VP AMD, International Top-Ranking Serial Entrepreneur and Executive

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Roy Taylor. Roy Taylor is Corporate Vice President for...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/07/2015

Microsoft Big Data Hackathons

Microsoft Big Data Hackathons - Spread the Word! Mississauga, March 13-14, www.aka.ms/BDH Vancouver,...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/07/2015

Applicative 2015 February 25th-27th 2015--Applicative is ACM's conference designed for software developers interested in the latest in emerging technologies and techniques

  Applicative 2015 February 25th-27th 2015 Applicative is ACM's conference designed for...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/03/2015

February 18 Webcast with ACM Fellow Bertrand Meyer: "Agile Methods: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly"

February 18 Webcast with ACM Fellow Bertrand Meyer: "Agile Methods: The Good, the Hype and the...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/03/2015

Microsoft grows big data and analytics leadership with R and Revolution Analytics acquisition

R is the world’s dominant programming language for big data predictive analytics and statistical...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/03/2015

First meeting Toronto PowerShell User Group Wednesday, March 11th

First meeting Toronto PowerShell User Group Wednesday, March 11th...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/02/2015

David Cheng, Top–Ranking Pioneering Chairman, Software Developer, and World Innovation Technology Leader and Entrepreneur

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with David Cheng. David Cheng can be described...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 02/01/2015

Microsoft Ignite Sessions catalogue with cloud infrastructure and management, big data and analytics, productivity, unified communications, operating systems, mobile devices, much more

Hundreds of newly released sessions to spark your Ignite planning The Microsoft Ignite Session...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/28/2015

Chat with Adrian Schofield, International Leader in ICT, Accreditation, Certification and Research

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Adrian Schofield. Born in the south of England, Adrian...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/26/2015

Windows 10–just amazing

Awesome Windows 10 announcements: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-10/about Cortana’s got...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/22/2015

The SMART Tech Startup with Microsoft BizSpark (Microsoft Store at Square One Mall Mississauga)

Go to this amazing event at Microsoft Store Square One Shopping Centre to help drive your tech...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/22/2015

Top 5 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Blogs of 2014

  1. Calendar Federation with an Exchange Hybrid 2. PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Dynamic...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/20/2015

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Active Directory, Windows 8.1, Office 365, Hybrid Cloud Azure, Bing Optimization, Windows App, Designing XAML UI

IT Pro Courses 1. Understanding Active Directory 2. Windows 8.1 Deployment JumpStart 3. Office 365...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/20/2015

Microsoft Webcast Series: Top 5 Microsoft Data Platform Solutions

Data Platform Technologies are constantly evolving. To help you keep up to date Microsoft Canada...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/20/2015

International CES amazing transforming technologies

I just returned from Las Vegas and the international CES with 170,000 delegates, 3600 exhibitors,...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/16/2015

Register for January 28 Webcast: Stranger than Fiction--Case Studies in Software Engineering Judgment

Register* TODAY for the next free ACM Learning Webinar, "Stranger than Fiction: Case Studies in...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/15/2015

Microsoft Ignite: The what’s-next-in-tech experience

May 4–8, 2015 Chicago, IL The best and brightest minds will be all in one place to talk cloud...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/06/2015

Reporting live from the international CES 2015–Jan 4–my predictions and judging

I’m in Las Vegas at the international CES (Jan 6 to 9)  in several roles: - at the invitation...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/04/2015

Applicative 2015 February 25th-27th, ACM's conference for software developers interested in the latest in emerging technologies and techniques

The Applicative 2015 conference consists of two tracks, one looking at system-level programming and...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/03/2015

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) useful resources for you and your organization

The ACM, the largest non-profit in computing, has much to offer to support you and your...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/03/2015

United Nations (UNESCO)-founded International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) News impacting you

Here are a sample of news updates from IFIP: - Message from the President, Leon Strous - 2014 World...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/03/2015

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals or MVPs top-ranking independent experts and resources available to YOU

There are independent experts awarded by Microsoft annually and they can be a great asset to you...

Author: Stephen.Ibaraki Microsoft MVP Date: 01/03/2015

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