Canadian Solution Developers' Blog

Simplify the Complicated

If you’re reading this, you probably follow this blog in one way or another. In the spirit of...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 04/24/2012

What’s going on across Canada? Lots! Check it out!

There are so many great events coming up in Canada, I wanted to list some of them here, so you...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 03/28/2012

Take Your Cloud Like Your Coffee–Half and Half

What is it that you do with your cup of coffee that makes it taste exactly the way you like it?...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 03/27/2012

Most frequently requested Visual Studio resources

In this post, I share some of my favourite and most requested links for Visual Studio resources. I...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 03/22/2012

Developers just wanna have fun! Kinect for Windows

Kinect for Windows and it’s SDK gives us a chance to break away from the ordinary and get creative!...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 03/08/2012

Want to learn more about Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 Beta?

I know I’m not the only one curious about the contents of Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 so here are...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 02/23/2012

How do I use HTML5 in Visual Studio 2010?

In this post, I’ll share what I learned about how to get started writing HTML5 code in Visual Studio...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 02/23/2012

Your FREE Trial is Actually FREE, Now…

Too often I get asked whether the Windows Azure trial is actually FREE because you have to enter a...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 02/22/2012

Because There’s Always More To Learn…

The title of this post is “Because there’s always more to learn.” Where’s that from? You know it…...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 02/16/2012

Do you hate SharePoint? Part 4 of 4

If the answer is yes, could your hatred be caused by your local implementation? In this final post...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 02/15/2012

Security requires a prison not a fortress

Rob Labbe, Senior Security Program Manager at Microsoft challenges us to think about security in a...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 02/09/2012

Do you hate SharePoint? Part 3 of 4

If the answer is yes, could your hatred be caused by your local implementation? In this blog series...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 01/26/2012

Hang out with others who geek out on technology, find your local user group!

There are user groups all over the country where fellow geeks meet, share knowledge, network, and...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 01/20/2012

My love affair with Visual Studio: Error Correction

I have been working with Visual Studio for years, and I’ve found a few tricks along the way that...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 01/19/2012

Do you hate Sharepoint? Part 2 of 4

If the answer is yes, could your hatred be caused by your local implementation? In this second part...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 01/19/2012

The Challenge is On - Start with 30 minutes a day for a Week

The shorter version of this interview originally aired on Episode 2 of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE,...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 01/16/2012

Want some tips on Release Management?

Thursday January 19th, 1PM Eastern time is a free webcast discussing the challenges of Release...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 01/13/2012

Do you hate SharePoint? Part 1 of 4

If the answer is yes, could your hatred be caused by your local implementation? In this blog series...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 01/12/2012

Ask a Trainer: Free resources to help you learn SharePoint

FAST university has free webcasts on Enterprise Search and other SharePoint topics At the MCT Summit...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 01/05/2012

2012 Will Sure Get You Starting Something New

As 2011 comes to a close and 2012 about to begin, now’s the time to start thinking about starting...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 12/23/2011

A Whole Week of Windows Azure Training Opportunities

This week is jam-packed with opportunities to learn about and get started using Windows Azure. If...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 12/11/2011

Facebook is fun with friends, but LinkedIn can help you get a job!

I know most of you are on Facebook. But I know a lot of us are still trying to figure out exactly...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 12/09/2011

New SQL Azure lab available (How to move data to SQL Azure)

The SQL Azure labs site is a great place to explore and play with SQL Azure! You are probably...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 12/07/2011

Are you fighting or helping your QA team?

QA is an essential part of the development lifecycle. The QA team tests your code and then the bugs...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 11/19/2011

SQL Server Roadmap to Denali Webcast Series

SQL Server Denali, so many great features for reporting, high availability, business intelligence,...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 11/06/2011

Want Your Presentation to Rock? Hook Your Audience Early!

Scores of fabulous speakers are working their way from Toronto to Vancouver to Montreal as part of...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 11/04/2011

Building on your Architecture from TechDays

You’ve attended, or plan to attend TechDays. You attend sessions and learn more about Agile, ASP.NET...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 11/03/2011

A “Cloud-y” Recap of TechDays Toronto’s Cloud Computing and Online Services Track

With 8 sessions specifically dedicated to Windows Azure and Office 365 at TechDays Toronto, there...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 11/02/2011

TechDays Labs in Toronto from the HockeyGeekGirl perspective

Wow! it’s over already really? But I was just getting warmed up! Tuesday and Wednesday, the...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/27/2011

Everything You Need for TechDays Toronto

  There’s always lots to do when it comes to getting ready for a conference (especially if...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 10/23/2011

F12 The best kept web debugging secret

Shhh don’t tell anyone about this blog, then you will look brilliant in front of your co-workers...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/18/2011

Conference or Course? Where Should I Spend my Training Budget?

I started work in the era of Stephen Covey and the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/14/2011

What’s Next in Software Delivery?

Come and find out! Sam Guckenheimer, ALM expert, product planner for Visual Studio, and author of...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/13/2011

Update! Update! Get Your v1.5 Update!

A few weeks ago, the Windows Azure SDK v1.5 was released with many enhancements and fixes that...

Author: Jonathan Rozenblit Date: 10/12/2011

How to Pin a Website And Why to Pin a Website

I was just preparing a slide deck to talk about IE9 features at the Microsoft Certified Trainer...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/11/2011

Great Content in the Nations Capital!

TechDays is going to rock Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. But we haven’t forgotten the rest of the...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/08/2011

One More Reason to Attend TechDays – The Developer Practices and Architecture Track

We’ve revealed the keynotes, the Windows Client and Phone Track, the Developer Tools, Languages and...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/06/2011

Don’t Miss Out on Great Keynotes and Sessions at TechDays 2011

Time moves quickly! Hard to believe that we are only a few weeks away from the first TechDays 2011...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/03/2011

Techdays 2011: Windows Client and Windows Phone Track Unleashed

By now, you may have seen that TechDays 2011 is now open for registration. TechDays is Microsoft...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 10/03/2011

Exam Taking Tips for Certification

For many people taking an exam can be really stressful. In this blog post I’d like to see if I can...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 09/16/2011

Quick SQL Tips – Indexed Views

Although not a new feature, Indexed views can still be a useful tool for increasing query...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 09/13/2011

Thank You Thank You Sam I Am! I do so like this ALM!

It’s fall and that means back to school for kids, it also means time to start up and really...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 09/08/2011

Come Learn SQL Azure in Ottawa

Come join me as I will be presenting this Friday in Ottawa on SQL Azure at CTE Solutions. I grew up...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 09/07/2011

How to Move Data from One Table to Another

I recently saw a post on Stack Overflow asking how do you copy specific table data from one database...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 09/06/2011

How to Study for a Certification Exam

The most common question I get when talking about certification is what should I study? Well, before...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 09/02/2011

How to Prepare for a Certification Exam

About once every couple of weeks on Reddit, I see a post like this one asking for advice on...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 08/19/2011

Visual Studio Hands On Labs for FREE!

There are a lot of different ways to learn a product or feature. You can watch videos, you can read...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 08/18/2011

Does Certification Seem Overwhelming?

I recently saw a post in a forum entitled “drowning in sea of exams” complaining about how confused...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 08/12/2011

By The Way There is no documentation (yet!)

In the past few weeks I have talked about some tips on how to survive when you inherit code from...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 08/11/2011

By The Way There is Still No Documentation…

A couple of weeks ago I talked about the challenges of finding up to date documentation and showed...

Author: Susan Ibach Date: 08/04/2011

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