A Canuck In The Machine

Mark Relph - Senior Director - Startup and VC Team

Toronto Area Windows 7 Installfest

(This has been cross-posted from the Canadian Developer Connection Blog) Post by Joey -> We held...

Author: markrel Date: 04/06/2009

Lol….The Language of the Web

Author: markrel Date: 04/05/2009

The latest “I’m A PC” laptop hunters ad…

Author: markrel Date: 04/05/2009

Internet Safety Information For Families

Take Back The Net is one of the coolest things we do at Microsoft Canada….. it’s all about raising...

Author: markrel Date: 04/02/2009

IT Skills In Canada – Part 4 (Final)

(This is part 4 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the final part of my...

Author: markrel Date: 04/01/2009

IE History Of The Net Video…"oh, that’s what InPrivate is for…”

Say what you want about IE, the product team has pulled together this really funny video about the...

Author: markrel Date: 03/31/2009

IT Skills Shortage – Myths and Realities – Part 3

(This is part 3 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the second part of my...

Author: markrel Date: 03/31/2009

IT Skills & Talent In Canada – Myths and Realities – Part 2

(This is part 2 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the second part of my...

Author: markrel Date: 03/30/2009

IT Skills & Talent In Canada – Myths and Realities - Part 1

Working in today’s IT industry comes with a variety of challenges, especially in these tough...

Author: markrel Date: 03/28/2009

Searching For The $1000 Laptop – Our New Ad…

Video: Laptop Hunters $1000 – Lauren Gets an HP Pavilion

Author: markrel Date: 03/27/2009

DreamSpark: Preparing the next-gen workforce

I have been thinking a lot lately about the IT skills shortage. According to the Information and...

Author: markrel Date: 03/26/2009

In The News: User experience is the driving force of innovation: Microsoft Canada

Check out Liam Lahey’s article over at echannelline titled “User experience is the driving force of...

Author: markrel Date: 03/19/2009

In The News: Microsoft releases Expression Blend 3; Canadian-based solution provider uses Expression Blend tool for Canada Post office outlet solution

Another good Canadian focused article coming out of MIX09 is in the news: Microsoft releases...

Author: markrel Date: 03/19/2009

Bill Buxton’s Keynote @ Mix09 – A must watch.

Head over to http://live.visitmix.com/ and watch it…. seriously, it’s great.

Author: markrel Date: 03/19/2009

itWorldCanada - Microsoft extends RIA push with Silverlight 3.0 beta

“Microsoft Corp. revealed the beta version of Silverlight 3.0 and previewed Expression Blend 3 at...

Author: markrel Date: 03/18/2009

CTV first Canadian network to offer high definition video online (done in Silverlight!)

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/show/CTVShows/20090317/hd_beta_announced_090317/20090317/ High...

Author: markrel Date: 03/18/2009

National Forum for Women in Technology Builds Momentum with Microsoft Canada

National Forum for Women in Technology Builds Momentum with Microsoft Canada and Launch of BC...

Author: markrel Date: 03/18/2009

Canada IT. Vote Now – IgniteIT Awards

This year we brought together the MSDN and Technet Canada awards to create the IgniteIT...

Author: markrel Date: 03/05/2009

Hey Canada Technology Professionals: Ignite Your Career!

We’ve launched a great new set of webcasts called “Ignite Your Career”.  It’s all focused on...

Author: markrel Date: 03/05/2009

In The News: “Welcome to the global cloud”

I had the chance to chat with Briony Smith at itWorldCanada.  She was doing an article on Cloud...

Author: markrel Date: 03/05/2009

Internet Safety - Microsoft Canada and Youthography Online Safety Survey

<< This is a repeat of a post from our new Microsoft Canada Corporate Citizenship Portal...

Author: markrel Date: 02/25/2009

Skydrive & Hotmail storage updates

Over on Ryan’s blog he details some news about the new 25GB storage for Skydrive (our personal...

Author: markrel Date: 02/20/2009

Announcing EnergizeIT: From Client To Cloud – Anything Is Possible

Hello Canadian IT Pros and Developers, Current economic realities are putting pressure on all of us...

Author: markrel Date: 02/20/2009

It’s time to get creative

If you haven’t already, check out the Ontario in the Creative Age report released last week by...

Author: markrel Date: 02/17/2009

My Slides – Toronto Cloud Conference

Here are my slides for the Cloud Conference.  I wish I had more than 15mins, but I will take...

Author: markrel Date: 02/11/2009

Getting Ready For My Cloud Conference Talk – Ray Talks Azure

I am speaking in the morning at the Cloud Conference in Toronto.  I’ll be posting my slides...

Author: markrel Date: 02/10/2009

I’m A PC & I’m 4 1/2 :-)

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Author: markrel Date: 02/08/2009

Phil Sorgen (my boss) discussing the current economic climate

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Author: markrel Date: 02/05/2009

Windows 7 + Silverlight + CTV.ca + 32” LCD = Obama Speech Goodness

John Oxley, our Director of Technical Audience Marketing & Evangelism, hooked up one of our 32”...

Author: markrel Date: 01/20/2009

Critical Out Of Band Hotfix Released

Typically hotfixes are released on the second Tuesday of each month as you are all well aware. ...

Author: markrel Date: 12/17/2008

We Are Sponsoring HoHoTO

  Check it out:  http://hohoto.ca/ #hohoto is the party of the year. It’s your chance to...

Author: markrel Date: 12/15/2008

‘Tis The Season To Think About Backups

Digital cameras and music players are likely still high on many people’s gift list despite the...

Author: markrel Date: 12/15/2008

MSFT Gen 4 Data Center Vision – Just cool.

Video: Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision  ...

Author: markrel Date: 12/02/2008

Wired – Ozzie wants to push Microsoft back into Startup mode

I really enjoyed this article as it reflects a feeling I get internally everyday....

Author: markrel Date: 11/26/2008

BizSpark In The News

Some news from our recent Bizspark launch…….. Microsoft BizSpark offers start ups "affordable...

Author: markrel Date: 11/26/2008

My Boss – Phil – In The National Post Talking “Upsize Innovation”

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=991037 Phil, who is my boss and President of Microsoft...

Author: markrel Date: 11/25/2008

Speaking Today At The Toronto Computer Lawyers Group

I am participating in a discussion around “SaaS” during this lunchtime event today.  Really,...

Author: markrel Date: 11/20/2008

John and I chat post-keynote at PDC

http://blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs/archive/2008/10/30/canucks-at-pdc-thoughts-about-the-keynote-with-mark...

Author: markrel Date: 10/30/2008

Hello Canada From PDC to Techdays!

For everyone attending TechDays in Toronto, John Bristowe and I recorded a quick “hello” video from...

Author: markrel Date: 10/29/2008

On The Eve Of Techdays 2008

Techdays is here!  The team (as I type this post) is hard at work back in Toronto preparing the...

Author: markrel Date: 10/29/2008

From PDC – Ray Ozzie Talks Azure On Channel9

Ray talks Azure from PDC. Ray Ozzie: Reflections on Azure

Author: markrel Date: 10/28/2008

PDC 2008 – More coverage from Ryan’s blog

Ryan has done a good job summing up some of the coverage from the last 2 days. Wow. What a day! I’ve...

Author: markrel Date: 10/28/2008

PDC – David Crow responds to Flexibility & Choice

David gave it some thought and responded to my post from a few days ago.  Check it out here....

Author: markrel Date: 10/28/2008

From PDC2008 – Ryan overview’s Azure

Ryan Storgaard, our Canadian Chief S+S Officer, outlines some of the news on Azure over on this...

Author: markrel Date: 10/28/2008

Live From PDC – Windows Azure – Cloud Computing Announcement

· The Azure™ Services Platform: A set of cloud-based technologies such as storage, identity, and...

Author: markrel Date: 10/27/2008

PDC2008 - Flexibility & Choice (Continued)

In my previous post, I introduced to you my thoughts on the changing needs of businesses, developers...

Author: markrel Date: 10/26/2008

On The Eve Of PDC2008

This week (Oct 26-30) developers and other technology professionals, innovators and business leaders...

Author: markrel Date: 10/26/2008

Developer Tools Sales & Marketing Group Manager – Microsoft Canada

I am hiring. http://www.microsoft.com/canada/employment/search.mspx Job ID: J1008-0250   The...

Author: markrel Date: 10/21/2008

Techdays: Early Bird Pricing Extended

[Cross Post From http://blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs] Technorati Tags: techDays_CA Hello Everyone! ...

Author: markrel Date: 10/17/2008

An Accordion, A New Addition, A Great Team and Big Challenges

I like to think I have one of the best jobs at Microsoft Canada.  There is 2 equal reasons for...

Author: markrel Date: 10/17/2008

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