Ryan Storgaard's Blog

A view on software, services and technology by Ryan Storgaard

Slides Posted: Canadian Leadership Summit “Exploring Software Plus Services” Breakout Session

I’ve posted the slides from the “Exploring Software + Services” presentation Mark Relph and...

Author: stoey Date: 05/29/2009

Did you know Skydrive is now 25 GIGABYTES of free online storage and Hotmail is now “ever growing”

Two huge announcements I’m finding not a lot of people are aware of with regards to the latest...

Author: stoey Date: 02/12/2009

Office 14 Web Applications PDC 2008 Video Demo

Here’s a snippet from the Day 2 keynote at PDC showing Office 14 Web Applications:

Author: stoey Date: 11/03/2008

PDC 2008 – Day 1 Wrap Up – Videos, Fact Sheets, Channel 9 Videos, and Speech Transcripts

Wow. What a day! I’ve attempted to pull together a summary of materials and videos from Day 1. I’m...

Author: stoey Date: 10/28/2008

Windows Azure website is now live – microsoft.com/azure

http://www.microsoft.com/azure  You are also able to register to try the Community Technology...

Author: stoey Date: 10/27/2008

Windows Azure – Ray Ozzie just announced Windows Azure and Windows Azure Services Platform

  Key takeaways so far on what Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform are: Windows...

Author: stoey Date: 10/27/2008

PDC 2008 is underway, watch the keynote live!

  Ray Ozzie has kicked off PDC 2008 and is delivering his keynote right now. You can follow...

Author: stoey Date: 10/27/2008

Live Mesh Tech Preview

For those of you that attended the Canadian Strategic Architect forum a couple of weeks ago, Live...

Author: stoey Date: 04/24/2008

CSAF – Windows Live Platform Slide Deck

Here’s the latest Windows Live Platform slide deck from my presentation today at the Canadian...

Author: stoey Date: 04/10/2008

How to use the Windows Vista Snipping Tool to capture a menu

I use the snipping tool in Windows Vista all the time. If you’ve ever wondered how to capture...

Author: stoey Date: 03/27/2008

Social Network Data Portability through Windows Live Contacts API and www.invite2messenger.net

Huge announcement from John Richards, Director of Windows Live Platform. Read the full post here,...

Author: stoey Date: 03/25/2008

Good post from George Moore, GM, Live Platform Services

Via Angus (who's blog is definitely one you want to check out for all the latest on Live Platform....

Author: stoey Date: 03/12/2008

Big List O' Mix08 Software Downloads

Joshua pulled together a nice list of all the Mix08 software. He's actually got another good Mix08...

Author: stoey Date: 03/11/2008

"The Gambler"(s), PhotoZoom collection of Vegas pics, and Joe using the Deep Zoom Composer on a Silverlight 2.0 Poster

Aside from all the exciting stuff at the Mix08 conference, it was entertaining for me to watch...

Author: stoey Date: 03/11/2008

Mix08 Keynotes - Ray Ozzie, Scott Guthrie, Dean Hachamovitch, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Ballmer

Ray Ozzie Keynote   Guy Kawasaki and Steve Ballmer Keynotes   Some keynote snippets:...

Author: stoey Date: 03/11/2008

Ray Ozzie's Mix08 Keynote Speech Transcript

  I noticed Ray's keynote transcript was available on the press site. I've included the full...

Author: stoey Date: 03/06/2008

Hello Bonjour Hola Ciao こんにちは Hallo 你好

Have you checked out Windows Live Translator Beta yet? I absolutely love the UI features! My wife...

Author: stoey Date: 09/11/2007

SharePoint 2007 Blogging Tweaks: Rich text blog comments and multiple category selection

Well that was easy! Thanks to an internal thread by Lawrence Liu on configuring rich comment support...

Author: stoey Date: 09/07/2007

Windows Live Hotmail - Got my bump to 5GB and also configured my LiveID for InfoCard

Cool! All week I was checking my storage limit wondering when I'd get the magic bump from 2GB to 5GB...

Author: stoey Date: 08/30/2007

Office 2007 MSDN Virtual Labs

Cool! The MSDN Virtual Lab team has some Office 2007 labs available now: 2007 Microsoft Office...

Author: stoey Date: 08/22/2006

seewindowsvista.com and congrats to CDN ISV 90 degree software for being highlighted on the site!

Man I'm stoked about this - this is so cool... Check out www.seewindowsvista.com (very innovative...

Author: stoey Date: 06/01/2006

Windows Vista and WinFX February CTP is available!!!

YES!! Just received the email I've been wating for the whole week. From Tom Archer's email: "The...

Author: stoey Date: 02/22/2006

Guy & the "Art of Partnering"

Man, Guy Kawasaki has been absolutely rippin' up the blogging world over the last month. Check out...

Author: stoey Date: 02/08/2006

IE7 Beta 2

Download IE 7 Beta 2 Watch the channel 9 interview with the IE team IE7 Developer Centre on MSDN A...

Author: stoey Date: 02/01/2006

Upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 Applications to Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 2005

Many of you have products written in VB6 and have been pondering if/when/how to go about moving to...

Author: stoey Date: 02/01/2006

Windows Vista Logo Program for Software

Interested in having a look and/or providing feedback on the proposed Windows Vista Log Program for...

Author: stoey Date: 02/01/2006

Microsoft Research - Search Result Clustering (SRC)

Last week I installed the Search Results Clustering toolbar from sandbox.msn.com and I'm lovin' it!...

Author: stoey Date: 02/01/2006

Awesome offer for CDN ISV's building on SQL 2005

Canadian ISV's, have we got a deal for you! I'm excited to tell you about a very cool offer that's...

Author: stoey Date: 01/23/2006

Windows Workflow Foundation (Beta 2) Hands on Labs available

The WF team have updated the hands on labs to the latest Beta 2 version (you can download the WF...

Author: stoey Date: 01/20/2006

Detecting network connection status with the System.Net.NetworkInformation namespace

Got a smart client application that needs to detect the network connection state? Using the .NET...

Author: stoey Date: 01/19/2006

Team Foundation Server Release Candidate "early February"!?

Cool... According to Jeff Beelher's (Jeff's a Lead Program Manager) blog a TFS Release Candidate...

Author: stoey Date: 01/19/2006

Real-time flight info - this is so cool

I first saw mention of FlyteComm on Rick Segal's blog and this morning saw that Scoble picked it up...

Author: stoey Date: 01/19/2006

"Ready to Rocket" 2006 list is out

I see my friends over at Rocket Builders have released their annual "Ready to Rocket" 2006 list....

Author: stoey Date: 01/19/2006

Availability of "Go Live" license for WCF and WF

What’s the “big news” today? Today we announced the availability of “go live” licenses for two big...

Author: stoey Date: 01/18/2006

So what does SQL 2005 mean to an ISV? Part 2

Business Intelligence   Folks, if you really want to seize an opportunity to drive some demand for...

Author: stoey Date: 10/20/2005

So what does SQL 2005 mean to an ISV? Part 1

Let's face it, there is a LOT of information available out there on SQL 2005, Visual Studio 2005,...

Author: stoey Date: 10/15/2005

Windows Workflow Foundation announced today at PDC!

Windows Workflow Foundation was publicly announced and demonstrated today at PDC!! ISV’s, you are...

Author: stoey Date: 09/15/2005

IE 7 beta download

MSDN Subscriber downloads has IE 7 beta ready for download! (It's under Operating Systems if you're...

Author: stoey Date: 07/28/2005

Windows Vista Beta 1 - Ready for download!

Vista Beta 1 (formerly code named "Longhorn Beta 1) is ready for download from MSDN Subscriber...

Author: stoey Date: 07/27/2005

A quickstart on Identity

Identity is an area getting a log of attention in the blogosphere lately. Specifically, I've been...

Author: stoey Date: 07/08/2005

Some SQL 2005 Resources for ya

I put together some SQL 2005 resources for one of my ISV's so thought I'd share with you... Most of...

Author: stoey Date: 03/29/2005

ASP.NET 2.0 – MSDN Deep Dive Follow Up Resources

Hey guys, as promised during the Deep Dive presentation, here’s a bunch of resources regarding...

Author: stoey Date: 03/11/2005

.NET and J2EE Interop resources

.NET and J2EE Interop resources I had a great time presenting this topic at several User Groups over...

Author: stoey Date: 03/02/2005

VSLive! Toronto 2005 - Use conference priority code "RYAN" for 10% off!

VSLive! Toronto is running April 13-16th and it looks to be a really good line up of sessions and...

Author: stoey Date: 02/28/2005

IE7 announced

Check out the IE7 blog here (and over 400 comments!!)...

Author: stoey Date: 02/15/2005

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