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Canada Does Windows Azure: RESAAS

I believe that the best way to learn is to learn from each other, so I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications

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Hack Your Art Out–Windows 8 Hackathons

“Art” in this case referring to the masterpieces you’re going to be writing for Windows 8 – Metro-style apps! Sometimes an artist needs company in order to create their masterpieces. Now I’m not sure what those are called in the

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Scott Guthrie on Cloud-Powered Revolutions

From Episode 6 – Cloud-Powered Revolutions | May 2, 2012 Recorded live on location at Vancouver TechFest 2012, Scott talks about revolutions that are made possible by the Cloud. Plus: Scott dives deep into how Windows Azure enables developers to

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On the Next D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE – A Look at Industry Trends

May 2, 2012 | 12:00 PM ET | Add to Outlook >> The D³ crew goes on location to Vancouver to bring you Scott Guthrie’s keynote from TechFest 2012, Scott takes a step away from specific technologies and looks at

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Cloud: A Skill and Career Building Opportunity

A recently released IDC study talks about how the Cloud will deliver more than 70,000 jobs in Canada by 2015. Similarly, the D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE special entitled Current IT Market Conditions and Hiring Trends in 2012 discussed the increasing

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April Edition

While we’re all enjoying a well deserved long weekend, take a few minutes to catch up on April’s developer news as seen on this month’s D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE (this past Wednesday). Links D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE podcasts now available:

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If You Like Hands-On…

Some learn by listening – so they go to conferences, meetups, or watch sessions online (like TechDays Online). Others learn by doing. For those folks, there are great online hands-on labs that can be done, like those on TechDays Online

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Many Geeks, Many Experts, and a Gu

Where will you not only see many geeks come together to watch experts talk about the latest and greatest technologies, but also experience that which is “the Gu”? Vancouver TechFest 2012! Join me, Jonathan Rozenblit, Thomas Lewis, Paul Laberge, and

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You Know You Want To Learn How To Build Windows 8 Apps

Have you downloaded and installed the consumer preview of Windows 8 yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Download it onto a dev machine and give it a try. Once you do, you’ll see that things are different. As

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AlignIT Manager Tech Talk Special Edition–Mary Jo Foley on the Future of IT

Ruth Morton and I had a great time doing this episode with Mary Jo Foley. We did the broadcast live from TechDays Vancouver in front of a live audience as well as our usual online audience. Mary Jo was a

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