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  • Blog Post: TechDays Behind the Scenes

    TechDays Vancouver is underway and soon heading to a city near you.  John Bristowe and I shot this short video to give you a peak at the TechDays Survival Kit and a look behind the scenes!
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft TechDays 2010

    Hi Everyone, I’ve been looking forward to this post for a long time and while I wish it would have been earlier, it was paramount to us to take the time to review your feedback and insights before we thought about moving ahead for 2010. Techdays 2009 was very successful with over 87% of the guests...
  • Blog Post: Recap on Resources: Free Training, Valuable Eval software and certification

    I’ve been a little spoiled with the weather while out and about getting ready for and helping deliver Techdays. It was Sunny, warm and quite nice – except for the departure day, little more rain and cold. Central Ontario was getting a nice warm spell as well – can’t complain for November weather for...
  • Blog Post: The Story of the TechDays Vancouver Keynote

    You’re probably wondering what the PowerPoint slide is all about. Well let me tell you. This is the story of the TechDays Vancouver keynote. A week from today, I have the distinct pleasure and honour (and stress!) of introducing   the keynote speaker. As you heard from Damir a little while ago,...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011 Montreal–Build your personalized Schedule

    After having the pleasure of talking about technology and connecting with people in Toronto and Vancouver – it’s now Montreal’s turn.  Techdays Montreal is coming quickly and the whole team is giving 200% effort to finish things up with a Bang. This year – lots of diverse sessions are on hand to...
  • Blog Post: TechDays_ca in Toronto – Setup Well underway.

    Hey guys/gals, By now I hope you know that TechDays is a technical conference that we’re putting on across most of Canada – 7 cities to be exact. The other day I tweeted that I was excited because we crossed the 350 registered attendees for our “expansion city” of Halifax as of the registration reports...
  • Blog Post: Watch Your Inbox for TechDays Pricing

    Last week when John blogged about the fact that TechDays registration was coming soon, I have received a number of emails and phone calls from folks across the country asking “When can I sign up?” and “Where can I get more details about TechDays 2009?”. I am pleased to say that we have a two part answer...
  • Blog Post: TechDays – TechEd DVD Kit Update #2

    A while ago we posted an update to the TechEd DVD’s that were included with the Techie Crunch kit given away at TechDays Canada.  I just wanted to post an update as one of our own Canadian Silverlight MVPs has created a new fix.  I gave it a run through last night and find it to be a much better...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechDays 2010 – Update 2: Prices and Venues

    Hi Everyone, In an update to my original post for TechDays 2010 we now have confirmed prices and venues. As well, the web sites is making great progress and we are on track for the launch date as registration goes live on the 10th May. The session tracks have almost been confirmed and that means we...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011 Virtualization Content Area Resources

    So you attended TechDays in one of the cities OR you have teleported back from the future where TechDays Online has referred you back to some additional resources for anything and everything to do with the Virtualization Content Area sessions.  This is the one stop shop for all things virtualization...
  • Blog Post: TechDays gives Back–Halifax is Feed Nova Scotia

    As you know, the team is rolling along across Canada – hitting the Eastern destinations now with Halifax taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of November. Something that we’ve been trying to organize prior to departure, but only came to fruition now - has been an opportunity for TechDays Attendees to G ive...
  • Blog Post: Day One – Half Done – TechDays Toronto

    Here we are, half way done the first day and things are flying. It’s awesome to see how many people came out to attend TechDays Toronto in order to pick and choose their personalized “a-la-carte” track from the over 40 sessions. As you can see – we’ve got some interesting challenges with capacity planning...
  • Blog Post: Register Now for TechDays 2011!!

    It’s here! It’s live! You can now register for TechDays 2011 in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver!! We are really excited about the great sessions you will be able to attend grouped into the following content areas: Communications & Collaboration featuring sessions on SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: De retour après la pause….

      Salut, La journée a commencé de bonne heure ce matin… 5 :30am.  voici la vue de ma chambre…  oui oui c’est le matin… Nous étions sur place tôt pour donner la touche final à notre présentation principale. Cematin à TechDays 2011 Montréal, nous avons eu la chance de faire une expérience...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011 Session Submissions Now Open!

    Are you passionate about technology? Do you have a desire to share your knowledge with your developer and IT Pro peers? Is there a story that you feel you need to share with the rest of Canada? If you answered YES to any or all of the above questions, you’re in luck!! TechDays Canada 2011 is...
  • Blog Post: Canadian IT Folks–Colin Smith - The Private Cloud in the Closet

    Something I’d like to start off with this Guest Blog post is the ability to get to know some of the fantastic speakers and partners in the technology space here in Canada. I created / participate in the LinkedIn group called Canadian IT Folks – thought the name was a good fit for this series...
  • Blog Post: Donate to the Food Bank at TechDays Winnipeg, Get a Free T-Shirt!

    We Microsoft Canada evangelist types love a good cause, and we can’t think of a better cause than feeding people, especially during the holiday season. That’s why we’ve had food drop-off boxes at all TechDays events, including TechDays Winnipeg , which takes place tomorrow and Wednesday. Bring a non...
  • Blog Post: 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… That’s right – TechDays. But wait… time to talk about TechDays 2012 already? Not quite. But it is time to talk about TechDays Online ! Whether you...
  • Blog Post: To TechDays 2012 and Beyond

    Many of you have been with us since TechDays kicked off in Canada in the fall of 2008. We’ve been fortunate to have you as a guest or a presenter in the past - many of you several times over. For those of you that haven’t been a part of TechDays, it was Microsoft Canada’s fall technical...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011–Keynote for Montreal

    Each big conference attendee who’s signed up for conferences is looking for a Keynote. TechDays Montreal is no exception. After batting around a number of ideas over the last while, the team decided that it would be a GREAT idea to find a local superstar and personality who is well versed in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Vancouver T-1–Setup Day

    The event known as TechDays takes quite a bit of pre-planning and setup in order to pull off successfully. A good chunk of the team come in early in order to ensure things go smoothly. I snapped a quick shot of my carryon gear in a previous post – I thought I’d carry on with some more setup day stories...
  • Blog Post: TechDays_CA Vancouver. TAKE An Instructor Lead Lab!

    In case it got missed in the communications to you about TechDays Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal – there is a new component available to continue your learnings on site and after the event takes place. You Asked for it… We Provided it!!!  Instructor Lead Labs. My freakin AWESOME colleague Susan...
  • Blog Post: Techdays 2010 – A Recipe for Success and One Nearby YOU!

    Right around the corner near a major Canadian City near you is Microsoft Techdays Canada 2010 And unbelievable chance to improve your skills exponentially.    It’s a true recipe for success!  Wondering what’s in the mix? Let’s check out the recipe for this delicious delight! 2 Days...
  • Blog Post: Impromptu Windows 7 Demos

    I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you a little story about my trip to the Halifax edition of TechDays 2009. The reason why it’s interesting is the fact that all IT pros at some point need to “demo” or talk about certain solutions. So we must always be prepared. So here i am on Sunday morning trying...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechDays 2010 – Update 1: TechDays Team

    Hi Everyone, As we get close to opening registration for this year I wanted to take some time to update you on TechDays 2010 , introduce the team and give you the opportunity to get connected. Before I get to the update I want to take a moment to thank everyone so much for your emails, tweets and...