Earlier this year, there was a post on this blog about the change that’s happening within organizations and how employees are bringing technology from home to make themselves more productive at work. IT departments are scrambling to support these devices and keep workers productive, while figuring out how to manage the devices and keep company information that might be accessed or stored on them secure. At the same time, organizations are looking to extend the capabilities of their line of business applications to these different form factors and mobile devices. But can this be done without a major investment of time and resources?

In this Tech Talk we’re joined by one of our teammates, Paul Laberge, a Developer Advisor with Microsoft Canada whose focus is Windows Phone. Our discussion revolves around how you can leverage Windows Phone to extend your line of business applications and enable a more productive mobile workforce.

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Paul Laberge's avatarPaul Laberge is a Developer Advisor with Microsoft Canada, based in Mississauga, Ontario. Paul brings over 12 years of technical experience working with some of the largest North American Fortune 500 companies to the role and has been with Microsoft for almost 5 years. His experience includes being a lead developer, development manager, lead application architect and IT management for a wide variety of technical solutions. Currently, Paul leads Microsoft’s developer engagement around Windows Phone 7 and in that role, he can be found working with mobile developers of all walks of life, speaking at events, providing information on various social networks and, of course, driving the great Canadian developer ecosystem to building amazing Windows Phone apps. Paul is also passionate about Microsoft’s cloud computing strategy and HTML5 as a way to drive great cross-platform experiences. In other words, if you have a question about Microsoft’s leading edge platforms, Paul is someone you can talk to.

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