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BUILD 2014 Highlights
Some very exciting announcements at Build 2014 : Cortana (yes!) and Many, Many Other Great Features coming in Windows Phone 8.1 – by Joe Belfiore Microsoft announces new cloud experience and tools to deliver the cloud without complexity – Scott Guthrie Windows 8.1 Update – important refinements to the...
4 Apr 2014
Participate in the Imagine Cup and Achieve a Private Meeting with Bill Gates
There are multiple ways that students, professors, and schools can get involved, from building final prototypes in the main competition to pitching their ideas in smaller, online competitions. This year, one lucky team will get a private meeting with Bill Gates ! “One Imagine Cup World Finalist team...
4 Mar 2014
Crack the Cloud Contest
Crack the cloud and advance your career with a full-featured, no-cost product evaluation. You’ll get hands-on with System Center 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, while earning ballots for amazing prizes! Tell a friend to boost your chances! Plus, every friend who participates...
24 Feb 2014
MVA Course Of The Week
Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses. SQL Server pros, do you want to find out how SQL Server 2014 can help you improve performance speed by 10–30 times—using the same hardware you have...
19 Feb 2014
Free ebooks: Now on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site
Browse the selection of free e-books available on Microsoft Virtual Academy here . From technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics, free ebooks are available in PDF, EPUB, and/or Mobi for Kindle formats, ready for you to download.
19 Feb 2014
Shoot for the Cloud Windows Azure Tour
The “Shoot for the Cloud” Windows Azure tour. This will be an interactive 3-city tour, that aims at bringing your customers’ IT Decision Makers and their teams out of their offices to learn about Real Customer Scenarios across 5 Windows Azure workloads with accompanying Partner Offers...
19 Feb 2014
Chat--Mark Smed, IT and Networking Expert, NPA Board Director, NPA Journal Publisher and Chief Editor
Mark Smed started as a self-employed consultant, integrating computers into small business in 1989. The range of work expanded into installing networks and consulting with businesses on the fast paced changes in technology. As his career progressed he taught Network Administration at a small business...
2 Jan 2014
REMINDER: Confidence in the Cloud–LIVE Tomorrow
Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted...
9 May 2012
Benoit Bertrand: Essential Cloud Trends and Answers–VP, CTO Avanade
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Benoit Bertrand: Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer, Avanade. Benoit share his top leadership and technology lessons plus key insights on cloud computing...
1 Aug 2011
Register Your Developers: Cloud Workshops
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 need for developers to have Cloud Computing knowledge...
20 Apr 2012
Chat with Dr. Mathai Joseph: Internationally Renowned Author, Executive, Researcher, and Technology Advisor; Distinguished Computer Scientist
CAREER Education: B.Sc. (Physics, 1962), M.Sc. (Physics, 1964) at the University of Bombay; Post-Graduate Diploma in Electronics at Welsh College of Advanced Technology (1965), Cardiff; Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, U.K. (1968). Academic: Fellow, Senior Research Scientist at Tata Institute...
27 Aug 2013
Neil Simon, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner in Cloud Computing – The Azure Developer, Chief Scientist and Senior Engineer, Keynote Session Speaker "24 Hours in the Cloud"
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Neil Simon, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner in Cloud Computing – The Azure Developer, Chief Scientist and Senior Engineer, Keynote Session Speaker "24 Hours in...
18 Apr 2011
Chat: Microsoft Corp Senior Director Dharmesh Mehta: Top Global Cool Tech Authority
Dharmesh talks about trends: where/why/how files are being saved across devices, classical social networks, smaller mobile social networks, smaller devices, flexible displays, touch exploding further. He further delves into Microsoft as one the largest telecom companies, strong advancements (Bing to...
27 Jun 2013
Views-Dr. Will Tracz, Lockheed Martin Fellow Emeritus, Top Global Technology Authority
Dr. Will Tracz is a Lockheed Martin Fellow Emeritus (retired). Since 2007 he was a principal software engineer/application architect for the Global Combat Support System - AF (GCSS-AF) where he was responsible for evaluating new technology and investigating its application. He also has served as Tech...
25 Jun 2012
Participate in SecTor: North America’s Premier IT Security Education Conference
SecTor is North America’s premier IT Security Education Conference. An annual event where IT professionals from throughout North America and the world can learn from and network with the world's most innovative, intellectual, exciting and entertaining security professionals. SecTor is IT Security...
23 Jun 2011
Trevor Eddolls: Distinguished author, international authority on mainframes and computing
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Trevor Eddolls: Distinguished author, international authority on mainframes and computing. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Trevor is a qualified teacher and has a BA. He...
22 Dec 2010
Chat: Leon Strous, IFIP President's Insights on the World IT Forum and World Computer Congress
Leon Strous was born in 1960 in the Netherlands and he is still residing there today with his wife Pattry. Leon has bachelor-equivalent degrees in business economics and business informatics, a postgraduate degree in EDP-Audit, he is qualified as a registered EDP-Auditor (RE) in the Dutch Association...
16 Jul 2012
Ryan Storgaard, Award Winning Director of Technical Evangelism, Microsoft Canada
Ryan has a considerable history of success and incredible background to bring to the broad IT community and to his leadership roles. He rare accomplishments include the Microsoft Chairman’s Award and the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award plus leading key initiatives. Have a good look at his...
29 Aug 2011
Chat-Dharmesh Mehta Top Global Cool Tech Authority and Senior Director Microsoft Corp
This week, I showcase this exclusive interview with Dharmesh Mehta. As senior director of product management and product marketing for Outlook and SkyDrive at Microsoft Corp., Dharmesh Mehta is responsible for driving business and product strategy, marketing campaigns, PR and evangelism for Outlook and...
29 Oct 2012
24 Keynotes on the Cloud including on Windows Live
Scan the Site Map then Watch and Share the 24 keynotes on Cloud Computing from “24 Hours in the Cloud “ : http://vepexp.microsoft.com/24hitc I have previously spotlighted the Opening Keynote by Doug Terry . Three Canadians have keynotes: - David O’Leary, Terrie McAloney— Opportunity and Risk of...
10 Aug 2011
Neil Leslie MS GM on Ballmer, World CIO Forum, the Cloud, MVPs, Best Resources WCF Channel 9 MIX MSDN TechNet, Leadership
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Neil Leslie, General Manager Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism Group (DPE), past Vice President of MSIT, Microsoft Corporation. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki ...
7 Feb 2011
Chat with Robert Deutsche, Global Top Technology Expert and Executive
Robert Deutsche Principal Architect/Systems Engineer — Enterprise Cloud Solutions, SOA, IT Transformation & Data Center Consolidation Bob Deutsche provides business and technical advisory services as well as thought leadership to mid-level and senior-level executives in the Global 50 and...
5 May 2013
GITCA Presents “24 Hours in the Cloud” – June 1st
Please note that the GITCA “24 Hours in the Cloud” round-the-world virtual event focusing on Cloud Computing is scheduled for June 1 st . The speakers will be available via twitter to answer your questions [tweet using #24hitC to submit a question]. Please visit http://sp.GITCA.org/sites...
30 May 2011
Andy Chen, President and CEO Catronic, Past CTO and Vice President Ontario Power Generation
Andy Chen, P. Eng. President & CEO, Catronic Computer Consultant Services Inc. Andy Chen is a senior business advisor for several leading global consulting firms and enterprise software vendors. Andy has over 30 years of experience in utility sectors specializing in Nuclear Power Generation. For...
28 Oct 2013
Dr. Maria Klawe: President HMC, Board Director Microsoft Corp, Speaker World CIO Forum, World-Renowned Computer Scientist
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Maria Klawe: Distinguished, Celebrated, World-Renowned Computer Scientist, President of HMC, Board Director Microsoft Corp, Nominated to the Broadcom Board, Speaker...
4 Apr 2011
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