About Me

Laurent Duveau is a Microsoft Regional Director (RD), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and member of the Windows 8 Metro Insider group.
With more than 13 years of experience he was able to help major clients (Microsoft, United Nations, CN, Desjardins, CBC, Yellow Pages, Quebecor, RAMQ, Hydro Québec, ONF, Têtes à claques, BELL, Tyco, Airbus, Orange, ...) in their Microsoft development strategy, with a recent focus on Windows 8 (already involved in more than 100 Windows Store apps projects), Xamarin and Azure. Laurent is a Montreal .NET Community Leader and a regular speaker at industry events including TechDays, DevTeach, User Groups, Code Camps, ...
Laurent distributes high quality technical training on Microsoft development technologies in Canada and Europe. He is certified MCSD.NET, MCTS, MCITP, MCPD and MTA.

Microsoft Regional Director
In April 2011, Laurent Duveau was named Microsoft Regional Director for his continuous implication in the local developer's community.  This gives him many advantages, one being in constant contact with the Canadian MSDN team.  Here's a short description of the Regional Director role:
Regional Directors aren't Microsoft employees; they are independent developers, architects, trainers, and other professionals who provide a vital link between Microsoft and the developer community. These technical experts can give you the insight and informed perspective you need to start developing .NET-connected software today--whether you need help learning about the .NET Framework, training developers, or implementing all aspects of a solution.
 
Microsoft MVP
In January 2007, Laurent Duveau was named MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for the ASP/ASP.NET technologies, then moved to Silverlight and now is a Windows Platform Development MVP. Here's a short description of the MVP program:
The MVP Program is focused on our relationships to and with customers via online and offline communities. The program celebrates our best, most active customers who have demonstrated a technical passion and willingness to share their expertise with others.  These customers are the authors, enthusiasts, developers, academics, business, and technical decision makers who carry with them the voice, strength, and value of the Microsoft customer. They do this in the books, Web sites, code samples, and utilities they publish; in the newsgroups, message boards, and user group forums where they share; through the speaking engagements, Webcasts, and chats they host, and in the feedback through alphas, betas, and communities they provide to help Microsoft build better products that result in more satisfied, loyal, and passionate Microsoft customers.