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Code Kwondo: Challenge #1

If not already done, register for the Developer Movement 2014 aka Code Kwondo . Good news the first challenge has started!   “Publish as many qualifying Windows 8 apps as you can from December 15th until January 30th.” Now what about taking advantage...

Canadian Developer Movement 2014

If you are a Canadian Developer interested in Windows 8 and Windows Phone Store apps , you should know that the Developer Movement is back in 2014! This year the goal is to follow the Code Sensei , earn your belts and master the art of coding... Code...

Montreal won the Microsoft Canada App Challenge!

  Among 25 Microsoft focused User Groups in Canada, the Montreal .NET Community ranks first in the number of Win8 and WP8 apps published to the store this year (102!). We won The App Challenge , congratulations to all participants! Rewards for our...

Visual Studio 2012 Community Launch in Montreal

The Montreal .NET Community will have a special event on October 27 2012 (Saturday): the Visual Studio 2012 Community Launch . Cost is 10$ for members of the user group (or $35 for everybody else - 25$ for the membership + 10$ for the day). More info...

Windows Store is open for business!

In case you didn’t know, you don’t have to wait for the launch of Windows 8 on October 26 to start building and deploying your apps. Developers from 120 markets (including Canada) can publish Windows Store apps right now! How to start ? Anyone with an...

“Back from BUILD” presentation material

   Here are the slides we used for the “Back from BUILD” presentation at DevTeach Ottawa 2011 with Colin Melia ( @colinizer ). We talked about: 1. The Windows 8 experience 2. What’s new in Silverlight 5 3. WinRT – the new cross-language Windows...
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HTML5 and Silverlight 5 presentation material

      Here are the slides we used for the “Silverlight 5 and HTML 5” presentation at DevTeach Ottawa 2011 with Frédéric Harper ( @fharper ):   Download the demos : ( requires Silverlight 5 RC )   This time, I refrain myself...

DevTeach Ottawa 2011 Silverlight pre-conference material

     This week in Ottawa, I did a full day workshop on Silverlight, as a pre-conference of the DevTeach Canadian event. I showed how to build from scratch a business application, from the Db to the UI, covering these topics: Entity Framework...

Attend a Silverlight 5 workshop, get a free license of Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight!!

The first 15 people to register for the DevTeach Ottawa Silverlight pre-conference on November 2 will get a free license of Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight ($999 value)!! For more information on RadControls, you can visit their website at http:...
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My “HTML5 and Silverlight 5” session at Montreal UG

Yesterday I did a presentation (in french) at the Montreal .NET Community with Frédéric Harper @fharper (Microsoft Developer Evangelist). So we naturally split the job: Frédéric was the HTML5 guy, and I was playing the Silverlight guy…. yeah this guy...
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