Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Press has released a free 180 pages Power BI ebook titled Introducing Microsoft Power BI. The authors, Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo, are also hard at work writing their next Power BI book titled Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel available later in 2016.

Visual Studio Talk Show: Visual Studio Team Services

Nous discutons avec Etienne Tremblay de Visual Studio Team Services, la version Cloud de Team Foundation Server.

Etienne Tremblay a plus de 23 ans d’expérience en technologie des TI à titre de consultant, architecte de solution et spécialiste en gestion du cycle de vie de développement logiciel.  Au cours des 15 dernières années il s’est spécialisé dans les technologies Microsoft, spécifiquement dans la gestion du cycle de vie de développement ce qui m'a valu la distinction de MVP ALM depuis 2005. Il a aussi une expertise dans les industries minières et manufacturières.  Il est aussi conférencier dans des conférences internationales comme DevTeach et Microsoft TechDays. Il est actuellement modérateur au groupe d'usager .NET Montréal pour le chapitre ALM et je travaille comme consultant expert en ALM chez Imaginet.

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Build Canada: LIVE from Toronto

Build is coming to Toronto on June 10th.  Not in Toronto?  No worries since you'll be able to watch the event by registering for the free live stream.

AdventureWorks: The king is dead, long live the king!

It's no often that Microsoft release a new sample database, AdventureWorks was created in the SQL Server 2008 era.  Wide World Importers is the brand new kid on the block and was created to support SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database.

Shawn Wildermuth's Hello World World Trip - Montreal

Shawn Wildermuth's Hello World World Trip is heading to Montreal on June 6, 2016 from noon 'til 3PM.  Shawn will record a podcast live with Montreal's rock star architect Mario Cardinal and then give a technical talk on building apps with ASP.NET Core 1.0.  Register for this free event here.

Introduction to Azure API and Logic Apps - Slide deck

On Tuesday May 24, 2016 I'll be speaking about Azure API and Logic Apps at MSDEVMTL.  Here's the slide deck:

Azure Mobile Service "this name is already in use"

Now here's a non intuitive error message...If A-you never used Azure Mobile Service before and B-you try creating a new Mobile Service, you'll get an error saying that the name your entering is already in use no matter how creative you are with the name.

The reason why this is happening is that Mobile Services are deprecated and clients who never used them before can't create them but if you used them before, it is still possible.  Go figure!

Here's a blog post from Microsoft's Jeff Sanders explaining the problem.

Visual Studio Talk Show: Angular 2 et la conférence ng-conf 2016

Nous discutons avec Laurent Duveau de la version 2 de AngularJS et des nouveautés annoncées le 4,5 et 6 mai dernier lors de la conférence ng-conf 2016. AngularJS est un framework JavaScript libre et open-source développé par Google. Il est fondé sur l'idée que la programmation déclarative excelle pour construire les interfaces utilisateur et le "binding", tandis que la programmation impérative (JavaScript) est mieux adaptée pour exprimer la logique métier.

Passionné par les technologies web et mobiles depuis maintenant 20 ans, Laurent Duveau est toujours à l'affut des dernières tendances en technologie afin de mieux service ses clients. Fondateur de l'Académie Angular il passe actuellement son temps à diffuser ses formations techniques à travers le Canada.

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MSDEVMTL - Farewell

I've been involved with the local user group for about 23 years.  It first started as a VB3 group, evolved to .NET then became a community of user groups (ASP.NET/.NET, Architecture, ALM, Data, Power BI and Azure) with 3 meetings per month and 3-4 Saturdays per year.

It's now time for me to let new people with new ideas lead this community.  I just hope that they'll let me speak about Azure from time to time  :-)

Azure general availability in Canada

Microsoft announced today the general availability of both Canadian data centres located in Toronto and Quebec City.  More info on Microsoft Canada data centre page.

Now before celebrating, be aware hat not all services are live at launch.  Missing right now are Mobile Apps, API Apps, Logic Apps, API Management, DocumentDB, Stream Analytics, IoT Hub, Service Fabric, Container Service.  Check this Azure documentation page for more info.

Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada, announcing the availability of Azure and Office 365 in the Canadian Datacentres.

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