IE 10 finally available for Windows 7


Internet Explorer 10 is finally available for Windows 7 SP1.  By the time you read this post, Chrome has released 2 new versions.

Download it here

MVP Summit 2013

Dedicated MVPs from Montreal, taking a break between sessions at the 2013 MVP Summit.

The App Pich comes to Montreal

Calling all Startups, Students, Developers, and Designers!!!

The App Pitch is your opportunity to show the Montreal startup, student and developer community your app ideas for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Furthermore, it’s your opportunity to win $500 CAD and a free pass to attend the International Startup Festival in Montreal on July 10 to 12, 2013.

Interested? Get all the info here

Leaving for the 2013 MVP Summit

This year again I'm attending the Microsoft MVP Summit in Bellevue and Redmond for a week of hard work learning about ======, ====== and ====== with a group of dedicated individuals.  It's hard work but someone has to do it Wink

MVP Summit 2012

Microsoft Metro Montréal


There's a new user group in town: Microsoft Metro Montreal.  Their focus in on Windows 8 Metro Modern UI Store Apps and Windows Phone development.  Best of luck guys!

Speakers call for Ottawa IT Camp 2013

The Ottawa IT Camp 2013 will take place on Saturday May 4 2013 and is looking for speakers.  They have a mix of IT Pros and developers focused session.  Interested?  Go to the speaker page to submit your session.

Surface Pro Commercial "The Vibe"

Newest Surface Pro commercial...

Hummm, real life office meeting? Or maybe check this review from a developer's perspective for a more real life point of view.

Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies

 Again, I'm speechless.

The Barenaked Ladies, a children's choir, and Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station.  Put them together and what do you get?  The first space-to-earth musical collaboration.  The song, "I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) was commissioned by and The Coalition for Music Education with the Canadian Space Agency to celebrate music education in schools across Canada.

Securing Azure Virtual Machines

If you're running Virtual Machines in Azure, take a few minutes and read this great blog post from Sandrino Di Mattia on how to secure your VMs.  Why is this important?  Looks like Microsoft saw an increase in attacks on Azure VMs in the recent weeks.

So at least:

  • Change the default administrator name
  • Use a strong password (no, P@ssw0rd won't do it!)
  • Change the public RDP port

Captain Kirk chats with Col. Chris Hadfield

Col. Chris Hadfield talks with William Shatner (Captain Kirk himself) then answers questions from visitors at the Canadian Space Agency. Simply amazing!

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