||Guy Barrette is a freelance Solutions Architect based in Montreal, Canada. He is a Microsoft Regional Director for the Montreal region and a Windows Azure MVP. He has been working and developing with Microsoft development tools since the launch of VB 3 in 1994. His focus is helping organizations build better software using Microsoft .NET technologies. He's been a speaker at developers' conferences like Microsoft TechDays and DevTeach. Guy is the Visual Studio Talk Show podcast co-host and was the Montreal .NET Community leader for 20 years.
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- Windows Azure and Cloud Computing
Microsoft Regional Director
In January 2004, Guy Barrette 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.
In June 2004, Guy Barrette was named MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for the ASP/ASP.NET technologies. In 2011, he was named MVP for Windows Azure. 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.