Guy Barrette

Freelance developer and Azure MVP in Montreal, Canada

SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event

  Microsoft announced the virtual launch date for SQL Server 2012 (codename Denali).  The free online event will take place on March 7th, 2012. More info and registration info can be found here:

So Long, Farewell

After 17 years leading the various incarnations of the Microsoft developers’ user group in Montreal, I decided to limit my activities and my involvement in the group starting now.  The main reason is that I need to spend more time with my family, my mother having Alzheimer’s di

SendGrid : free SMTP solution for Azure

  Looking for a solution for sending SMTP emails from your Azure app?  SendGrid is offering a free 25,000 emails/month plan for Azure users.  Note that I haven't used their service before so I can't comment on that at this point. Check the offer here:

New year, new blog

Hello!  I decided to change the blog engine (DasBlog) that I've been using for some time now to BlogEngine.Net and at the same time, change the URL from to  I also decided not to move all the old posts and keep