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Hi ,

The time has come again. It’s the time of the year when we celebrate excellence in our field. The 3rd installment of our awards is upon us.

For the past 3 years we ran an MSDN Code award and a Technet Innovation award recognizing excellence in the same thing. Now we are merging these two and rebranding them to the IGNITE IT Awards. Our goal is to recognize and give praise to outstanding contributions, innovative and heroic work of Canadian technical
professionals and the work they do at the office and in the community. You are the frontline helping others achieve their best with technology.

Glory is one thing but what is the reward? PRIZES! 
Prizes Two $5000 prizes will be awarded. One to a Developer or Development team, and one to an IT-Professional or IT-Professional team
Prizes PLUS 10 Runner ups will each receive a $1000 software kit from Microsoft. Learn more.

Submissions are now open, so visit the Ignite IT Awards site to share your story and review last year's winning entries. I am proud to be part of this elite team of technology professionals in Canada and look forward to highlighting your work.

Good Luck
Christian Merry Christmas

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On December 1, 2008 we launched the IT Architect Community blog in Canada. The Canadian Architect Blog is designed to communicate with those of you who are currently working as an IT Architect, those who would like to be an architect one day, and all others who have an interest in IT architecture….learn more
Tech Days - Because there’s always more to learn
Tech Days VANCOUVER Jan 21-22
Share your story as a written submission and, if you like, a short video, too-all submissions will be open to the community for voting. The prize? $5,000. Learn more now.
Data Warehouse Architecture Conference - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 18:15
Location: Nexient, 2 Bloor Street West, Suites: 800 or 1200, Toronto, ON M4W 3E2
Qualified students can get a genuine version of Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for $64. Get it today. It's the Ultimate Steal! Go to
Take advantage of the Big Easy Offer! For a limited time, when you buy eligible products you could get up to THOUSANDS* in partner subsidy funds.
The Webcast Series that explores the potential of the latest developer tools
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Volume 12, Number 27

December 10th, 2008
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