MSDN Flash
Please let us know what you think of the MSDN Flash.
From the Editor
Joey  
Hi ,

One question I’m often asked at techie gatherings by anxious developers and IT Pros is “What do I do next?” While there seemed to be no end of guidance counseling and advice while you’re in school, you’re often on your own once you emerge into “the real world”.

That’s what Ignite Your Career is for. It’s a webcast series hosted by industry experts and covers a number of topics,
from trends in the industry to building your leadership skills to keeping up a healthy work/life balance. It’s all about you: sharpening your skill set, helping you build connections in Canada’s tech community and giving you tools to plan your career. This is valuable information for these “interesting economic times”.

Ignite Your Career’s first of six webcasts, Industry Insights and Trends, will “air” on Tuesday, March 3rd at noon (Eastern), and the following webcasts will be shown on the following Tuesdays at the same time. It costs nothing to watch, and you can do so from the comfort of your own computer. All you have to do is register!

If you want to find out more about Ignite Your Career, please visit the site at www.msdn.microsoft.ca/ignite.

See you online
Joey DeVilla
Developer Advisor
Mail jodevill@microsoft.com | Phone (613) 232-5146 | Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs/ |
TwitterTwitter

Local News
Canada  
Register by Friday, February 27 2009 for the discounted rate of just $1,995 USD - that's $200 off the regular rate of $2,195. Get your tickets today. Learn more.
Canada  
Help your end-users find the information, people and expertise they need with a search solution that’s quick-to-deploy and easy-to-manage.
Canada  
Running an older version of SQL Server? Learn what’s involved in an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 with a complimentary upgrade assessment from a Microsoft technology partner. This full-day engagement will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your data infrastructure and actionable next steps for future success. Learn more.
Canada  
Canada  
It’s new! Connect, find resources, and get the information you need. Check out webcasts and podcasts from industry leaders, blogs by subject matter experts, community forums, and more.
Canada  
The IT resources who are most in demand are BI Analysts and Developers. Until you come full circle on all aspects and best practices of BI you’ll struggle in your BI projects. This is why we created the BI Boot Camp. It provides the training of 4 days in 2 days. If you are doing web sites with SharePoint and MOSS you’ll be pleased by this boot camp because SharePoint is often the front-end for most BI solutions.
Canada  
Essential Business Server (EBS) is an extensible platform offering developers the opportunity to leverage existing code of Windows Server code and use Visual Studio-based templates to put together EBS integration components quickly and easily. Visit here to download the EBS SDK, watch a webcast on how to write an add-in for the EBS Admin Console or join us in the blogosphere!

Training
Training  
Attend the unique workshop for software architects that want to know the best practices in the software architecture with Visual Studio Team System and .NET. You’ll acquire fundamental knowledge about how to design applications using modular abstractions such as “Layer” or “Service” along with understanding on how to use the various Microsoft-based technologies to implement them. This workshop is presented by Mario Cardinal in Montreal on February 27th.
Training  
Second Shot provides a free retake offer if you fail your certification exam. And from now until June 30, if you register for Second Shot, you'll get an e-learning collection for just US$35 (usually priced up to US$349). But hurry, once you have activated a discounted e-learning collection, it will only be available for 90 days.
Training  
On demand : In this video, IDV Solutions shows how easy it is to leverage lists in SharePoint lists and spreadsheets in Excel spreadsheets in your own web-based applications and why your customers will appreciate this approach.
Training  
This newly-released collection offers a comprehensive introduction to the Microsoft suite of Virtualization products. Collection 6333 includes four two-hour clinics, covering Hyper-V and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Application Virtualization.
Training  
Now there are free chapters available for download from three great Microsoft Press books on Visual Studio 2008: Programming Microsoft LINQ, Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 2, and Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5.

MSDN Flash   
The MSDN Flash is full of pointers to in-depth technical information that we encourage subscribers to forward to friends and co-workers. If you've received this issue from someone via e-mail and would like to receive the free MSDN Flash newsletter biweekly, all you have to do is register.
MSDN Flash
Volume 12, Number 31

February 25th, 2009
In This Issue:
Local News
Training
Canadian Links
Resources
To unsubscribe from the MSDN Flash newsletter, click here. You can manage all your Microsoft.com communication preferences from this page. You can also unsubscribe by replying to this message with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

If you have any concerns regarding Microsoft privacy policies, please write to us at Microsoft Canada Co., Attention: Privacy Compliance Officer, 1950 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga , Ontario, L5N 8L9.

Legal Information.

This newsletter was sent by Microsoft Canada
1950 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5N 8L9

Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile
© 2008 Microsoft Corporation  Terms of Use | Trademarks | Privacy Statement
Microsoft