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HTML5 and BUILD Updates Vol 14-13 | June, 2011
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Hopefully, by the time you’re reading this, the Canucks have won the Stanley Cup. (Go Canucks!) Aside from hockey, there’s a lot buzz and excitement in the community around HTML5. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the events that will be hitting your calendars shortly.

In case you missed it, BUILD is a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Learn how to work with the all new touch-centric user experience to create fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world. You can register for BUILD today at buildwindows.com . You can also get updates through @bldwin on Twitter or via Facebook at facebook.com/bldwin .

Celebrate the summer solstice with the web developer community at the HTML5 Summer DevFest on Tuesday, June 21st at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver. This event will feature a full day of presentations from some of the top web developers in Canada. We’ll also have a secondary room for hacking, developing, and lightning talks. Finally, we’ll wrap up the night with an evening event to celebrate the longest day of the year. Tickets are only $20 but availability is very limited so make sure to register today!

Winnipeg web developers: Register today for the HTML5 Boot Camp Extravaganza on June 24th! This is your opportunity to hear and see the latest in modern web standards from the rocking developers at Imaginet . At this event, you’ll learn about how HTML5 and standards like CSS3, ECMAScript 5, WOFF and others will enable you to build rich and interoperable user experiences for the web.

Finally, you should expect more HTML5 events to take place both online and across Canada in the near future. Our team is working hard with members of your developer community to bring these events to you. Stay tuned to the Canadian Developer Connection for more news and information about these upcoming events!

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Build Windows-Use what you know. Do what you've always imagined.

BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get insight on creating touch-centric user experiences, fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world. Learn how to create powerful new apps while retaining the ability to use your existing apps. See how web-connected and web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript have full access to the power of the PC.  Explore how the full power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10 transforms your experiences with the web. See how the UI was designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form factors.  BUILD is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows. If you are a contemporary developer, who thrives on the newest and coolest, who loves the freedom of the web and the power of all devices from mobile to desktop, you need to join us to help BUILD the future. Our approach means no compromises—you get to use whatever kind of device you prefer to run the apps you love. Register by August 1st and save $500.In 1995, Windows changed the PC. BUILD will show you that Windows 8 changes everything.
Test Drive Windows Azure and Receive a $20 Tim Hortons Gift Card

Take the Windows Azure challenge and see how easy it is to move to the Cloud, leveraging the skills and knowledge that you already have and the tools that you already know. Follow the simple steps outlined in this blog post to learn how you can deploy an application to the Cloud and get a few free coffees or teas at the same time!
7 Apps in 7 Days

Shortly after Victoria Day, Atley Hunter ( @atleyhunter ), a local GTA developer, and Phone geek, sent me an email letting me know of a challenge that he had set up for himself — he was going to write 7 Windows Phone 7 applications in 7 days. The premise of the challenge was to start in the morning with a new app idea, code the app during the day, test it, and then release the application to the Windows Phone Marketplace before 11:59:59 PM each day. Sounds fun, eh? He chronicled the challenge, code, commentary, and all on his blog. Read the rest of the article here .
CASE STUDY: Dayforce Leverages Microsoft Silverlight To Help Businesses Increase Labor Efficiency by 50 Percent to Boost Profitability

Dayforce selected the Microsoft Silverlight web development platform to build its innovative workforce management solution. By using Silverlight, Dayforce has reduced its development costs by 75 percent while empowering customers to increase schedule efficiency by up to 50 percent. TechEd 2011!
Announcing the 2011 Blue Sky Award Winners!

Microsoft Canada DPE recognized excellence and innovation within the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) community again this year with it Blue Sky Awards.  Careerify , Omega Optimization and Cyborg Trading were selected as the 2011 Blue Sky Award winners  from a fierce field of ISVs ranging in size from small start-ups to large global entities, with applications representing Microsoft technologies across all industry segments.  
Android Application Programming Interface (API) Mapping Tool for Windows Phone 7

The Windows Phone Developer blog , has released an API mapping tool, which will make it possible for Android platform developers to migrate mobile applications to Windows Phone. In complement, we will publish a new Windows Phone 7 Guide for Android Application Developers and launch a developer-focused “concierge service” to assist developers through their Windows Phone migration efforts.
Globalization, Internationalization, and Localization in ASP.NET MVC 3, JavaScript, and jQuery - Part 1

There are a few basic things to understand before you create a global ASP.NET application. Scott Hanselman gets you started.
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