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Mix 11: Bringing the Developer Awesomeness Vol 14-10 | May, 2011
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Spring is here and what a better way to kick off this season of renewal by getting up-to-speed on some of the latest tools and technologies! Last month in Las Vegas, we hosted the MIX11 conference; a 72-hour conversation, featuring developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web. At this event, we made a number of key announcements and I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight them.

By the way, if you weren’t able to attend MIX11, DO NOT WORRY. All of the sessions were recorded and are now available for you to watch online. Simply visit http://live.visitmix.com/ , grab a coffee and enjoy the awesomeness from MIX11 in beautiful HD via Silverlight Streaming!

Alternatively, if you are the type of person who likes to have media assets closer to home, you can follow the steps outlined by Scott Hanselman to download all of the videos from MIX11 via RSS. Go check out his blog post entitled, Mix 11 Videos - Download them all with RSS to find out how to do this.

Click here to read the rest of the article and learn more about Mix 11 highlights.

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NEWS IN A FLASH

Cloud-Based Collaboration with SharePoint Online

Learn how SharePoint Online development is similar to and different from SharePoint 2010 development by following along with Chris Mayo as he builds solutions that run in the cloud.
Get your Mix Fix-Session content available online

Find out what you missed at this year's event - the latest news from Internet Explorer, Windows Phone and Silverlight, great technical and UX content and more than 150 top speakers in the web community. Stream or download video and presentation content for free.
Download the IE10 Platform Preview

Internet Explorer 9 was just the beginning. Take a look at the future of the web. See emerging standards like CSS3 multi-column layout, CSS3 grid layout, CSS3 flexible box layout, CSS3 gradients, and ES5 strict mode in action. Try out and compare new test drive samples in multiple browsers.
Microsoft SDL Implementation Phase: Security Practices

Peter Oehlert, Senior Security Consultant, iSEC Partners, discusses the implementation phase of the Microsoft SDL, explaining the benefits of ease and repeatability the Microsoft SDL brings to the creation of secure code. Peter covers the importance of properly using implementation tools: IDEs, compilers, parsers, linkers, and static analyzers.

Featured Article by Mark Arteaga

MIX11 and Windows Phone Re-Cap

During MIX11 the Windows Phone Developer Tools team made some great announcements that will help developers build new types of applications for the next version of Windows Phone code named “Mango”. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Events & Webcasts for Canadian Developers

Save $100 when you register for DevTeach in Montreal, May 30 — June 3, 2011

Register for DevTeach in Montreal by May 30th, 2011 and save $100 with the rebate code: TO-MICROSOFT. Most conferences feature less than 30 speakers, DevTeach features 50 speakers and over 90 sessions because it’s not just a conference it’s a festival. Check you the new addition to the event. MobileTeach will be part of our annual conference in Montreal (May 30th to June 3rd ) and will feature the best experts in the Mobile business.  You will find tracks on Android, Iphone, iPad, Mono and Windows Phone 7. This year SQLTeach is back with 3 tracks (SQL Server DBA, SQL Server Dev and SQL Server BI). For the first time this year, we’re having a Business Intelligent track.   DevTeach feature 6 tracks from Agile to Web development.  DevTeach Montreal! Not just a conference, It’s a Festival!
Windows Azure-Developer Deep Dive-Montreal-May 12, Vancouver-May 26, Toronto-June 16

If you’re a Software Architect or Software Developer that is currently evaluating Windows Azure as a means to delivering your Software as a Service Application or Website this is an absolute must attend event.  
Windows Azure Hands-On Webinar Series | Three-Part Lunch & Learn Series Beginning on May 19th, 2011

Register for this three-part lunch & learn series beginning on Thursday May 19th to learn how developing and deploying applications to Windows Azure is fast and easy, leveraging the skills you already have (.NET, Java, PHP, or Ruby) and the tools you already know (Visual Studio, Eclipse, etc.), all in the comfort of your own chair, at the office, or at home. We’ll go through an overview of Windows Azure, making sure that you learn everything to you need to know to get up and running with Windows Azure. We’ll cover the Windows Azure platform itself, the Windows Azure SDK, and the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010. We’ll then apply the concepts as we migrate a traditional on-premise ASP.NET MVC application to Windows and SQL Azure.
IE9 & WP7 Developer Bootcamp — Ottawa-May 11, Edmonton, May 17

Click here to learn more about the Ottawa all day session. Click here to learn more about the Edmonton all day session.
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