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  • Securing your app with Windows Azure

    Securing your app with Windows Azure

    If you are working on an app then at some point you are going to need a back-end for it, which means you'll need some security. Windows Azure Mobile Services is a cloud back end for your app that works for just about everything including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Web (HTML), PhoneGap, Xamarin & Sencha.


  • Explore Windows Azure and you could get a $100 Visa gift card

    Explore Windows Azure and you could get a $100 Visa gift card

    Everyday you face choices. Left or Right, Americano or latté, pants or no pants. Imagine a glorious world where you are rewarded for making the right choice?


  • Rethinking Visual Studio as a Website Editor

    Rethinking Visual Studio as a Website Editor

    I have to admit, at one time I thought Visual Studio was overkill for those building front-end websites. It felt what most would say was “heavy” and not in tune with the needs of front-end web devs. But with Web Essentials for Visual Studio, that has changed and I cannot imagine doing web development without it.

  • The Quick Learn Way to WebGL

    The Quick Learn Way to WebGL

    How do you learn WebGL as quickly as possible? Tommy Lewis provides a way to find your way around WebGL by using inspiration, the background and the tools you need to make your ideas come to 2d and 3d life without having to install plug-ins in your latest modern browser.


  • Join the HTML5 Montreal Open Source Community

    Join the HTML5 Montreal Open Source Community

    I’m Rami Sayar, your local connection at Microsoft Canada. I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you a few resources and groups that I believe will be useful for you as you continue to develop and grow in your career building awesome HTML5 apps.


  • Tutorial: Windows Azure, Ruby on Rails, Capistrano 3 & PostgreSQL

    Tutorial: Windows Azure, Ruby on Rails, Capistrano 3 & PostgreSQL

    This tutorial will show you how to create and deploy a basic Ruby on Rails app onto your own Windows Azure Linux based Virtual Machine using Capistrano 3 to manage the deployment tasks including database migrations and versioning.

  • Facelifts Lesson 1: Designing the Identity of Windows Apps

    Facelifts Lesson 1: Designing the Identity of Windows Apps

    Early last year, in 2013, Alejandro and I kicked off a design service called Facelift. The idea was to help developers redesign their Windows and Windows Phone apps (we’ll just call in Windows apps moving forward). We finished the year with close to 80 Facelifts delivered to developers from all over the world thanks to partnerships with Microsoft, Nokia and AppCampus.


  • Hey Canada, show your Hustle on the Startup Bus

    Hey Canada, show your Hustle on the Startup Bus

    If a hackathon and a cross-country road trip had a baby, it would look a lot like StartupBus. Every year, they run a competition where you are challenged to conceive, build, and launch a startup while traveling 100km/h on a bus.


  • Keep Shipping - Startup Weekend @ Microsoft

    Keep Shipping - Startup Weekend @ Microsoft

    If there is any tip that I would give to the Startup Weekenders descending onto HEC Montreal, it's that shipping is the singular most important thing you can possibly do. Nothing gets you feedback as well as putting your product in front of customers and asking them to pay up!

  • eQuizzle: Solving employee turnover with a little help from Microsoft Ventures

    eQuizzle: Solving employee turnover with a little help from Microsoft Ventures

    Every time someone quits their job it costs your company a lot of money. There are direct costs like searching for and training new employees, but there are also substantial indirect costs like lost sales relationships, lower productivity, and loss of knowledge when experienced employees leave.


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