JR's Blog | April 2011

Last chance to save with the DevTeach Early Bird discount.

by Jean-Rene Roy 30. April 2011 04:15

Did you know that DevTeach early bird discount end on April 30th? Tomorrow! For fun I did a Bing search on DevTeach Rebate Code and I found many out there. But there is an event better place when you can find DevTeach Rebate Code. This link: http://www.devteach.com/UserGroupRebate.aspx  lists all the public web site witch rebate code for DevTeach. If you use a rebate code before the end of the early bird discount you can save big.



Biggest Mobile Conference in Canada

by Jean-Rene Roy 16. April 2011 04:05

Hey! Did you know about MobileTeach? It’s the biggest Mobile Conference in Canada. The event is part of our annual DevTeach conference in Montreal (May 30th to June 3rd ) and will feature the best experts in the business. Enterprises that are in the business of providing apps for the main mobile platform can’t afford to miss this conference in Montreal. This new event will have over 4 days of training on Windows Phone 7 (WP7), iPhone and iPad development with iOS, Android native OS and Mono Cross platform development. We also have a full day workshop on WP7 on June 3rd. Check out the details at this link.


A session about the SSRS R2 benefits!

by Jean-Rene Roy 15. April 2011 01:58

Tonight I will be presenting at my UG www.OttawaSQL.Net on SSRS R2. Now SQL Server Report Services has been out for a long time but R2 is the version that got me exited.  Yes having a report server in your enterprise is a big advantages but if it difficult to maintain, that not fun. What about the ping pong game that going one between the client (Report User) and the DBA (Report Designer). Is that a pain or what?  Well viva SSRS R2 because it’s bring big benefits to all the areas.  Come and see what I have to say!

Please register here if you are coming. 



Ottawa IT Camp day is back!

by Jean-Rene Roy 9. April 2011 04:14

Again this year, I was selecting the speakers with the Tech Chair team for the Ottawa IT Day. Last week we posted the list of sessions. I am very proud of this line-up. You will find an IT Pro track, Web Dev Track, Windows Phone 7 track and SQL Server track. The SQL Track has two start Speakers. Christian Coté and Matt Masson. The registration for this free event is open. It will be Very good IT Day. Don’t miss it.

See http://ottawacodecamp.ca to register NOW!



Une journée de formation gratuite sur TFS 2010 Québec, La ville...

by Jean-Rene Roy 6. April 2011 09:34

DevTeach en collaboration avec Microsoft vous offre une journée complète de formation sur Team Foundation Server 2010 à Québec, et ce, totalement gratuitement.

En effet, samedi le 14 mai prochain, à l’École Nationale d'Administration Publique, deux professionnels de l’industrie partageront avec vous leur savoir. L’agenda de la journée se divise en 5 grands sujets:

1.        Migration vers TFS 2010;

2.       Test manuel avec dev;

3.       Test manuel pour la maintenance;

4.       Test manuel avec lab manager;

5.       Automatiser UI test avec CodeUI.

Pour plus d’informations, vous pouvez consulter le site de l’événement et vous enregistrer ici.


Jean-Rene Roy Bio

Jean-René Roy; architecting IT solution for large and small enterprises since 1987. In 1991 he founded the consulting firm Technologies SoftDesign Inc.

He has worked on projects for the Canada Council of the Arts, Treasury Board of Canada, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, House of Commons, Innovapost, Bell Canada, CGI and many other corporations assuming the responsibility of IT Manager, Technical Advisor, System Analyst, Business Analyst, Senior Software Architect, Senior Software Developers, Team leader, Project management and mentor. He is still very active in the developers’ community by acting as a user group leader for more than ten years with the Montreal .NET community and the Ottawa .NET community.

He is also the co-founder of an international developer’s conference www.DevTeach.com which is now directed by a member of his team. Jean-René Roy is a SQL Server Microsoft MVP.



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