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Ottawa Code Camp / IT Day is April 17

by Jean-Rene Roy 28. January 2010 02:29

Guy’s, we are looking for speakers for the Code Camp. I will lead again the tech chair team for this event and we are adding 5 sessions to this year show. In fact we are adding an IT track for the IT Pro.  We need a total of 20 sessions. 5 on .NET, 5 SQL related 5 Silverlight and 5 IT Pro sessions.  You can get the details at this link: http://www.ottawacodecamp.ca/Pages2010/Speakers.aspx Send me your sessions.



I just posted DevTeach Schedule

by Jean-Rene Roy 18. January 2010 02:36

Take a look at the DevTeach Toronto impressive conferences schedule. The schedule is jam packed with advanced sessions. We are also including a Silverlight track and a track on new SharePoint 2010. This three day schedule includes also sessions in software architecture track , Agile Track, Windows Development and Web Development tracks. DevTeach Toronto is the yearly event you can't afford to miss! Just for fun, count how many RD is speaking.


My Auto Audit Video is online...

by Jean-Rene Roy 15. January 2010 10:47

What is Auto Audit? Well this is a free tool that help finding out what append to your data in a OLTP database. T-SQL codegen script that creates complete audit trail triggers for SQL Server 2005 / 2008. Includes back-out procs, and view deleted rows. also adds Created, Modified, and RowVersion columns to table. Requires single-column integer primary keys. AutoAudit proc applies trigger on your table and more. I did a video that show how this is working and also show the new Debugger in SSMS.

You can find the Auto Audit at this link: http://autoaudit.codeplex.com/releases/view/42619 

View the video with this link: http://www.devteach.com/download/video/autoaudit.htm 





DemoCamp Done!

by Jean-Rene Roy 10. December 2009 01:51

Last night I did my presentation at www.TechDays.ca DemoCamp. After 15 minutes I had many questions for another 10 minutes. It’s look like the File Sync. Provider is very popular or my presentation was not that clear.  The application I show in this presentation can be downloaded from a previous blog I did back in April 2009. That application was created by Eric Moreau VB MVP. I alter it a bit with a timer because I am using it on my server to sync directory’s containing over 10 000 files (1.5 gb). That take lest then a 30 sec. on my network.  Try it, it easy to use. Smile



What is a DemoCamp?

by Jean-Rene Roy 23. November 2009 00:01

Did you know that www.TechDays.ca is doing a DemoCamp on the Wednesday night Dec. 9th? First do you what is a DemoCamp? Well I did not know what a Demo Camp is before I agree to present.  The concept is simple. You come up with a demo of a presentation and your present that Demo and show the code of it for 5 min. It just append that I have a very cool and simple demo in my Sync. Framework presentation will do the job. The demo is about the Sync. File Provider. This is something very useful so I will be demoing that for 5 min.


DevTeach is looking for speakers for its event in Toronto.

by Jean-Rene Roy 18. November 2009 10:09

Maryse and I are very happy to announce the dates (March 8-12, 2010) of our next event.  This DevTeach event will be a Special Edition and a Limited edition. Let me explain: It’s a special edition because we are doing it in the Microsoft Canada Headquarters conference center in Mississauga with special speakers and it’s a limited edition because we are limiting the registration to 240. But that’s not all. We are also reducing the price by $249 and we are keeping our early bird discount.  Combine this with the possibility to register to a pre-conference or a post-conference you really get the best training with the finest speakers for a really good price.


Right now we are looking for speakers and if you have been speaking, we encourage you to submit your sessions. The deadline to submit is December 4th. Check out the tech chair team and the track we are covering at this link.


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A fantastic presentation from PASS 2009

by Jean-Rene Roy 4. November 2009 05:20

When you attend a conference you have the chance of seeing a dozen of sessions.  Some aren’t  exactly what you expected others are right on. And once in a while you are lucky to see a presentation that meets all of your expectations and more.   That happened to me on Tuesday when I attended  Jacob Sebastian’s session called ‘’ Create powerful XML Schema collections to validate your XML documents ‘’. Creating validation for XML is very confusing and complex. You can get intimated by this task very quickly. Jacob designed a 75 min. session that covers this complex subject in a very simple way.  That’s understandable because Jacob spend a year on writing a book about the subject. See this link for h is book.

On www.amazon.Com


Many developers need this skill  and I asked Jacob if I could use his material to teach this subject in my local User group. Jacob agreed so I will work on creating my own session on this subject. I hope I can show this to you soon. Below you can find a Picture of me and Jacob.    


Jacob Sebastian, Paul l.,Jean-Rene Roy

Check out Jacob Blog: http://beyondrelational.com/blogs/jacob/ 

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This week at PASS 2009

by Jean-Rene Roy 3. November 2009 05:00

I’ve been attending this conference since 2004 but it’s my first time there as a speaker. The event is a first class style conference and the attendance  here is 2 266. The session that I presented was ‘’What is MS Sync. Frame work’’.  What’s cool is that some of the guy’s of the developing team of the Sync. Framework  attended my session. For those that fallow the Sync. Framework 2.0, the CTP came out in October 2008 and the release version came out October 18th , 2009. When I prepared this session it was one year ago with the CTP. What the guys from MS pointed out is that MS released many new features since CTP including provider to sync with Oracle. Now if you want to know more about all the new cool features about the Sync. Framework take a look at the Home of Sync Framework link below.   





Not all training are expensive! A full day on Silverlight for $25 or free

by Jean-Rene Roy 9. September 2009 02:26

On Saturday, October 24th 2009, the .NET community of Montreal is organizing a full day of training on Silverlight. This training will be very good because  it will be done by five leading speakers in the industry. Laurent Duveau and Dominic Sévigny from RunAtServer are leading this initiative with Louis-Philippe Pinsonneault and Pascal Groulx.  Guy Barrette (Montreal RD) is also joining this fantastic line-up for this full day of training.  All speakers that I unmarred and respect very much. You will learn how to build business applications with the Expression and RIA Services suite.  This is a unique opportunity for the French speaking developers form Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa. To attend this you must be a member of the .NET Community of Montreal. If you are not a member you will need to pay 25$ to become member. In my book this is a very good deal. But do not wait to register, space is limited to 222 seats and 50% are already filled.



This is the information link:Click Here
This is the registration link::Click Here


THe BI Boot Camp is Back in Canada. This time in Toronto...

by Jean-Rene Roy 22. August 2009 02:31

After doing this popular BI Booth Camp in Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa DevTeach is now doing it in Toronto (Oct. 15,16) at the Regency HYATT. Business Intelligence is one of the top most IT priorities and is increasingly pervasive within organizations large and small. Business Intelligence touches many aspects of our daily lives, from enhancing our online and retail shopping experience to the healthcare we receive. BI also impacts the quality of decisions that business leaders make. This 2 days (Oct. 15-16,2009) boot camp has been designed to give you a head start in Business Intelligence practice. You will acquire fundamental knowledge of Business Intelligence and dimensional modeling along with understanding on how to use the various Microsoft technologies to implement a BI solution. By SQL Server MVP Rushabh Mehta.


Check this link: http://www.sqlteach.com/specialevent.aspx



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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