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Something big in the planning for Ottawa this fall…

by Jean-Rene Roy 19. July 2011 10:20

Check out DevTeach Web site. A total new look and DevTeach is announcing is next event.  That event will be presented for the first time in Ottawa this November.  This is very cool because I will be speaking at that event. Why do I know that? Well, because I am the Tech Chair for the SQL track J. The event will be presented in the new Ottawa Convention center and for the first time DevTeach will present tracks for ITPros Call ITProTeach.  Now that’s cool!


What is the state of the .NET platform?

by Jean-Rene Roy 2. May 2011 10:31

It’s very are to up to date with all the new technologies coming out.  But if you are a software architect or a project manager, how do get level with all the new technologies. Do not feel bad if you think you are falling behind.  You are not the only one. Well DevTeach and Code magazine is organizing a free event just for you. Join MVP and RD Markus Egger, for an afternoon of free and independent information about current Microsoft development technologies! What is the state of .NET today? Which of the many .NET technologies have gained traction? Which ones can you ignore for now? What's the coming up in .NET? What other Microsoft technologies should you include in your development efforts?


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.


Presenting on SSIS Configuration in Montreal…

by Jean-Rene Roy 24. March 2011 05:10

Christian Coté invited me and Edwin to speak at the http://www.dotnetmontreal.com/dnn/ user group. We drive down and presented our sessions. It has been years since I presented to my old UG in Montreal.  It was fun to see old UG members. I miss that very dynamic community. I had very good questions during my session.  I hope I can come back this fall. Thank you for having me in Montreal.



I was speaking at Confoo.ca yesterday

by Jean-Rene Roy 12. March 2011 22:20

I spend one night in Montreal (March 10th) Because on March 11th I was speaking 2 sessions (MS sync framework, Report Server SSRS R2) at the PHP conference Confoo.ca. At night we had a cocktail reception for the Sponsor. I met many guys from Microsoft. What was the most fun for me at this event was the networking. I was very impress with Vance Lucas which I met at lunch. Vance was speaking about a cross platform open source for iPhone and Android call Titanium. This X-Platform open source will let you code in java script and compile it for the native target OS. Has you know, Right now we are leaving the Mobile revolution where everyone what an app on their smart phone. Well I ask Vance to present is session in Montreal at DevTeach. Now DevTeach announced  3 tracks on Mobile. A total of 17 sessions on mobile will be presented. Check it out.



A SQL Server XML talks in Vancouver…

by Jean-Rene Roy 1. March 2011 10:41

DBA’s are normally reluctant to accept XML in their database and developers are not aware of all the possibilities in XML in SQL Server. For this reason I design a session call XML in SQL Server! Why bother? I present this session with the point of view of the DBA, Developers and the software architect. It’s fun because someone asks a question, I answer three ways.  It will be presented in Vancouver March 2nd. This is a most see.   You can download the code with this link.



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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