Microsoft going on tour to help app developers master Windows 7

by Liam Britten

If you’re developing apps for Windows 7, you want to make sure your users will have the most complete, enjoyable experience possible. But to do that, you need to make sure you know all the intricacies that this OS has, and how to integrate them with your finished product.

To help you accomplish this, Microsoft is hoisting a cross-Canada series of presentations to educate and inform developers about such issues, the Building Awesome Apps for Windows 7 Community Tour. Mississauga, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver are set to receive representatives from Microsoft who will teach you some of the ins and outs of developing for Windows 7. To give these presentations, Microsoft has enlisted Kate Gregory (of Gregory Consulting; Mississauga and Ottawa dates only) and Richard Campbell (Strangeloop Networks, Calgary and Vancouver dates only).

Kate Gregory, with over 30 years of programming experience, is based in rural Ontario and helps clients adopt new technologies and adjust to the changing business environment. Kate is the author of over a dozen books, a C++ MVP, the founder of the East of Toronto .NET Users group, a member of the INETA speakers bureau, and a member of adjunct faculty at Trent University in Peterborough. Since January 2002 she has been Microsoft Regional Director for Toronto.

Richard Campbell also has more than 30 years of high-tech experience and is both a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has consulted with a number of leading North American organizations; Barnes&, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force. Richard is co-host of the ".NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers" podcast and the host of "RunAs Radio, the Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals" podcast.

You can find registration information, along with more info about Gregory, Campbell, and the Community Tour itself here.

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The Vancouver Development Center (VDC) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The centre is home to some of the best and brightest software developers from around the world. Since opening its doors in September 2007, the VDC has quickly become an intricate part of Microsoft’s global strategy for distributed software development. VDC employees play a key role in architecting systems,... more

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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