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Security Development Conference May 15-16 in Washington, DC

Registration for the Security Development Conference just went live not too long ago and I just registered. Early bird pricing is $300. Check it out. 3 TRACKS & 24 SESSIONS The session tracks for this industry event will target three important roles for any security organization: security engineers, business decision makers, and lifecycle process managers. The sessions in these tracks will include experts representing over 30 organizations from a variety of industries. Visit the event website to see our current list of speakers, spread the word and register early to join us at the Security Development Conference 2012 on May…

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SharePoint Summit Token Conference Advertisement

Got an email the other day with a bunch of pictures to stick into my email signature, website, blog, slide decks, and etc for the SharePoint Summit in 2011 here in Toronto.  Since I’m content with the size of my signature, have no access to modify this website’s layout, and will never remember to stick them into any of my slide decks, here they are Please go visit the site, see if you are interested in any of the presentations, and if you are, go!  It’ll be well worth the cost!

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Managing Identity in SharePoint

Yet another presentation on the docket!  I submitted an abstract to SharePoint Summit 2011 and they accepted!  I will be presenting on SharePoint and how it manages Identity.  More specifically, how SharePoint 2010 uses WIF to handle Claims based authentication and Federation. Here are the details Event: SharePoint Summit 2011, January 31st 2011 – February 2nd, 2011 When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. February 1st, 2011 Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto Abstract: Managing identities within an organization is relatively easy. However, as business changes, we need to be able to adapt quickly. Identity is something that often gets overlooked in…

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Presenting a TechDays Local Flavours Track Session!

Earlier this morning I got an email from John Bristowe congratulating me on being selected to present a session for the local flavours track at TechDays in Toronto!  This bumps up my count to 2.  Needless to say I am REALLY excited. I was a little disappointed to find out there weren’t any sessions on the Windows Identity Foundation, so that just meant I had to submit my own to the local flavours track…and they accepted it!  Here are the details: October 27, 3:40 PM to 4:45 PM Breakout | LFT330: Windows Identity Foundation Simplified: All the Scary Things Made…

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Proceedings from the Crypto 2010 Conference

Originally found on Bruce Schneier’s blog.  All credit to him… Springer-Verlag publishes the proceedings, but they’re available as a free download for the next few days. Interesting read.

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Putting the I Back into Infrastructure

Tonight at the IT Pro Toronto we did a pre-launch of the Infrastructure 2010 project.  Have you ever been in a position where you just don’t have a clear grasp of a concept or design?  It’s not fun.  As a result, CIPS Toronto, IT Pro Toronto, and TorontoSQL banded together to create a massive event to help make things a little more clear.  To give you a clearer understanding of how corporate networks work.  Perhaps to explain why some decisions are made, and why in retrospect, some are bad decisions. Infrastructure 2010 is about teaching you everything there is to…

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Pictures from Techdays and FailCamp in Toronto

After getting my camera back from Mitch Garvis after Techdays and FailCamp in Toronto, I decided to upload photos from the events, and to my surprise there were some pretty good shots.  Here is what I came back with:

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Presenting at Techdays 2009!

Still working out session details, but it looks like I will be presenting in Ottawa and Montreal for Techdays 2009.  I will be loitering around at the Toronto event soaking up all the techie-goodness, so come find me at any of the three events.  We can talk shop, shoot the breeze, or just mill about having a good time. I promise I won’t embarrass anyone.  Except maybe myself.  But that’s a warning for all occasions. Here are the dates of the events across Canada.  Buy your tickets before the early-bird deal runs out! City Date Venue VANCOUVER SEPTEMBER 14-15 Vancouver…

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Techdays 2009 – VIP Pricing

As budgets get tighter, Tech·Days is the perfect way to get the Tech·Ed experience without the travel expense, with two days of skill-strengthening education to help you position yourself for success by: Learning the technology—with a customizable agenda from over forty sessions across five technical tracks on both current technologies and new products, like Windows® 7 and Microsoft® Exchange 2010; Connecting with Experts and Peers—with Birds-of-a-Feather lunches and the new Windows 7 Zone, you’ll have lots of opportunities to share your ideas with those who know the products best; and Apply what you learn—with a Learning Kit packed with products…

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What Makes us Want to Program? Part 3

In my second post I discussed my run in with ASP, and how PHP was far better.  I ended the post talking about an invitation to a Microsoft event.  This was an interesting event.  Greg and I were the only people under 30 there.  When that’s a 15 year difference, things get interesting.  Especially when you need your mother to drive you there…  The talk was a comparison between Microsoft based technologies and Linux based technologies.  The presenter was a 10 year veteran of IBM, working on their Linux platform, who then moved to Microsoft.  For the life of me…