Tag: #Windows 8

Looking for a Windows 8 or Windows Phone freelancer? I know one of the best out there!

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While I was at Microsoft, I had the pleasure to work with talented Windows 8, and Windows Phone developers. Some of them became friends, like Sebastien Lachance. When Sebastien told me he was taking on over his dream, and started as a freelancer, I was so excited, and I wanted to help. I know Sebastien... Read more

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How to fix Windows Updates issues

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I was using Windows 8 on my Macbook Air as the only operating system. Since a couple of days, I wanted to be able to help developers under OS X, so I figured out that it would be a good idea to reinstall OS X, and have a dual boot (yes, I should have done... Read more

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I’m here to help you with Firefox OS

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As you probably know now, my new role at Mozilla is all about Firefox OS. I’ll have opportunities to do broader Open Web stuff like the friends (and now co-workers) Christian Heilmann, and Robert Nyman do, but at the end, 99,9% of my time will be dedicated to the mobile side of the Open Web... Read more

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Do you want to become the next Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Canada?

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As you know, I’m leaving Microsoft on July 2nd, and I’m joining Mozilla, so we need to find a replacement. Do you think you can be a Technical Evangelist? Are you passionate about Technology? Do you live in Montréal, and are a Francophone who speak English (I know the irony of doing this post in... Read more

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What can you expect from me as an Evangelist?

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You probably know it by now, I’m looking for a new opportunity as I’m leaving Microsoft. The next challenge that I’m looking for will certainly be in the Evangelism space (or something related) as it’s a role I like so much, and that is what I want to continue to do for a living. Since... Read more

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Designing a Windows Store app

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Part of the first event we did a couple of weeks ago in Toronto with our friends of DevTO, HTML5 Toronto, and JavaScript Toronto, I also did a presentation on how to design a Windows Store application. It was a mix of good practices for the UI, the UX, and the integration you should do... Read more

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Building Windows Store Apps, More Exciting Than A Unicorn in Wonderland

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You are so passionate! It’s Saturday morning, a bit of drool near your mouth, your pillow printed on your face, and you are still sleeping? Never mind, Fred will start the day by giving you the same effect as if you were dancing with leprechaun in a pool filled with coffee! HTML5? CSS3? JavaScript? All... Read more

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HTML5 & Windows 8, friends with benefits

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In March, I was in Toronto for a Windows 8 event that DevTO, HTML5 Toronto, and JavaScript Toronto made in collaboration with us, Make Web Not War. The event was a mix of installfest, hackathon, and some presentations. I started the day with an introduction to Windows 8, and how to build amazing applications with HTML5, CSS3,... Read more

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HTML5 challenges, are you ready?

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Since I joined Microsoft, part of what I’m doing is promoting Web standards. It’s even more important now in my role as you can use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build Windows 8 applications. I did many events as workshops or hackathons, and even if there are many people who know the latest, and the greatest... Read more

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Building Windows 8 apps, more exciting than a unicorn in wonderland

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Today I was in Toronto for the second Toronto user group workshop on Windows 8 with HTML5 Toronto, JavaScript Toronto, and DevTO in collaboration with us, Make Web Not War. Since I did all the presentations on the first event they did 3-4 weeks ago, I was only doing the keynote to wake up the... Read more

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