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Thursday April 01, 2010 in: Community by: Nik

Show us your code, FTW!

I would love to take credit for coming up with an idea for our PHP on Windows competition . Unfortunately, I can’t. One of the first competitions was run by my colleagues in Japan in 2008, with the top prize being a trip to Redmond. The excitement around...more

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    Port 25 Canada Contributors

    Want to know who's blogging on Port 25? Nik Garkusha Open Source Strategy Lead, Canada Photo Cred: Eli White Nik Garkusha is the Open Source Strategy Lead at Microsoft Canada. Nik joined Microsoft Canada in 2007 to build relationships with the local Open...

    Show us your code, FTW!

    I would love to take credit for coming up with an idea for our PHP on Windows competition . Unfortunately, I can’t. One of the first competitions was run by my colleagues in Japan in 2008, with the top prize being a trip to Redmond. The excitement around...

    Confoo - The Legend Continued

    Seven years ago a small group of PHP enthusiasts got together and threw a conference together to share new ideas and best practices around the ever-evolving PHP language. Today, that conference has developed into an all-encompassing, three day web conference...

    Edmonton Releases its Data as Part of Microsoft’s Open Government Data Initiative

    Edmonton is officially the first city in North America to sign onto Microsoft’s Open Government Data Initiative , and has released its first set of downloadable databases holding pertinent municipal data. The City of Municipality is using Windows Azure...

    Confoo comes to Canada!

    If you haven’t registered yet for Confoo.ca , it’s time to sign up ASAP. This is definitely a conference you do not want to miss! Taking place from March 10-12 at the lovely Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel , Confoo.ca gives you a one-stop opportunity...

    • Thursday, February 25, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Jenna
    Windows Azure SDK for PHP Developers

    Yes, you can do PHP on Azure! And now there’s even a Azure SDK for PHP (PHPAzure) that lets PHP developers to take advantage of Windows Azure within a consistent programming model -- and an easy way to use Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables, _ Queues...

    • Friday, February 19, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Nik
    Zend Framework 1.10 Adds Support for Windows Azure

    It’s always great to see Microsoft’s products becoming increasingly more compatible with popular tools used by PHP developers. This is why we’re pretty pumped about the latest Zend Framework 1.10 having support for Windows Azure cloud services. Now, you...

    • Friday, February 12, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Jenna
    Creating PHP CRUD Apps with SQL Server on your Server or in the Azure Cloud

    Here’s a nifty feature for those of you who are both PHP savvy and have data in a SQL database: You can now build PHP CRUD ( Create, Read, Update, Delete ) applications to work against SQL Server, SQL Azure and Windows Azure Storage. The application,...

    • Monday, February 08, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Jenna
    The Next Advancement In Lead Management Systems

    When selling through agents, you need the best leads that will give you the best business there is. Here you need to understand the various aspects and sections of the business you are in and how to advance it to better and bring in more customers. Without the right customers the business is doomed to fail and hence lose you money. However with private label lead management system, you are more likely to find the best leads for you and make the right business decisions based on what you require. You will be able to find the right customers who will enable your business grow. This types of software come in handy in any business you will venture in and will help you succeed.


    When looking into private label lead management software, there are very many software you can look at to fit your type of business. The digital world has really improved and advanced in the recent days which has been seen affecting very many other business sectors and made them better. This is the inclusion of the world of business such as the insurance industry and others that can be well reliant on the best leas they can get for their business to grow and bring in a good income.


    For one to get a good lead, work on it and produce business form it, you have to be ready to work with that lead that is the client, provide the solutions they need and let them integrate the leads you give them into their business so that your business will consequently also grow. When trying to make your business with this lead management systems, remember your clients business or whatever they have entrusted you with is also to grow based on that. the private label lead management system software is therefore one of the ways that many businesses have come up with to enable them make the right decisions on their businesses and what their clients need from them.


    You need to find these great leads, work with them and track their progress hence you will be sure you are working on the right track for your business and making the right moves in all that is needed of you in the business. The private label lead management is very useful even to your clients and your workers. With it, they will be able to see that they are closing deals and making the best of the business they are growing. These systems turn out to be very beneficial and good to all those are using them and are depended on them.


    This systems have been proved to have improved the normal working of the staff in the business too. For them that have integrated it into their businesses can actually attest to it being one of the best things for them. Especially when it is a major contribution to how much your business is grown and how well you will be doing and are doing. Lead management systems therefore bring with them something very advantageous to the business.


    For many businesses, technology advancement may at times be very hard to work around as there are advancements with every passing day. Because of that, there is need to be able to improve your systems and bring them up to date for you to compete fairly in the world of business. When interacting with your customers, you need to show them why they need you and not your competitors. The world of business is all about wooing your customers to keep them around and attract even more. Therefore the private label lead management system helps you make this a reality and grow the business more and more with each passing day.

    • Monday, February 08, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Nik
    On the Ice with the All-In-One Code Framework

    I have been able to skate since I was really young, so I think it’s pretty hilarious when non-skaters hit the ice. They literally “hit” the ice. There are some, however, who seem to catch on a little more quickly when trying it out for the first time...

    • Tuesday, February 02, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Jenna
    About Port 25

    There are is an enormous pool of resources and communities throughout the Internet and within the blogosphere dedicated to discussing technology. A ton. Sites dedicated to discussing Linux, Windows, UNIX, Mac – to all technology in all places – and how...

    • Wednesday, March 22, 2006
    • in: Community
    • Jenna
    Zend Framework 1.10 Adds Support for Windows Azure

    It’s always great to see Microsoft’s products becoming increasingly more compatible with popular tools used by PHP developers. This is why we’re pretty pumped about the latest Zend Framework 1.10 having support for Windows Azure cloud services. Now, you...

    • Friday, February 12, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Jenna
    Show us your code, FTW!

    I would love to take credit for coming up with an idea for our PHP on Windows competition . Unfortunately, I can’t. One of the first competitions was run by my colleagues in Japan in 2008, with the top prize being a trip to Redmond. The excitement around...

    Port 25 Canada Contributors

    Want to know who's blogging on Port 25? Nik Garkusha Open Source Strategy Lead, Canada Photo Cred: Eli White Nik Garkusha is the Open Source Strategy Lead at Microsoft Canada. Nik joined Microsoft Canada in 2007 to build relationships with the local Open...

    Edmonton Releases its Data as Part of Microsoft’s Open Government Data Initiative

    Edmonton is officially the first city in North America to sign onto Microsoft’s Open Government Data Initiative , and has released its first set of downloadable databases holding pertinent municipal data. The City of Municipality is using Windows Azure...

    Creating PHP CRUD Apps with SQL Server on your Server or in the Azure Cloud

    Here’s a nifty feature for those of you who are both PHP savvy and have data in a SQL database: You can now build PHP CRUD ( Create, Read, Update, Delete ) applications to work against SQL Server, SQL Azure and Windows Azure Storage. The application,...

    • Monday, February 08, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Jenna
    Windows Azure SDK for PHP Developers

    Yes, you can do PHP on Azure! And now there’s even a Azure SDK for PHP (PHPAzure) that lets PHP developers to take advantage of Windows Azure within a consistent programming model -- and an easy way to use Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables, _ Queues...

    • Friday, February 19, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Nik
    Moonlight 2

    Microsoft and Novell have released more exciting news: Moonlight 2 is now available! Moonlight 2 , an open source project that allows Linux users access to Silverlight content, is fully compatible with Microsoft Silverlight 2 and even includes some features...

    • Wednesday, January 06, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Jenna
    Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP Released

    As of November 19, PHP on Windows is getting even faster. Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) team released Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP , a PHP accelerator that will increase the speeds of PHP applications running on Windows or Windows...

    • Monday, February 08, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Nik
    Confoo comes to Canada!

    If you haven’t registered yet for Confoo.ca , it’s time to sign up ASAP. This is definitely a conference you do not want to miss! Taking place from March 10-12 at the lovely Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel , Confoo.ca gives you a one-stop opportunity...

    • Thursday, February 25, 2010
    • in: Community
    • Jenna