Speaker: Anthony Bartolo

Harnessing A Chatbot to Digitally Enable Inclusive Sport

In the relatively new space of Conversations as a Platform, many organizations have begun to incorporate chat bots into the structure of their business as tools to drive sales and manage customer relations. But beyond these use cases, what else can bots do? Recently viaSport British Columbia, a Vancouver-based not-for-profit with a mission to promote […]

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A Technical Overview of Building an Inclusive Chat Bot for Athletes with Disabilities

The objective of this project was to build a conversational interface and analytics dashboard for viaSport BC’s newest inclusive sport initiative. Tasked by the provincial government to be the lead agency responsible for promoting and developing amateur sport in British Columbia, viaSport’s purpose is to champion positive changes so that more British Columbians thrive via […]

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Gustav Chatbot for Conference

ASK PAM is a unified multi-channel messaging web app which allow any Hospitality organizations to respond, support and engage with customers using popular messaging apps, SMS, websites and mobile apps. Today, customers expect to engage with companies using their preferred communication channels that will vary from one situation to another, and consistent, personalized, real-time conversation […]

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Enlisting Microsoft Technologies to Aid Missing Children’s Society of Canada to Find Lost Children

Enlisting Microsoft Technologies to Aid Missing Children’s Society of Canada to Find Lost Children

Last year 45,000 children in Canada went missing. Calgary based non-for-profit Missing Children Society of Canada have made it their sole mission to bring every child home.  Part of their challenge is acquiring information on the child (last know whereabouts, who they were in contact with, etc) and providing that information to local law enforcement. […]

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How Azure Web Apps and DevOps help Roomsy make changes faster with lower risk

How Azure Web Apps and DevOps help Roomsy make changes faster with lower risk

Roomsy, a startup based in Vancouver, Canada, recently partnered with Microsoft in a hackfest to further understand how Azure Web Apps and DevOps best practices better address their need to quickly make changes to both infrastructure and code when their clients need the support most. The proof of concept (PoC)-oriented hackfest made use of the […]

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MCEC Tour and Keynotes

MCEC Tour and Keynotes

On June 17, 2016, Microsoft announced the grand opening of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre (MCEC) – a new, first-rate facility in the heart of downtown Vancouver that will house up to 750 developers and significantly expand Microsoft’s development presence in Vancouver and Canada. Vancouver is a vibrant innovation hub with an established tech ecosystem and strong […]

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Step-By-Step: Enabling browser extensions in Edge

Step-By-Step: Enabling browser extensions in Edge

Personalize and add new features to Microsoft Edge with extensions. Starting with build 14291 for the Windows 10 Insider Preview (insider.windows.com), a selection of extensions is now available for Microsoft Edge. When fully released to mainstream builds of Windows 10, extensions will be available via the Windows Store. Until that time, you can help us […]

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Microsoft Edge Experiment: Battery Life

Microsoft Edge Experiment: Battery Life

What happens when three identical devices run on different browsers? The Microsoft Edge team wanted to find out. This experiment showed that battery life on a PC running Microsoft Edge lasts 70% longer than Chrome, 43% longer than Firefox Firefox, and 17% longer than Opera (with Battery Saver enabled).

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Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre Grand Opening

Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre Grand Opening

Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre (MCEC) opened earlier this year, but the official grand opening took place on June 17, 2016. With over 200+ attendees, the event was a success. The launch focused on showing off the latest and greatest inventions brought to life by MCEC’s talented Garage Interns. The tour showcased VanGo, the Seeing AI, and […]

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Learning Tools for OneNote​​

Learning Tools for OneNote​​

Learning Tools is a free add-in for OneNote that can help students improve their reading and writing skills. Doug show you why you might want this add-in even if you’re not a teacher in this quick tour. See more at onenote.com/learningtools.

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How does Microsoft address threats to your users and data in Office 365 at scale

How does Microsoft address threats to your users and data in Office 365 at scale

Microsoft is focused on helping you secure your data by not only preventing attacks, but also mitigating known and unknown threats as they occur – without effecting your productivity. As part of Microsoft’s commitment to help you evolve and improve your security posture, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection is a capability to ensure security through […]

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Interview with Mary-Ellen Anderson, Vice President Developer Experience of Microsoft Canada

Interview with Mary-Ellen Anderson, Vice President Developer Experience of Microsoft Canada

Mary-Ellen Anderson, Vice President Developer Experience and Evangelism Group of Microsoft, talks grand opening of MCEC in Vancouver on June 17, 2016.

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