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D'Arcy Lussier is an experienced technology professional with 15 years of experience architecting and developing applications.

He is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer and has been awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in ASP.NET from 2008 through 2015. D'Arcy was also invited to the Microsoft Regional Director program in 2015.

D'Arcy organizes the Prairie Developer Conference, which has been occurring since 2010 across the Canadian prairies. He is currently an Information Systems Specialist with the City of Winnipeg.

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APR
22
The Cloud Is The Internet
D'Arcy Lussier
Let's reset our definitions and thinking around what cloud computing and cloud service providers are.
MAR
7
Paper Cuts - My Review of PaperCall.io
D'Arcy Lussier
My experience using PaperCall.io, a conference session submission service.
JUN
20
O365 Custom Domains - Configuring It For A Website
D'Arcy Lussier
Here's the situation - you've registered a custom domain and you've gone ahead and set it up to work with Office 365 so you can have yourname@yourdomain.com for emails. Fantastic!
JAN
29
Octopus Deploy Gotchas: 400 Error and Can't Create File When It Exists
D'Arcy Lussier
Lessons from setting up a successful Octopus deployment.
JAN
20
ASP.net 5 is now ASP.net Core 1.0, Get Over It
D'Arcy Lussier
What the rename was and why it's the right one.
JAN
6
Setting Up Octopus Build Task on TFS 2015 On-Prem
D'Arcy Lussier
A step-by-step guide with screenshots
NOV
20
On Co-Location, Email, and Face-to-Face Communication
D'Arcy Lussier
I broke my own rule – I tweeted a thought as a controversial statement.
SEP
22
Adventures in Windows IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2
D'Arcy Lussier
Ever since I won a Raspberry Pi 2 at Microsoft Ignite I've been trying to figure out what to do with it. This week I decided to look at the Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 and see what I could do to get something up and running.
JUL
12
Microsoft's Clear Message for Canadian Partners
D'Arcy Lussier
I attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in 2011 and 2012. Even 3-4 years ago we were hearing about the changing focus at Microsoft. While 2000-2008 was all about winning the platform war (.NET vs Java), 2008 had ushered in the cloud era in the Microsoft world. While Azure's platform as a service seemed front and center, WPC started beating the Office 365 drums. The message from Microsoft was starting to take shape – partners needed to get on board with where Microsoft was going with Azure and Office 365. Those that did would keep the attention and support of Microsoft.
JUL
12
The Changing Winnipeg Technology Consulting Landscape
D'Arcy Lussier
I've been noticing a few things lately here in Winnipeg: Less large custom application development projects More adoption of packaged software More adoption of Software as a Service platforms Organizations wanting control over technology projects, only looking for augmentation roles to fill gaps The commoditization of software developers with broad skills
JUL
5
Running your first code camp
D'Arcy Lussier
Thoughts on how to run a one-day, multi-track code camp
JUN
22
Review - Guidebook, mobile app for conferences/events
D'Arcy Lussier
For Prairie Dev Con Regina I decided to use Guidebook – a service that provides a mobile application for conferences and events along with online administration/content-management tools. If you're running any sort of conference/event, you should definitely check it out! Overall I was really happy with it, only a few minor gripes. Here's my review.
JUN
15
Thoughts on building, making, being positive, fearing failure, and smoking meat
D'Arcy Lussier
I was recently gifted a smoker from my awesome Prairie Dev Con speakers – an electric Bradley 4 rack smoker! Upon reading the instructions, I realized that due to the "electronic" nature of the device, it can't just be left outside to the elements like a BBQ can. So I started looking around at custom enclosures people were building and got some ideas. Now, I'm not what you would call a handy-man type of guy. I didn't grow up doing carpentry projects or working on cars or anything like that, but regardless yesterday I built it. Here's what it looks like (still needs stain and one more piece of plywood for the back)…

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