Microsoft MVP

For an 11th year in a row I have the pleasure to receive the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award!

Who are Microsoft MVPs ?

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems. MVPs are driven by their passion, community spirit and their quest for knowledge. Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others – that’s what sets them apart.

I am now part of the Visual Studio and Development Technologies expertise (coming from Windows Platform Development) which makes much more sense to me.

As written exactly 1 year ago my focus shifted back to web technologies and the plan was to focus on Angular and TypeScript. This is exactly what I did and it worked out pretty well:

Through my Angular Academy in Canada I did 34 Angular workshops in 2016, I have now trained more than 450 developers to this awesome framework!

2017 will be no different, still sharing my passion for web technologies, I plan to work intermittently for 6-7 months and visit as many cities and companies as I can. The other half of the year will be dedicated to just enjoy life, that’s my work-life balance 😉

Happy New Year!

Angular Academy

“Dear Laurent Duveau,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2016 MicrosoftÂź MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Windows Development technical communities during the past year.

Today January 1st is special as this was the 10th time I got that email from Microsoft!

2015 was the year I pivoted to web technologies. In fact this is a full circle for me, as I built my first website 20 years ago, then doing all kind of desktop, server and backend technologies, ASP.NET WebForms then MVC, SQL Server, WPF, Silverlight, web services, Windows Store apps, Mobile apps, Azure, Xamarin, 
 now back to pure web apps with HTML5 and JavaScript.

This move was the best decision I made in 2015 (and probably in my career): I discovered Angular almost by accident, quickly saw that this is the way to go now for software development (and a true wake-up call, coming from a .NET, C# and Visual Studio backend, I now spend my time in VS Code with TypeScript.), learnt a lot, created a dedicated training (the Angular Academy) that received a huge success (I did my annual turnover in just 3 months), and I am now confident that this is an amazing course as most of my classes have finished with a round of applauses!

Most important is I have fun and continue to work part time.

Happy New Year!

Connect(); is a free online conference for Microsoft developers.

“Learn first-hand about the future of Microsoft development tools and services from industry experts.”

2 days of technical sessions streamed live, with awesome speakers such as Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, Scott Hanselman and Anders Hejlsberg (father of C#).

Surface Book

If you have missed the Microsoft event last week (October 6th), you should watch it now, this event was fun and exciting to watch, probably the best MS launch event ever!

They introduced:

If you don’’t have the time, at least read and watch the short videos there:

I am so pumped that I already pre-ordered my new hardware!


The first ever Microsoft Americas MVP Virtual Conference will happen soon.

Please note this event is not just for MVPs, it’s for everyone!

What: MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf)
Where: online and free!
When: Thursday May 14th and Friday, May 15th

High level overview of the event:

  • World-class free online conference that features technical content presented by Americas’ region MVPs that is open to the public
  • More technical content (Level 200, 300, 400), less marketing
  • 5 tracks: IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Mixed Spanish, Mixed Portuguese
  • Event will be broadcast via Lync using L+ which enhances the conferencing capabilities of Lync
  • Two full days of sessions with simultaneous webcasts running across all 5 tracks·
  • Start at 8am PT and running until 6pm PT (Pacific)
  • Day 1: 45 sessions + Keynote, Day 2: 50 sessions
  • Keynote on Day 1 to be delivered by Steve ‘Guggs’ Guggenheimer, Corporate VP of DX
  • On Demand content available via Channel9


Voici un nouvel évÚnement pour les développeurs web à Montréal!
Le ASP.NET Web Camp se tiendra le samedi 18 avril 2015 dans les bureaux de Microsoft à Montréal.

Cette journĂ©e complĂšte de prĂ©sentations et ateliers pratiques est organisĂ©e pour Microsoft par MSDEVMTL (Pas besoin d’ĂȘtre membre pour y assister).

Toutes les informations et le lien pour s’inscrire (obligatoire) sur le mini site:

Hùtez-vous car les places sont trÚs limitées!!!


TypeScript <3 Angular!

This has been announced today at the ng-conf in Salt Lake City!

Quote: “We’re excited to announce that we have converged the TypeScript and AtScript languages, and that Angular 2, the next version of the popular JavaScript library for building web sites and web apps, will be developed with TypeScript.”

TypeScript <3 Angular

It is good to see this kind of cooperation and collaboration between Microsoft and Google. The overall JS community will benefit from it.

If you are in Montreal and want to hear more on modern web development with Microsoft tools, come to the free Web Camp on April 18th!


Developers, BUILD 2015 is already sold out
.. but there is still a chance to get there!

DVLUP has 2 rewards for you:

This is for the conference pass (Flight not included).
Hurry up as those rewards must be redeemed by January 30th, 2015!!