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  • Blog Post: IT Pro Resource Guide available for download

    If you have attended any of my sessions in the last few months we have been giving out the IT Pro Resource Guide laminated info sheet. If you would like to get this electronically, or haven't had a chance to get one yet, we have made it available online in PDF format. Tags: [ Microsoft ] [ IT Pro...
  • Blog Post: Changing Blogs...

    I think Bruce says it best in his blog post: For all of you wondering if I had disappeared from the planet, you may be pleased to know that I am simply moving blogs. Based on your feedback the Canadian IT Pro team is amalgamating our efforts and our blogs in to two new spaces: The Canadian...
  • Blog Post: The inside scoop on *.microsoft.com from the team that runs it...

    It looks like the team that runs all of the Microsoft.com sites have started a blog ( http://blogs.technet.com/mscom/default.aspx ). Their first post has some great information on the number of servers they are running, the number of hits on www.microsoft.com , and all kinds of other interesting stuff...
  • Blog Post: Add a little Geography to your Blog

    Chandu Thota continues to add some great functionality to his BlogMap project. You may have noticed the map and image on the left of my blog. Chandu's most recent update is the link which when clicked shows you a map of all of the other Geo-Coded blogs in your area. The more people that add their sites...
  • Blog Post: Grow Your Small Business Contest - Canada

    Here's one for all the small businesses out there in Canada. Microsoft wants to help you make your small business even more productive through technology. See where your business can go when you put the latest Touch System’s hardware and Microsoft software to work for you. For more information take a...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft Security E-Learning

    If you are interested in taking some Security training from the comfort of your office take a look at: https://www.microsoftelearning.com/security/ . Currently there are four different E-Learnings available as well as one Hands-On Lab targeted at the IT Pro audience. There is also one E-Learning available...
  • Blog Post: Tag the Launch

    Are you blogging about the joint SQL Server / Visual Studio / BizTalk launch this November? If you are, you might want to consider tagging your blog posts to make it easy to search for anything "Launch 2005" related. Simply tag your posts with Launch2005 by adding the following somewhere in your...
  • Blog Post: Standardize on the Office Open XML document format

    Today we announced that we are putting forward the Office Open XML document format to Ecma with the intention of making the formats an ISO standard. The official press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2005/nov05/11-21Ecma.mspx Brian Jones, a program manager in the Office team...
  • Blog Post: Our address has changed

    Over the weekend my blog was migrated from the blogs.msdn.com server to the blogs.technet.com server. For those of you who have bookmarked this blog or are subscribed to an rss feed, you may want to update your bookmarks. The new address for my blog: http://blogs.technet.com/barnaby_jeans/ . There...
  • Blog Post: MSN Messenger 8 Beta invitations

    This one is for the Canadians out there. If you are interested in trying out the MSN Messenger 8 beta, just leave me a comment here with your email address, where in Canada you are, and if you have been to any of our events. Right now I have 10 invites to share, so first come first served.
  • Blog Post: Can you hack IIS 6?

    I have just finished touring western Canada talking about Windows, Linux, and Open Source Software. One of the common questions that I get asked is "how secure are Microsoft products?" Well, the folks over at Windows IT Pro magazine have setup the Hack IIS 6 challenge ( http://www.hackiis6.com/ ). ...
  • Blog Post: Reading RSS feeds to your watch

    I have just found a great article over on an O'Reilly site that talks about the steps that you can go through to deliver RSS content to your SPOT watch. For those of you that haven't heard of SPOT before, SPOT stands for "Smart Personal Object Technology". This technology allows you to receive information...
  • Blog Post: MSN Search now available for Barnaby's Canadian IT Pro WebLog

    Thanks to Evan Dodds and Eileen Brown for links to the code for the MSN Search box on the side of my blog. If you are interested in adding MSN Search capability to your website take a look at the Site Owner Help section over on http://search.msn.com . There is also some information on how to control...
  • Blog Post: Content for Canadian IT Managers

    As I am sitting here in Winnipeg on the last stop of the SQL Server / Visual Studio Launch Tour, I have been thinking more and more about how to provide meaningful information to the IT Managers as well as the DBA's, Administrators, and Developers that we see at our events. One of the things that...