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November, 2004

  • Announcing the TWSUG Group Policy Event.

    Come one, come all.... The Toronto Windows Server User Group meeting is just around the corner... The presentation is on Understanding Group Policy on Windows Server 2003 and should be a very useful and informative session for anyone who uses group policies...
  • XP Firewall log parsing

    I was sitting at home the other day going through the log files for the Windows XP SP2 firewall (as you do for want of something more stimulating) and thought you might like to know about the utilities I use and have found for parsing these files. Please...
  • MSI Packaging tools

    I have now been asked on a number of occasions if there are tools to help re-package 3rd party applications for distribution via group policy. The main tool in question is WinINSTALL LE and is actually a 3rd party tool available on the Windows 2000 server...
  • Calgary IT Pro User Group

    Calling all those in Calgary. We talked about user groups in Calgary and the feedback was very positive... We are still looking for people who wish to get involved in Calgary. There is a site that has been set up by one of the IT Pro Community with the...
  • Fall Tour Day 10 - Winnipeg

    Hi All, This is my first visit to Winnipeg and whilst it may be a little chilly outside, the atmosphere in the venue was anything but! I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did in talking with so many of you. I know I was asked many questions, so...
  • Winnipeg IT Pro User Group - Fall Tour Day 11

    This group go down for me as one of the best and most friendly, not just of the tour but of those I have met. We had about 30 people who came along last night and were just awesome. Now I will explain why I made those comments; For me the thing I like...
  • New Articles

    Just to let you know that I have started compiling the questions you have come up with in to a series of articles that may be of use to us all. These can be found in the Useful Articles Section of this blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/brucecowper/category...
  • Windows XP SP2 Deployment

    Have you within your company deployed Windows XP Service Pack 2? If so I would really like to hear from you as to your successes and challenges! I am looking to put together a section on Windows XP SP2 on this blog specifically looking at your decision...
  • Vancouver - Fall Tour Day 7

    Can you top this? - over 550 people came along to my presentations! One thing I also find on the West coast is that the people are so great. You know as I traverse Canada and visit many cities and speak to literally thousands of people I am always amazed...
  • Vancouver Technology User Group (VANTUG) - Fall Tour Day 6

    Now that is what I call a user group - friendly, welcoming and responsive... One of the nicest things when talking to groups like VANTUG is getting lots of interraction and questions. In talking to many of the VANTUG members it is fantastic to see how...
  • Product Downloads and Evaluations

    I am often asked how people can get hold of the software I talk about, either for demo or evaluation purposes. Whilst I try and remember to put links in to the TechNet Flash Affinity newsletter ahead of time, I thought it would be useful to tell you what...
  • More useful links....

    It is amazing to get some many emails etc from you all. The reponse has been fantastic. I am aware that I may not have answered them all, but many of you are also asking for the same info. So I have complied a list of links and am posting useful information...
  • Announcing the Schedule for the Tour Follow Up Webchats

    I have been asked so many times for this info so, here it is in full technicolour: Upcoming Chat Title and Description Date and Time Chat Room Windows XP SP2 (from the usergroups) Add to Calendar Tell A Friend November 10, 2004 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Eastern...
  • TechNet product demos and Evaluations

    I am often asked how people can get hold of the software I talk about, either for demo or evaluation purposes. Whilst I try and remember to put links in to the TechNet Flash Affinity newsletter ahead of time, I thought it would be useful to tell you what...
  • The link you have been waiting for!

    Hi All, You have all been waiting patiently for the links to the presentation powerpoint decks and as promised here they are: www.microsoft.ca/technet/falltour/ppt The malware presentation will be uploaded very shortly to the same site. Enjoy! if you...
  • The Winnipeg IT Pro User Group (WITPUG)

    As you may have seen from my previous blog posting, WITPUG is an amazing group of people. I would very strongly recommend if you are in the Winnipeg area and looking for people of a like mind, these are the guys and girls to see. Here is the WITPUG...
  • Victoria IT User Group - Fall tour Day 8

    I will tell you what - the people and turnout for the VITUG meeting was awesome... I really want to thank you all for coming. It has been amazing going across the country and meeting the various user groups and VITUG was certainly no exception. Many of...
  • Fall Tour Day 9 - Victoria; What a city!

    Hey, I know I have been raving about each city I go to, but things just keep getting better and better! We had just over 200 people who put up with me talking all day and have even then heaped so much cool feedback and praise, so we must be doing something...