• TNX: TechNet Exchange Tour and Webcast Resources

    Thank you very much to the 30 odd people who attended the Pre-Flight Checklist Webcast for the TNX: TechNet Exchange tour earlier today. Damir and I had a great time sharing the information with you. I hope that you found some value for attending the pre-event webcast. The biggest request was asking for the additional reference links about the technologies we're talking about throughout the tour...
  • Quebec Themes for Windows XP released

    I don’t know if you missed this or not, but Microsoft released 3 new Quebec Themes for personalizing Windows XP. I previewed these back in September with the TechNet Innovations Tour in Quebec city at both the user group and at the TechNet event. Go get them! English Links: Historic Monuments http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A12D27CA-6154-44F2-9547-78E18163A56A&displaylang...
  • Thème de Québec pour Windows XP

    Je ne sais pas si vous avez manquiez ceci ou non, mais Microsoft a publié des nouveaux thèmes du Québec pour Windows XP. J'ai demonstré ces thèmes en septembre quand j’étais au ville du Québec (Ste-Foy) pour le tourné « TechNet Innovations » et au groupe d'utilisateur des professionnelles en TI de Québec. Telechargez-les maintenant! Monuments Historiques http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...
  • Ready set… GO GO GO…TNX: Exchange Tour '06

    We are clear for take off. The final dry run (although abbreviated due to travel advisories and freezing rain) was completed last Wednesday. The decks have been tweaked again and the demos finalized... With Windows Mobile 5 devices in hand - Damir and will be jumping on a plane next Monday morning to head over to the West Coast for the launch of the TNX: TechNet Exchange tour by hanging out with...
  • Called a cab - Heading out west - TNX: TechNet Exchange opening event

    Just thought I would remind all of you CANADIANS who might be heading out to go out and VOTE today! Especially if you plan on taking in our Kick Off event for the "TNX: TechNet Exchange" tour event at the VANTUG UserGroup meeting in Vancouver this evening! Don't forget - I've included a special prize for the first 5 people who can identify themselves to me and prove they have voted before attending...
  • TNX: TechNet Exchange - Vancouver Edition

    Damir and I had a great time out in Vancouver - and we brought the sunshine with us. The clouds parted and dry weather prevailed for the two short days I was in town. To recap the events: VanTUG User Group Meeting: After taking a cab from the hotel to the SportBC venue, we arrived in time to setup and chat for a bit before starting. It was a packed room with 60 + attendees standing room only (I...
  • Secure Messaging Hands On Labs link corrected...

    It was brought to my attention there was an incorrect link passed out in the post event resources and in the actual presentation about the upcoming Secure Messaging hands on labs… I have located the correct link and I wanted to make sure you were all able to register for the event in your city. http://www.microsoft.com/securemessaging/events/default.mspx I have corrected the content in the TNX...
  • TNX: TechNet Exchange - Calgary Edition

    After Vancouver, Rick and I split the TNX:TechNet Exchange Tour into two parts - he went to Ottawa and I headed for Calgary. First stop - the Calgary IT Pro Community user group session at the Sandman Hotel. The venue had to be changed from the usual meeting place of the Calgary IT Pro Community to a larger venue to hold the 50+ people in attendance. The turnout was amazing and I have never had so...
  • Get Antigen for SharePoint FREE Until June 30, 2006!!!

    For customers looking to protect Windows SharePoint Services against viruses and inappropriate content, Microsoft is offering Antigen for SharePoint free for six months. All Windows SharePoint Services customers are entitled to an extended free trial of Antigen for SharePoint. This trial version will be active through June 30, 2006. To download, simply go to www.sybari.com/wss and fill out the informational...
  • TNX: TechNet Exchange Tour - Ottawa (YOW)

    I thought I would try something a little different. I wrote this post on my Windows Mobile 5 UTStarcom 6700 smartphone from Telus Mobility while en route to Toronto. While I wrote this post on the plane, I am now offstage at the Toronto event watching Damir present on Sharepoint and Sharepoint Portal Server... I am on my 6700 smartphone and posting this using the EVDO high speed network from Telus...
  • Great x64 Resource (and he's in Canada)

    After I published this blog post , I was pointed to a great resource from one of our MS MVP's The " Unofficial x64 FAQ " is maintained by Charlie Russel who is one of our MVP's living out in B.C. If you are trying to figure out how to get Windows working with the latest devices, check out the site. Great work Charlie.
  • TNX: TechNet Exchange content development process

    I thought I would let you in on a little insider information about the upcoming tour. As the Primary content lead, I am responsible for collecting and creating the slide decks and overseeing the creation of the demos in order to create the overall "feel" of the day. My colleague Damir Bersinic is taking the lead on the technical aspect of demos to make sure they work and hit all the right points. We...
  • Official Signup Information for TNX:TechNet Exchange '06

    You’re on the move. Your time is valuable and so is your IT infrastructure. Microsoft is listening to the IT professional community. Our goal: to help IT professionals like you build a more mobile, secure and cost-efficient communications and collaboration framework. That’s why the TechNet Canada team has developed TNX: TechNet Exchange Tour 2006 – an information-rich, technically relevant full-day...
  • AD In-Place Migration - Are YOU a candidate? The Series

    This article is about Rick Claus's philosophy to Active Directory Migrations using an In-Place methodology. It started out as a blog post series and turned into this large article. Please read this with the understanding that it does NOT replace a proper design exercise and that caution should be taken whenever you undergo an infrastructure upgrade of any type!
  • Reposting of NT4 to Active Directory In Place Migration series

    I just wanted to let you know I have posted my popular Active Directory In-Place Migration post series to the articles section of this blog. It's a unique perspective to Active Directory migrations I developed over the 6 years I was doing them in the field as a consultant. It served me (and my clients) well in order to accelerate the implementation plans and start taking advantage of the power of ActiveDirectory...
  • Ottawa TechNet Monthly - Group Policy Series Wrap-up Resources

    Today I finished off the 3 Part Series on GroupPolicy up here in Ottawa. All three parts were well received by the record breaking attendance. I put these sessions on in the Ottawa office as a value add to whoever wants to drop in and listen. They have evolved from a small gathering of a 1/2 dozen people up to our high of 60+. I strongly encourage you to subscribe to the TechNet Flash to stay connected...
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