• EnergizeIT is Less Than a Month Away!!

    As we get closer to summer, I keep recalling a commercial that starts playing on TV every year around mid-July.  As it starts you hear the famous Christmas-time refrain It's the most wonderful time of the year and wonder what the heck is going on (Christmas song in July??) until you realize the commercial is about parents getting ready to send their kids back to school and the excitement they...
  • Heroes Happen {Here} is over, now what?

    ** edit note ** - Direct URL now added at bottom So the Heroes Happen {Here} launch has come to an end. After a long haul on the road the teams are back at home, relaxing, catching up and getting ready for Energize IT 2008. You might be wondering what you can do with all that information we shared with you on the launch technologies? Where can you learn more? What about certification? Well I've...
  • 2008 MVP Fast Facts

    I thought you might be interested in some quick facts about the MVP Summit, the program and the impact the MVP community has on diverse communities worldwide. With the summit quickly approaching, here are data points on the significant role MVPs play. Worldwide there are more than 100 million participants in technical communities. Of these participants there are only 4,000 MVPs located across...
  • The 4 Obsessions of an IT Pro

    Stuart Crawford (Calgary, Alberta) IT Professionals are a strange and unusual bunch. I know - I have been one for a number of years, almost 12 years working as an IT Professional in many different lines of work across many different industries. I started working with Banyan Vines based networks in the 1990’s to Windows 2003 Servers a few years ago, prior to hanging up my screw driver. Now I primarily...
  • MVP Profile - Kirk Munro

    Kirk Munro started his professional career in 1997 as a developer at FastLane Technologies Incorporated, where he worked on an advanced scripting language called FINAL (FastLane Integrated Network Application Language). 10 years later while working at Quest Software he returned to his scripting language roots and became a Poshoholic when he started working with PowerShell and PowerShell-based applications...
  • Connecting with Students - Grabbin' a pint with future ICT Pros!

    As an IT Professional who has worked in the industry collecting a salary for over 17 years (man I am dating myself) I am psyched to have a job where I have an opportunity to connect with students who have already made a commitment to train and work within IT or are on the fence and contemplating "jumping in".  By connect - I mean start a dialogue with them - listening to what they have...