• SBS 2008 Launch - Your Input Is Requested

    I was speaking with Constanza Zalba, the SBS/EBS product manager the other day and she asked my opinion on the upcoming SBS/EBS Launch she is planning. I said why not ask the potential attendees and she agreed. She wrote up this post for our blog. Got some ideas, comments, concerns you want to share? Well here is your chance! -------------------------- So now that SBS 2008 has RTM’ed - What do...
  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is out. What does it mean to you as an IT Pro???

    Like most IT pro you need to maintain the web farm for your company. Well I'm sorry to say you've got work to do...  Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 came out yesterday and you'll soon see it pop out on desktops out there in the wild. But we'll get to the work part later...  first the cool stuff... Personally, I love it... It's fast, it has not died on me yet, (touch wood) and I can use some of...
  • Cameron McKay: Rebuilding from the Ground Up

    Energize IT 2008 has come and gone. I had a great time talking, rocking, and connecting with the GTA community. Ruth shared this interview she did with Cameron McKay from McKesson Canada about their total network rebuild around Hyper-V, SQL 2008, OCS and more.... You can count on hearing more about this over the next few months.
  • SBS 2008 RTM a Deal and a Free Exam!

    So I was off last week and just went through my email and my RSS feeds and found three things related to SBS 2008 that might be of interest.  First off, SBS 2008 has been released to manufacture.  Now there is a lot that is different in SBS 2008 but a lot that is the same.  I'm working on getting this information together to fill you in on the details but you can find out more at the...
  • An Evening with Vancouver Area "Bleeks" (blogging geeks)

    Being the guy who told his team mates and manager that we had to get into blogging 4 years ago, I guess you can say that I am a "bleek". You can see my twitter links , facebook and LinkedIN information as well. I'm a big fan of social media in an online world - its a natural extension of what I do (and love to do) - connecting with IT Professionals across Canada - regardless of their technology...
  • Here, there, everywhere... Live Mesh is now available to Canada

    The coolest thing to hit the "cloud" in recent history is now available to Canada, without wait list.  You can now use the power of Live Mesh and have all your devices work together.  Live Mesh puts you at the center of your digital world it seamlessly connects you to the people, devices, programs, and information you care about—available wherever you or your device happens...
  • Reminder: SQL 2008 for Heroes Happen Here Attendees

    So you might have read in Damir's post that SQL Server 2008 RTM'd last week.  What you might not have remembered though was that if you attended the Heroes Happen {Here} launch events in Canada this past Spring that included with the event bag is a copy of SQL Server 2008.  So how does an attendee get their copy now that it has RTM'd?  Good question and here is how!  Well after...
  • Forum sur le futur de l'informatique.

    Comme Damir l'a mentionné dans le blog . FutureShop a mis sur pied un forum pour la communauté . Et jeudi le 14 aout 2008 a 19:00 il y aura événement auquel j’aurais le plaisir de participer. Une conférence vidéo sur le futur de l'informatique ou j e serai un paneliste avec Joseph Dresdner (HP) et Mathieu Whelan (D-Link).  Nous discuterons des nouveaux produits...
  • Getting Ready to Talk About The Future of Computing

    Later today at 7pm EST, I get the participate in the FutureShop Community Forum on The Future of Computing .  I will be one of three people on the panel to talk about where computing is headed.  The other folks I will be having this discussion with are Jeff Cates from HP and Mathieu Whelan from D-Link.  The forum will be hosted by Joel Cohen, a co-executive producer and writer for The...
  • IE8: What an IT Pro Should Know

    If you're like me you probably looked at the IE8 Beta and the "what's new" and saw things like Web Slices , Adaptive Zoom , Rendering Modes and Web Standards Support .  All interesting things but really focused on the developer.  What about the IT Pro?  What do you need to know?  Believe it or not there are some changes that will make your life easier. Security is always...
  • Certified or Certifiable?

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote this blog post on our annual trip to the mothership for implant upgrades technical training. It is always a great time meeting with the rest of the world wide team and we had fun sharing ideas and experiences with Jeff Alexander (Australia) , James O'Neill (UK) and Steve Lamb (UK) to name a few. If you follow my Twitter you probably saw a few comments regarding the "commonwealth...
  • SQL Server 2008 has RTMed and is Downloadable from TechNet

    Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008 Today is a very exciting day for me - SQL Server 2008 is released to manufacturing and ready for you to use in your organizations!!  While Rick and Rodney, and even Pierre, may get excited about Hyper-V , as many of you know I've been a database guy for a long time.  Now it's not that I was not excited when I learned that Hyper-V had RTMed - I really was. ...
  • A Rookie's Initial Experience with Hyper-V

    The Team and I got back from Seattle this past weekend. We were there soaking up the internal Kool-Aide on new and existing technologies. Unfortunately - most of them we can't share with you just yet, you will have to be a little patient. One thing that I can share is my enthusiasm for our latest virtualization technology (Hyper-V) and how it is changing the virtualization space. I attended numerous...