• Are Resource Kits Dead? NOPE!

    UPDATE!!! The Windows 7 Resource Kit is now available from Microsoft Press. This 1700 page book and CD is the book for administrators who will be deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows 7 in their organizations. The book was authored by three MVPs Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup and Jerry Honeycutt, and also by Ed Wilson who is commonly known as The Scripting Guy on Microsoft TechNet. The lead...
  • Red Hat Virtualization Support

    I was just catching up on some RSS feeds and came across this post from the Microsoft Virtualization team.  As of October 7th 2009 Microsoft and Red Hat will support each others OS on their respective virtualization platforms. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 have passed cert tests when running on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V...
  • So you want to be an MVP?

    Hi Everyone, My name is Simran Chaudhry and I am the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Lead for Developer & IT Pro MVP’s in Canada. Along with Sasha Krsmanovic & Ljupco Grmaskoski , we run the Microsoft MVP Award Program in Canada. I thought it would be a good idea to let you know who MVP’s are, what they do, and let you know a bit more about how you can submit a nomination for yourself or...
  • Mississauga SharePoint User Group Kicks Things off with 2010!

    This week was a busy one not only because of the fact that Windows 7and Windows Server 2008 R2 hit the streets, but also because many details surrounding Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 were announced at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas which just ended.  Many of you that attended TechDays in Toronto and Vancouver have asked me questions about SharePoint 2010 and what some of the...
  • Visual Studio and Virtualization

    Visual Studio is a tool usually associated with developers.  I’ve installed it exactly twice, VS2005 after the launch to take a peek, and VS2008 for a TechDays session.  Today, as the boundary between developers and IT pros dissolves, more and more IT pros are using Visual Studio and now there is another reason.  Lab Management 2010 is new component in Visual Studio 2010 that allows...
  • Canadian Windows 7 Launch

    The day is here!  Tomorrow, October 22nd 2009, Windows 7 will be released and you’ll be able to head to your favourite reseller and pick up a copy or maybe even a new PC with Windows 7!  Today is the press launch at the Westin Harbour Castle in downtown Toronto. The media launch brought our fearless leader Steve Ballmer to open the event and he took the stage to talk about Windows 7, Windows...
  • What I learned at SecTor!

    So SecTor 2009 wrapped up the other day and again, like any conference I attend, a lot is learned. The event was success in my opinion, from the venue to the food to the keynotes and of course the sessions. Even the vendor area had some exciting things happening. So what did I learn? I am going to break it down buy the sessions I attended… Opening Keynote: "The Frogs Who Desired A King: A Virtualization...
  • Microsoft Techdays Toronto 2009 WRAPS UP!

    And so it came to happen.   An event that was born from brilliance came to life.  Techdays.  A conference for Canadians, By Canadians, done ACROSS Canada to bring technology and training to those who needed it most.  It was only last year I remember waking up a 4:00am for the First Techdays held in Toronto.  Excited!  Ready to launch into the great pools of knowledge...
  • “Security Bulletins for the regular IT guy” Podcast – 10/13/2009

    Three guys got together over pints in February 2009 and talked about how one of the issues facing Technical Professionals today is keeping their systems patched and up to date. This issue was brought up to them at a User Group meeting they were attending ( Ottawa Windows Server User Group ) where we were participating in an “Ask the Microsoft Guy” panel discussion. Over pints at D’Arcy McGee’s ...