• SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration Successes

    I received the following post from Philip Elder of MPECS Inc, and Edmonton based SBS specialist.  As hardware nears its end of life more and more people are starting to migrate their SBS installations to new hardware and in the process moving to SBS 2008 as well.  Philip has done a number of migrations and has some thoughts to share. ------------------------------ Now that we have been into...
  • EnergizeIT Week 2010 – Anything is Possible!

    Hi I’m Christian Beauclair, Senior Developer Advisor at Microsoft Canada.  Listening to IT Professionals across Canada, we heard clearly that in today’s ever-changing IT environment, you are tasked with finding new ways to with do more with less. From increasing productivity, reducing costs, and helping your organization move forward, flexibility is the key and you are looking for a solution,...
  • “Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy” Podcast – O.O.B - 1/21/2010

    Over pints at D’Arcy McGee’s , Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and I decided we would try to help solve the issue of information overload regarding patching and put together a timely podcast to go live each “Patch Tuesday”. Goals: Use plain English terms and every day language that any Technical professional can understand – minimize “corporate speak”. Breakdown each Security Bulletin...
  • Out Of Band Critical Security Release

       What is the purpose of this alert?   This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin being released (out-of-band) on January 21, 2010.   New Security Bulletin Microsoft is releasing one new security bulletin (out-of-band) for newly discovered vulnerabilities:   Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement...
  • Going Hyper-V R2 – Part 2

    I was chatting with Brian Bourne from CMS Consulting in Toronto about some Hyper-V R2 work that they have done recently.  In the conversation Brian shared a ton of learning's from the field on some of the Hyper-V R2 upgrades, deployments and V2V/P2V migrations.  I asked him to write up a post and he did, so much so that I had to split it into two posts. You can find Part 1 here ! -------...
  • Going Hyper-V R2 – Part 1

    I was chatting with Brian Bourne from CMS Consulting in Toronto about some Hyper-V R2 work that they have done recently.  In the conversation Brian shared a ton of learning's from the field on some of the Hyper-V R2 upgrades, deployments and V2V/P2V migrations.  I asked him to write up a post and he did, so much so that I had to split it into two posts. ------------------------- The release...
  • “Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy” Podcast – 1/12/2010

    Over pints at D’Arcy McGee’s , Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and I decided we would try to help solve the issue of information overload regarding patching and put together a timely podcast to go live each “Patch Tuesday”. Goals: Use plain English terms and every day language that any Technical professional can understand – minimize “corporate speak”. Breakdown each Security Bulletin...
  • Deployment Deep Dive on Windows 7 Community Tour

    Are you running Windows XP? Are you feeling the pressure of creating a deployment plan? Have no fear! Leveraging learning’s from two Windows 7 early adopters this session will give you the skills you need to proceed with your own deployment. The session will focus on free Windows 7 deployment planning and deployment tools that customize operating system packages and automate deployment planning and...