• SecTor–Speakers Announced and Last Chance for Early Bird Pricing!

    SecTor - Security Education Conference Toronto 2010 October 25 - 27, 2010, Metro Toronto Convention Centre Save $250 today on Canada's leading security conference - standard rates increase to $999 on August 31st - GO SecTor is the premier event in Canada that attracts the world's brightest (and darkest) minds together to identify, discuss, dissect and debate the latest digital threats facing corporations...
  • Desktop Image Consolidation–Notes From the Field

    I was having an IM conversation with Brian at CMS Consulting about some deployment work and how IT departments support the desktops computers in their environment.  A few days later Jason Cotton, a senior consultant at CMS Consulting Inc., sent the following in.  It is a great article with useful information to help you improve your desktop environment. ------------------------- As a consultant...
  • TechDays 2010 & TechNet Subscriptions - Helping You to Continue Your Learning

    TechDays 2010 is getting closer with the Vancouver conference just a few weeks away. As such the team has been working hard to make this an impactful event that will allow you to grow your skills and support you in areas important to your job and career. I am happy to announce that the hard work has paid off and we have been able to work with Microsoft corporate and each TechDays 2010 attendee will...
  • Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy - Episode 20 –August 2010

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. Have a listen directly from the embedded Silverlight player OR subscribe to the feed and download it...
  • Enhancing Your TechDays 2010 Experience with Partners Offers & Giveaways

    I have to admit that since we announced the abstracts for all the sessions at TechDays 2010, the main topic of emails I have been receiving has changed. In fact, the number one question I get asked these days is “What else will I get by attending TechDays 2010?”. Fair question. One of the things that is really exciting about TechDays 2010 is the number of partners who have come forward...
  • Expiry Dates, Yogurt and TechDays Vancouver Earlybird

    (Photo credit Thomas Quine from Wikipedia Commons ) Did you notice that the Early Bird pricing deal for Vancouver TechDays reached it’s expiry date yesterday? Yup – it’s seriously 6 weeks before TechDays 2010 opens in Vancouver.  Wow! I’ve been off on vacation over the last little while and didn’t really paid much attention to all the activity that the team, session leads and speakers have been...
  • Local Flavours Track at Microsoft TechDays Canada 2010

    I love the technical community in Canada. In particular, I find that it's our collective willingness to share knowledge and insights with others that makes us special. I see this demonstrated on a daily basis through our team's interactions with user group leaders, Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft RDs, and influential members of the Canadian technical community. "Developer Foundations" at Microsoft TechDays...
  • Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy Podcast – O.O.B - 8/2/2010

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. Have a listen directly from the embedded Silverlight player OR subscribe to the feed and download it to your iTunes...