• Where do you get your “In Person” fix?

    My team is in the midst of our planning cycle right now and a question came up that has me scratching my head. “What conferences or face to face activities do technical professionals in Canada attend in order to get training and keep up to date on what’s out there?” Times have changed – there used to be a lot of conferences and activities years ago – but what about now...
  • Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy #31, June 2011

    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. As always - if you have suggestions on making it better - please pass on your comments. Mail Rick directly...
  • I am you, you are me. We are Community!

    Quick guest post from Mitch Garvis – someone I met at a user group in Montreal, before there was a user group for IT Professionals over 6 years ago. He was literally the guy who hung his hat (not a Tilley, unfortunately) at the chair of being the guy to get things started AND to create  a support network of individuals to ensure the user groups success at MITPro . Rather fitting – I’m going to...
  • Power Of Community–Virtualization Reality–Halifax Leg

    On the continuing Eastern leg of the Virtual Reality community tour – I drove from Sydney to Halifax yesterday morning in order to make an up time, avoid the fog (which closed the airport) in order to talk with professors and IT staff at Nova Scotia Community College. The meeting was setup by my friend David Jelico – a prof that is very passionate about Technology and teaching students...
  • Power of Community: Virtualization Reality–Sydney

    One of the challenges we face as IT folk is taking the time to work on our professional networking skills at in-person events. I mean seriously – we’ve worked all day, solved peoples problems and kept servers and systems running. At the end of the day – we mostly just want to go home. IT Folks are few and far between that want to take the time OUT of their personal lives outside of working hours in...
  • Virtualization Reality–Updated Cities and Registration

    Just wanted to give everyone an Heads-Up that I have been updating the original post regarding Cities, Dates and Registration Links for the Now In Progress Virtualization Reality Tour. You’ll notice that now the far West has been completed, mid west and central have been ADDED. You can choose to go there and register – or click on the links below: Victoria – BC, June 1st – Completed! Vancouver – BC...
  • Info: Windows 8–first peek at UI and experience

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting for some REAL visuals and a first demo at the experience of what Windows 8 could look like. Finally after waiting a couple of years, Sinofsky was on stage talking about Windows 8 with Walt on stage at AllThingsD. Before continuing have a look at the video they published below. (embeded code won't work - use this link instead ) Love it. Pure AwesomeSauce!...