• Protégez vos amis et votre famille des fraudes téléphoniques

    Avez-vous d’autres conseils utiles pour les personnes qui veulent éviter ce type de fraudes? À ma grande surprise, il y a quelques semaines, j’ai reçu un appel de Microsoft m’offrant de « réparer ma fenêtre ( window ) ». J’étais surpris parce que : Ma fenêtre n’était pas brisée et comme je...
  • IT Camp Secrets: Creating a Multi-OS Environment with Boot from VHD

    Many individuals who attended the IT Virtualization Boot Camp or Private Cloud Boot Camp in the last few months have asked how we set up the systems and how we are able to reset computers back to a pre-Camp state to take to the next event.  The actual reset process is a simple XCOPY of the pre-Camp VMs and boot files over the ones that IT Pros worked with during the camps.  A key piece of...
  • Introducing Windows Server 2012 – Get the FREE eBook!

    Here in Canada we are blessed with a number of phenomenal MVPs (Microsoft Valued Professionals).  They are always there to present at user group events, help us out with IT Camps, and share their expertise with the broader IT pro community, and more.  Some of them are also authors,  such as Mitch Tulloch from Winnipeg , whose most recent title – Introducing Windows Server 2012 – can...
  • MCSA & MCSE: The What & The Why

    When delivering IT Camps over the last several months, both Ruth and I have always said that one of the best next steps in your journey of professional growth is to get or update your certification on Microsoft-based technologies.  With the recent re-introduction of the MCSE designation, a number of you have asked for some more information on the new certifications (MCSA, MCSE, & MCSM), differences...
  • Getting used to Windows 8… An IT Pro’s Perspective

    Mitch Garvis is always good for sharing his experiences when making the leap into new technologies.  As I blogged about a couple of months ago, some IT Pros that I spoke to experiences a bit of a learning curve with the new Windows 8 Metro user interface.  My experience after moving my primary computer to Windows 8 was the topic of the blog post referenced earlier .  Here is Mitch’s...
  • A One Way Conversation - Time to Broaden Our Horizons

    We’ve been operating this blog for several years now and something has become clear to us. This platform is great at having a one way conversation. We have some interesting, cool or compelling information we’d like to share with you, so we do. We get a few comments, but usually they’re directed to us and we respond to them, not something that really brings the rest of you into the...
  • Windows Azure–Yes, It’s for IT Pros Too!!

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced previews of new Windows Azure services that help developers build applications that connect data to users across public and private clouds, take advantage of VHDs and deploy scalable websites quickly and cheaply.  With this release, I am confident that many IT Professionals will want to take a look at the new functionality and think about how to integrate them into...
  • Tick, Tock…Getting Close to the End of the XP Clock

    April 8, 2014 . No it’s not the predicted end of the world, thought it may seem that way for some. It’s the end of support for Windows XP SP3. Windows XP has been a great Operating System and feedback I get is that it’s stable and who doesn’t like stable. In fact, I remember my first Windows XP PC. I was just heading back for another year of University and I couldn’t...
  • Become a Licensing Expert

    Licensing. It’s the topic that we all love to hate, or to ignore at any rate . Based on the feedback we get through GRS (the Global Relationship Study) Survey that we send out twice a year, Licensing is a major pain point for many of you. We hear you loud and clear and we’re doing more to help make things easier to understand. In addition to the licensing content we’re sharing through...