• Building a Knowledge Blogging System in SharePoint

      Recently I sent out a call to MVPs across the country to share some of the interesting things they are doing with the broader IT Pro community across the country.  One of the folks that responded is Sean Wallbridge , a Microsoft SharePoint MVP from Victoria, BC.  In this post Sean shares with you the process of creating a blog in SharePoint as well as how his organization uses it as...
  • The Top 5 Learning Resources to Brush Up on Your Skills This Summer

    Summer is a great time of year. The weather is nice, the sun shines, there’s no snow to shovel or try to drive through. It’s also a time of year when the traffic on the roads gets a little lighter and the office is a less busy. You might even get the chance to leave a few hours early on a Friday and beat traffic getting to the cottage. During this time, if you’re still trekking...
  • 7 new Microsoft Virtual Academy courses covering Private Cloud technologies

    It’s never easy keeping up with all the latest technologies but at least the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) helps. If you haven’t checked it out already, it’s a free training portal which allows you to get up to speed on the latest Microsoft technologies all at your own pace. And great news…here are 7 new courses to help you get up to speed on the Microsoft Private Cloud: 1. Introduction to the Microsoft...
  • Windows Server 2012 Editions & Licensing

    Today, we announced which Windows Server 2012 editions will be available and the pricing for each – at least US pricing at for now.  I was going to do a big blog post on it, but someone else already put together a great one , so why re-invent the wheel.  In short, there are 4 editions on Windows Server 2012 (Foundation, Essentials, Standard & Datacenter) as show in this diagram: One really...
  • Never Stop Learning - Virtualization & Private Cloud

    It's a pretty exciting time at Microsoft. We have a lot of new products that have just been released and others that are coming out soon. Based on what I've seen and gotten my hands on so far, I think those of you that work with Infrastructure (whether you're planning to virtualize or extend your virtualization into a private cloud) will find a lot of this interesting, if not, dare I say..... cool...