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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 IT Camps

    Many of you are familiar with and have even attended one of the many Windows Server 2012 IT Camps we ran from September through December. We've had a great turnout and amazing feedback! Needless to say we'll be continuing with IT Camps in the new year. We still have a few more Windows Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: 4 New Technical Training Sessions - Get a "Jump Start" in the New Year

    We love travelling this great country of ours, especially when we get to connect with the IT Professional Community and to deliver in person events. If IT Camps have taught us anything, it's that there’s an huge appetite out there for deeply technical, hands on training. And rest assured...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices for Implementing Identity Management Solutions - Seminars

    Avaleris and Microsoft will be hosting a seminar series on Identity Management & Secure Access to discuss ways that IT can meet the latest challenges in implementing Identify Management Solutions. Microsoft’s Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM) R2 solution will be demonstrated. Come learn...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 22 Free Microsoft eBooks to Add to Your Must Read List

    During the summer months, I always try to catch up on my must read list. These are books that are perfect to read at the cottage on long weekends, when I’m off on vacation, or even when I’m travelling for work. For the work you do, it’s a little different; you’re probably not...
  • Blog Post: GRS - We're Listening

    Feedback is central to much of what we do at Microsoft Canada. We use that feedback to make sure we're focused on the right way to help YOU by providing resources, answering questions and generally trying to help set you up for success with Microsoft-based solutions. Twice a year, through something...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Turn Your Blog Into A Windows 8 App

    I know what you're going to say. But Chris, I'm not a developer, sure I use HTML now and then but I don't have the time to create an App. I get it, your day job is kind of your night job too and there are only so many hours in the day. Don't worry, n ot only do we have a great way to help you turn...
  • Blog Post: Help Protect Your Friends And Family From Phone Scams

    A few weeks ago, I was surprised to get a call from Microsoft offering to help “fix my window”. This was surprising because: My window wasn’t broken and having worked at Microsoft for a while, I’m pretty sure we don’t do home repairs. Microsoft doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: December 21, 2012 – The End of the World?

    Depending which camp you sit in, you may, or may not believe Friday, December 21, 2012 will be the end of the world. Being the eternal optimist that I am, I side with those who think that things will keep on the same as they did, that I’ll continue to eat too many Christmas cookies over the...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...