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  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here, eh? What's going on up north for Launch 2008 Activities.

    If you remember way back - I posted the initial confirmation and tickler that Canada was having a major event on February 27th to mark the Launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL 2008. As you have probably read online over the last little while or so, the US have stepped up their marketing...
  • Blog Post: Toronto - Importance of Security - Data, Management, Privacy

    Main Discussion Points: Most organizations have policies but how to you ensure they are enforced and not just on paper Important to understand the cost of security and of not being secure/caring about it Physical device security is also important and it is not just about malware Executive...
  • Blog Post: Update - SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition from Heroes Happen Here Launch

    Over the last couple of weeks I received a number of emails from individuals who attended the Heroes Happen Here (HHH) Launch events in the spring of 2008.  These emails all asked the same question:  I got my HHH kit and went online to request my copy of  SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition...
  • Blog Post: Community Connection Events - diamond in the rough

    We've been getting a number of inquiries as to "What the heck is this event?", "Why should I bother going?" and "What's in it for me?". I thought I'd spend a little time on this post to elaborate what's going on and really help expose the diamond in the rough. I'm stoked about these events as part of...
  • Blog Post: Community Connection Event Resources

    A while ago Rick posted an entry about the Community Connection events being held during the Heroes Happen {Here} tour in Canada. First off... they are being put on as a partnership with User Communities / Professional Associations that serve as LOCAL resources to you. This includes CIPS , ICTC...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen {Here} is over, now what?

    ** edit note ** - Direct URL now added at bottom So the Heroes Happen {Here} launch has come to an end. After a long haul on the road the teams are back at home, relaxing, catching up and getting ready for Energize IT 2008. You might be wondering what you can do with all that information we shared...
  • Blog Post: Toronto - Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

    Main Discussion Points: Licensing and understanding how to license software in virtual environments is a challenge How do you deal with backups of virtual environments and how can disaster recovery be enhanced Understanding how to work with old and new environments (physical vs. virtual)...
  • Blog Post: Community Connection Resources

    As part of the Microsoft Windows Server 2008/ SQL Server 2008/Visual Studio 2008 Launch events , we are visiting 14 cities across Canada conducting workshops featuring “learning circles” on the following key industry relevant topics: Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry Application...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen {In Your Lab}

    One thing I mentioned a few times on the HHH tour in Canada was the ability for you to download a build guide to set up your own lab and follow the steps to do all the demos on your own in your virtual lab. Well it is finally done! Before I shared it with everyone I wanted to ensure it was right and...
  • Blog Post: Toronto - Application Lifecycle - Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

    Main Discussion Points: Tracking multiple projects and having tools to help manage multiple projects is important and a challenge Release management presents issues and impacts delivery. Tools and processes needed to help. Here are the list of specific concerns from those participating...
  • Blog Post: Inside the HHH War Room

    7 days and counting until the Heroes Happen { Here } tour kicks off in Toronto before heading out with a number events across Canada. Both the IT Pro and Dev teams are working away to get the hardware all set up so we can load up our virtual machines and get the show on the road. And when I say setting...
  • Blog Post: Toronto - Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

    Main Discussion Points: Trend towards consolidation – taking in-house apps and co-locating them Concern about security and control of hosted apps, as well as co-located ones Details Observation: One company was forced into it - Main Reason: integration Challenge: Web != Security...
  • Blog Post: Toronto - ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

    Main Discussion Points: Tech companies should help educational institutions keep current as many have hardware/software that is years old Students already outdated when they graduate since they are taught using outdated products Geek image needs to be changed and those in IT are not...
  • Blog Post: Comics Happen Here?

    Over the weekend I was reading through the comments that needed publishing and found one I didn't want to get lost in the shuffle. It was made on the recent post by Rick on upcoming launch activities. Sean Kearney wrote.... Hey everybody, if you didn't see it on the site? There's a comic Microsoft...