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  • 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: TechDays Canada Speaker Badges

    Here are some sample speaker badges. The idea behind the colours is to identify which track you are speaking on and will be carried forward throughout the event as a way for attendees to identify what their primary track of interest is as well as serve as a connection point during "birds of a feather...
  • Blog Post: [From the Trenches] - AlphaMosaik MOSS2007 Interview Original French Responses

    William Heurdier (Montreal, Quebec) Here are the original French-language responses provided by William Heurdier of AlphaMosaik on their deployment of MOSS 2007 Beta to production. The English-language Q&A can be found here . ------------------------------------------ Nous sommes très heureux...
  • Blog Post: SQLTeach Vancouver Resources

    Database Mirroring Resources: SQL Server: Database Mirroring Best Practices and Performance Considerations Database Mirroring in SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring FAQ SQL Q&A: Server Tuning, Mirroring, Log Shipping and more SQL Server Storage Engine : Database mirroring...
  • Blog Post: AD In-Place Migration - Are YOU a candidate? The Series

    I am passionate about Active Directory (is case you didn't know from talking with me before). It is the foundation for identity and authentication for Microsoft products. I've personally worked on over 36 Active Directory projects and migrations ranging from 200 users in a single site to 27000 spread...
  • 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: TechDays Data Platform Track Resources

    Session 1 - Take Control of the Enterprise: Effective Solutions for Governing your Environment with Policy-Based Management Enterprise Policy Management Framework – http://www.codeplex.com/EPMFramework Policy Based Management Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlpbm/default.aspx Lara Rubbelke...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Infrastructure Track Resources

    Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Cluster Team Blog: http ://blogs.msdn.com/clustering Clustering on Microsoft TechNet: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107273 Clustering Webcasts: http://msevents.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Tools List!

    ZoomIT – the most requested tool from TechDays, used by presenters to zoom in on areas of the screen Sysinternals Suite – free tools for everything from background info to Active Directory PowerShell v2 – included in Windows 7/2008 R2 but available for XP, 2003, Vista and 2008 NotePad++ – enhanced...
  • 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: Ignite Your Career - Resource Page

    Based on the success of the recent MSDN series focusing on helping developers manage their career, the Canadian TechNet team decided to follow suit and in partnership with the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) - produce a 5 part series on career for the IT Professional . Based on the registration...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2009 - Servers, Security and Management - final Draft

    While I can't say its final (only Damir can say that) - I can say that this is the final draft version of the vetted track sessions for Techdays 2009 - Servers, Security and Management Track. It has been reviewed and commented on by over 35 ICT community members across Canada. I am now actively seeking...
  • Blog Post: TechDays-SSM Status

    title Vancouver Toronto Halifax Calgary Montreal Ottawa Winnipeg From Zero to Live Migration: How to Set Up a Live Migration 2008: Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) and Management Integration Microsoft SQL Server...
  • 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: Are you an Influencer who blogs? Tell us!

    It is amazing what you come across when you are not looking for it.  I was poking around this blog looking for something when I noticed my name in a list a the bottom of a post. It is a list of blogs that was probably put together three or four years ago by either Rick, Damir, or Rodney (or whoever...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 - Experience From The Field

    Welcome to the Windows 7 - Experience from the Field page. This is your spot to share what hardware and software you are using on Windows 7 as well as any workarounds you may have come up with. While this is in no way an official endorsement, nor is anything fully supported I thought it would be useful...