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  • Blog Post: SoundBites from MakeWebNotWar

    I got prodded by Steve Syfuhs– as to what ever happened to the Audio recordings my team created during NerdsOnATrain / Make Web Not War event. In case you missed it – Make Web Not War is an event that Microsoft put on last week in partnership with the PHP community, partners and individuals...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy–September 28th - Out Of Band

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. ...
  • Blog Post: T-2 TechEd 2011 in Atlanta – A Cannuck view

    (Might look a little blurry, since I had not had my Starbucks or Timmies as of yet) I’ve made the trek to TechEd 2011 in Atlanta Georgia VERY early this morning. The Team is heading down to gather up content to use as a seed for content to be repurpose back on Canadian soil in the form of TechDays...
  • Blog Post: “Security Bulletins for the regular IT guy” Podcast – 10/13/2009

    Three guys got together over pints in February 2009 and talked about how one of the issues facing Technical Professionals today is keeping their systems patched and up to date. This issue was brought up to them at a User Group meeting they were attending ( Ottawa Windows Server User Group ) where we...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy #31, June 2011

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. ...
  • Blog Post: Concerns about Security when considering Cloud technologies

    I’ve been attending CloudCamps that have been hosted in the various TechDays cities ( disclaimer: we sponsor the room and AV – events are completely run by CloudCamp organizers) and a very comment topic / thread comes up on issues of Security wen considering adopting Cloud technologies. Outside of the...
  • Blog Post: “Security Bulletins for the regular IT guy” Podcast – 04/14/2009

    Three guys got together over pints a while ago and talked about how one of the issues facing Technical Professionals today is keeping their systems patched and up to date. This issue was brought to the forefront at a User Group meeting we were attending ( Ottawa Windows Server User Group ) where we were...
  • Blog Post: Recap on Resources: Free Training, Valuable Eval software and certification

    I’ve been a little spoiled with the weather while out and about getting ready for and helping deliver Techdays. It was Sunny, warm and quite nice – except for the departure day, little more rain and cold. Central Ontario was getting a nice warm spell as well – can’t complain for November weather for...
  • Blog Post: Demystifying Microsoft’s Virtualization Stack: #3 Disk Subsystems

    Dave Kawula knows his stuff when it comes to Virtualization. When I asked him to put together some screencasts, we came up with a short series of them following the flow from planning through to deployment and management. I wanted to call each one out individually and wrap it together into a series ...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy – Episode 13 - 3/9/2010

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. Have a listen...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011 Montreal–Build your personalized Schedule

    After having the pleasure of talking about technology and connecting with people in Toronto and Vancouver – it’s now Montreal’s turn.  Techdays Montreal is coming quickly and the whole team is giving 200% effort to finish things up with a Bang. This year – lots of diverse sessions are on hand to...
  • Blog Post: TechDays_ca in Toronto – Setup Well underway.

    Hey guys/gals, By now I hope you know that TechDays is a technical conference that we’re putting on across most of Canada – 7 cities to be exact. The other day I tweeted that I was excited because we crossed the 350 registered attendees for our “expansion city” of Halifax as of the registration reports...
  • Blog Post: On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 5

    subtitle: Monster of all shapes and sizes. Wrapping up this road trip from Ottawa to Quebec City involves a mix of strange companions: Nudist Camps, Monster Trucks, Dinosaurs and a little weather control. I have to mention the Nudist camps along the route – just because there are at least three of them...
  • Blog Post: Halifax “Coffee and Code” or “Lans and Lattes” for IT pros…

    Hello Folks As Rick mentioned in his blog post “ Stay where y’re at, we’ll come where y’re to ” we’re getting ready to head out east. That’s right.  Monday morning, Rick, Christian and I will be boarding an early flight to Halifax. We’ll be there early and the Energize IT Event is an evening event...
  • Blog Post: Ignite Your Career - 2009 - E1 - Industry Insights and Trends Podcast

    The Ignite Your Career webcast series was created as a result of your feedback that technical professionals needed help to develop those critical personal and professional skills that Technical Professionals so often neglect. We partnered with IT World Canada and the Canadian Information Processing Society...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy #32, July 2011

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. ...
  • Blog Post: “Where ya to ‘der b’y?” EnergizeIT East Coast Update

    People I chat with wonder what it is we do when we’re on the road with a series of activities that encompass a number of events like EnergizeIT. I’ve been peckin’ away at this post while were were on the road a week or so ago and finally made all the pieces fit and reordered in a chronological order...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011 Virtualization Content Area Resources

    So you attended TechDays in one of the cities OR you have teleported back from the future where TechDays Online has referred you back to some additional resources for anything and everything to do with the Virtualization Content Area sessions.  This is the one stop shop for all things virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: IE6 on XP to IE8 on Win7 Virtual Roundtable Discussion–09/30/2010

    You are not alone . There are many organizations that have to keep IE 6 kickin’ around because they have apps that were written for the browser that are still in use.  Now you want to roll out Windows 7 and get back the last 9 years of your life in computing history and join the modern desktop....
  • Blog Post: “Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy” Podcast – 12/08/2009

    Three guys got together over pints in February 2009 and talked about how one of the issues facing Technical Professionals today is keeping their systems patched and up to date. This issue was brought up to them at a User Group meeting they were attending ( Ottawa Windows Server User Group ) where we...
  • Blog Post: Coffee and Code in St. John’s at Coffee Matters March 25th 9:30 AM

    UPDATE: Apparently Coffee Matters on Water street is now a restaurant and no longer a coffee shop. As a result - we've moved the location to across the street where our friends at Blue On Water have offered their restaurant space. Same Concept - just different address - 319 Water Street instead of 320...
  • Blog Post: Day One – Half Done – TechDays Toronto

    Here we are, half way done the first day and things are flying. It’s awesome to see how many people came out to attend TechDays Toronto in order to pick and choose their personalized “a-la-carte” track from the over 40 sessions. As you can see – we’ve got some interesting challenges with capacity planning...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy – Episode 14 – 4/13/2010

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. Have a listen directly...
  • Blog Post: “Security Bulletins for the regular IT guy” Podcast – 11/10/2009

    Three guys got together over pints in February 2009 and talked about how one of the issues facing Technical Professionals today is keeping their systems patched and up to date. This issue was brought up to them at a User Group meeting they were attending ( Ottawa Windows Server User Group ) where we...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy #30, May 2011

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. ...