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  • Blog Post: What is Azure Rights Management?

    Azure Rights Management Services (RMS), newly added to Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite, enables the ability to help protect sensitive company information by controlling how said information is used and to block unauthorized access. The service uses identity, encryption, and authorization...
  • Blog Post: Updated URL for registering for the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Windows Vista Launch Events

    It seems the URL I provided in my earlier post on the 2007 Launch Tour was incorrect. Please use http://www.microsoft.ca/technet/anewday2007 to register for the Launch Event in your city. Sorry about that. Damir
  • Blog Post: The 2007 Microsoft Office System and Windows Vista Business Value Launch - Register Now!

    It's getting close. The launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System is almost here. This time around the entire IT Pro team at Microsoft Canada will be going out across the country for the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Windows Vista Business Value Launch Tour to show you how to deploy...
  • Blog Post: A Few Sleepless Nights

    A while back Ruth did an interview with Cameron McKay about an upcoming infrastructure project he was in the planning stages on.  While the planning is done and the implementation also complete, I thought it was time to revisit with Cameron and talk about how things went.  Turns out Cam was...
  • Blog Post: Comprehensive Comparison of SharePoint 2007 and Previous Release Features

    A colleague just emailed me a link to the SharePoint Team Blog on which a multi-tabbed spreadsheet was posted with a comparison of features of current SharePoint technologies (Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003) with those in the upcoming Microsoft Office SharePoint Server...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Powers SaskEnergy

    Will Craddock is the president of the Regina IT Professionals group and is part of the IT team at SaskEnergy .  SaskEnergy is Saskatchewan's natural gas distribution company, a provincial Crown corporation with roots of more than half a century in Saskatchewan.  About 8 months ago Will mentioned...
  • Blog Post: IgniteIT Awards Finalist - Navantis

    Project: The Community Caregiver Portal Solution by Navantis - Social Networking in Action   The Challenge Describe the situation, challenge or problem you or your team faced.   Have you ever had a family member or loved one with a chronic disease or an acute condition that relied on you as...
  • Blog Post: Mississauga SharePoint User Group Kicks Things off with 2010!

    This week was a busy one not only because of the fact that Windows 7and Windows Server 2008 R2 hit the streets, but also because many details surrounding Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 were announced at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas which just ended.  Many of you that attended...
  • Blog Post: Interesting SharePoint Webcast Coming Up

    I work for Microsoft and I sometimes wonder how the IT staff at the world's largest software company manage the technology that we both create and use. One product that is at the heart of the how we work at Microsoft is SharePoint. On April 18 the Microsoft IT staff are presenting a webcast on How Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 SP2 – What You Need to Know

    Office 2007 Service Pack 2 was released today and aside from rolling up all the hotfixes released since SP1 there are some additional changes provided by this update. There are three key changes in Office 2007 with SP2. Interoperability – Office 2007 SP2 adds support for read, write and save capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Core i|o Tour '06 - Interesting Q&A

    The Core i|o Tour '06 has come to an end. Rick took the tour East visiting Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Halifax while I took it West (along with Bruce) to Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver (Rick was here too) and Winnipeg before we met again for the tour wrap-up in Toronto. Along the way we heard a lot...
  • Blog Post: The 2007 Business Value Launch Tour Continues!!

    With the Christmas break over, the Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office System, and Exchange Server 2007 Business Value Launch Tour starts up again for the remainining threee cities - Regina, Fredericton, and Quebec City. I'll be having fun in the cold in Regina with Rodney, while Rick heads heads up...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Interview with Eli Robillard of the Toronto SharePoint User Group

    As I catch up on stuff over the holidays, I wanted to post a podcast with Eli Robillard , a Microsoft MVP in SharePoint and leader of the Toronto SharePoint User Group (TSPUG). In our conversation, Eli answers the age old question of "Why start a user group?" and talks about his experiences getting TSPUG...
  • Blog Post: Thinking About Anti-Virus

    The other day this blog entry came through my RSS reader and got me thinking. Security technologist and author Bruce Schneier wrote a post called Is Antivirus Dead? He summarized his post with “Bottom line: antivirus software is neither necessary nor sufficient for security, but it's still a good...
  • Blog Post: [From the Trenches] - AlphaMosaik Implements Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Beta in Production!!

    William Heurdier (Montreal, Quebec) Before the Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office System, and Exchange Server 2007 Launch got under way, I had a chance to talk to William Heurdier of AlphaMosaik in Montreal. AlphaMosaik boldly implemented Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 on their production...
  • Blog Post: IgniteIT Awards Finalist – Edmonton School

    Project: K-12 Network Overhaul   The Challenge Describe the situation, challenge or problem you or your team faced.   A private K-12 school was running on a Windows Server 2000 network with an infrastructure that had been neglected and was falling apart. Viruses, spyware, 10mb hubs, and lack...
  • Blog Post: TNX: TechNet Exchange - Vancouver Edition

    Damir and I had a great time out in Vancouver - and we brought the sunshine with us. The clouds parted and dry weather prevailed for the two short days I was in town. To recap the events: VanTUG User Group Meeting: After taking a cab from the hotel to the SportBC venue, we arrived in time to setup...
  • Blog Post: TNX: TechNet Exchange - Calgary Edition

    After Vancouver, Rick and I split the TNX:TechNet Exchange Tour into two parts - he went to Ottawa and I headed for Calgary. First stop - the Calgary IT Pro Community user group session at the Sandman Hotel. The venue had to be changed from the usual meeting place of the Calgary IT Pro Community to a...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Helping the Kid's Help Phone

    One of the things that worried me a little when I got to Microsoft was losing my "touch". As IT Pro Advisor's we work in the realm of the virtual lab a lot and well that is nice for learning and demos, it is removed from the real world. Because of this I was happy to jump onboard a project being done...
  • Blog Post: My TechNet Q&A - Ottawa & St. John's

    Rick visited St. John's Newfoundland and I made my way to Ottawa for the My TechNet Security tour and again the sessions led to some great Q&A at the end of the day. There were some great questions on SQL database encryption and you can find out more information on this at the following websites...
  • Blog Post: IgniteIT Awards Finalist – Neuroplacity Lab

    Project: Elderly (Alzheimer) mental fitness   The Challenge Describe the situation, challenge or problem you or your team faced.   My mother have major stroke major, leave her right side of body total unmovable. She needs total care. I see my mom can feels and think except she can't move. Then...
  • Blog Post: RunAs Radio – Robert Manages SharePoint 2010

    As part of EnergizeIT 2010 we have partnered with RunAs Radio to produce some podcasts on Office 2010.  The first podcast of this 4 part series was posted yesterday.  If you don’t already subscribe to RunAs Radio I encourage you to do so.  It is a great podcast aimed directly at IT professionals...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server for IT Professionals - Security: Part 1

    My name is Jean-Luc David and I’m a Team System MVP. Damir has graciously given me the opportunity to post a series of blogs on Team Foundation Server for IT Pros. The topic is of particular interest to me because I’ve written a book on Team System. (Shameless plug: Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team...