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  • Blog Post: Welcome our newest IT Pro Advisor

    If you were at the Fredricton launch event, you may have been wondering who the new IT Pro advisor was helping Rick out in session two and showing off SharePoint 2007 in session 3. Well our team has grown once again and I'd like to introduce Ruth Morton, the newest addition to the IT Pro Advisor team...
  • Blog Post: Vote Now!

    A while ago we asked you to submit your nominations for the 2006 Canadian IT Pro Innovation Award. There were a lot of great entries and we had a hard time pairing the list down to a top five. After a few long discussions and some heated debate we managed to agree on a top five and voting is now open...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Subscriptions Get Great New Features

    This week I am in Seattle at TechReady 3, our internal technical training conference. Every year at least each member of the Canadian IT Pro team comes out here for a week of deep technical training. It is also a chance to touch base with other people at corporate and also meet and greet some of the...
  • Blog Post: Think You Know About Security?

    The My TechNet Security Tour is ready to hit the road. We had a successful run through this past Friday and based on the feedback we got have a few tweaks to apply to ensure that you get the most out of the time you are going to spend with us. In the meantime, we thought we would test you and see how...
  • Blog Post: TechDays TechNet Subscription Offer

    So you were at TechDays and you went home with your 6 month subscription to TechNet Plus and wonder what else there is besides software you can download?  How about some free virtualization training and some free exam vouchers?  You see there is a lot more to TechNet than just software you...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a Knowledge Base Article?

    When I was a system administrator I found it a struggle to locate knowledgebase articles in a fast effecient manner. Well I just came across this little nugget about Live Search . "We are happy to announce that the Support Knowledge Base is now over 99.5% indexed. MSDN Library, MSCOM Downloads, and...
  • Blog Post: Need the Bits for Windows Vista? Beta 2 download now available...

    One of the most asked questions on the Future of the Desktop tour is when can I download the bits for Windows Vista Beta 2. The best way to stay informed on the 3 major Betas being released in the near future (Office 2007, Vista 2007 and Exchange 2007) is to stop by the Windows Beta Central page . If...
  • Blog Post: Great little Utility I use on all my servers - Production, Virtual and Demo (BGINFO.EXE)

    As you might remember from a couple of previous posts ( post 1 , post 2 ) – I was the initial creator of our Reference Network that is used for my teams national tours. It has been refined, debated, changed and updated by everyone on the team in an effort to make it better and more representative...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta Download Extended

    I ran across this post on the Windows 7 Team Blog and thought I’d pass on the information.  It was previously announced that the download deadline for the Windows 7 beta was going to be January 23rd but this date has been extended.  From the Windows 7 Team Blog… The shutdown of general availability...
  • Blog Post: Vote for the MY TechNet Tour

    A few times a year the TechNet team travels across Canada delivering technical readiness sessions to IT professionals. The tours are always focused around a particular theme, take the Core I|O Tour last fall which had branch office as a theme. Going out for the Fall tour this year we are changing things...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Monthly Post Event Resources

    Well I completed my first TechNet monthly the other night. The topic was Exchange 2007 Overview and it was a high level look at some of the new features in Exchange 2007 inlcuding New features in Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Management Console Exchange Management Shell New features in...
  • Blog Post: What is the future of your server room?

    Is your Infrastructure Optimized? Are you ready to take the next steps? Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 have launched but that isn't all Microsoft has up their sleeve. Microsoft has got big things coming in the virtualization arena. The System Center and Forefront Security tools are being...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new TechNet Flash

    When I first started at Microsoft in August 2006 I remember my first team planning meeting where I put up my hand and asked what the plans were to update the Flash. I’ve long been a subscriber to the Flash and saw it grow, and grow, and grow and at the same time it became more difficult to find the information...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Online learning opportunities: March 2012

    Hello folks, This is my compilation of some of the online resource available to you in March 2012 . This list featuring both live and on-demand content including webcasts, videos, virtual labs, and podcasts by product and topic. this is not the WHOLE list of the available content. but these are the ones...
  • Blog Post: Winnipeg IS ready!

    In a continuing trend spreading across this nation, IT Pros are getting ready, ready for a new day! Don't worry it is not contaigous, it is just the IT Pro Advisors taking the Business Value Launch tour across Canada. Last week I was in Winnipeg and I am happy to say, Winnipeg is now ready. The turnout...
  • Blog Post: Core I|O Audience Feedback

    Well the Core I|O Tour has been over for a bit now and the team has been going through all those feedback forms we ask you to fill out. Yeah, we actually read them! Better yet we even respond to some of them! Whodathunkit. After reading the comments a lot of you left behind we learned a few things. Grant...
  • Blog Post: Finding Opportunities in a Recession Economy, Part 1

    Paul Laberge, aka The Burger, is a member of our team that focuses on web development agencies and wrote a series of posts on surviving the turmoil in the current economy. I asked him if I could post it here as it is some great information and added a follow-up with some IT Pro focused resources as well...
  • Blog Post: Windows Networking info for IT Pros on TechNet (NAP, Domain Isolation, Secure Wireless etc...)

    I noticed there is a new resource out there for IT Professionals looking for info (evaluate, plan, deploy, maintain and secure) on Networking with windows operating systems. It has info on: Network Access Protection with “Longhorn” server Domain Isolation using IPSec Setting up...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0

    There is a lot of hype about web 2.0 for the last few years. Facebook, MySpace, MS Live Space and others have changed the way people interact and communicate. I am an active participant, as are many of you….it is not a geek thing anymore….it is a people thing…my wife who can’t install an application...
  • Blog Post: Earth Day - TechNet Magazine Green IT Issue Released

    As it is Earth Day and something I’m pretty passionate about, I am pleased to share with you the release of this special online-only Green IT issue of TechNet Magazine! The issue features a valuable collection of new and archived articles on energy efficient computing, including: · Framework...
  • Blog Post: You Only Need One Tool to Get System Center 2012 RC Installed!!

    Talking to individuals who downloaded the System Center 2012 RC from the TechNet Eval Center in December or early January, one of the pieces of feedback I received is that in order to get everything running you needed to install each component individually and that just took too long and also meant that...
  • Blog Post: Calgary IS Ready

    The Business Value Launch event was held in Calgary and we had some fun, so much so that a little power outage didn't stop us from doing our thing! With all the hardware we have up on stage, I am surprised that the venues don't have to fire up the emergency generators to keep up with our demands! Rick...
  • Blog Post: Last Week to Nominate an IT Pro for the 2006 TechNet Innovation Awards

    We have has a great response to the 2006 TechNet Innovation Awards but we are still looking for more nominations. If you are an IT Pro who has done something really cool for your organization, then submit your name or nominate a colleague for the 2006 TechNet Innovation Awards. The deadline for submission...
  • 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: Calling all students!

    Are you a student? Are you looking for a challenge? Do you think you have what it takes to win the cup? No not the Stanley Cup (although that would be cool too), the Imagine Cup! Time is running out to get yourself registered and finish round one of the Imagine Cup IT Challenge. The first challenge...