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  • 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: Vista Tips for All (and more)

    Typically the things we chat about on this blog are aimed at the more experienced PC user and most IT Pros know a thing or two about computers. I came across this blog recently and have added it to my RSS feed as it is a great mix of hardware, software, Windows and Linux tips, tricks, reviews and more...
  • Blog Post: Vancouver TechFest Videos

    Just catching up on my RSS reading and noticed some videos over on the Canadian Developers blog from the recent Vancouver Techfest. There are some very interesting, short, videos filmed by our own John Bristowe where he interviews a number of smart people including a couple of MVPs. The one that caught...
  • Blog Post: [Videocast] My Favorite Office 2007 Trick

    I like playing with new hardware and software as much as the next geek and I was thrilled when Rick managed to snag our team a few copies of Camtasia Studio from TechSmith . I've used their tools in the past and love them. I thought I'd use the tool to record a screencast of my favorite little tip from...
  • Blog Post: Real World Azure: An Overview of Cloud Computing

    The other day Rick posted an entry on cloud computing and asked “As IT Pros who save the world every day at work – what do you think about all this “cloud” stuff?”  It led to a lot of comments and questions. Our colleagues over at TechNet Edge have started to answer the questions around cloud computing...
  • Blog Post: Real World Azure: The IT Professional’s Role and Windows Azure

    It’s obvious by the number of comments to Rick’s post , and my last post on Azure, that there are a lot of questions still on your mind in regards to cloud computing.  IT Pro Technical Evangelist Joey Snow and Senior Architect Evangelist Brian Prince are back at it again! This time Brian gives the...
  • Blog Post: On The Road – EnergizeIT Quebec edition Part 1

    Quick update – we’re on the road and living large en route to Québec City from Ottawa. Christian managed to get his summer tires on his car in time for the roadtrip. I thought we’d put up some updates along the way as we’re driving. I’m using the Bell wireless internet stick sitting in the front seat...
  • 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: Jean-Philippe on Vista Deployment

    Jean-Philippe Breton is the Infrastructure and Desktop Deployment Team Leader for Alphamosaik , a Microsoft Gold Certified partner located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He and his team recently lead a 10,000 seat deployment of Vista with SP1 for a major Canadian transportation company with offices...
  • Blog Post: Early Adopter Success Story

    A while back we posted an entry in the From the Trenches category about Mark Seniow and his implementation of Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 in production while the product was still at the Beta 2 stage. If you missed that post you can read it here. Mark credits his success in part to a program we ran last...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Licensing 101

    Licensing. It can be a headache, it is often misunderstood and things are different in the virtual environment. There are some great virtualization specific licensing resources I wanted to share to help you navigate these waters. First of all there are two calculators available online. Calculator 1 lets...
  • Blog Post: Installing Hyper-V on Core

    In case you didn't know another RC1 build of Server 2008 was released late last week which includes the Hyper-V beta. You can download the beta here ! Hyper-V is the hypervisor based virtualization technology that can be included in x64 versions of Windows Server 2008. Server Core will be the recommended...
  • Blog Post: [Videocast] Windows Server Virtualization Preview

    OK, now I am getting excited and I have to thank fellow IT Pro Advisor Arlindo Alves for finding this gem. :) More and more of the "Internal - Microsoft Confidential" stuff we got to see at our recent technical training seminar is starting to become public and this is a biggie. We've talked about it...
  • Blog Post: Around the Clock IT on Hyper-V

    With Hyper-V now in the RTM stage and available for download I thought I'd share this interview with Sean and Rick from Around the Clock IT. They implemented Hyper-V when it was still in the RC stages and have been running some production servers in a virtual state since. Take a listen as they share...
  • Blog Post: Cameron McKay: Rebuilding from the Ground Up

    Energize IT 2008 has come and gone. I had a great time talking, rocking, and connecting with the GTA community. Ruth shared this interview she did with Cameron McKay from McKesson Canada about their total network rebuild around Hyper-V, SQL 2008, OCS and more.... You can count on hearing more about this...
  • Blog Post: What's Your Digital Lifestyle?

    The digital lifestyle has been one that most readers of this blog have probably been living for quite a while. We all seem to be up on the latest gadgets, tweaks and using technology in every part of our lives. About a year ago we saw this video at an internal Microsoft event and I see they released...
  • Blog Post: Vista Q&A With Mark Russinovich Now Online

    A few weeks ago I posted an entry with some information on a web cast being held with Mark Russionovich around Vista and deployment.  Mark was joined by a group of experts and IT Pros who have already deployed Vista and they took your questions throughout the sessions.  You can view a snippet...
  • Blog Post: On The Road – EnergizeIT Quebec edition Part 3

    subtitle: Childhood memories of Roadtrips Do you do roadtrips now with family / kids / friends? I remember a number of trips that I took as a kid in my parents yellow volvo station wagon. It’s funny how visual images bring back memories so clearly. I feel like I am going back in time when I drive on...
  • Blog Post: On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 4

      subtitle: Donuts and coffee secrets   What’s a road trip without coffee and donuts? it’s unheard of. While on the road out east – we tried to share the secret of keeping your coffee in your cup instead of being spilt on your lap while trying to drink it in a moving car. Since the roads in...