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  • Blog Post: Mark Russionovich on Vista Performance

    I am the first to admit that Vista did not perform to expectations when first released. I know a lot was driver related and there has been a noticeable difference experienced in the last year and I know a lot of people who are actually using Vista who will agree with that. Still there can be the occasional...
  • Blog Post: Mark Russinovich Chat on Application Compatibility

    With every new OS release comes some new features, changes to old features, fixes, kernel updates and more. While you might have read about some of these new features you probably have questions and now is your chance to find out more about Windows 7. On Thursday, June 18, Mark Russinovich will host...
  • 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: 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: Windows 7 Live Talk Webcast: Deployment Tips from Early Adopters

    There are a lot of webcasts, videocasts and resources available for those planning, piloting, deploying or managing Windows 7 at the Microsoft Springboard site.  There are case studies and stories of deployment success and while still relevant they are typically based around US customers and scenarios...
  • Blog Post: Ignite Your Career - IT Pro Style

    I've been on the road now for 6 weeks - connecting with IT Professionals and IT Managers across the country (literally - St.John's to Vancouver). One of the questions that come up in almost every stop over the last 3 years of working on this team has been a question around "career". These are more general...
  • Blog Post: Creating and Managing a Private Cloud: free 2 day online training

    You may already be well versed on Windows server 2008 and Hyper-V and you may already be running a component or two of the System Center suite, but do you know how to put it all together to to build out, manage and operate a private cloud? Join this free 2 day online Jump Start course designed for IT...
  • Blog Post: We’re growing… And we need you!

    As many of you know I work for Microsoft Enterprise Services as a Senior Technical Account Manager. I've been here for 6 years and I constantly get the question “what is it like to work for Microsoft?” . I always answer the same thing. “it’s fantastic!”. You get to work...
  • Blog Post: Mark Russinovich Chat on Windows 7

    With every new OS release comes some new features, changes to old features, fixes, kernel updates and more.  While you might have read about some of these new features you probably have questions and now is your chance to find out more about Windows 7. On Thursday, February 12th, Mark Russinovich...
  • Blog Post: Pssssst! Wanna leg up with your career?

    No… I’m not the guy with the trench coat asking if you want to buy the letter C, but I do want to make sure you’re in the know.  Talking with head-hunters / recruiters / IT Managers out there and there’s one thing they’ve told me again and again. They look to hire professionals with personal skills...
  • Blog Post: “What have you been up to lately? How’s the IT department?” Ignite your Career – Episode 3

    Picture yourself walking into an elevator and having a senior executive standing in there. After the pleasant head nod, you press your floor button and stand to the side. After the doors close - the executive finally recognizes you and remembers you’re in IT. Because it’s a long ride up – she asks you...
  • Blog Post: Important Webcast Tomorrow: Learn About Exciting Developments in Microsoft’s Private Cloud Strategy

    Tomorrow (January 17th) at 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST there is a really important webcast featuring Satya Nadella , the President of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business.  If you are interested in hearing developments about Microsoft’s Private Cloud strategy including the System Center product line...
  • Blog Post: UAC: How to Leave it Enabled

    I know a lot of people who are running Vista and disabling UAC. I'll admit UAC can make for a frustrating install and setup experience with the repeated prompts with every application you install and every MMC console you launch. Turing it off, while it may allow you to get things done faster, is not...
  • Blog Post: Monthly Online learning opportunity listing

    Hello folks, This is my compilation of some of the online resource available to you in April 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: Windows 7 – A Review from the Field

    I got an email from Raphael from PCWhizKid.com the other day letting me know about some Windows 7 videos he posted. He does a great job showing off a slew of new features and functionality in Windows 7. Take a look and pass them on! ";" galleryimg="no" mce_src...
  • Blog Post: Plan, Test, Assess, Deploy

    He’s back!  On April 29th, join Microsoft Technical Fellow, Mark Russinovich , as he will be leading a discussion around the process of planning, testing, assessing and rolling out Windows 7 in an enterprise organization.  Having just finished up the Windows 7 Deployment Deep Dive Community...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Online learning opportunities: February 2012

    Hello folks, This is my compilation of some of the online resource available to you in February 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...
  • Blog Post: Online Media nourishment. Fit for IT Pro consumption.

    Hello folks, This is my compilation of some of the online resource available to you in January 2012.   JANUARY 2012 !!!  My god… Where did 2011 go???  Time really flies by,  and that’s one more reason to review this list and plan our learning opportunities. This list featuring...
  • Blog Post: Getting the goods!

    Hello folks, This is my compilation of some of the online resource available to you in December. This list featuring both live and on-demand content for December including webcasts, videos, virtual labs, and podcasts by product and topic. this is not the WHOLE list of the available content. but these...
  • Blog Post: Desktop Virtualization Hour

    With the recent Windows 7 Deployment Deep Dive tour wrapping up tomorrow night in Saskatoon one of the most common question topics was desktop virtualization.  From XP Mode to MED-V, App-V to VDI there are plenty of choice to fit the needs of the particular situation.  What is the best migration...
  • Blog Post: Application Compatibility and Virtualization

    The legacy application. Some have a longer legacy than others but we all have them. Those applications that won’t run on anything but Windows XP, or in some cases even, Windows 9x. It was a little over 3 years ago when I was installing a $250,000 CNC milling machine that I came into contact with my biggest...