February, 2010

  • Excellence in Action: Development Best Practices

    Excellence is a rare commodity and one can’t be developed overnight. It takes time, training and very often perseverance. With IT becoming an increasingly vital strategic asset and business enabler in organizations today, excellence in the execution of...
  • Managing Your Virtual World

    “Virtualization without management is more dangerous than not using virtualization in the first place.” ~ Tom Bittman, Gartner VP & Analyst There are many good things about using virtualization in your infrastructure: consolidation of physical servers...
  • Calling All Techie Women

      One of the best things about going out on a speaking tour is meeting up with IT professionals across Canada and I was really pumped to discover that there was going to be a Winnipeg Girl Geek Dinner the same week that Damir and I would be there...
  • Collaboration without Compromise

    Social networking, emerging economies, the consumerization of IT…there’s little doubt that these trends are changing how, when and where business is conducted. And regardless of a certain recent product announcement , the mobile phone is becoming the...
  • Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions

    The R2’s are out the door with the release of Hyper-V R2, SCVMM R2 and MDOP R2.  As with the new release of any technology you are probably wondering how it works, how to use it and how it is going to make your life easier.  Well I am happy...
  • Free e-book on Microsoft Virtualization (until end Feb 2010)

    Now I have you attention… This is a question I get asked on a regular basis: “Microsoft has a broad portfolio of Virtualization technologies and you talk about the concept of ‘from the Desktop to the datacenter’; what does that really mean?” The short...
  • Welcome and Thank You for Your Time...

    Good morning Everyone. By way of introduction my name is Jeff Ewin and this is officially my first blog post here on the ‘Because It’s Everybody’s Business’ blog. Ok…make that my first Blog post ever! I guess I’ll start with a very brief introduction...
  • Virtualization… in BIEB?

    Now I perhaps have your attention with As a quick introduction, my name is Bruce Cowper and I am the Virtualization Lead for Microsoft Canada. My role encompasses Virtualization from the Desktop through the DataCenter and in to the Cloud. Now having thrown...