March, 2010

  • Collaboration in the Enterprise

    As Damir and I trek across Canada on the Align IT tour , we’ve been talking to a lot of IT folk about collaboration in the enterprise. IT organizations that are moving from being seen as cost centres to being strategic business assets are finding ways...
  • Virtualization Case Studies…

    Over the last few weeks,  I have had numerous requests from folks asking about case studies. I.e. what are other people doing and how is it working for them. So here goes… Here is a short list of some of the Canadian case studies and Microsoft Resources...
  • Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk Performance

    For best performance, should I use dynamic or fixed disks, how about differencing or raw disks and what about for specific workloads? If you have ever asked yourself questions like those (and let’s face it if you are a geek like me, frequently)… do I...
  • Network Configuration for Live Migration Guide released.

    Since we added Live migration to Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V R2 Server, I have had numerous requests from people wanting an official guide to the networking configuration requirements for optimal performance and reliability. The good news is that the guide...
  • Growing IT Leadership and Connecting with Winnipegers

    e-Mentoring Opportunities Today is International Women’s Day and so a very appropriate day for the CATA WIT announcement of the e-Mentoring program “to help women aspiring to be CIOs move into IT leadership positions”. Why is this important? Here is an...
  • End of support for Windows 2000, XP SP2 and Windows Vista RTM

    As we announced in 2008, support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. Support for Windows 2000 will end on the same date. Support for Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010. NOTE: There is no...
  • RSA Conference 2010: Identity at the Forefront

    This week the RSA 2010 conference is happening in San Francisco and, as usual, Microsoft is an active participant at the event . Today Scott Charney, vice president of Trustworthy Computing, keynoted about Microsoft’s continued efforts to create...