Canadian IT Manager's Blog

Broadly connecting Canadian Infrastructure and Development Managers through career, industry and technology insight.

October, 2005

  • Looking to recognize someone for the great work they've done! Check out this Canadian Recognition program

    Recognition is another way to highlight what your teams have done and help managers with IT Pro retention ! Not every organization is doing this and I've learned that recognition is a key way to keep people jazzed about their role and show them how they...
  • IT Pro Resource Guide available for download

    If you've come to one of my team's events I'm sure that you've heard about our resource guide. This quick reference guide was created to help Canadian IT Pros evaluate, deploy and maintain Microsoft products and technologies. It may be of some benefit...
  • Clarity on my SQL in the enterprise post

    I've gotten a question regarding one of my previous posts on SQL in the enterprise. It seems that I really wasn't to the point. To ensure clarity, my comment "this is not your basic database and with great capability comes the need to ensure you properly...
  • Shared Source Licensing

    As i ndemnification and licensing is a concern to almost every IT manager I thought it worthwhile to share information on the availability of three new template Shared Source licenses. Taking this approach, all of Microsoft source code releases will be...
  • Virtualization Licensing Changes

    Last week we announced some significant licensing changes with regards to virtualization and Windows Server 2003. As with how we addressed mulit-core processers it seems we are taking another simular industry step. Starting with Windows Server 2003...
  • SQL Deployments grow in size and amount

    I was talking to an IT manager for a large financial bank in Canada about the pending SQL 2005 product launch. He was looking forward to the product as it has been a while since we’ve updated the product version. Today he uses SQL 2000 in a departmental...