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  • Blog Post: What's up with the new look and feel?

    If you are reading the blog in an aggregator you may not have noticed the new look and feel on the Canadian IT Managers blog website ( http://blogs.technet.com/CdnITManagers ). Our team has a great intern working for us right now and he has put together the graphics for all of the Canadian Advisor blogs...
  • Blog Post: FYI: Registration for Canadian 2007 Microsoft Office System and Windows Vista Launch events open

    In case you haven't already heard, the registration for the Office and Vista launch events across Canada is now open. To register, head over to: http://www.microsoft.ca/technet/anewday2007 The day is packed full of exciting information for both IT Professionals and Developers and will run from 9am to...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Podcast Series - Virtualization: The Road Towards Dynamic IT Systems

    Earlier this month , I mentioned that I'd be posting the first interview in our IT Manager Podcast Series. Today my interview with Greg Mathieu from Business Information Group, and Rodney Buike from Microsoft Canada, is available for download in either MP3 or WMA formats. In this interview we talk...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Thanh Trinh-Quang - Telebec

    I recently had the opportunity to talk with Thanh Trinh-Quang about his SQL Server 2005 implementation at Télébec. The interview is available in mp3 format. NorthernTel/Télébec, Québec’s leading regional telecommunications company, has a history of overcoming business challenges through the use of...
  • Blog Post: [IT Manager Podcast Series] - Security

    Once a month, Barnaby Jeans has been publishing podcasts on IT trends and technology issues. This month, he talks to Stephen Ibaraki from the Canadian Information Processing Society & Bruce Cowper from Microsoft Canada about the top security trends and threats that IT professionals need to anticipate...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft IT Manager Podcast Series

    Later this month I'll be publishing the first interview in the Microsoft IT Manager podcast series that I've been hosting. We’ll be discussing a broad range of current trends and technology issues including security, reliability, virtualization and more with IT experts and analysts from across the country...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Podcast Series - Unified Communications

    This month in the IT Manager Podcast series I talk to Bill Buxton from Microsoft Research, Bryan Rusche from Microsoft Canada, and Evan Zaleschuk from MTS Allstream about unified communications and whether it will change the way Canadians work. For more information on the series, check out http:/...
  • Blog Post: New resident blogger - Ruth Morton

    Earlier this month , I mentioned that I would be introducing a new contributor to the blog. Today I want to introduce Ruth Morton, the newest member of the Community Evangelism team. Here's a few words from Ruth Hello from the newest member of the Canadian IT Pro Advisor team! Let me take just...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Interview with Richard Swann, Loki Management Systems

    I recently had the opportunity to talk with Richard Swann, the President of Loki Management Systems regarding their experiences in looking at offering their solution on Linux. Loki Management Systems, a leading Canadian workforce management solutions provider, has built its business on the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New Year's Privacy Resolutions

    I have just finished reading through all of my unread RSS feeds and came across this one from David Canton, one of our guest bloggers. With his permission I want to share the following with you to make sure that as an IT Manager you are not negatively contributing to privacy concerns. Originally from...
  • Blog Post: Toronto is a packed house...

    You may have noticed I've been a little behind in blogging on the Candian IT Managers Blog. Part of the reason for that is the Launch tour that is now in full swing. The team is currently delivering both IT Pro and Developer focused sessions to a combined total of over 4000 attendees. The team will be...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year and some housekeeping...

    First let me wish everyone a Happy New Year. Over the past year we have seen the Canadian IT Managers blog grow in terms of contributions, and blog posts, as well as comments and feedback. As we enter a new year I expect to see this blog to continue to grow and mature. If you have any suggestions on...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista, .NET 3.0 and Windows SDK Compatibility Matrix

    As an IT Manager you might be responsible for application development within your organization. One of the current challenges is trying to figure out which versions of Vista, the .NET runtime, and Windows SDK work together. Tom Archer , the Program Manager for the Windows SDK Tools and Build Environment...
  • Blog Post: [IT Manager Podcast Series] IT System Management

    Once a month, Barnaby Jeans has been publishing podcasts on IT trends and technology issues. This month, he talks to Derick Wong from Microsoft Canada and Jeff Kent from Cineplex Entertainment about the evolution of network management. The interview is available in both mp3 and wma formats. For...
  • Blog Post: Are you Ready?

    You may have noticed that there haven't been alot of posts here this week. This is due partly to me being heavily involved in the launch tour that is just starting its run across Canada. Rodney has a great post from yesterday's event in Edmonton http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2006/11/23...