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    The article is by  SharePoint MVP Tom Resing http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2014/07/28/why-sharepoint-on-azure.aspx
  • Blog Post: SP24 - 24-hour global online SharePoint Conference

    As an MVP, I get curated content which I am sharing with you … Check out SP24 - a 24-hour global SharePoint Conference co-organized by Canadian MVP Vlad Catrinescu. SP24 is an original online conference that will start in New Zealand on April 16th at 10pm GMT and will finish 24 hours later. SP24 will...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Conference 2014 Keynote, Videos and Learning Assets

    The Keynote and videos (featuring Canadian MVPs!) from last week's SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2014
  • Blog Post: Chat--Mark Smed, IT and Networking Expert, NPA Board Director, NPA Journal Publisher and Chief Editor

    Mark Smed started as a self-employed consultant, integrating computers into small business in 1989. The range of work expanded into installing networks and consulting with businesses on the fast paced changes in technology. As his career progressed he taught Network Administration at a small business...
  • Blog Post: 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 new PC, doing much more than just voice, email and...
  • Blog Post: The Business Value of Online Communities

    I've recently started joining some of the online communities I've been hearing so much about like Facebook , SecondLife , Twitter and Flickr and I have a confession to make - I'm quite addicted to them. Especially Facebook. In fact, I'm thinking of starting a 12 step program, as I know I'm not the only...
  • Blog Post: Using SharePoint to Aid Internal Collaboration

    Way back in February, Microsoft put on a huge event to announce the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. Seems so long ago now! I was there, along with thousands of others, taking in the keynotes and hanging out by the "Ask the Expert" area. While there, I also had...
  • Blog Post: Cross-Canada Q & A with Local Partners

    Even though Office and SharePoint 2010 haven’t been released yet, there are a number of Canadian companies piloting early adopter projects using the beta applications to enhance corporate collaboration, enable management of content and use business intelligence to drive better company decisions. And...
  • Blog Post: Episode #21: Enterprise Search unlocks data to help make smarter business decisions.

    If you have not listened to The IT Manager Podcast recently – or if you have never listened in before, you should take a moment to have a listen to this show. It’s the first episode where we’ve refreshed the format and updated the production elements. It’s only 30 minutes long and this episodes topic...
  • Blog Post: 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 to enhance the productivity of end users. And using...
  • Blog Post: Jeff Kempiners, VP of Avanade, Top-ranking IT and Business Executive reveals collaboration research results

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview, Jeff Kempiners , VP of Avanade in the US, and a top-ranking IT and business executive. Jeff is a founding director to the Global Industry Council ( IP3-GIC). Avanade...
  • Blog Post: Building Secure Collaboration Extranets

    While it's becoming more and more important to be able to connect and collaborate with partners, customers and organizations external to your own, it's IT's job to make sure this is done securely, without compromising company assets or systems. This can be a bit challenging. That's why I'm excited to...
  • Blog Post: Chat on Improving Education: Lauren Woodman Microsoft General Manager, Education Programs; Top Global Technology Policy Authority

    I met Lauren at the February UNESCO summit in Paris where we were both speakers. Lauren provided a passionate description of education challenges which resonated with me due to my long teaching background. Subsequently I talked about her work at the May ITU/UN World Summit on the Information Society...
  • Blog Post: [Partner Story] imason Helps Labatt Build World-Class Intranet With SharePoint

    When Ruth and I crossed the country for the AlignIT Tour recently (post-event resources can be found here ), we got a lot of very positive feedback from you on the real-world stories of how Microsoft Partners helped organizations solve business issues with the technologies we were discussing, including...