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  • Blog Post: Techdays 2011: Windows Client and Windows Phone Track Unleashed

    Even with the bounty of online forums, webcasts, blog posts and articles, in person events are still a critical part of keeping up to date with the latest in technology as well as gaining valuable relationships with others in the industry. TechDays is a great way to make sure your IT team have the knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Reason #42 For Your Team to Attend TechDays 2011: Hands-On Labs

    TechDays Toronto is only a few days away, and here is yet another reason that your team should be there next week or in Vancouver or Montreal in November, right in the thick of things. Not only are there great sessions and a plethora of experts to learn from, but this year we’ve also added a number of...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Retention

    You can attend all the conferences, seminars, and training courses that you want, but just watching and listening will only allow you to retain about 10% of the information given to you. A measly 10%. That’s a pretty low return on your investment. Luckily, we’ve designed TechDays to help participants...
  • Blog Post: Local Flavours Track at Microsoft TechDays Canada 2010

    I love the technical community in Canada. In particular, I find that it's our collective willingness to share knowledge and insights with others that makes us special. I see this demonstrated on a daily basis through our team's interactions with user group leaders, Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft RDs, and...
  • Blog Post: Special Edition of the Manager Tech Talk at TechDays Vancouver: Mary Jo Foley on the Future of IT

    Don’t you wish sometimes that you had a crystal ball showing you what technology is coming down the pipe and if it’s going to disrupt your status quo? It would just make life so much easier. No more guessing what the CIO is going to insist be deployed ASAP just because he read about it in PC magazine...
  • Blog Post: AlignIT IT Manager Podcast #42–Virtualization with Jeff Woolsey

    Last week when my colleague Jonathan Rozenblit and I were at TechDays Toronto , we had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Woolsey, the Principal Program Manager Lead for Windows Server Virtualization at Microsoft. During our chat we talk about virtualization (of course!), but we also discuss managing...
  • Blog Post: Here’s the Scoop on TechDays 2011

    Over the last few weeks I have received many emails from individuals across the country asking about TechDays 2011 so I figured I would give you all an update.  Over the last few months the team and I have been discussing how we can make TechDays 2011 even better than in previous years.  We...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011: Security, Identity and Management…Oh Yeah!

    TechDays is THE conference for technical training in Canada and it’ll be hitting these cities on these dates: October 25-26: Toronto November 15-16: Vancouver November 29-30: Montreal This year I’m putting together the speakers and sessions for the security, identity and management track. It’s going...