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    Earlier this year, Christian Beauclair , John Bristowe , and I hosted in-person development manager-focused discussions where we talked about how you, as a development manager, can minimize time, cost, and risk in your development projects. We talked about how development teams are constantly challenged...
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    TechNet Edge has some great video and podcast content and one that caught my eye recently is How Microsoft Secures the Cloud Infrastructure . Here David Tesar, Technical Evangelist, brings us the insights of Mark Estberg and John Howie from the Global Foundation Online Services Security Compliance team...
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    I had the opportunity to talk to a few of the folk at the Halton IT Pro user group , which meets once a month in Hornby, Ontario. I asked them what skills they’d be looking for in an IT professional if they were hiring in 2011. Listen to what they said in this short video: Do you agree? What...
  • Blog Post: Latest Digital Events from Microsoft

    There is always good stuff to be found on the Microsoft world wide digital events site. Below, are the most recent or highly rated webcasts, videos and podcasts specifically for IT managers. Series Highlights: Learn the Benefits of the Microsoft In the Clouds Discover how the world's most widely used...
  • Blog Post: The Latest Digital Events from Microsoft

    I haven’t posted one of these since November – there wasn’t much to write about in December – so when this came into my inbox this week I figured it was time to share. Here is a list of the latest webcasts, podcasts and videos from the Microsoft world wide digital events site , specifically for IT managers...
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    A little while ago I posted about the new series that we’ve started – the Manager Tech Talk Video series. We broadcast our first episode in mid-August and from that broadcast, created an on demand video   and a new on demand audio podcast for our long-standing IT Manager podcast series. Woot! Here...