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  • Blog Post: EnergizeIT snapshot of "Future Geek" T-Shirts

    The Kids needed some clean shirts after playing around outside this afternoon, so I pulled out the “Future Geek” T-Shirts from the EnergizeIT event my team put on this past weekend. Thirty bucks went to the Kids Miracle Network for these shirts. Not Bad – even Kelli (my wife) approves of them....
  • Blog Post: Un « recap » pour mes visites en Québec la semaine passée

    Mon dieu, que temps se passe très vite. C’était juste une semaine que j’ai complétée mon présentation à Québec (Ste. Foy). J’ai déjà écrit au sujet du group d’usager en Québec et mes expériences avec les participants avec Small Business Server. Je veux partager quelque chose avec les participants qui...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Innovations Tour Wrap Up post (Ottawa and Toronto)

    I am going to cheat and have a double post for both Ottawa and Toronto so I can be completely caught up and wrap up the tour and carry on with some other posts in my drafts folder. First off - Ottawa. I always like presenting in Ottawa - maybe it's because it's where I live and I'm not technically...
  • Blog Post: The TechNet Innovations Tour - Montréal stop

    I love the city, I love the people. I don't know what else to say. I had a great time delivering the TechNet Innovations Tour stop in Montreal last Thursday. I had an opportunity to meet a number of you and I wanted to thank you for the kind comments and encouragement. Nothing beats a crowd that is...
  • Blog Post: Halifax Stop of TechNet Innovations Tour

    The dual city launch of the TechNet Innovations tour has come and gone with great success. I wrote this on the plane ride back, but just now getting around to posting it after spending a great weekend with the family. My goal is to post these closer to the event itself so that you have something to comment...
  • Blog Post: The Montréal IT Professionals User Group meeting….

    Still playing catch-up from last week - but I wanted to highlight the Montreal IT Pro UserGroup meeting (September the 28 th ) where I delivered a session on ISA server 2004. For those of you that didn’t know, Mitch asked me rather last minute to step up and present something. While he was completing...
  • Blog Post: Ottawa TechNet Monthly (October 2005) Resource Page

    The first Ottawa TechNet monthly session on Advanced Active Directory Design was well received by the crowd that made it in on the 25 th … I am glad to see the interest is still there (and growing) to continue to have these sessions within the timeslot (12 to 1:30) that seems to work best for everyone...
  • Blog Post: Academic Session on Virtual Server Scripting at Dalhousie University

    (A little late on writing this one, but travel is tough for finding time to post, yet alone write.) And now for something completely different... I had the opportunity to be the first on the Canadian IT Pro team to present to an academic audience in cities that coincided with various tour stops...
  • Blog Post: New Blog from a colleague - "No Spin Architecture"

    For those developers that happen to read my blog (I know you are out there…) you might be interested in a newly hired colleague of mine on the developer side of the house – Mohammad Akif. He’s an Architect that came to us from SUN and is VERY well versed in J2EE and our .NET platform. He sits on the...
  • Blog Post: Get your Windows Vista Beta 2...

    I just posted on the Canadian IT Pro blog the process to get yourself started on either downloading or ordering a copy of Windows Vista Beta 2 (32 or 64 bit). Here's the link to the post with the details .
  • Blog Post: Exchange Performance Tuning and the IBM Storage tour

    I just wrapped up the eastern half of a partner event with IBM Canada storage group. I was asked to speak about Optimizing Exchange Performance at their 1/2 day information session on SAN storage solutions based on their DS4000 series SAN architecture. It was really nice to see the business partners...
  • Blog Post: Next Canadian TechNet Tour: “TNX - TechNet Exchange”

    In case you didn't know, the Canadian IT Pro team and TechNet Canada are significantly underway with the planning and logistics of the first tour of the new year. I am the Primary content lead and I'm having a BLAST pulling these collaborative technologies together into one action packed day of enabling...
  • Blog Post: Attended the OWSUG meeting last night - were you there?

    I attended the Ottawa Windows Server User Group meeting last night to hear Rory McGraw talk about Monitoring AD Security with MOM 2005. I have a more detailed post on how the meeting went and the content over on the Canadian IT Pro blog ( http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2006/02/24/420468.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Demo Bot Hardware Specifications

    I just posted the detailed hardware specifications of our “DemoBot” system on the blogs.technet.com/canitpro team blog site. I thought I would direct you there in case you are a bit of a hardware geek and wanted to know what sort of horsepower runs the events we run. Check it out!