New Role, New Blog

 It has been a long time on this blog, but I thought I would share with you that I am now the Canadian Security Lead, well my official title is ‘Senior Program Manager; Security Initiative’ 🙂  This means that I am back and will be blogging on here and the other blogs: The Canadian IT…

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Blog Switch (you don’t get rid of me that easily)

For all of you wondering if I had disappeared from the planet, you may be pleased to know that I am simply moving blogs. Based on your feedback the Canadian IT Pro team is amalgamating our efforts and our blogs in to two new spaces: The Canadian IT Pro Blog http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro The Canadian IT Managers Blog http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers…

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A Huge Thank-You to all!

It seems like a world ago, but as a follow up from the Vista Beta 1 Install Fest last year, we (and that is everyone that came along) have received a letter from Foodpath in Mississaga, thanking us for the donation. “On behalf of the board of Directors and clients of Foodpath, we would like…

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TechNet Build’06 Tour – The Secure Well Managed Infrastructure

If you haven’t already heard about it in the TechNet flash, from the blogs and Microsoft TechNet site, we are less than a month from the start of the Build’06 tour Build’06 is aimed at everyone that designs, deploys, secures and maintains networks, from large to small. Many of us spent far too much of…

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TASK Server 2003 R2 Security

Last week I had the pleasure of delivering a session to the TASK which concentrated on Windows Server 2003 R2 Security and Management. For those of you that attended, I hope you found the session useful and it was great to get so many questions and your feedback! I have posted the deck and you…

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Inspire Series Workshops

If I was to tell you that there is a series of practical, consultant lead workshops covering a range of popular topics, designed to help you deal with real world challenges, produced and delivered by people who live and breath this stuff day in and day out… I would hope you answer would be –…

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Toronto Area Security Klatch event tonight

As a reminder, the TASK meeting is tonight. I am presenting a session on Windows Server 2003 R2 around security, interoperability and other additions in the latest incarnation of the server operating system. For attendees (on a 1st come 1st serve basis, until I run out) I will be giving out vouchers for a full…

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New Blogs for Canadians

After suggestions from a number of you we have launched a couple of new blogs… Now before you say – we have so many we already read, why more? We have created blogs aimed at groups of people the whole team will be posting to. They are: Canadian IT Pro team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro This blog…

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TechReady in Seattle….

You may have wondered why I have been a little quiet of late. Well, the reason [beyond actually having a vacation of Christmas and New Year] is that I am currently in Seattle at an internal Microsoft event called TechReady. At this conference, we have a huge number of training courses on many of the…

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Happy New Year!

2006 is looking to be one of the most exciting years for the IT Pro Community and we are absolutely pumped about what the year has in store for us! Just to give you a little run down of some of the really cool things to watch out for: TechNet Canada tours:    Communication and Collaboration…

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