[Review] Mark Zielinski’s Review of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000

One of the great things about being part of the IT Pro team here at Microsoft Canada is that we get to play with a lot of toys that Microsoft sells.  Playing with the toys we get is all well and good but it’s not fun unless you can share what you have learned about…

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December TechNet Magazine is available!

The latest installment of the TechNet Magazine is available online today.  This issue covers one of my favourite subjects, Exchange Server 2007!  There is a great article in there on my favourite feature of Exchange Server 2007 as well, and that is the Exchange Management Shell! Read the magazine online here: English or Français Or…

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Guest Blogger – When in doubt call PSS!

Dave Lewis (Oshawa, Ontario – IT Pro) Windows Server 2003 R2, PMC and PSS An IT Pro in Oshawa Ontario wanted to share an experience he had with Product Support Services recently.  I encouraged him to do so as all to often we let things get in the way of solving an issue.  It is OK to…

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Guest Blogger – DFS is a beautiful thing!

Simon Collier (Edmonton, Alberta, IT Pro) Windows Server 2003 R2 and DFS During the Edmonton stop of the Vista/Office/MOSS 2007 launch tour I met Simon Collier.  Simon wanted to share some learnings he aquired with his implementation of Windows Server 2003 R2 using DFS.  Got a similar story to share, get in contact with one of the IT Pro’s…

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Edmonton IS ready!

Congratulations Edmonton, you are the first city in Canada to be ready for a new day as we brought the Vista/Office 2007/Exchange 2007 launch event to the Shaw Center in Edmonton.  It was cold, snowing and blowing but that did not stop almost 1300 IT Pro’s, developers, BDM/TDM and interested parties out to witness the…

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Edmonton is getting ready!

The launch has begun in Edmonton and at the time of this writing the Keynote is being delivered.  It is cold (-27 windchill), snowing and blowing but that did not deter the people of Edmonton from showing up in huge numbers.  Just take a look at this overhead shot of the crowd and multiply it…

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Vote Now!

A while ago we asked you to submit your nominations for the 2006 Canadian IT Pro Innovation Award.  There were a lot of great entries and we had a hard time pairing the list down to a top five.  After a few long discussions and some heated debate we managed to agree on a top…

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Your Solutions – Add/Remove Components over the Network

Ryan Fitzsimmons (Edmonton, Alberta) Adding and Removing Windows Components over the network Your Solutions is another new series on the CanITPro blog where we will be highlighting IT Pro’s across Canada who have come up with innovative ways to manage their Windows environment. The first article was written by Ryan Fitzsimmons ————————————————– Network monitoring tools are ubiquitous within…

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[Podcast] PowerShell with Bruce Payette

A few weeks ago I was in Redmond for MS101, a new hire training program.  Looking for a reason to cut class, I managed to arrange an interview with Bruce Payette from the PowerShell team.  Here is our conversation about PowerShell! http://www.canitpro.ca/podcasts/BPPowershell.mp3 By the way, you can read the introductory chapter of his book at…

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Want an xBox360?

Dumb question I know, but if you are looking to get your hands on one I know a way you maybe able to snag one for free!  Now you are interested aren’t you! Complete the TechNet Launch 2007 Quiz and get yourself entered in a draw for an xBox360!  There are 10 questions in total,…

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