Vote for the MY TechNet Tour

A few times a year the TechNet team travels across Canada delivering technical readiness sessions to IT professionals.  The tours are always focused around a particular theme, take the Core I|O Tour last fall which had branch office as a theme.  Going out for the Fall tour this year we are changing things up a bit and letting YOU vote on what YOU would like to see us come to your city and talk about.  We are hitting 10 cities across Canada in this tour on the following dates.

City Date
Winnipeg October 11th
St. John's October 16th
Ottawa October 18th
Quebec City October 23rd
Montreal October 25th
Vancouver October 30th
Calgary November 1st
Edmonton November 6th
Regina November 8th
Toronto November 20th

Now there are a LOT of topics we could come and talk about, and with the diversity of the Canadian IT community we did have to narrow it down to a few specific themes.  The themes were picked from feedback we receive from various resources and there should be something for everyone in all of the themes.

So now it is YOUR turn.  We await YOUR vote on what YOU want to see and learn about.  Go vote, sign up for the TechNet Flash to keep up to date with the voting results and register for the event in your city.  Do you want to know how to secure your environment?  Manage a collaborative work environment?  Or plan and test a disaster recovery plan?  Let us know!  We await your decision!


Comments (15)

  1. Marco Shaw says:

    My vote: one location on the tour for either NB or NS.

    Can’t please everyone?

  2. Bob Robinson says:


    How to set up VPC 2007 to use in Home, SBS and Enterprise evironments.

    – Requires instruction with examples for a quick and simple Home, progressing to Small Office to Enterprise Testing environments.

    – Then Virtual Server (with comparisons to VPC)used for Program development, testing and production. How to set up SQL data services and how to quickly add in new evironments as needs require.

    – Success stories as examples.

    – Where are the got-ya areas in performance, security and availability.

    -How can virtualization be used to consolidate workloads and/or improve availability.

  3. Ray Outair says:

    I voted for My TechNet Tour, and I was asked if I wanted to register, so I did (Toronto), however the date was different (November 20th) and you posted November 13th, which one is correct?

  4. Rodney Buike says:

    @Marco, we can only hit one Maritimes city and we rotate them.  We have been in Fredricton and Halifax and we will be there again in the future 🙂

    @Bob, we will be using and discussing virtualization but not focusing on it.  You may want to check out the fall IT Managers tour which will discuss this a little bit more.

    @Ray, thanks for the heads up.  I am looking for clarification from the event management team.  All my information shows the 13th 🙂

    Rodney Buike

    IT Pro Advisor

  5. ye110wbeard says:

    Yeah I got the same odd thing.  Schedule says the 13th, Registration says the 20th.

    I think I’ll just take the whole week off to be safe.

    Where’s the topic about "How not to irritate members of large corporations with too much roasting."

    I think I’d like to see that one.   Pity tho, the attendance might be a bit low…

  6. ye110wbeard says:

    Ummm would it be considered unfair to say…er… spend the day activating live accounts just to load up the votes in ones own favor?

    Might involve a lot of typing and a case of Rockstar I think…

  7. Rodney Buike says:

    OK I got an update and the date is the 20th.  The event management agency could not get the venue for the 13th.

    Hope to see you there!

    Rodney Buike

    IT Pro Advisor

  8. Russell Allen says:

    @Rodney – You mention you can only be in one Maritime city, however, there are none listed for the tour. Will there be an addition for either:

    – Saint John

    – Fredericton

    – Moncton

    – Halifax

    – Charlottetown



  9. ye110wbeard says:

    So I DON’T have to take the whole week off?

    Nuts.  I was actually looking forward to that.   Good excuse too.

    Maybe I will just cuz…


  10. Rodney Buike says:


    We will be in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Ocotber 16th, the second stop on the 10 city tour.

    Rodney Buike

    IT Pro Advisor

  11. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft Canada has announced the upcoming fall tour dates and locations for the 2007 fall TechNet Canada

  12. Russell Allen says:

    @Rodney – Just for your own info – NFLD is not part of the maritime provinces, it’s the fourth province in whats referred to as "Atlantic Canada".

  13. Rodney Buike says:

    I stand corrected.  In my defence I am a prarie boy who has only been East of Ottawa twice in my lifetime.  

    Still learning something everyday….

    Rodney Buike

    IT Pro Advisor

  14. Rodney Buike says:

    An interesting bit of reading for those interested…

    Rodney Buike

    IT Pro Advisor

  15. Hasaan says:


    any chance of bringing the tour to Saskatoon. i attended the launch tour in January in Regina so was hoping to see you guys in toon town.

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