My TechNet Q&A – Montreal

Damir and I have returned from Montreal after dropping in for the My TechNet Security tour.  We had a great time at the Montreal IT Professionals Group talking about data security tools in XP and Vista and then a packed house at the event on Thursday.  Again there were some great questions at both sessions…

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[Funnies] Alternate Methods of Security

Hook up a wide open wireless router with range boosters.   Attach a wide open computer FULL of pornography with no internet access.   They’ll be so busy drooling and downloading they won’t have time for your corporate network. Get a huge (and ancient) but REALLY impressive looking tower.   Put it behind a big expensive locked cabinet…

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Ignite Your Career – Resource Page

Based on the success of the recent MSDN series focusing on helping developers manage their career, the Canadian TechNet team decided to follow suit and in partnership with the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) – produce a 5 part series on career for the IT Professional. Based on the registration numbers and active participants – this is…


Opening Up the HyperCall Virtualization API

I got a heads up last night about a pretty big change that was being announced today.  Early on in the life of Virtual Server 2005 we (as in Microsoft not the CanITPro team) opened up the COM APIs which allows anyone to create applications to interact with a Virtual Server.  A great example of…

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Understanding the MVP Program – Part 1

We often get asked what an MVP is, how someone becomes an MVP, what exams are required and other questions along those lines.  Being a former MVP (they strip that credential when you get hired at Microsoft) I try my best to explain the program but figured why not get our Canadian MVP Lead, Sasha…

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Windows Server Virtualization

Last week I participated in an event held in Cambridge called WWITPRO in the Know and gave a talk on Windows Server 2008 and Virtualization. I think the talk went well, but I had a couple of technical difficulties, and I wasn’t able to complete the demos I had planned. So I’ve put together two…

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The Black Art of Security

Security.  It is on the minds of more and more people these days as evident by the large draw of the My TechNet Security Tour, the coverage in the press, and conversations with other IT professionals in Canada.  Security is important.  One of the challenges with security and building a secure network is knowing what…

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[Funnies] How do You Handle Stress?

Some creative ways of dealing with stressful situations. Now “Miss Manners” says that walking about the office with a small pry bar and a loaded AK-47 is not the best way to handle stress or stressful situations. And truthfully so.  It only ends up in hurt feelings (and fingers). But these situations need to be…

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My TechNet Q&A – Ottawa & St. John’s

Rick visited St. John’s Newfoundland  and I made my way to Ottawa for the My TechNet Security tour and again the sessions led to some great Q&A at the end of the day.  There were some great questions on SQL database encryption and you can find out more information on this at the following websites….

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