SecTor Resources

Last week, Rodney and I both had the opportunity to attend the Security Education Conference in Toronto (SecTor). It was an excellent conference, one that I would recommend if you have anything to do with IT security in your job and can make it to the Toronto area. Next year’s conference is already set for…

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Ignite Your Career – Webcast Series update

WOW. We’ve taken your feedback over the last couple of years and created this webcast series focused on you and your career. We’ve had two go down with great participation and tons of questions. The format works great – it’s all about you and your time to ask the experts the questions – it’s not…


SQLTeach Vancouver Resources

Database Mirroring Resources: SQL Server: Database Mirroring Best Practices and Performance Considerations Database Mirroring in SQL Server 2005   SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring FAQ SQL Q&A: Server Tuning, Mirroring, Log Shipping and more SQL Server Storage Engine : Database mirroring questions from TechEd: Failover and partner timeouts.  How to Configure SQL Server Database Mirroring for use…

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Check out the New Canadian Windows Mobile Site

A couple of days ago I reviewed the HTC Touch from Bell.  Following on the mobile theme, we recently launched an updated Windows Mobile site at http://www.windowsmobile.ca with specific Canadian content and special offers.  The site provides a great set of resources on Windows Mobile including information on carriers and devices available in Canada, how…

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IT Pro Innovation

IT Pro Innovation is an interesting thing.  Not only because it makes things that weren’t possible, possible, but because it highlights the creativity and technical expertise of those doing the planning and implementation.  It shows that being an IT professional takes a heck of lot more skill than just clicking Next in a wizard.  That…

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[Review] HTC Touch Windows Mobile 6 Device from Bell

One of the cooler parts of my job is being able to take a look at different hardware and software that our partners provide us with and then share my impressions with you.  Recently, Bell provided me with an HTC Touch Windows Mobile 6 device to try out and use as my every day mobile…

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TechNet Offer – You commented, we responded!

The other day we posted an offer for TechNet Plus subscriptions offering $70 off.  Pretty good deal until we heard that the US is offering $100 off.  Considering the health of the Canadian dollar this didn’t seem right and a loyal reader named Luke pointed that out in a comment to the blog. Microsoft is…

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SQL Server 2008 November CTP and Online Training Available

Today we announced the availability of the November CTP (Community Technology Preview) of SQL Server 2008 – the next generation of the SQL Server database platform.  You can download either an ISO file or a self-extracting executable of the CTP for all supported platforms (x86, x64, and IA64) from this link. For me, the November…

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[Funnies] All You Need is RUS

From the Beatles tune – “All you need is love” comes (with apologies to the Beatles) “All you need is RUS” Mail, Mail, Mail, Mail, Mail, Mail, Mail, Mail, MailYou need to see what is or isn’t doneNothing should be seen if you’re number oneExchange Enterprise seems all out of sortIt’s easy Mail’s just not…

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TechNet 2.0

  There is a lot of hype about web 2.0 for the last few years. Facebook, MySpace, MS Live Space and others have changed the way people interact and communicate. I am an active participant, as are many of you….it is not a geek thing anymore….it is a people thing…my wife who can’t install an…

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