Rodney’s Road Trip


Ahhh! September is here, the nights are getting cooler, the sun is going down earlier and we are starting to get into the swing of things.  With the team prepping for the AlignIT Tour and TechDays we'll be coming to a city near you.  I really love getting out on the road, talking with like minded IT folks, sharing stories, experiences, knowledge and the odd pint 😉  So when my travel calendar came out and it said I was stuck in the GTA until I head to Montreal early November for TechDays I figured I needed to do something to get out on the road sooner.  Luckily I found out Stuart Crawford and SAMUC are holding a loadfest on September 27th and when I made arrangements to be there for his event I pinged a few user groups and arranged for some additional visits along the way! 

If you are near any of the following cities, I'd love to see you come out to the user group meetings, join the conversations and have a pint.  You can find out about the events at the following URLs...

September 23rd - Winnipeg IT Pro User Group - Windows Server Fail Over Clustering - This session is a preview session for one of the sessions in the IT Pro track at TechDays.  The really cool part about this is at the end of the session you'll be able to go home and perform all the demos yourself (NO I am NOT giving all attendees a 2 node cluster to take home 🙂 )  Sound interesting?  Well then register for this event already!

September 24th - Regina IT Pro User Group - Windows Server Fail Over Clustering - This is the same session as I will be delivering in Winnipeg.  You can get the details on the Regina meeting at and register for the event here.

September 25th - Edmonton Microsoft User Group - Windows Small Business Server 2008 - Small Business Server 2008 has been released and there are some big changes in the versions, user experience, security, well actually almost every aspect so I am not going to list them all.  I've also recruited an Edmonton based SBS expert, Philip Elder, to join me and drive the demos and offer some real world advice on SBS and his experience so far with SBS 2008.  Information and is available at and you can register for the event here.

September 27th - Souther Alberta Microsoft User Community - LoadFest 2008 - This is a full day session where you can get the inside scoop on new technologies like Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V, Small Business Server 2008, SharePoint Server and Response Point.  There are a variety of speakers each covering off different portions of the day and I'll be handling the Hyper-V and SBS 2008 portions.  Should be a great day and if you want to come out you can register here.

I also have a few extra things lined up along the way and you'll be able to follow my travels on my Twitter feed so start following me!

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