Faced with choices. I must evaluate!

As an IT professional this is a concept you know very well. This is why most of us got in the business anyway.  Find cool technologies, play with them, learn how to integrate it and take advantage of it.  It’s like playing with toys! Really cool toys.  This is why a lot of us have…

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Get the jump on Windows 8

There has been a lot of excitement over the launch of Windows 8 in the consumer space and the launch of the sleek new Windows Surface has just added to the buzz. However, for those who manage, secure and maintain the IT infrastructure for organizations, corporations and companies across Canada, the information provided to the…

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Windows 8: The least spooky thing to come out this October

Think the release of Windows 8 means there’s toil and trouble brewing for desktop deployment specialists and IT project managers? Not so! It’s really not that spooky and here are 3 reasons why: There’s lots to like about Windows 8 for organizations. From AppLocker to BitLocker, from Client Hyper-V to Group Policy Management, there are…

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Meet Windows 8

It’s a big day for Microsoft with the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface. It’s the start of a new era where the term “personal computer” is being redefined and were the lines between business and consumer, work and play, are becoming blurred. It’s also the continuation of a trend where we see IT…

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Get up and go! Windows To Go, that is….

With the arrival of Windows 8 a whole world of possibilities are becoming realities. Especially with enterprises that are juggling with roaming usage, consumerization of IT, Consultant access to corporate network…. Those are 3 of the scenarios where Windows 8 will bring a tremendous value. That’s right, VALUE!!! I was just discussing this with a…

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Windows 8: Why you should be excited.

It is finally here. Microsoft’s most anticipated operating system in years is ready for prime time, and all around the world the enthusiasts are downloading bits, stores are putting out their new offerings with the new OS, and IT Pros around the world are asking the same question they have asked for years: do I…

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Shortcuts for Windows 8

With the GA of Windows 8 just around the corner, I started to put together an article of tips and tricks. However, then I found this great post over on the Go Dev Mental student blog written by my colleague Susan Ibach on all the keyboard shortcuts she could find. I’m not too proud to…

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Taking Windows 8 for a test drive

While your organization may not be ready to roll out Windows 8 as soon as it becomes available on October 26, chances are like any good IT professional, when it comes to new technology, you want to evaluate and test it out, take it for a test drive and play around with it. Colin Smith…

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Exciting Software–Thou shalt evaluate!

As I sit on board the Via train on my way to Montreal I am thinking about what a great way to travel this is.  For one thing, I don’t have to drive; I also have relatively decent Internet connectivity, which means I can use my time efficiently, and not have to worry about the…

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GRS – We’re Listening

Feedback is central to much of what we do at Microsoft Canada.  We use that feedback to make sure we’re focused on the right way to help YOU by providing resources, answering questions and generally trying to help set you up for success with Microsoft-based solutions. Twice a year, through something we call the Global Relationship…

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