[Podcast] Interview with Eli Robillard of the Toronto SharePoint User Group

As I catch up on stuff over the holidays, I wanted to post a podcast with Eli Robillard, a Microsoft MVP in SharePoint and leader of the Toronto SharePoint User Group (TSPUG).  In our conversation, Eli answers the age old question of “Why start a user group?” and talks about his experiences getting TSPUG off the ground…

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[From the Trenches] – AlphaMosaik MOSS2007 Interview Original French Responses

William Heurdier (Montreal, Quebec) Here are the original French-language responses provided by William Heurdier of AlphaMosaik on their deployment of MOSS 2007 Beta to production.  The English-language Q&A can be found here. —————————————— Nous sommes très heureux d’entendre qu’Alphamosaïk a lancé Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 en environnement de production. Pourriez-vous préciser à quelles fins vous utilisez…

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[From the Trenches] – AlphaMosaik Implements Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Beta in Production!!

William Heurdier (Montreal, Quebec) Before the Windows Vista,  2007 Microsoft Office System, and Exchange Server 2007 Launch got under way, I had a chance to talk to William Heurdier of AlphaMosaik in Montreal.  AlphaMosaik boldly implemented Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 on their production intranet and internet sites while the product was still at the Beta 2 stage. …

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Guest Blogger – When Support Fails

Colin Harford (Edmonton, Alberta, IT Pro) Advice for calling tech support Colin Harford recently wrote a post on a positive support experience he had.  Unfortunatley he also had a bad one and I asked him to share the story along with some advice on dealing with support.  Here is what he had to say. ————————————————–…

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This is how we do IT

Being a Microsoft employee means eating our own dogfood.  No not Kibbles ‘n Bits, but using all our latest technologies, long before they RTM.  A lot of people as what it is like working in such an enviroment and as a geek, I love it.  I love working with the latest OS and software, even…

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Guest Blogger – Writing the Vista Resource Kit

Mitch Tulloch (Winnipeg, Manitoba – IT Author) Windows Vista  Before I joined Microsoft, Mitch Tulloch was instrumental in helping me get more involved in writing and more importantly, getting paid to do it!  Mitch has written 14 books, and countless articles for various technical publishers but his biggest challenge to date would have to be the Windows…

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Launch Tour Stats

The launch tour is on a holiday break after successful events in Vancouver and Victoria last week.  We had good turnout at the Vancouver event and the highlight of the day was the President of VANTUG, Graham Jones, up on stage during the keynote talking about the importance of the community.  Coming from a user…

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Launch Links

As we deliver the Business Value Launch content to IT Pro’s across Canada one slide that we show at the end of each session contains a list of links for more information.  Typically we have a post tour thank you page with all these resources but due to the holiday break, this page won’t be…

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Calgary IS Ready

The Business Value Launch event was held in Calgary and we had some fun, so much so that a little power outage didn’t stop us from doing our thing!  With all the hardware we have up on stage, I am surprised that the venues don’t have to fire up the emergency generators to keep up…

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Launch 2007 – Ottawa – it’s a wrap. Victoria here we come.

5 sessions later – Barnaby and I on stage for the second time in two years, we delivered the content – Ottawa seemed to be pleased and we had a lot of fun.We’re going to be going through the feedback and evaluation forms as well as comparing notes after talking with a number of you…