[Funnies] Holiday Help at the North Pole

Poor old Santa Claus.   Another year has come up and he is having SO much trouble dealing with managing the elves.   Production problems left right and centre.   Suppliers are backed up because they can’t communicate properly with poor Santa.     Simple difficulties in production and questions are causing major backlogs. Some elves needed to book some…

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Happy Holidays!

   On behalf of the Canadian IT Pro team I’d like to wish everyone the best in this holiday season and best of luck in 2008!  It has been an exciting year for our team with Ruth and I passing the one year anniversary at Microsoft and on this team.  We’ve all enjoyed coming out…

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Understanding the MVP Program – Part 2

In my previous guest blog entry I touched on some “MVP Program Basics”. I received a few notes from people who read it and thought they are a good match. I look forward to receiving more and possibly getting a few new MVPs out of all those contacts I made. In this guest blog entry…

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Installing Hyper-V on Core

In case you didn’t know another RC1 build of Server 2008 was released late last week which includes the Hyper-V beta.  You can download the beta here!  Hyper-V is the hypervisor based virtualization technology that can be included in x64 versions of Windows Server 2008.  Server Core will be the recommended OS to run as…

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[Funnies] My Replication

Sorry to Mr. Townsend and Mr. Daltry of the Who.  Their version was WAAAAAY better. My Replication Sql servers going d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my replication) Data’s droppin’ on the ground (Talkin’ ’bout my replication) Stripe set in there’s gettin’ old (Talkin’ ’bout my replication) Stupid tech was pretty bold (Talkin’ ’bout my replication) I need…

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IT Pro Innovation Awards – Last Chance to Nominate!

Nominations close for the 2007 IT Pro Innovation Awards.  If you or someone you know is doing something innovative with technology be sure to get the nomination in by December 15th.  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…

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[Podcast] Kevin Coleman – From Social Engineering to Cyberwar

This is the last podcast in the series from my time at SecTor.  Kevin Coleman was the Chief Strategist at Netscape before becoming a Senior Fellow and Strategic Management Consultant with the Technolytics Institute – an executive think-tank.  When Kevin talks security he is talking high level and on a global scale.  He has testified…

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UAC: How to Leave it Enabled

I know a lot of people who are running Vista and disabling UAC.  I’ll admit UAC can make for a frustrating install and setup experience with the repeated prompts with every application you  install and every MMC console you launch.  Turing it off, while it may allow you to get things done faster, is not…

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[Review] Palm Treo 750w

About a week ago Damir gave me a Palm Treo 750w to try out.  I recently switched to Rogers so I’d have the freedom of switching SIM cards between devices.  I am a bit of a gadget guy and love to try new mobile devices and SIM cards make this easy.  My own personal device…

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