Exchange 2010 Gotchas

Exchange 2010 has been released and available for a few weeks now and a lot of people are looking to deploy.  I was chatting with Rick Shire, Senior Messaging Consultant at CMS Consulting, who has compiled a list of gotchas, things to look out for, as well as resources for you to be aware of when…

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“Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy” Podcast – 12/08/2009

Three guys got together over pints in February 2009 and talked about how one of the issues facing Technical Professionals today is keeping their systems patched and up to date.  This issue was brought up to them at a User Group meeting they were attending (Ottawa Windows Server User Group) where we were participating in…


Road Trip Diary, Part 4: More Big Apple

(originally posted on blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs by Joey DeVilla)    Some more photos from the Big Apple! Here’s their pie menu: The Big Apple is an apple-shaped three-storey building with an observation deck on the roof. Here’s a shot of Damir beside the Big Apple: Here’s a close-up: Inside the building is an apple museum. We were all…


Road Trip Diary, Part 3: The Big Apple

(originally posted on blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs by Joey DeVilla)    When people in Toronto and area refer to “The Big Apple”, we’re usually not talking about New York, but the Big Apple in Coburg, Ontario. It’s one of the must-visit stops on that stretch of Highway 401 that spans the Toronto-Montreal corridor: roadside rest stop, mini-amusement park, apple…


Road Trip Diary, Part 2: The Blogging Rig

(originally posted on blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs by Joey DeVilla)   Here’s the blogging setup I’m using from within the Ford Flex as we drive to Montreal: my laptop with a Rogers stick and carte blanche to use as much bandwidth as I need to continually post from the road. Damir’s at the wheel, I’ve got my seat moved…


Road Trip Diary, part 1

(originally posted on blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs by Joey DeVilla)  Damir at the wheel, looking for an opening on the Don Valley Parkway. I’m blogging and tweeting from the road today! My coworker Damir Bersinic (IT Pro Evangelist) and I have been loaned a Ford Flex equipped with Microsoft’s Sync and I’ve got my laptop hooked up to…


So Then What is App-V?

The other day I wrote a blog post explaining the difference between Desktop Virtualization and Virtual Desktops (aka VDI) and based on the emails I got it answered they question and cleared up the confusion.  It also lead to another question “what is App-v?”. Microsoft Application Virtualization (aka App-V, formerly known as SoftGrid) is an…

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Virtual Desktops vs. Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization is and will remain a hot topic for a while yet.  There are many types of virtualization, which can lead to confusion, and the most notable confusion I’ve been asked to straighten out is desktop virtualization vs. virtual desktops.  So let’s clear the air and set things straight! Desktop Virtualization Desktop virtualization is probably…

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Curious About Windows Azure?

At PDC last week Windows Azure production dates were released and the service was made available for you to try.  What is Azure?  As Ray Ozzie put it, think of it as “Windows in the cloud”.  Still confused?  I don’t blame you as it is a shift from what we traditionally know or think about…

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Office 2010 Beta is here!

Woke up this morning and as is my usual custom I started reading my RSS feeds before starting the day.  And what do I see?  Office 2010 Beta, SharePoint 2010 Beta and more is available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers! That’s right, if you have a TechNet and/or MSDN subscription you can head on over…

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