Using SQL 2005 as an IDS log analyzer – Ingenious!

When my team goes out on tour or as part of a product launch, we meet a lot of people who have fantastic ideas on how to use Technology to get things done and make their lives easier. One of these people is Yaroslav Pentsarskyy – a student at British Columbia Institute of Technology. He…

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….psssst! Veux-tu participer a un program privée Beta pour Windows Vista en Français?

Le programme “Customer Preview” pour Windows Vista n’est plus disponible au public. Mais j’ai un “scoop”… Vous avez l’occasion de participer a un “mini-Beta” pour Windows Vista en français.  OUI – en français! Vous voulez en savoir plus?  Avant de vous donner plus d’amples renseignements, voici les règles: Vous êtes autorisé à procéder à l’installation…

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Why I Did EnergizeIT and What I Got From It (and why you should get involved)

I got this “guest post” from Rod, whom I invited down to step up and present a session at EnergizeIT. He had “put up his hand” to say he was interested in helping out last time he came down to meet with the team so I took him up on it. Here’s his post. —————I…

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EnergizeIT Post event DVD Package update – Missing Longhorn KEY

If you attended one of the events in person, you got your hands on one of the Resource DVD sets. We had so many moving parts involved in a tight timeframe that one or two little things slipped by and have been brought to our attention.  Since the Resource DVD kit was “my baby” to…

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Energize IT 2006 – What A Weekend!

It’s now Monday.  The event was struck Saturday evening and packed into cars and trucks on Sunday Morning. All the attendees are back at work, school or home and are now reviewing the post event materials DVDs and checking out the post event webpage. I can now blog a bit about the event itself and…

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EnergizeIT Social Networking Area will be LIVE on Saturday!!!

I can’t wait. I’ve wrapped up mastering a resource DVD set as well as helping the team to plan the logistics and event flow for EnergizeIT these past couple of weeks. What a time it has been. We plugged the EnergizeIT event during the live Toronto Future of the Desktop tour stop and I’ve already gotten some…

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Live Streaming the Future of the Desktop tour Toronto Stop! Awesome!

Wow… here I am in Ottawa (in my home office), connected to one of the three live streams (one in Ontario with ColdFusion, one in BC with RackForce and one in the UK with Internet Technology Products inc) to watch Damir and Bruce put on the Future of the Desktop tour live in Toronto.  To…

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Would you show your security stuff to the largest BlackHat conference?

Talk about an acid test… I’m on side with it. Who was it that said “keep your friends close and your enemies closer?” Apparently Stephen Toulouse (a Senior PM at Microsoft) submitted a track of session to the annual BlackHat conference in the states and we’re one of the first software vendors to present a…

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Is Security your thing? Ever wonder about Windows Vs. Linux security and marketing FUD?

I just got through reading a bunch of posts on one of my new favourite blog sites http://blogs.technet.com/security/ which is contributed to by Jeff Jones, Director of the Security Technology Unit at Microsoft. Wow… interesting read.  I get questions on this sort of stuff all the time.  He goes through and quite adeptly answers a number…

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