Launch 2007 – Ottawa is READY!

Main room loading up just after the keynote and Barnaby and I are 2 minutes before showtime. I heard after taking my first break – 1200 individuals showed up – more than expected. I would have to say it was the largest crowd I’ve seen in Ottawa. Lots of new faces and people who had…


Launch 2007 – Ottawa Registration Walkthrough

So the same path I took the evening before for setup, I took with all the people in the process of registration. This was taken AFTER I had my coffee and was prepared to actually shoot something with the camera. All this stuff happened after I had already setup the workstations for the event and…


Launch 2007 – Ottawa day of event arrival

Ugh… When you travel – it is easier to get out of a hotel bed and off the the venue nice and early then it is to do it when you are in your home city.  It was really hard getting out of my nice warm bed to get here in time to setup my systems…


Launch 2007 – Ottawa Community VIP Event

In each city we stop at for the 2007 Business Value Launch, we decided to take some time and acknowledge and thank the local IT communities we work with throughout the year. Instead of a traditional UserGroup presentation that is the norm – we decided to hold a special social networking event where each UserGroup…


Winnipeg IS ready!

In a continuing trend spreading across this nation, IT Pros are getting ready, ready for a new day!  Don’t worry it is not contaigous, it is just the IT Pro Advisors taking the Business Value Launch tour across Canada.  Last week I was in Winnipeg and I am happy to say, Winnipeg is now ready….

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Launch 2007 – Ottawa Site Walkthrough and Setup

After checking in at the office and meeting with various people, it was time to pack up and head down to the actual venue for the launch event here in Ottawa. It’s the Ottawa Congress Centre.     I decided to take some video of what the venue looks like the day before as it…


Launch 2007 – Ottawa Gear checkup and walkthrough

I thought it would be interesting to share the technology that goes on behind the scenes as well as the schedule that we keep while on the road for this large Launch event. This morning I laid out all the gear, checked all the cables and verified I wasn’t missing anything in order to get…


What a Launch, what a week! Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007

Man – what a week! Light on the blog posting material? Where have we been? In case you were sleeping under a ROCK someplace, Microsoft Canada is currently full swing in our Business Value launch for Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Vista and Exchange 2007.  Let me recap some chronology for ya… Rodney and Damir kicked it…


Inside the War Room

So today is launch day in Toronto where we kick off the cross Canada tour as we release Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.  There has been a lot of prep that has gone into this event and with a successful event in Edmonton on November 23rd we are ready…

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Are you using PowerShell yet?

If the answer is no go download the RTM version, check out the TechNet Script Center PowerShell page, grab the PowerShell Documentation Pack and start writing those scripts. If you are using PowerShell you should send me an email with some samples and I might have something special for you 🙂  I recently did a podcast…

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