What is a TechNet+ Subscription?

I get asked this question all the time and there are a lot of misconceptions about what exactly is included with a TechNet+ Subscription and how it can be used.  So let’s clear this up!  I copied the following from the TechNet+ Subscription page but I’ll try and go a little deeper in explaining things….

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How would you like a DoubleDouble ?

This time of year everyone is rushing to get things done both work and in their home life. As you rush to the get ready for the holidays – you might also be like a lot of IT folks who relish the time in-between December 25th and new years eve.  This slower / quieter time…


To use a .Local or real internet DNS name for SBS (Small Business Server)

I while back I got into a debate with a good friend of mine – Mitch Garvis – President of the Montreal IT Pro user-group.  He’s a hands on Small Business Server guy with plenty of practical real world experience with the product and with various customer requirements. We were having a few drinks with…

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Dell Chooses Ubuntu

I have to say I am a curious individual.  If I was a cat, I’d probably be dead, but I am not a cat and I have a blog.  So I am curious about what you think about certain things and because of this I have created a new category on this blog called Commentary…

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Vote for the MY TechNet Tour

A few times a year the TechNet team travels across Canada delivering technical readiness sessions to IT professionals.  The tours are always focused around a particular theme, take the Core I|O Tour last fall which had branch office as a theme.  Going out for the Fall tour this year we are changing things up a…

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TechNet – How we do demos (and a special offer)

We are often asked how a person can get the software to build up a demo environment and do the demos we do when we are on tour.  Believe it or not, just because we work for Microsoft we don’t have an unlimited pile of installation media and license keys to pull from.  We primarily…

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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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[Guest Blogger] – Do Managers Care About Certification?

A few weeks ago Jennifer Waters posted the first blog entry dealing with certification and asked the question Does Certification Really Matter?.  In the next post, she asks whether managers care about certification.  —————————————————- Let’s face facts.  Certification is all about where it can get you.  Most people don’t fantasize about studying or taking exams,…

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The 7th City for TechDays Canada 2009 – Halifax or Edmonton?

Note: To be completely transparent – I am pulling for Halifax on this one. 🙂 I was born in Fredericton, grew up in Saint John and have a particular soft spot for “out east” or “down home” when it comes to this question. A couple of weeks ago, my colleagues and I were swinging through…


Real World Azure: An Overview of Cloud Computing

The other day Rick posted an entry on cloud computing and asked “As IT Pros who save the world every day at work – what do you think about all this “cloud” stuff?”  It led to a lot of comments and questions. Our colleagues over at TechNet Edge have started to answer the questions around…

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