Over $4300 Raised for User Groups through the Azure Community Promotion!!

In conversations with UG leads across the country, we heard clearly for Canada the cloud represents so many opportunities for organizations, developers and IT Pros.   After listening to the feedback, through these conversations and others from TechDays, we decided we needed to do something that drives awareness and helps grow skills.  That something turned out…

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Deployment Deep Dive on Windows 7 Community Tour

Are you running Windows XP? Are you feeling the pressure of creating a deployment plan? Have no fear! Leveraging learning’s from two Windows 7 early adopters this session will give you the skills you need to proceed with your own deployment. The session will focus on free Windows 7 deployment planning and deployment tools that…

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Windows 7 – Are You Ready?

Are you ready for Windows 7? It is a common question now that Windows 7 is released to manufacturing.  This 2 hour 4 part session will cover all the key aspects, guidance, tools and resources to help prepare you and company for Windows 7. For anyone looking how to Discover, Explore, Pilot, Deploy or Manage…

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Are You Ready For Windows 7 User Group Tour

Are you ready for Windows 7? It is a common question now that Windows 7 is released to manufacturing.  This 2 hour 4 part session will cover all the key aspects, guidance, tools and resources to help prepare you and company for Windows 7. For anyone looking how to Discover, Explore, Pilot, Deploy or Manage…

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Kai Axford Canadian Security Tour

Culminis and Microsoft’s User Group Support Services (UGSS) are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of a 9 User Group tour of Canada, between May 26 and June 18, 2009, by world renowned security expert, Kai Axford (CISSP, MCSE-Security). Kai is a Senior Security Strategist in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group and is based in Dallas, Texas….

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TechDays 2009 Community Team

Well you might have heard that TechDays is going to roll across Canada in the Fall of 2009 and while we have 6 of the 7 cities locked we are now starting to focus on content.  And there is a lot of content with 5 tracks each with 8 sessions for a total of 40…

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Halifax “Coffee and Code” or “Lans and Lattes” for IT pros…

Hello Folks As Rick mentioned in his blog post “Stay where y’re at, we’ll come where y’re to” we’re getting ready to head out east. That’s right.  Monday morning, Rick, Christian and I will be boarding an early flight to Halifax. We’ll be there early and the Energize IT Event is an evening event. So…

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EnergizeIT – out east – UPDATE: Halifax Venue!

In my previous post on our EnergizeIT activities out east and why there were not readily apparent on the mass mailing, I mentioned that we were going to a number of cities, including Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton and St. John’s. I neglected to include final Registration links – so I thought I would take a moment…


It’s your opportunity to tell the world how good YOU are.

It’s called the Ignite IT Award. And it’s a way for the community to recognize and reward the work that you do. Yes, that‘s not a typo… The community, your peers… They can review any submission and will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites. Voting starts in: 47 days (March 1st 2009). Tic…

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Vista Tips for All (and more)

Typically the things we chat about on this blog are aimed at the more experienced PC user and most IT Pros know a thing or two about computers.  I came across this blog recently and have added it to my RSS feed as it is a great mix of hardware, software, Windows and Linux tips,…

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