BYOD Basics: Managing iOS 8 Devices Via Microsoft Intune

With the recent release of iOS 8, many IT Professionals have been wondering how said devices with the now upgraded OS offering would be managed via existing Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. Some also wonder the length of time till an update is pushed down from said MDM vendor to address the change. Microsoft has…


What is Microsoft Virtual Academy?

IT professionals are, for the most part, driven to best use technology to enable people from within the organization they support.  To do so, system administrators, Infrastructure Specialists, Solutions Architects, etc, must keep their knowledge of IT best practices, solutions and tools current to ensure best efforts are always put forward to further enable organizations….


Put your Career into Hyperdrive by Adding Hyper-V to your Skillset

  The world is increasingly becoming a multi-hypervisor world. With nearly two thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, IT professionals are challenged to become experts in more than one virtualization offering.  With time and resources always in limited supply, Microsoft has created a solution path to help assist IT professionals cope with…


Microsoft Virtual Academy: Live Q&A!

The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next FREE & PUBLIC event Live Q&A: Introduction to Hyper-V on Wednesday April 3rd, from 8:30 am – 10:30am PST with virtualization experts Jeff Woolsey & Symon Perriman. Ask your customers to join this live online event designed…


4 New Technical Training Sessions - Get a "Jump Start" in the New Year

We love travelling this great country of ours, especially when we get to connect with the IT Professional Community and to deliver in person events.    If IT Camps have taught us anything, it’s that there’s an huge appetite out there for deeply technical, hands on training.  And rest assured, before you start asking about it in the comments…


Never Stop Learning - Virtualization & Private Cloud

It’s a pretty exciting time at Microsoft. We have a lot of new products that have just been released and others that are coming out soon. Based on what I’ve seen and gotten my hands on so far, I think those of you that work with Infrastructure (whether you’re planning to virtualize or extend your…


The Top 5 Learning Resources to Brush Up on Your Skills This Summer

Summer is a great time of year.  The weather is nice, the sun shines, there’s no snow to shovel or try to drive through.  It’s also a time of year when the traffic on the roads gets a little lighter and the office is a less busy.  You might even get the chance to leave…


7 new Microsoft Virtual Academy courses covering Private Cloud technologies

It’s never easy keeping up with all the latest technologies but at least the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) helps. If you haven’t checked it out already, it’s a free training portal which allows you to get up to speed on the latest Microsoft technologies all at your own pace. And great news…here are 7 new…


Become a Licensing Expert

Licensing.  It’s the topic that we all love to hate, or to ignore at any rate.  Based on the feedback we get through GRS (the Global Relationship Study) Survey that we send out twice a year, Licensing is a major pain point for many of you.  We hear you loud and clear and we’re doing more…


Flight Delays, Lounges & Continuous Learning

I write this while sitting in an Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Winnipeg waiting for my flight to Calgary for Prairie IT & DevCon West (March 13-16, 2012 at the Telus Convention Center).  I had actually planned to write this later tonight but because the we had to wait for our pilots on my…