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….


Step-By-Step: Deploying Virtual Desktops with Windows Server 2012

What is desktop virtualization? Its many things to many people. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Session Virtualization RemoteApp In this post we will only cover what desktop virtualization is and what components, needs and challenges are addressed by desktop virtualization. The Microsoft Virtual Academy has a great jumpstart session on VDI.  here is the overview recording.(see…


System Center 2012 SP1– Overview

System Center 2012 SP1 has been on most of our radars since Windows Server 2012 was released.  as you know, when release in Q2 of 2012, System Center 2012 didn’t support the unreleased Windows Server 2012 operation system. The original System Center 2012 release was designed for Windows Server 2008 R2. The new System Center…


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…


Liste De Liens Pour Approfondir Ses Connaissances

J’ai toujours trouve que le montant d’information sur les propriétés internet de Microsoft était énorme. Il y a des moments où je me demande ou je vais trouver l’information que j’ai besoin. Surtout qu’il y a plusieurs sites. Tous avec beaucoup de ressources disponible. Microsoft Virtual Academy TechNet Office Edge MSDN Comme je suis sur…


Listing of learning opportunities

I find the Microsoft properties vast and fertile locations to find good contextual and relevant training material. It’s true… With properties like the ones bellow, there is so much content, that it become hard to keep track of all the sessions you want to review. Microsoft Virtual Academy TechNet Office Edge MSDN   I’m always…


On-line Learning Resources for Server 2012

In response to Ruth’s recent article on the Windows Server 2012 Canadian Launch Tour and IT Camp Events, Brian asked ‘So for us small town folks is there going to be a self paced Camp?’  This is a very common question, and we decided it deserved more than a quick response. Let me start by…


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…