Are you an Influencer who blogs? Tell us!

It is amazing what you come across when you are not looking for it.  I was poking around this blog looking for something when I noticed my name in a list a the bottom of a post. It is a list of blogs that was probably put together three or four years ago by either…

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TechDays Tools List!

ZoomIT – the most requested tool from TechDays, used by presenters to zoom in on areas of the screen Sysinternals Suite – free tools for everything from background info to Active Directory PowerShell v2 – included in Windows 7/2008 R2 but available for XP, 2003, Vista and 2008 NotePad++ – enhanced script editor with support…

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TechDays-SSM Status

title Vancouver Toronto Halifax Calgary Montreal Ottawa Winnipeg From Zero to Live Migration: How to Set Up a Live Migration                2008: Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) and Management Integration                Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Virtualization Considerations and Best Practices  open   open…


TechDays 2009 - Servers, Security and Management - final Draft

While I can’t say its final (only Damir can say that) – I can say that this is the final draft version of the vetted track sessions for Techdays 2009 – Servers, Security and Management Track. It has been reviewed and commented on by over 35 ICT community members across Canada.  I am now actively…


Windows 7 - Experience From The Field

Welcome to the Windows 7 – Experience from the Field page.  This is your spot to share what hardware and software you are using on Windows 7 as well as any workarounds you may have come up with.  While this is in no way an official endorsement, nor is anything fully supported I thought it…

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TechDays Data Platform Track Resources

Session 1 – Take Control of the Enterprise: Effective Solutions for Governing your Environment with Policy-Based Management   Enterprise  Policy Management  Framework –      http://www.codeplex.com/EPMFramework Policy Based Management Blog –      http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlpbm/default.aspx Lara Rubbelke’s Blog –      http://sqlblog.com/blogs/lara_rubbelke/default.aspx David E. Myers’ Blog: –      http://www.DavidEMyers.com To learn more about the PowerShell scripting Language –      http://powershell/pages/GettingStartedWithWindowsPowerShell.aspx –      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b4720b00-9a66-430f-bd56-ec48bfca154f&DisplayLang=en   Session…

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TechDays Infrastructure Track Resources

  Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Cluster Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering Clustering on Microsoft TechNet: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107273 Clustering Webcasts: http://msevents.microsoft.com Clustering on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/aa373130(VS.85).aspx   Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 Deployment and Migration Best Practices EBS Jumpstart Kit: http://www.ebsjumpstartkit.com/index.aspx Virtual EBS User Group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/EBSUserGroup/ EBS Click-Through-Demo: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4264a0fe-c3af-44c9-868a-c5a2a6d12fd4&displaylang=en EBS Preparation and Planning Wizards:…

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TechDays Canada Speaker Badges

Here are some sample speaker badges. The idea behind the colours is to identify which track you are speaking on and will be carried forward throughout the event as a way for attendees to identify what their primary track of interest is as well as serve as a connection point during “birds of a feather”…


Toronto - ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

Main Discussion Points: Tech companies should help educational institutions keep current as many have hardware/software that is years old Students already outdated when they graduate since they are taught using outdated products Geek image needs to be changed and those in IT are not helping Mentoring programs for those in IT need to be expanded…

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Toronto - Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

Main Discussion Points: Trend towards consolidation – taking in-house apps and co-locating them Concern about security and control of hosted apps, as well as co-located ones   Details Observation: One company was forced into it – Main Reason: integration Challenge: Web != Security – Security and Infrastructure Key Challenge: How do I get tools talking…

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