What is Azure Rights Management?

Azure Rights Management Services (RMS), newly added to Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite, enables the ability to help protect sensitive company information by controlling how said information is used and to block unauthorized access. The service uses identity, encryption, and authorization policies to insure files and email are secure. Rights Management stays with the files and…

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Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group

One of the most talked about (and now frequently requested) feature in SQL Server 2012 is AlwaysOn Availability Groups. It brings SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery to a whole new level by allowing multiple copies of the database be highly available and potentially using them for read-only workloads and offloading management tasks such…


Building a Knowledge Blogging System in SharePoint

  Recently I sent out a call to MVPs across the country to share some of the interesting things they are doing with the broader IT Pro community across the country.  One of the folks that responded is Sean Wallbridge, a Microsoft SharePoint MVP from Victoria, BC.  In this post Sean shares with you the…

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Licensing software in the cloud

A girlfriend of mine called me up this weekend looking for a DVD copy of an older piece of software. She was rebuilding a computer for a family member who had the product key but no installation media. I’m sure many of you have similar stories trying to fix or repair computers for your family…

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RunAs Radio – Robert Manages SharePoint 2010

As part of EnergizeIT 2010 we have partnered with RunAs Radio to produce some podcasts on Office 2010.  The first podcast of this 4 part series was posted yesterday.  If you don’t already subscribe to RunAs Radio I encourage you to do so.  It is a great podcast aimed directly at IT professionals. ————————- In…

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Thinking About Anti-Virus

The other day this blog entry came through my RSS reader and got me thinking.  Security technologist and author Bruce Schneier wrote a post called Is Antivirus Dead?  He summarized his post with “Bottom line: antivirus software is neither necessary nor sufficient for security, but it’s still a good idea. It’s not a panacea that…

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Mississauga SharePoint User Group Kicks Things off with 2010!

This week was a busy one not only because of the fact that Windows 7and Windows Server 2008 R2 hit the streets, but also because many details surrounding Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 were announced at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas which just ended.  Many of you that attended TechDays in Toronto and…

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Office 2007 SP2 – What You Need to Know

Office 2007 Service Pack 2 was released today and aside from rolling up all the hotfixes released since SP1 there are some additional changes provided by this update.  There are three key changes in Office 2007 with SP2. Interoperability – Office 2007 SP2 adds support for read, write and save capabilities for the ODF 1.1…

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IgniteIT Awards Finalist – Edmonton School

Project: K-12 Network Overhaul   The Challenge Describe the situation, challenge or problem you or your team faced.   A private K-12 school was running on a Windows Server 2000 network with an infrastructure that had been neglected and was falling apart. Viruses, spyware, 10mb hubs, and lack of backups plagued the system. The schools…

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IgniteIT Awards Finalist – Neuroplacity Lab

Project: Elderly (Alzheimer) mental fitness   The Challenge Describe the situation, challenge or problem you or your team faced.   My mother have major stroke major, leave her right side of body total unmovable. She needs total care. I see my mom can feels and think except she can’t move. Then I wonder how good…

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