CANITPRO at Microsoft Ignite Australia

****This post was edited and reposted*****   Hello Folk, I’ve been on the road this week presenting in Australia.  The Gold Coast to be more precise. I know it’s a rough assignment but what can I say.  Someone has to do it. In any case. I attended a session that I believe all system administrators…

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On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 5

subtitle: Monster of all shapes and sizes. Wrapping up this road trip from Ottawa to Quebec City involves a mix of strange companions: Nudist Camps, Monster Trucks, Dinosaurs and a little weather control. I have to mention the Nudist camps along the route – just because there are at least three of them between Ottawa…


On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 4

  subtitle: Donuts and coffee secrets   What’s a road trip without coffee and donuts? it’s unheard of. While on the road out east – we tried to share the secret of keeping your coffee in your cup instead of being spilt on your lap while trying to drink it in a moving car. Since…


On The Road – EnergizeIT Quebec edition Part 3

subtitle: Childhood memories of Roadtrips Do you do roadtrips now with family / kids / friends? I remember a number of trips that I took as a kid in my parents yellow volvo station wagon. It’s funny how visual images bring back memories so clearly. I feel like I am going back in time when…


On The Road – EnergizeIT Quebec edition Part 1

Quick update – we’re on the road and living large en route to Québec City from Ottawa. Christian managed to get his summer tires on his car in time for the roadtrip. I thought we’d put up some updates along the way as we’re driving. I’m using the Bell wireless internet stick sitting in the…


Real World Azure: The IT Professional’s Role and Windows Azure

It’s obvious by the number of comments to Rick’s post, and my last post on Azure, that there are a lot of questions still on your mind in regards to cloud computing.  IT Pro Technical Evangelist Joey Snow and Senior Architect Evangelist Brian Prince are back at it again! This time Brian gives the white…

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Real World Azure: An Overview of Cloud Computing

The other day Rick posted an entry on cloud computing and asked “As IT Pros who save the world every day at work – what do you think about all this “cloud” stuff?”  It led to a lot of comments and questions. Our colleagues over at TechNet Edge have started to answer the questions around…

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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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Around the Clock IT on Hyper-V

With Hyper-V now in the RTM stage and available for download I thought I’d share this interview with Sean and Rick from Around the Clock IT.  They implemented Hyper-V when it was still in the RC stages and have been running some production servers in a virtual state since. Take a listen as they share their…

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Cameron McKay: Rebuilding from the Ground Up

Energize IT 2008 has come and gone.  I had a great time talking, rocking, and connecting with the GTA community.  Ruth shared this interview she did with Cameron McKay from McKesson Canada about their total network rebuild around Hyper-V, SQL 2008, OCS and more….  You can count on hearing more about this over the next…

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