Step-By-Step: Managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Via Windows 10

Details are beginning to emerge as to how Windows 10 will empower IT Professionals. What such detail made know recently is the availability of Server Manager specifically made available for Windows 10.  Server Manager for Windows 10 provides the same robust capabilities to manage multiple servers, roles and features.  An excellent addition to any IT…

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End of support for Windows 2000, XP SP2 and Windows Vista RTM

As we announced in 2008, support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. Support for Windows 2000 will end on the same date. Support for Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010. NOTE: There is no Service Pack 3 for the 64-bit version of…

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Vista and Server 2008 SP2 – What You Need to Know

Wow they are busy down in Redmond!  Yesterday Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 was released and today Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 were completed!  I’ve been doing some digging to find out what is new and noteworthy as well as what resources are available.  So what’s new in SP2?…

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A Few Sleepless Nights

A while back Ruth did an interview with Cameron McKay about an upcoming infrastructure project he was in the planning stages on.  While the planning is done and the implementation also complete, I thought it was time to revisit with Cameron and talk about how things went.  Turns out Cam was one step ahead and…

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EnergizeIT – out east – UPDATE: Halifax Venue!

In my previous post on our EnergizeIT activities out east and why there were not readily apparent on the mass mailing, I mentioned that we were going to a number of cities, including Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton and St. John’s. I neglected to include final Registration links – so I thought I would take a moment…


Hyper-V in the Lab

I met Mohamud Ashoor in my travels to Vancouver at various VanTUG events and we regularly chat on IM as well.  A few weeks back he was telling me about his home lab setup and how he uses it to sharpen his skills, keep up with technology.  In our discussions the topic of a blog…

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Windows 7 Springboard

You might have heard that the first Windows 7 beta was released today and you may have even downloaded it!  If not you can find out how to get it here!  While you are downloading it be sure to check out the new, revamped Springboard portal dedicated to Windows 7. Windows 7 Springboard Portal So…

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Who wants an Xbox Elite?

Update:  Contest closes on December 31st!  Get your answers in and get entered to win! Now that I got your attention I wanted to talk to you about the sad state of, just kidding 🙂  Yes the headline is true, we got an Xbox Elite to giveaway along with a copy of Rock Band: Special…

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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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SP2 + 7 = TechDays

Ok so that isn’t exactly math but it does remind me of the calculus I took in high school but let me explain 🙂 I know there is a lot of interest in Windows 7 with nearly everyone asking me when there will be a public beta.  I know there are a few places that…

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