Guest Blogger – SBS 2003 or How to get free Edmonton Oilers tickets

Brett Finch (Edmonton, Alberta, IT Pro) Windows 2000, XP and SBS 2003 Brett Finch is a member of the executive for the Edmonton Microsoft Users Group and recently told me about how he gets tickets to see his hometown Edmonton Oilers.  I gotta say, after trying to get myself some Toronto Maple Leafs tickets I wish I…

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Guest Blogger – Why I am not an SBSer

Mitch Garvis (Montreal, Quebec, IT Pro) SBS 2003 R2 and Windows Server Technologies Mitch Garvis is an IT Professional who has a strong background in Small Business Server so when he asked me to post an article he wrote on why he does not consider himself an “SBSer” I was a little shocked.  After reading what…

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[Podcast] A talk about the MVP program

On October 23rd 2006, Microsoft Canada hosted an mini MVP summit in Mississauga which was streamed to satellite sites and MVPs across Canada.  It was a great time and I got the chance to sit down with the Canadian MVP Lead Sasha Krsmanovic, SBS MVP Cal McLennan, SQL MVP Tom Moreau and US MVP Lead…

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Infrastructure Optimization Tour ’06 Landing page is live!

In case you didn’t catch my hints in this July blogpost, the first TechNet national tour is around Infrastructure Optimization and supporting Branch Office solutions. The landing page went live yesterday – you can see it here if you like. I am rather excited – as the first tour is always fun to get underway….

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Mobile 5 devices, locally issued cert, .local dns domain with SBS 2003

I got an email from Kenrick Robertson a week or so ago about problems he’s been having trying to get Active Sync working with his new Mobile 5 device and his companies Small Business Server 2003. I knew the problems related to the self signed cert pointing to the common name (fully qualified) of a…

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Coming Soon: Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Release 2

Pamela Lauz, the Product Manager for Microsoft Small Business Server shared some exciting news with me that I suggested she post here.  Here is what she had to say: —————- At the US Small Business Summit Microsoft is announcing Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Release 2 (SBS 2003 R2).  SBS 2003 R2 will be available in Spring…


To use a .Local or real internet DNS name for SBS (Small Business Server)

I while back I got into a debate with a good friend of mine – Mitch Garvis – President of the Montreal IT Pro user-group.  He’s a hands on Small Business Server guy with plenty of practical real world experience with the product and with various customer requirements. We were having a few drinks with…

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