Heroes, Apply Here

HeroPronunciation: ‘hir-(“)OFunction: nounInflected Form(s): plural heroesEtymology: Latin heros, from Greek hErOs There are a lot of heroes in day to day life.  Fire, police, paramedics, armed forces, system administrators, network engineers, systems analysts, the list goes on.  Some may find it odd that I listed some IT related careers in that list, but I think…

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Future of the Server Room Video

For those who got the chance to attend the Future of the Server Room event you have already seen this video.  But since we didn’t make it everywhere, and I know how much everyone loves these videos I posted it on Soapbox and you can view it here. Video: Longhorn Beta Distribution Process Enjoy!

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What’s in a name?

Windows Server 2008.  Not exactly the most imaginative or creative name for a product but hey it is a network operating system.  I guess that means it doesn’t deserve a cool name like Vista or Feisty Fawn.  But did you ever wonder where the name came from?  Well check out this video on the naming…

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[Guest Bloggers] A Review of the FoSR Tour

  Nelson and Danielle Ruest (Victoria, British Columbia, IT Pro) The Future of your Server Room Rick and I recently got the chance to meet a couple (a married couple) of MVPs from Victoria, B.C.  They have something in common with us as they also tour delivering technical sessions on what’s new, what’s coming and why you should care. They’ve…


[Guest Blogger] It’s Official, Windows Server 2008!

Good friend of mine, MVP and technical author Mitch Tulloch sent this post in and it could not be more timely…. ————————————————– Mitch Tulloch here as guest poster to the Canadian IT Pro Blog. Well, the word is out—at WinHEC today, as reported by Redmond Channel Partner, Bill Gates announced that the official name of…

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What Should Server Managament Tools in Vista Look Like?

After we launched Windows Vista, a number of you commented to me that there was no way to install the Windows Server 2003 AdminPak (adminpak.msi) on Windows Vista to manage your existing infrastructure.   Though we did publish a KB document on how to get these tools working in Vista, it is not as clean as…

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An interesting year…..

Today the Energize IT ’07 “early-bird” registration page went live.  You can go and register yourself for the event and join us for the day as we celebrate the past year and get your geek on!  Energize IT ’07 will be a big event, much bigger than last year and we have a lot lined…

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Learning Longhorn

Longhorn Beta 3 is out the door and in the hands of a lot of people now.  You might be one of them.  If you are like me you’ll poke around, try a few things and blow away the install a few times before you get it right.  Now you may not have the time…


[Videocast] Windows Server Virtualization Preview

OK, now I am getting excited and I have to thank fellow IT Pro Advisor Arlindo Alves for finding this gem. 🙂  More and more of the “Internal – Microsoft Confidential” stuff we got to see at our recent technical training seminar is starting to become public and this is a biggie.  We’ve talked about it, you’ve read…