Talking about IT as a Service

Tomorrow I talk to folks in Montreal, the last city on the itSMF Canada Professional Development Days tour. It been an interesting experience. Usually I talk about Microsoft products and the problems they solve but on this tour my focus has been on IT services in general with only a little bit about the tools…

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Jeff Kempiners, VP of Avanade, Top-ranking IT and Business Executive reveals collaboration research results

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview, Jeff Kempiners, VP of Avanade in the US, and a top-ranking IT and business executive. Jeff is a founding director to the Global Industry Council ( IP3-GIC). Avanade has more than 7,200 professionals in…

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Charles Hughes, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee – ITC Royal Chartered 100th Livery Company of London England

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Charles Hughes: International Strategist & Thought Leader, Chairman, Board Director, Master Information Technologists’ Company, Founder eManagement Ltd., Founding Chair IP3, Past President British Computer Society, Recipient – Bill Gates Influencers Roundtable Award & IFIP…

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itSMF Professional Development Days in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal

I’m heading out in a few days for a couple of weeks of travel. Instead of the usual AlignIT tour this fall, I’ll be speaking at the itSMF Professional Development Days for their Taking Care of Business national tour along with a number of other interesting and talented speakers: City Date   Calgary Monday, October…

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TechNet Edge Spotlight: How Microsoft Secures the Cloud Infrastructure

TechNet Edge has some great video and podcast content and one that caught my eye recently is How Microsoft Secures the Cloud Infrastructure. Here David Tesar, Technical Evangelist, brings us the insights of Mark Estberg and John Howie from the Global Foundation Online Services Security Compliance team at Microsoft. They talk about Microsoft’s history with…

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LiveKd for Virtual Machine Debugging

When Dave Solomon and I were writing the 3 rd edition of the Windows Internals book series Inside Windows 2000 back in 1999, we pondered if there was a way to enable kernel debuggers like Windbg and Kd (part of the free Debugging Tools for Windows package…(read more)

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Leon Strous New President of International Federation for Information Processing, IFIP, announced at World Computing Congress

You saw the interview with Leon Strous in IT Manager Connection and I wanted to provided an update from their news release. I had the good fortune to be invited to the World Computing Congress where I chaired a panel session on IT Professional Certification with luminary panellist and audience  participation from three continents. In…

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Windows Live Essentials 2011–Take it now!

I received this update from the MVP Program – thank you Simran Chaudhry and Ljupco Grmaskoski the Canadian MVP leads. I also interviewed Dharmesh Mehta, Director Windows and Windows Live Division, Microsoft Corp, on Windows Live and all the great new benefits. ———————– We are pleased to announce that Windows Live Essentials 2011 for Windows…

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Chris Harrison: Editor-in-Chief of the tech-savvy magazine ACM XRDS, Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellow talks about ongoing research to find creative interaction techniques and input technologies

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Chris Harrison: Editor-in-Chief of the tech-savvy magazine ACM XRDS and Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellow. Chris  talks about ongoing research to find creative interaction techniques and input technologies. Chris Harrison is a Ph.D. student in…

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