On The Next Manager Tech Talk: Agile Software Delivery with Sam Guckenheimer

While you’re working hard with today’s technologies, you need to stay abreast of tomorrow’s innovations. On the next episode of the AlignIT Manager Tech Talk, Ruth and I will be chatting with Sam Guckenheimer, the man who wrote the book on Agile and Visual Studio, about how development teams can optimize Application Lifecycle Management, utilize…

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AlignIT IT Manager Podcast #42–Virtualization with Jeff Woolsey

Last week when my colleague Jonathan Rozenblit and I were at TechDays Toronto, we had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Woolsey, the Principal Program Manager Lead for Windows Server Virtualization at Microsoft. During our chat we talk about virtualization (of course!), but we also discuss managing your systems, taking advantage of the public…

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Delivering High Quality Software Through Agile

Earlier this year, Christian Beauclair, John Bristowe, and I hosted in-person development manager-focused discussions where we talked about how you, as a development manager, can minimize time, cost, and risk in your development projects. In a business world of increasing focus on compliance and control, Development and QA Managers must balance the need for agility…

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Dr. Maria Klawe: Pioneering World-Renowned Computer Scientist and Executive Leader, shares her early years

This is one of the most remarkable, open, personal, and candid interviews that I have “ever” conducted since the 1980s’ with a most talented executive and academic leader who is shaping history on many fronts. It is unlike any I have ever done before and it is part of a series—this extensive interview covers Maria’s…

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Reason #42 For Your Team to Attend TechDays 2011: Hands-On Labs

TechDays Toronto is only a few days away, and here is yet another reason that your team should be there next week or in Vancouver or Montreal in November, right in the thick of things. Not only are there great sessions and a plethora of experts to learn from, but this year we’ve also added…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy Contest & Mango App Challenge

Microsoft Virtual Academy Contest The MVA  contest has finally launched!  It’s an IT Pro focused contest where you can win a $3000 prize pack by signing up for the contest and MVA.  In addition, if you download the specified evaluations on TechNet, you get more chances to win. The first 500 people to sign up…

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AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #3 – Planning Your Windows Roadmap

A little while ago I posted about the new series that we’ve started – the Manager Tech Talk Video series. We broadcast each episode live on the 2nd Thursday of the month and record it for on-demand access later. I take the audio and use it to create an episode for our long standing IT…

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Managing Complexity with Process, People, and Tools

Earlier this year, Christian Beauclair, John Bristowe, and I hosted in-person development manager-focused discussions where we talked about how you, as a development manager, can minimize time, cost, and risk in your development projects. We talked about how development teams are constantly challenged to deliver highly secure, quality software in an environment of growing business…

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Working in the Cloud with Office 365

Network Professional Association invites you to join us for a webinar. Working in the Cloud with Office 365 Presenter : Jim Belasco, DF/NPA, CNP, MCP Date: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific time , November 5th 2011 Description: Microsoft launched Office 365 some time ago to make it easier for businesses to use Microsoft Office….

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