Looking to recognize someone for the great work they’ve done! Check out this Canadian Recognition program

Recognition is another way to highlight what your teams have done and help managers with IT Pro retention!   Not every organization is doing this and I’ve learned that recognition is a key way to keep people jazzed about their role and show them how they are appriciated.   To help raise awareness we’ve created a National program to…

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IT Pro Resource Guide available for download

If you’ve come to one of my team’s events I’m sure that you’ve heard about our resource guide.   This quick reference guide was created to help Canadian IT Pros evaluate, deploy and maintain Microsoft products and technologies.  It may be of some benefit to you from an managerial perspective, yet from our feedback I think…

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Clarity on my SQL in the enterprise post

I’ve gotten a question regarding one of my previous posts on SQL in the enterprise.  It seems that I really wasn’t to the point.  To ensure clarity, my comment “this is not your basic database and with great capability comes the need to ensure you properly architect a solution that fits your needs.” was more…

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Shared Source Licensing

As indemnification and licensing is a concern to almost every IT manager I thought it worthwhile to share information on the availability of three new template Shared Source licenses. Taking this approach, all of Microsoft source code releases will be under consistent terms, and should be more easy to use and to understand. The licenses are each 1…

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Virtualization Licensing Changes

Last week we announced some significant licensing changes with regards to virtualization and Windows Server 2003.  As with how we addressed mulit-core processers it seems we are taking another simular industry step. Starting with Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition – customers can run up to 4 virtual instances of Windows Server 2003 (any edition)…

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SQL Deployments grow in size and amount

I was talking to an IT manager for a large financial bank in Canada about the pending SQL 2005 product launch.  He was looking forward to the product as it has been a while since we’ve updated the product version.  Today he uses SQL 2000 in a departmental fashion and while he was excited to…

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