IT Manager Podcast Series – Unified Communications

This month in the IT Manager Podcast series I talk to Bill Buxton from Microsoft Research, Bryan Rusche from Microsoft Canada, and Evan Zaleschuk from MTS Allstream about unified communications and whether it will change the way Canadians work. For more information on the series, check out http://www.microsoft.com/canada/technet/itmanager/podcast/ The interview is available in both mp3 and…


New resident blogger – Ruth Morton

Earlier this month, I mentioned that I would be introducing a new contributor to the blog.  Today I want to introduce Ruth Morton, the newest member of the Community Evangelism team. Here’s a few words from Ruth Hello from the newest member of the Canadian IT Pro Advisor team! Let me take just a minute…

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IT Manager Podcast Series – Virtualization: The Road Towards Dynamic IT Systems

Earlier this month, I mentioned that I’d be posting the first interview in our IT Manager Podcast Series.  Today my interview with Greg Mathieu from Business Information Group, and Rodney Buike from Microsoft Canada, is available for download in either MP3 or WMA formats. In this interview we talk about the role virtualization can play in…

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Introducing the Microsoft IT Manager Podcast Series

Later this month I’ll be publishing the first interview in the Microsoft IT Manager podcast series that I’ve been hosting.  We’ll be discussing a broad range of current trends and technology issues including security, reliability, virtualization and more with IT experts and analysts from across the country.  And of course I’ll be looking forward to reading your…


New Year’s Privacy Resolutions

I have just finished reading through all of my unread RSS feeds and came across this one from David Canton, one of our guest bloggers.  With his permission I want to share the following with you to make sure that as an IT Manager you are not negatively contributing to privacy concerns. Originally from: http://www.canton.elegal.ca/archives/2007/01/#000990 The…

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Happy New Year and some housekeeping…

First let me wish everyone a Happy New Year.  Over the past year we have seen the Canadian IT Managers blog grow in terms of contributions, and blog posts, as well as comments and feedback.  As we enter a new year I expect to see this blog to continue to grow and mature.  If you…


Toronto is a packed house…

You may have noticed I’ve been a little behind in blogging on the Candian IT Managers Blog.  Part of the reason for that is the Launch tour that is now in full swing. The team is currently delivering both IT Pro and Developer focused sessions to a combined total of over 4000 attendees.  The team…

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Are you Ready?

You may have noticed that there haven’t been alot of posts here this week.  This is due partly to me being heavily involved in the launch tour that is just starting its run across Canada. Rodney has a great post from yesterday’s event in Edmonton http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2006/11/23/edmonton-is-getting-ready.aspx. If you want your IT Staff and Developers to…


Powershell released to the web, and customers using Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 2

I was just catching up on my reading on the CanITPro blog and noticed a couple of interesting posts from Rodney: PowerShell has been released to web! “Windows PowerShell is Microsoft’s new command-line shell and scripting language designed specifically to improve the manageability of Windows and products running on Windows such as Exchange Server 2007.”…


[Podcast] Interview with Richard Swann, Loki Management Systems

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Richard Swann, the President of Loki Management Systems regarding their experiences in looking at offering their solution on Linux. Loki Management Systems, a leading Canadian workforce management solutions provider, has built its business on the Microsoft® platform from the start. However, in 2001 the increasing popularity of…