MS10-070 - Now available via Windows Update.

On September 28th, Microsoft is released an out-of-band security update.  This bulletin, MS10-070, has a maximum severity rating of Important and addresses one vulnerability in Windows. We covered it’s release on The Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy podcast episode #22. As noted in the podcast and accompanying blog post, at the time of…


Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy–September 28th - Out Of Band

Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. As always – if you…


Expiry Dates, Yogurt and TechDays Vancouver Early Bird

(Photo credit Thomas Quine from Wikipedia Commons) Did you notice that the Early Bird pricing deal for Vancouver TechDays reached it’s expiry date yesterday? Yup – it’s seriously 6 weeks before TechDays 2010 opens in Vancouver.  Wow! I’ve been off on vacation over the last little while and didn’t really paid much attention to all…

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“What have you been up to lately? How’s the IT department?” Ignite your Career – Episode 3

Picture yourself walking into an elevator and having a senior executive standing in there. After the pleasant head nod, you press your floor button and stand to the side. After the doors close – the executive finally recognizes you and remembers you’re in IT. Because it’s a long ride up – she asks you a…


Igniting Careers

It’s never seems to be easy to find the time or justify the cost of career development training whether it’s for yourself or your team. It’s so easy to get absorbed in the day-to-day tasks that need your attention! However, without thinking about where you want to be tomorrow, today, you run the risk of…

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Windows 7 RTM Makes it to TechNet Subscriber Downloads

  Rick just broke the news over on the Canadian IT Pro blog that the bits for Windows 7 RTM (released-to-manufacturing code) are available for download for TechNet subscribers. I’ve included the post below or you can access the original post. Early access to the latest technologies from Microsoft is just one of the many…

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Episode #29 – Software + Services Chat

In this episode of the IT Manager Podcast – I talk with Ryan Storgaard, Chief Software + Services Officer at Microsoft Canada. When Ryan worked on my team, he was very passionate about ISVs and Internet based services. Because of his background and current role, I thought he would be perfect to explore a trend…


Announcing the Ignite IT Awards Winners!

Last year, we announced the Ignite IT Awards. Its purpose is to recognize and reward the efforts of Canadian IT professionals and software developers. Today, we are happy to announce that we have selected the winners of this year’s awards: 2009 Winner of the Ignite IT Award for IT Professionals The Community Caregiver Portal Solution…


Episode #28 - Windows Mobile and the changing landscape of mobility

In this episode of the IT Manager Podcast – I talk with Anthony Bartolo, Applications Specialist with Rogers Business Solutions and Greg Milligan, Canadian Mobility Solutions Manager. Anthony and Greg share their view of the mobile marketplace and how mobile devices have become accessible to individuals and businesses of all sizes. The ability to have…