On The Next AlignIT Manager Tech Talk: Challenges of Today’s Modern Apps

The consumerization of IT means end-users have bigger ideas and higher expectations. Now, IT must rise to the challenge of delivering on those ideas, doing so quickly and frequently. Join Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit, and guest Mark Mydland for a discussion about how to overcome the challenge, using lessons learned during development of Visual Studio…


Windows Phone Welcomes AlignIT

The AlignIT experience as you know it today consists of the AlignIT portal, the Canadian IT Manager Connection, the alignitca Twitter handle, and Facebook page. It also has a discussion group on LinkedIn where some of you are already networking and sharing your thoughts (if you’re not a member of the group yet, you’re invited!…


REMINDER: Confidence in the Cloud–LIVE Tomorrow

Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted in a trusted manner. Join Ruth…


AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #11: Making the Case–Development Platform vNext

February 29th was a big day for Microsoft. Both the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta were released. Development teams around the world were taken aback with the new possibilities in application development. While it’s great for the developers to get excited about all the shiny and new features, you now have…


On the Next Manager Tech Talk: Confidence in the Cloud

Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted in a trusted manner. Join Ruth…


AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #10: Managing Your Private Cloud with System Center

There’s no denying that virtualization has transformed our datacentres and redefined how we do IT, giving us more capacity and savings. Now, private cloud capabilities take us one step further providing the agility IT needs to truly provide IT as a service. The beauty of a private cloud is that it takes characteristics of a…


On the next Manager Tech Talk: Making the Case–Development Platform vNext

February 29th was a big day for Microsoft. Both the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta were released. Development teams around the world were taken aback with the new possibilities in application development. While it’s great for the developers to get excited about all the shiny and new features, you now have…


AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #9: Your Enterprise on the Go

Earlier this year, there was a post on this blog about the change that’s happening within organizations and how employees are bringing technology from home to make themselves more productive at work. IT departments are scrambling to support these devices and keep workers productive, while figuring out how to manage the devices and keep company…


AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #8: De-risking Your Windows Deployment

With any big change to your IT infrastructure comes risk, but of course you’re hoping that the rewards will out weigh those risks. In fact, you’re doing more than just hoping – you’re planning, strategizing, and putting your organization in a good position to mitigate those risks. Deploying a new operating system throughout a company…


Enterprise On the “Glance and Go”

Guest post by Paul Laberge, Developer Advisor, Microsoft Canada There is a sea change happening in the enterprise today – employees are deciding to bring the technology they are comfortable using at home to work and using it to be productive. Many people call this the Consumerization of IT, and in essence, it means that…