Dr. Maria Klawe: President HMC, Board Director Microsoft Corp, Speaker World CIO Forum, World-Renowned Computer Scientist

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Maria Klawe: Distinguished, Celebrated, World-Renowned Computer Scientist, President of HMC, Board Director Microsoft Corp, Nominated to the Broadcom Board, Speaker at the World CIO Forum, Past President ACM, Past Chair Anita Borg Institute…


End of support for Windows 2000, XP SP2 and Windows Vista RTM

As we announced in 2008, support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. Support for Windows 2000 will end on the same date. Support for Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010. NOTE: There is no Service Pack 3 for the 64-bit version of…


Driving Business Value from the Client to the Cloud

Hi I’m Christian Beauclair, Senior Developer Advisor at Microsoft Canada.  Talking with managers across Canada, we heard clearly that in today’s ever-changing IT environment and current business climate, you are tasked with finding new ways to increase productivity and reduce costs. We’ve also heard loud and clear it is a challenge keeping up with technology,…


Diving Deep into Windows 7 Deployment

On the last AlignIT IT Manager cross-Canada tour, we talked about desktop and server infrastructure, specifically around Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and Azure. The presentations focused on the strategy of an optimized infrastructure and how IT managers can go about planning for new services and capabilities that drive business value. From talking to…


Episode #30: Straight Talk about Windows 7

It’s now been just over 2 months since I’ve been back from maternity leave and I’m happy to be able to share with you a new episode of the AlignIT IT Managers Podcast. While I was away, Rick and the team worked diligently to improve the format of the podcast. The upside to the work…