Windows Server IT Camps: Server 2012!

Although our events are usually quite well attended, few have ever been as well received as the IT Camps that we’ve been holding across the country since last January. To date we’ve held Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Virtualization Camps , Windows Server 2012 Install Camps , Private Cloud Camps with Windows Server 2008 R2 … Continue reading Windows Server IT Camps: Server 2012!

Trying it Out: How to prepare to test your new operating system

This post was originally written for the Canadian IT Pro Connection blog, and can be seen there at Trying it Out- How to prepare to test your new operating system. This is a really exciting season for IT Pros across Canada.  Last week Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 to the public, and on October 26th … Continue reading Trying it Out: How to prepare to test your new operating system

Virtual Technical Evangelist

As I told you on Monday, I have a new role at Microsoft Canada.  As a Virtual Technical Evangelist (Windows Infrastructure) I will be working very closely with the DPE (Developer Platform Evangelism) team on events such as the Windows Server 2012 Launch Tour that we kicked off yesterday in Toronto. I was introduced to … Continue reading Virtual Technical Evangelist

Get Your Head in the Cloud!

In case you missed it, Microsoft released the System Center 2012 bundle a few weeks ago.  Well after the incredible success of Microsoft Canada’s IT Pro Virtualization Boot Camp we have decided to do it again! Starting this week Microsoft Canada, the IT Evangelism Team, and a select group of MVPs will be presenting two … Continue reading Get Your Head in the Cloud!

Saskatoon IT Virtualization Boot Camp–Day 1

I don’t know why I always poo-poo Saskatoon, because I always have a great time when I am here.  However this week I expected would be a bit rough… I arrived in Saskatoon on Thursday fighting a terrible head cold which I had brought with me from Montreal.  I used no fewer than 40 tissues … Continue reading Saskatoon IT Virtualization Boot Camp–Day 1

Hey Vancouver IT Pros!

If you are an IT Pro in Vancouver, we have an event for you!  On Friday, February 10th and again on Saturday, February 11th Microsoft Canada’s Evangelism team is bringing the IT Virtualization Boot Camp to you! Damir Bersenic will be hosting the event, and I will be his trusty sidekick for two days of … Continue reading Hey Vancouver IT Pros!

MCITP: Server Boot Camp, Virginia Beach

It was REALLY last minute… on Friday I got a mass e-mail from a training provider scrambling to replace a trainer who had cancelled at the last minute.  By some miracle of scheduling I was available; after a few hours of back and forth e-mails I booked my flight for Sunday to be at the … Continue reading MCITP: Server Boot Camp, Virginia Beach

Certifications Alone Do Not Make the Pro

An interesting post appeared in a newsgroup that I monitor today. A desktop support technician in the United Kingdom lamented a colleague who had attended a two week MCSE boot camp and indeed earned that certification. Unfortunately he later encountered a number of simple issues that he could not resolve, including one with regard to … Continue reading Certifications Alone Do Not Make the Pro