A Banner Day!

In 2007 I was asked to write a guest blog post for the Canadian IT Pro Connection.  Over the course of the next few years I wrote several articles for them, many of which were cross-posted to or from this site.  However it was last month when I joined the team I went on a … Continue reading A Banner Day!

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

The Social Side of Microsoft TechEd – My evenings in Orlando

This week was a real roller-coaster of ups and downs… in more ways than one. I have been attending Microsoft TechEd for the past five years, and this year’s conference brought me back to where it all began for me… Orlando, Florida.  The Orange County Convention Center is not the worst of them – although … Continue reading The Social Side of Microsoft TechEd – My evenings in Orlando

Canadian Get Together at Microsoft TechEd 2012!

(Third in the series... see http://wp.me/p1bbHH-oX for more info!)Hey fellow Canucks, Eh?! Welcome to Orlando! It is an amazing place to be for an amazing event to be at! We are going to have an incredible time at the 20th anniversary of this amazing event. So for all of you who have been eagerly waiting to … Continue reading Canadian Get Together at Microsoft TechEd 2012!

Canadians at TechEd 2012! Join us for a drink, Eh?

ALERT! The venue has been chosen! Join us Tuesday at 5:30 at the upper level of the bar in the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld (Shuttle Bus 1 / Red Line)!  See you then! ALERT! Hey Folks!  I am so excited that TechEd North America – the 20th Anniversary of this incredible event – is less than … Continue reading Canadians at TechEd 2012! Join us for a drink, Eh?

Canadian IT Pros at TechEd 2012

NEW ARTICLE WITH NEW INFO AT http://wp.me/p1bbHH-oX! The countdown is on folks… I am really excited to be heading to Orlando in just over a month out – my flight is confirmed, my hotel is booked, and I am eager to head to my fifth consecutive TechEd (North America). One of the highlights of every … Continue reading Canadian IT Pros at TechEd 2012

The Genesis of my Career as an IT Consultant and Trainer

I can’t believe it has been eight years… I wrote this article for TechRepublic while I was still working for IGS Security in Montreal.  These articles are the genesis of my career as a computer consultant and IT Trainer and Presenter.  The first article tells of how and why I began to transition from a … Continue reading The Genesis of my Career as an IT Consultant and Trainer

Gartner agrees with me… Hyper-V is for real!

In September Microsoft Canada contracted me as a Virtual Partner Technology Advisor, tasking me with evangelizing Microsoft virtualization solutions.  One of the reasons I was such a good fit for the role is that I am very familiar with both Microsoft’s and VMware’s server virtualization solutions – I teach and consult on both platforms.  I … Continue reading Gartner agrees with me… Hyper-V is for real!

Office 365–Complex or Options?

Last week Microsoft officially launched its cloud-based infrastructure offering, Office 365.  As a virtual insider I have been using this solution for the past six months for my IT consulting firm, and frankly had forgotten that it was a beta offering.  That is because while the packaging may be new, all of the applications – … Continue reading Office 365–Complex or Options?

IT Pro Connection & the TechNet Flash

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released Microsoft iSCSI Software Target for download, and I was thrilled.  I immediately decided to write about it, but before publishing what would end up the first of three articles, I decided to ping my buddy Rick Claus, IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft Canada, and ask him if he … Continue reading IT Pro Connection & the TechNet Flash