I have a great relationship with HP dating back years. They have great products and great people working there. As such when I was asked at Microsoft’s WPC recently if I would record a session for their ‘Coffee Coaching’ series, it was my pleased to do so. Coffee Coaching snippets are 3-5 minute videos talking … Continue reading Coffee Coaching
Most of you know that Microsoft’s System Center family of products are the leading solutions for IT systems management. They have come a long way in the past seven years, to the point where it is a rare company that does not have at least one System Center product installed in their organization. Although there … Continue reading System Center Essentials: Microsoft monitoring and management for SMBs
A few months ago Chris Childerhose, a consultant and MCITP with a local Microsoft Partner, impressed me when the afternoon of Day 5 of my class on Windows Server Virtualization (10215A) he sat the exam 70-659 and scored a perfect 1000. He has since gone on to pass the remaining exams to earn the certification … Continue reading A Brief Comparison of Features Between VMware and Hyper-V (Guest Blogger)
One of the things I love about coming to events like TechEd is that I am able to see and learn about new products, as well as meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. On the second day of TechEd 2011 I had the opportunity to do all three simultaneously! I interviewed Dean Paron … Continue reading Windows MultiPoint Server 2011: The future of the classroom and so much more!
Recently Computer Dealer News (www.computerdealernews.com) released a list of Microsoft’s top 12 rivals. If you read through the analyses on the list some of the companies listed should be keeping Mr. Ballmer awake at night. However one rival on that list – VMware – has a very different tune. It is folly to deny that … Continue reading Is VMware Still the King? How long can that last?
Hey folks, I know for months you’ve been on me because the screen shots in my Multi-OS Deployment Share post were lost. Today I am glad to say that I have created a video of it for the DPE team, and am glad to share it with you here! Remember, this video creates the deployment … Continue reading Creating a Multi-OS Deployment Point with MDT!
Monday evening I attended the monthly user group meeting of the Wellington Waterloo IT Pro User Group (http://www.wwitpro.com/) in Kitchener, Ontario. The topic for the evening was called Windows 7 Deployment as presented by Sean Kearney (yes, THE Sean Kearney, a.k.a. The Energized Tech, a.k.a. (the former) Friday Funny Guy!) from SWMI Consulting Group and … Continue reading The Student Has Become The Master!
From January 11th to the 12th, HP will be hosting an “Expert Day” event on its forums. This is focused on HP desktops, notebooks, Windows and printers. HP experts will be joined by Microsoft MVPs helping HP users around the world. It is really a great opportunity to get help for your systems. They will … Continue reading HP Experts Day!
Many of you have pinged me in the last few days to tell me you are still waiting to read a review of my new laptop… the HP Envy 14 (Beats Edition). and let me tell you, it is one kick-arse machine! The review has been somewhat delayed due to a couple of professional obligations … Continue reading Laptops and laptops!