A Brief History of how Microsoft (and others) Changed the World… Part 2

On July 7, 2011 I posted the first instalment of what started out as a short article for BackBone Magazine, and soon developed (and continues to morph) into something else completely.  You can read the first part here: https://garvis.ca/2011/07/07/a-brief-history-of-how-microsoft-and-others-changed-the-world-part-1/ This is the second part of the article, and it starts to get interesting if you … Continue reading A Brief History of how Microsoft (and others) Changed the World… Part 2

MCITP: Server Boot Camp, Virginia Beach

It was REALLY last minuteā€¦ 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

A Brief History of how Microsoft (and others) Changed the World… Part 1.

In October of last year I pitched an idea to the editor of Backbone Magazine for an article about how Microsoft changed the world.  We were a month shy of the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Windows, and I thought it would be a fitting and timely piece.  He asked me to write a short piece … Continue reading A Brief History of how Microsoft (and others) Changed the World… Part 1.