Consumer Camp: Your chance to ask the REAL experts!

The MVPs are coming! Yes, on May 29th there will be a plethora of Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) congregating at the Microsoft Store in Square One, Mississauga.  Some of us will be there to answer your questions, some will be giving presentations on topics of interest. The rest of us will be there to … Continue reading Consumer Camp: Your chance to ask the REAL experts!

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Thanks for your support!

Over the past few days I have received an incredible number of you asking what happened, if I am okay, and if I will be alright.  I can assure you I am.  Let me explain. A great many of you have known me as a Microsoft contractor.  I have been for quite some time, first … Continue reading Thanks for your support!

Thank you for your support!

What a year it’s been. That’s right, it’s been a year since I joined the DPE Team at Microsoft Canada as a Virtual Technical Evangelist.  I blogged about it here and I was as excited as could be.  I can assure you that the excitement has not waned for one minute during my tenure here. … Continue reading Thank you for your support!

MCT Regional Lead

Today a new program was announced by Microsoft Learning.  The MCT Regional Leads will be a liaison between the Microsoft Certified Trainers in their region and MSL.  a call for applications went out in August, and the Leads were announced today.  Melissa Bathum and Veronica Sopher asked me to record a short video for the … Continue reading MCT Regional Lead

The Shoemaker is No Longer Barefoot!

This post was originally written for the Canadian IT Pro Connection blog, and can be seen there at http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2012/09/13/the-shoemaker-is-no-longer-barefoot.aspx. For years I have been espousing the need to and value of locking down client workstations in a corporate environment.  Part of the SWMI Story – the secure, well-managed IT infrastructure for which I named my … Continue reading The Shoemaker is No Longer Barefoot!

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

The Dawn of a New Day

As I sit in my office getting ready to close up, it is a little after 10pm, September 3rd, 2012.  That makes tomorrow a very important day in the world of IT. Microsoft has announced that on September 4th, 2012 they will make Windows Server 2012, the newest generation of one of the most successful … Continue reading The Dawn of a New Day

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

It’s About You: Tell Microsoft How They Are Doing!

It is NSAT time! Microsoft Canada has asked me to post this to the site to give you all a way of letting them know how you think they are doing! -Mitch Every fall and spring, a survey goes out to a few hundred thousand IT folk in Canada asking what they think of Microsoft … Continue reading It’s About You: Tell Microsoft How They Are Doing!

Getting Started with Cloud Computing

I have been asked by Microsoft Canada to post this to the site.  Please feel free to comment, and let me know when you do get stared with Office 365, InTune, or Azure! -Mitch You’ve likely heard about how Office 365 and Windows Intune are great applications to get you started with Cloud Computing. Many … Continue reading Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Need Help With Software Licensing? Read On…

I have been asked by some friends at Microsoft Canada to post this article (and two others) for you.  Please feel free to provide any feedback, but I hope the resources and information are useful! -Mitch Figuring out which software licensing options best suit your needs while being cost-effective can be confusing. Some businesses end … Continue reading Need Help With Software Licensing? Read On…

Imagine Cup… Change the World!

Are you a student?  Are you ready to change the world? All it takes is one good idea. Imagine Cup, one of the premiere worldwide technology competitions, is looking for students, to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems through technology. This year, Microsoft will be hosting a Canadian Imagine Cup competition with two … Continue reading Imagine Cup… Change the World!

Ottawa & the NCR… Let’s Get Virtual!

If you are an IT Pro in the National Capital Reason, we have an event for you!  On Friday, February 17th and again on Saturday, February 18th Microsoft Canada’s Evangelism team is bringing the IT Virtualization Boot Camp to you! Damir Bersenic and I will be hosting the event, for two days of geeking out… … Continue reading Ottawa & the NCR… Let’s Get Virtual!

CanIT! (Pro)

For years I have followed, worked with, and looked to the IT Evangelism team at Microsoft Canada for guidance and direction.  My first encounter with them probably dates back to 2003 (before there was an actual team), but I really started to get to know them in 2005.  When Rick Claus came to speak to … Continue reading CanIT! (Pro)

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!