Meet Dr. Scripto

While I am sure most of you are not familiar with this crazy character, I suspect a lot of you use the tools that he represents.  You see, this is Dr. Scripto.  I am not sure which delusional drunk came up with the idea and design of the character, but I think it is a … Continue reading Meet Dr. Scripto

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!

It’s Official: My SIXTH MVP Award Category

Two weeks ago 1,400 Microsoft MVPs gathered in Redmond, Washington (the MotherShip, as some call it!) to ‘geek out’ for three days (or as many as six for some, depending on pre-day and post-day events).  We spent at least two and as many as four days in closed-door sessions with the product teams for which … Continue reading It’s Official: My SIXTH MVP Award Category

Passwords Revisited… a post from a fellow MVP

Many of you know that I am a fanatic about changing passwords and password complexity.  I have written time and again about the subject. (See Pass the Word…) I am also a big hater of what my friend Dana Epp refers to as ‘Security Theatre.’  I have often berated people at Rogers, AT&T, and a … Continue reading Passwords Revisited… a post from a fellow MVP

Defective Microsoft Access? I don’t think so! Ask the Community!

Earlier today a LinkedIn contact asked me a question about Microsoft Office Access.  I don’t know a while lot about Access, but here is why I am such a huge proponent of the IT Pro Community. The contact is someone who I met at a community event – an event I did on Windows Vista … Continue reading Defective Microsoft Access? I don’t think so! Ask the Community!

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!

The Wonder that is TechEd

The quiet of the Exhibitor Hall is disturbed by the sounds of preparation.  To my left there is a crew frantically working to fix something with a carpet.  There is some hammering, more yammering, and the sounds of carpet tape being unfurled. To my right there are two security agents talking, but they are too … Continue reading The Wonder that is TechEd

Is VMware Still the King? How long can that last?

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?

Creating a Multi-OS Deployment Point with MDT!

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!

The Student Has Become The Master!

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!