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 is with great regret that I am told today that I must resign from the Microsoft MVP Program because I am unable to (or unwilling to) help the community. As many of you know I walk a fine line between community leader (Microsoft MVP, MCT) and a member of Microsoft Canada’s DPE team (Evangelist). … Continue reading Resign as an MVP? No…
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
This month I will be speaking at the SMB Nation Fall Conference. My main presentation will be on what IT will look like for small- and mid-sized businesses in what I call the ‘Post-SBS Era.’ I will be discussing Private Cloud, System Center, Virtualization, Office 365, Azure, and Windows Intune. I have also been asked … Continue reading What Does Being an MVP Mean to ME?
The week before the MVP Summit I got an e-mail asking me if I would be interested in blogging about the Summit for Microsoft Press. As I was planning on blogging anyways I agreed… and rather than posting several smaller articles here, I sent one giant article to Microsoft; it was published today at blogs.msdn.com, … Continue reading A Report from the MVP Global Summit
This was probably the first year that I did not even realize it was time. When I woke up this morning I checked my Twitter feed, and saw a tweet from someone about today being the award day for the Microsoft MVP program. Had my 21 month old son not come in looking for Daddy, … Continue reading Year 6
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!