Building an IT Camp with PowerShell

I have been telling people for a couple of years that if they want to ensure a good future in the IT field there are two things to learn: System Center and PowerShell.  I unfortunately am quite good with one, but have been referring to myself as a scripting luddite for quite some time.  It … Continue reading Building an IT Camp with PowerShell

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Counting Down the Classics with the US IT Evangelists

  “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…” “Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall…” “Thirty-five articles on Virtualization…” All of these are great sing-along songs, whether for holidays, camping, bus-rides, or comparing virtualization technology.  Each one is a classic. Wait… you’ve never heard the last one? That’s okay, we … Continue reading Counting Down the Classics with the US IT Evangelists

Certification Questions from a reader

I often get questions from readers and followers about different aspects of the IT Pro world.  If the answer is a simple one- or two-liner then I answer directly, but when the question is complex and the answer could benefit others I like to share that with the blogosphere.  This week I received this question: … Continue reading Certification Questions from a reader

Hey Halifax! Here I come!

Hello Halifax IT Professionals!  You are invited to the following event:   An Introduction to Microsoft Virtualization and the Private Cloud with System Center 2012 and Hyper-V The event will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (ADT) WHERE: Nova Scotia Community College Institute of IT Campus 5685 Leeds … Continue reading Hey Halifax! Here I come!

Clarity: MCSA vs. MCSE: the what and why

This article was originally published in June, 2012. Due to the relevance and current interest in certifications I decided to republish. -MDG When I found out that Microsoft Learning was (again!) revamping the certification stack, I thought to myself that after all these years it might be time to stop chasing certifications.  After all, when … Continue reading Clarity: MCSA vs. MCSE: the what and why

Learn About The Microsoft Private Cloud to Win a Trip for Two to Mexico!

Microsoft has released new and exciting products that will change the way IT Pros utilize Virtualization and Microsoft Private Cloud solutions.   Two products which are a part of these great changes are the newly released System Center 2012 and the soon to be released Windows Server 2012.  Both of these solutions were designed to make … Continue reading Learn About The Microsoft Private Cloud to Win a Trip for Two to Mexico!

MCSE Private Cloud… Not easy, but valuable!

This morning before I started teaching I came into the training centre early to sit an exam.  It is not the ideal way to take exams – I showed up at 7:30, knowing I had to start teaching at 9:00 – but sometimes it is the only way that you can make it work, and … Continue reading MCSE Private Cloud… Not easy, but valuable!

Get Your Head in the Cloud!

In case you missed it, Microsoft released the System Center 2012 bundle a few weeks ago.  Well after the incredible success of Microsoft Canada’s IT Pro Virtualization Boot Camp we have decided to do it again! Starting this week Microsoft Canada, the IT Evangelism Team, and a select group of MVPs will be presenting two … Continue reading Get Your Head in the Cloud!

Let’s Get Real: Virtualization Talk on TechNet Radio

Last month I sat down with John Weston for another TechNet Radio segment.  John is a Senior IT Pro Evangelist with Microsoft (South Central District).  He and I have a lot of things in common, the newest of which is that we are both VMware Certified Professionals on vSphere 5.  We were discussing it and … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: Virtualization Talk on TechNet Radio