TechEd 2013: Call For MCTs!

Are you a current MCT? TechEd wants you!  The Call For Staff for TechEd, including Hands On Labs, MCT Ambassadors, and Certification Prep is open, and I am hoping to see a few Canadian MCTs throw their name into the Goblet of Fire!  Ok, it’s not a goblet, there’s no fire… but you do get… Continue reading TechEd 2013: Call For MCTs!

Windows Server 2012 Videos from TechEd Australia

I wasn’t able to get to TechEd in Australia this year (or ever… sigh!).  However the folks from Channel 9 were, and they have a lot of the sessions available on their site.  I hope to find the time to sit through most of them over the next couple of weeks, but there are two… Continue reading Windows Server 2012 Videos from TechEd Australia

The Social Side of Microsoft TechEd – My evenings in Orlando

This week was a real roller-coaster of ups and downs… in more ways than one. I have been attending Microsoft TechEd for the past five years, and this year’s conference brought me back to where it all began for me… Orlando, Florida.  The Orange County Convention Center is not the worst of them – although… Continue reading The Social Side of Microsoft TechEd – My evenings in Orlando

Canadian Get Together at Microsoft TechEd 2012!

(Third in the series... see for more info!)Hey fellow Canucks, Eh?! Welcome to Orlando! It is an amazing place to be for an amazing event to be at! We are going to have an incredible time at the 20th anniversary of this amazing event. So for all of you who have been eagerly waiting to… Continue reading Canadian Get Together at Microsoft TechEd 2012!

A Dichotomy of IT Conferences

As I fly south from Toronto I am heading to two separate and very different conferences.  I am new to neither one, and am looking forward to both.  As they are very different conferences, I am looking forward to them both in very different ways. SBS Migration – A Party with a Conference Theme The… Continue reading A Dichotomy of IT Conferences

Canadians at TechEd 2012! Join us for a drink, Eh?

ALERT! The venue has been chosen! Join us Tuesday at 5:30 at the upper level of the bar in the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld (Shuttle Bus 1 / Red Line)!  See you then! ALERT! Hey Folks!  I am so excited that TechEd North America – the 20th Anniversary of this incredible event – is less than… Continue reading Canadians at TechEd 2012! Join us for a drink, Eh?

Canadian IT Pros at TechEd 2012

NEW ARTICLE WITH NEW INFO AT! The countdown is on folks… I am really excited to be heading to Orlando in just over a month out – my flight is confirmed, my hotel is booked, and I am eager to head to my fifth consecutive TechEd (North America). One of the highlights of every… Continue reading Canadian IT Pros at TechEd 2012

I am You, You are Me.

A couple of months ago I was in the cafeteria at Microsoft and I came up with an idea for a blog article, which I then gave to Rick Claus for the IT Pro Connection.  It was originally titled ‘I am You, You are Me.’  He added the rest of the title, but I didn’t… Continue reading I am You, You are Me.

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011: The future of the classroom and so much more!

One of the things I love about coming to events like TechEd is that I am able to see and learn about new products, as well as meet new friends and reconnect with old ones.  On the second day of TechEd 2011 I had the opportunity to do all three simultaneously!  I interviewed Dean Paron… Continue reading Windows MultiPoint Server 2011: The future of the classroom and so much more!

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