Month: November 2008

Change to win a Zune!

  Microsoft Canada is conducting a brief 10-15 minute online survey to better gauge and understand where and how you as a Technical Professional (IT Professional, Developer, Architect or IT Manager for example), find IT? With these learning’s, we can ensure we are driving and delivering information to the right location that is the highest […]

TechDays 2008 Promo

In anticipation of the upcoming Tech•Days 2008 tour date in Ottawa on November 27th, I’m writing to inform you of an EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY OFFER that Microsoft Canada is extending to user group members in Ottawa. The first 300 user group members to forward their confirmation e-mail for full-price registration to Andrew Howell ( will personally […]

SQL and virtual technologies

Last night I was at the Ottawa SQL Group event helping out and I found out an interesting tidbit. This tidbit is only for production environments only, in Dev or in test labs, anything goes. SQL 2000 are NOT supported under at virtualization product! Now some people are going to asked about SQL 2005 & […]


DevTeach Montreal is less than a month away but it’s not too late to register. This is a great conference with sessions covering .NET FX, Future, SQL Server, VSTS/Team System, Silverlight, Agile Development, Software Architecture, ASP.NET. Aside from the great content, build up your professional network by rubbing shoulders with the speakers in an intimate […]

One reason to use network discovery

Are you wanting to know how to determine which PCs within your environment have vPro? Well you will need to turn on Network Discovery to add this information to your db.   Here is the SQL query to tell you.   Select * from v_R_System where AMTStatus0=3

ConfigMgr Ranger Training

So Brian posted a blog about ConfigMgr Range training, this goes alone the same lines as System Center Configuration Manager Enterprise Administrator and System Center Operation Manager Enterprise Administrator Configuration Manager needs an MCITP and so does OpsMgr! Microsoft last suggestion that the System Center MCITP (70-402) would included both 70-400 and 70-401 (Sorry Trika […]