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Thursday, July 01, 2010 9:44 AM
I have decided that the forums on www.SMSUG.ca are not being used and due to some SPAMMER populating the membership list, I have closed them down. This is a good thing as it means I will arrange for the site to be convert to a blog only site. With the new site will come a new look a feel. (wait for it)   If you are looking for ConfigMgr , SCCM , SMS, v.Next... Read More...
Free MS SQL 2008 administrator certification
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:23 AM
Now that I have your attention, every SMS / ConfigMgr administrator needs to know SQL in order to support SMS/ ConfigMgr. There are no “Ifs” “ands” or “buts” about it, without SQL, ConfigMgr / SMS could not run. You could not write reports or use SSRS. Neither MDT nor WSUS work without it either.   So without SQL there is no ConfigMgr / SMS /v.Next / CM11... Read More...
2010 myITforum Donation
Thursday, January 07, 2010 1:39 PM
With the start of a new year, it is that time again to support the System Management Community, with that in mind I have made my yearly donation of $250 USD to MyITForum (MIF). Why do I do it? Well as a past User Group leader for www.OWSUG.ca , I know how much it cost to host a small user group community. OWSUG is small in comparison to MIF! Our network traffic... Read More...
How many certified System Center people are there? (Aug 2009)
Friday, August 21, 2009 1:32 PM
With all the talk about 70-401 exam this week and with at least 3 new MCTS. I thought that I would update the stats on my blog. Here are the old stats from April 2009, if you want to compare them. http://smsug.ca/blogs/garth_jones/archive/2009/06/05/how-many-certified-system-center-people-are-there-april-2009.aspx I add the VMM MCTS stats too, are you one? Microsoft... Read More...
More System Center Training
Thursday, June 04, 2009 8:38 AM
I’m a little behind in reading some of my RSS feeds, anyways here are few more “free” training / “On Demand Web Seminar” that might interest you. TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Using Virtualization with Hyper-V to Deploy System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (Level 300) On Demand Web Seminar   TechNet Webcast: Developing Custom Reports and Operational... Read More...
Harrah’s short cut
Saturday, April 25, 2009 4:00 PM
There is a short cut from Harrah’s to the Sands expo. 1. Starting at the Reception desk , exit Harrah’s Turn left 2. Go to the Bus area 3. Near the end of the Bus area, look for the ramp to the Sands Expo (there is a sign) 4. Like this 5. Walk through the parking garage. 6. Take the elevator to the 3 rd level 7. You end up near the blue star 8. Go down the Escalator... Read More...
myITForum Donation
Thursday, January 08, 2009 9:23 AM
With the start of a new year, it is that time again to support the System Management Community, with that in mind I have made my yearly donation to MyITForum (MIF). Why do I do it? Well as a User Group leader for www.OWSUG.ca , I know how much it cost to host a small user group community. OWSUG is extremely small compared to MIF! Our network traffic is nothing... Read More...
1st Anniversary
Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:30 AM
Well today is 1 st anniversary of me taking steps to upgrade my certifications to Windows 2003 / Windows 2008. As many of you know I have blog about my experiences with all the exams. So this blog post is designed to talk about a few things. Which exam I write and pass? Which certifications did I achieve? What exam tips can I give you? Which exams did I write... Read More...
Job posting
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 3:47 PM
Make sure that you stop by the OWSUG Job forums. There have been 10 new posting within the last month with more that half of them for Microsoft! Read More...
Operations Manager 2007 Bootcamp
Monday, May 19, 2008 11:34 AM
As a new MCT, I have been following discussion within the newsgroup (Yes, Ron Newsgroups!!! Not forums or RSS but Newsgroups!! :-) ) over the OpsMgr MOC. So this long weekend stated to talking with Brad Bird, Pete Zedger and Rory McCaw via email, I asked them about the MOC course for OpsMgr and how useful it was and did any of them have the errata for this course... Read More...
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