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Learn About Microsoft Intune and The Cloud

“I’m old, not obsolete!”  Pops Terminator Genisys For the literary-minded among you it’s clear that the subtitle is a blatant play on words from the famous old poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor (1834). We’ve all heard of the concept of, “…having an Albatross hanging around your neck”. (See the link for the metaphor) I’ve been in and around the Configuration Manager Admin role since 1999. This began with the v2.0 RTM release of SMS. I think that probably makes me “ancient” as a Configuration Manager Admin today by any standards. (In fact, at 70 years old, I’m probably ancient by many other standards, but as Pops stated in Terminator Genysis, “I’m old, not obsolete”.) Even so, I find that for me it is occasionally difficult to adjust to a lot of things happening today in a ra...

MVPs and MCTs Can Get a Free License for Advanced Installer

If you are an active Microsoft MVP or MCT, you can request for a free NFR (not-for-redistribution) Advanced Installer Architect license for your personal use. More here: Free Advanced Installer License for MVPs and MCTs Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

New Resources Added to the Microsoft MVP Program

Earlier, we told you about the new “MVP Reconnect” program that gives former MVPs the opportunity to stay connected to peers and product leaders. Microsoft is also adding additional resources to drive excitement and help evolve a program that has become stagnate over the past few years. Those that have participated in the MVP program for any length of time know that it goes through cycles of bad times to good times to bad times, etc., etc. The other new resources: The MVP Show on Channel 9 A new “What it takes to be an MVP” web site Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

MVPDays Community Roadshow 2016

By Garth Jones I’m happy to announce that I will be presenting at all of the MVPDays Community Roadshows in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. This community initiative is the brain child of several of Microsoft Canada’s Top MVP’s (Most Valuable Professionals). It is our absolute pleasure to be able to share our knowledge locally allowing our communities to learn more and advance their technical knowledge base. You can follow Canadian MVP’s on Twitter #CDNMVP and #MVPHour. Expert Speakers will present topics based on their real world experience in short action packed sessions. Content will focus on the following topics: · Cloud · IT PRO · SharePoint / Office 365 · Development I will be presenting a session on Intune. To register for any of the Roadshows, select the appropriate city below. MVPDa...

4th time System Center MVP

This morning I received an email from Microsoft that I am awarded System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP for the 4th year. Here is the email I received: The System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP’s are a great lively bunch of folks. It is an honor to still be a part of this […]