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A Word from Microsoft Canada

Earlier this week I was asked if I could help out the Canadian DPE Team at Microsoft by letting my readers know about some important information coming down the pipe. For those not in Canada you may not be interested, but still take a look because there’s a lot of great resources listed. – The…

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Change of Scenery

Every once in a while you need to make a life-altering decision. Last night I sent an email to the ObjectSharp team telling them I had resigned (I had spoken to the bosses in person prior). Boy, talk about blunt, eh? Every once in a while you are offered a once in a lifetime opportunity…

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Top Canadian Security Threats in 2010

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report for 2010 was released not too long ago.  It is a report on the threat landscape seen across 600 million systems worldwide. This report has a summary for quite a number of countries (170 and counting), and Canada is in the list.  Here are the stats they found: Microsoft detected…

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Managing Identity in SharePoint

Yet another presentation on the docket!  I submitted an abstract to SharePoint Summit 2011 and they accepted!  I will be presenting on SharePoint and how it manages Identity.  More specifically, how SharePoint 2010 uses WIF to handle Claims based authentication and Federation. Here are the details Event: SharePoint Summit 2011, January 31st 2011 – February…

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Putting the I Back into Infrastructure

Tonight at the IT Pro Toronto we did a pre-launch of the Infrastructure 2010 project.  Have you ever been in a position where you just don’t have a clear grasp of a concept or design?  It’s not fun.  As a result, CIPS Toronto, IT Pro Toronto, and TorontoSQL banded together to create a massive event…

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October 15th Evening SQL Server DBA Event: Disaster Recovery – Edwin Sarmiento, MVP for SQL Server

October 15th Evening SQL Server DBA Event: Disaster Recovery – Edwin Sarmiento, MVP for SQL Server Speaker: Edwin M. Sarmiento, MVP for SQL Server Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2009 Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Venue: Microsoft Ottawa Office RSVP: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=142063 Session 1 (6:00 PM to 7:10 PM):  Understanding and communicating business-orientated disaster recovery  concepts…

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Pictures from Techdays and FailCamp in Toronto

After getting my camera back from Mitch Garvis after Techdays and FailCamp in Toronto, I decided to upload photos from the events, and to my surprise there were some pretty good shots.  Here is what I came back with:

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Presenting at Techdays 2009!

Still working out session details, but it looks like I will be presenting in Ottawa and Montreal for Techdays 2009.  I will be loitering around at the Toronto event soaking up all the techie-goodness, so come find me at any of the three events.  We can talk shop, shoot the breeze, or just mill about…

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Poor Quebec, This is Terrible

Microsoft certainly isn’t to blame here, it’s a law in Quebec that prevents contests from happening.  Better chance for me to win it though!

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Techdays 2009 – VIP Pricing

As budgets get tighter, Tech·Days is the perfect way to get the Tech·Ed experience without the travel expense, with two days of skill-strengthening education to help you position yourself for success by: Learning the technology—with a customizable agenda from over forty sessions across five technical tracks on both current technologies and new products, like Windows®…