Monthly Archives: December 2009

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Day 2 Summary

By | December 21, 2009

Tweet Here are the Day 2 sessions linked into one blog post.  Again, lots of good content and multiple sessions that got me thinking about how to leverage the Microsoft capabilities we already own.  I wrote mini posts on each session and linked them here for your easy reference. ** Updated post with links to… Read More »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Day 1 Summary

By | December 21, 2009

Tweet Yesterday, I spent the day with my colleagues from other Canadian Higher Education organizations being briefed on the new directions from Microsoft.  As our organization is rapidly moving to leverage Microsoft solutions, this was an extremely valuable day.  I wrote mini posts on each session and linked them here for your easy reference. **… Read More »

Delivering Projects by Managing Ops with a Duty Analyst

By | December 14, 2009

Tweet Last week, I presented the accomplishments of my applications team in 2009. I was blown away by the number and the scope of the projects my team delivered to our community. I firmly believe that the separation of our operational duties from our project work enabled us to be so productive. While most people… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 12 Education Products Strategy

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 12 Jon Perera, GM Strategy, Education Higher Education studies about students and institutions. Looking at broad trends and their impacts on education delivery. Microsoft is making a commitment from a number of fronts – education software, programs and policy & advocacy. Interaction with over 300,000 schools across 115+ countries and 900 dedicated full… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 11 Security MS Strategy Overview

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 11 Patrick Hevesi, Enterprise Technology Architect, WW CATM Security Lead Microsoft Forefront – Business Ready Security Solutions Evolving Threats 2 axes – threat and person Threats = Curiosity, Personal Fame, Personal Gain, National Interest Person = Script-Kiddy, Undergraduate, Expert, Specialist Results: Vandal (largest area by volume), Author, Trespasser, Thief (largest area by $… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 10 Live@edu Overview

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Frank Chiappone, Sr Project Manager Live@edu Evolving Education Market – move to digital campus and manage IT costs and complexity Software + Services drives this model  (left on-site progress to right cloud services) Exchange Server – Exchange Online – Outlook Live (built on MS hosted Exchange – 10GB mailbox) SharePoint Server – SharePoint Online… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 9 Windows Server 2008 R2 Futures and Directions

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 9 Kevin Lan, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server Division Windows Server Release History – every 2 to 3 years for a new release Technology Investment Areas virtualization – Hyper-V with Live Migration management – PowerShell scripting web – ASP .Net and WebDAV, IIS 7.5 component install scalability and reliability – 256 core support,… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 8 OCS Case Study

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 8 – |OCS Case Study – Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario (Michael Alloy, CIO Cambrian College and Mauro Lollo, CTO UNIS LUMIN) Business Situation – before Nortel PBX with CallPilot Novell Groupwise Employees sharing phones limited phones in classrooms Needs increase classroom phones enhanced distance ed program add more phone extensions greater integration between… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 7 Unified Communications Overview

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 7 Raj Gopalakrishnan, Enterprise Technology Strategist, Voice, Compete, Incubation Currently – silos of communication with multiple inbox, phone numbers, etc Future of Communications (centred around identity and presence) Unified Inbox & Presence Authentication – heavily leverage Active Directory Administration – uses Exchange Server Storage – SQLServer Compliance Unified Communications decreases costs by addressing… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 6 Microsoft Learning

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 6 Chris Pirie, GM, Microsoft Learning Marketing and Sales Mgmt The Skills Imperative – bridging the skills gamp and increasing deployment – 3 pillars Digital Literacy – reaching the masses through technology readiness IT Academy Program – reaching future tech leaders through competency and career enablement Commercial Gold Certified Training – driving deployment… Read More »