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April 30, 2012  4:44 AM

Microsoft brings the MCSE name back!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, it's back, mcse, MCSE is back, Microsoft, training

Hi folks! So do you remember the old days of the MCSE certification? Well some people look at those old days in a good or a bad light depending on who you are. But there is one thing you can't deny, and that's the proliferation of the MCSE name/brand and how recognizable it is. Well Microsoft...

April 14, 2012  5:32 PM

EPIC Tech Day is here again!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
CAnada, Cisco, cloud computing, conference, Epic Technology Day, event, HP, IBM, Information Technology, Manitoba, Meru Networks, SonicWALL, Virtualization, VMWare, Winnipeg

Hi folks, it's that time of year again. EPIC will be holding their Technology Day event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and you won't want to miss it. The event is chock full of IT goodness and all the usual suspects will be there as well as some new vendors you may have not seen before such as...


March 31, 2012  11:12 PM

Who’s going to acquire RIM?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
acquisition, Microsoft, RIM, Samsung

Hi folks! So based on the latest information from RIM's last quarter and news of Jim Balsillie resigning - people are talking about what's next for RIM. One of the biggest rumours floating around is the acquisition of RIM or some of it's patents. That by far is what keeps RIM in the game today...


March 31, 2012  11:01 PM

The Speed of Change



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, MCITP, MCT, mcts, Microsoft, private cloud, Virtualization

Hi folks, so in the last post I spoke about taking the proper certifications to stay relevant. After all you don't want to be taking certs that are worthless to employers. In this one I wanted to talk about the speed of change in IT as it relates to certifications. You see IT is constantly...


March 31, 2012  10:51 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Consumer Preview, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, Windows 8

Hi folks, so the Windows 8 Consumer preview was released. If you want to get a taste of Windows 8 might be like then it's quite easy to test. Does this mean you have to blow away your Windows 7 installation to try it out? Of course not! In this day and age of virtualization, we have VMware on...


March 31, 2012  10:36 PM

HP Re-Organization



Posted by: Raj Perumal
HP, printers, PSG, re-organization

Hi folks, so you've probably heard about the HP re-organization by now. HP has decided to merge the desktop and printer divisions. This is being done in an effort to better serve customers and gain some efficiencies in that space. I think this is a good move for HP and should definitely help...


March 31, 2012  10:28 PM

Learn Exchange 2010 Online



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, Exchange 2010, free, Microsoft, online labs, training

Hi folks, so many people want to learn new things in the IT world, but it usually comes at a cost. Fortunately for you if you want to learn more about Exchange 2010, there are some free resources at your disposal. There are some online labs available for Exchange 2010 that you can partake in to...


January 31, 2012  10:14 PM

VMware View Client Update



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Amazon, Android, Apple, HP, Kindle Fire, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X Lion, PCoIP, technology, Teradici, Ubuntu, Unix, virtual desktop, VMware View

Hi folks! So if you are avid fans of VMware View, you are going to love this. The new VMware View client will support Kindle Fire, Mac and Linux. It is optimized for Mac OX X Lion, and will use Lion's full screen mode as...


January 31, 2012  10:06 PM

Using Microsoft SCOM to Monitor VMware



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Hyper-V, Microsoft, nworks, nworks 5.7, plugin, R2, SCOM, Server 2008, System Center 2012, System Center Operations Manager 2007, vCenter, Veeam, Virtualization, vSphere

Hi folks! So you have Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and you want to monitor not just Hyper-V but VMware vSphere too? Some people are content to use a myriad of tools under multiple panes of glass, but If or one prefer the single pane of glass for my monitoring. Well the good...


October 31, 2011  9:12 PM

HP PSG



Posted by: Raj Perumal
HP, PSG

Hi folks! So if you haven't heard, HP is keeping PSG! This is great news for companies that have bought into the HP strategy of being an all in one provider. HP has a long term outlook for it's product lines and it's nice to have one company you can go to for everything from enterprise to...


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