Monthly Archives: June 2009

Microsoft Techdays Canada 2009 – Register now and get the LOWEST price.

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Let’s get a quick run down of Microsoft Techdays Canada 2009.  What is it?

Two Days, Five Tracks, Seven Venues, THIRTY SESSIONS and infinite Wisdom!  Sessions brought forth by over FOURTY of the top people in their field.

In short a massive barrage of well formed and tight knit training targeting what YOU need to know.  Created from suggestions and input from the IT and Development Community.   Microsoft Canada brings forth Techdays, but you helped create the input for the content desired.

The tracks available are covering so MUCH information.  Just look!

 

Developing for the Microsoft Based Platform

Developer Fundamentals and Best Practices


Windows Client

Servers Security and Management

Communications and Collaboration

 
             
 

Silverlight

Application Lifecycle Management

Windows 7

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010

 
 

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

Visual Studio Team Suite

Application Compatibility Tools

Hyper-V

Windows Sharepoint
Services 3.0

 
 

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

Windows XP Mode

System Center Suite of
Products

Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007

 
 

Windows Mobile Development

SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Forefront Suite of Products

Microsoft Office Sharepoint Designer 2007

 
 

Developing Applications for Windows 7

Interoperating with Java, PHP and MYSQL

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)

SQL Server 2008

Visual Studio 2008 for Sharepoint Development

 
 

Internet Explorer 8

Migration from Visual Basic 6 to Visual Basic .NET

System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft Business Online Productivity Suite

 
 

ASP.NET

Forefront Client Security

SQL Server 2008

 
 

Direct Access

 
 


Branch Cache

   
             

 

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And where and when is Microsoft Techdays Canada 2009 being held?

Didn’t I say SEVEN LOCATIONS? YEP.  One near you.  Clicking on the hyperlinks to the right of each city will bring you DIRECTLY to the Microsoft Techdays Canada 2009 Registration page with the SPECIAL LOWER THAN EARLY BIRD Discount code already keyed in.    That code, in case you’re stuck is TDUGVID

 

CITY

LOCATION

DATES


Register NOW – Beat the Rush! 
$249 Better than Early Bird Pricing!


MAP

         

Ottawa,
Ontario

Hampton Inn & Convention Centre
200 Coventry Road,
Ottawa, ON
K1K 4S3

December 9-10 2009

Register now
Ottawa, ON

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Winnipeg,
Manitoba

Winnipeg Convention Centre
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
R3C 3J3

December 15-16 2009

Register now
Winnipeg, MB

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Halifax,
Nova Scotia

World Trade Convention Centre
1800 Argyle Street,
Halifax, NS
B3J 2V9

November 2-3 2009

Register now
Halifax, NS

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Vancouver,
British Columbia

Vancouver Convention Centre
999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC,
V6C 3C1

September 14-15 2009

Register now
Vancouver, BC

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Montreal,
Quebec

Mont-Royal Centre
2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal, QC
H3A 3R8

December 2-3 2009

Register now
Montreal, QB

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Toronto,
Ontario

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
M5V 3L9

September 29-30 2009

Register now
Toronto, ON

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Calgary,
Alberta

Calgary Stampede Round-Up Centre
1410 Olympic Way S.E., Calgary, AB
T2G 2W1

November 17-18 2009

Register now
Calgary, AB

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There you have it.  Microsoft Canada Techdays 2009.   The Greatest Cornucopia of Information!  Use the Special registration discount code of TDUGVIP to get the low low price of $249 vs the regular price of $599 or Early Bird price of $299.

If you click on any of the above links for registration, you will find the code pre-populated for your purchasing convenience.

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Techdays Canada 2009 – *** EARLIER THAN EXPECTED PRICE DETAILS ***

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You’re hearing it here first.   Hot off the presses.    So hot I had to shut my system down twice from overheating.

This is something you must take advantage of *NOW*.  The pricing for Microsoft Techdays Canada has been pulled out for you my friends.

Even venue will hold a TWO DAY session jam picked with the greatest mass amount of training you can cram into your brain.

Training covering areas from the Client end to the Backend for both Infrastructure IT Pro type guys like me andf Stuff that will keep the Developers in your company drooling and too busy to ask for more ram. 

$599 is the full price for Two JAM PACKED days of training. 

BUT WAIT! You’d like to save money right?

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Well Guess What I’ve Got?

Something you can use right now and share.

A Major discount! 

Not a little $2 coin either.

How about “HALF OFF!”.

That’s right.  Early registrations get in at $299!  Just use this discount code TDUGVIP Put that in perspective.   Try to get training at ANY center for that price at a private course.   This is up to *30* available sessions across FIVE DIFFERENT TRACKS! Developing for the Microsoft Based Platform, Developer Fundamentals and Best Practices, Windows Client, Servers Security and Management and even Communications and Collaborations!

Just WHERE are you going to be able to dive into THAT much available training at that price?

 

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So what are you waiting for ?

Seize the OPPORTUNITY of a lifetime!  Get the EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION price right now!  USE Access code TDUGVIP .  That’s right TDUGVIP.  Just think “THAT DOGGONE UNBELIEVABLE GIVEN VERY IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL” Price!

And it’s for you!  You if you jump on the opportunity now.  

REGISTER ONLINE NOW and seize the opportunity before all is booked up.   Seven locations this year all across Canada.  Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary and THIS YEAR!  For all of you on the east Coast!  HALIFAX.

One in a Major Metropolitan area near *YOU*

 

So no excuses. 

That that Early bird code TDUGVIP register online RIGHT NOW at www.techdays.ca before Registrations are full

Your brain will thank you later :)

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Techdays-ca 2009 – Pricing LEAKED out!

Shhhhh….

I’ve got a secret that I’m going to share.

Details will be here tomorrow morning, if you’re reading this Blog if you read this post.  Echo it.  Retweet it.  Share it with all your friends here in Canada and anybody else who might be interested.

I’ll have full details tomorrow morning.   There’s a little discount code you’re going to see.  You’ll want this.

Grab it.  Share it with your boss.  Share it with your neighbour.  Seize the opportunity of a lifetime for TWO SOLID DAYS of INTENSE TRAINING with Industry Specialists.  Two days of raw uninhibited Technology.   A PERFECT excuse to get away from WORK for TWO DAYS!

And I promise you… 

This will be worth it

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It’s RETURNING!  And Special Pricing will be available tomorrow!  Watch and don’t miss it!

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Details tomorrow… Don’t Miss it!

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Sony PS3 firmware update 2.7x issues

I have nothing against Sony or their products but if you have a Sony Playstation 3, avoid the update to 2.76.  Apparently there have been quite a few issues as evidenced by this YouTube video reporting on the issue.

Now In my opinion, any manufacturer, no matter who, can mess up.  People are imperfect.

But in the industry it’s important on how you resolve the issue.

Sony will charge you money to fix your system after an automatic Sony firmware update disables or cripples the unit.

I love the comments from these guys.   Everybody knocks Microsoft.   But what was interesting was this simple statement.

“At least when my Xbox gets the Red Ring of Death, Microsoft fixes it for free…”

That’s important statement made by a customer.  It’s not just always about the product, it’s how support that product both when the good and the bad happens.   Microsoft seems to be willing to take the loss for their customers in order to retain them long term.

I think Sony could take a page from this regarding their automatic Firmware updates killing off a system or crippling it.

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Techdays-Ca – the Truth Special Offer – Watch your E-mail on Tuesday! HURRY!

Before they stop me.  I wasn’t supposed to let you know but this is so unstoppably amazing you’ll flip

If you went to Techdays-CA 2008 last year you’ll be getting an e-Mail Tuesday.   Whatever you do, make sure you use it and take advantage of it!

Hurry quick.  I wasn’t supposed to let anybody know about this but it’s too late!  So seize the opportunity.   It may never happen twice in your life!

WATCH THE EMAILS TUESDAY! IT’S WORTH YOUR WHILE!

Signing off!

Sean
The Energized Tech

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Burning with ISO files or mount them in Windows for free – in a pinch too!

Ok here’s the thing.

You’re a tech like me, you don’t carry a bag full of DVD’s to get scratched.  You have an army of ISO files.  Backup media, potential Boot media.  Perhaps even downloads from Technet.

So if you have Windows 7 and you need to make a DVD of that or CD? 

Done.  Built into the O/S and life is good!

But what if you have Vista, Windows XP?  Or what if (just if) that silly ISO file won’t burn to the DVD?

Here you are not dead in the water.

I’ve run into a few good programs (most good techs will know about them, it’s nothing new) that provide a good solid alternate ISO burning capability to you.

Cost? Nil.  Nada.

But you should chip in to the developer, they’re worthy every penny.

The most common one, dead simple and almost never ever fails is the ISO Recorder made by Alex Feinman.  It’s saved my Bacon more than once with an older laptop.

Another good one I ran into recently (because for whatever reason my brain shutoff and I couldn’t find Mr. Feinman’s excellent program) is IMGBURN.  It seems to be a little more powerful than the previous ISO Burner and has a bigger fancier wizard.   But like it’s the previous one, dead simple just install and away you go.

The end result in both cases is the ability to burn ISO file’s to CD / DVD on the fly.  Handy in situations where you’ve got a burner and no ISO burning software.  (more common than you think)

And of course if you’d like to be friendly to the environment, I like to just mount those suckers and save the DVD or CD whenever possible.   The Virtual CloneDrive from SlySoft is another “Free yet great to use” utility.  Install it and you can mount those ISO files like just another CDrom, without having an actual CD rom part :)

Oh and didn’t I mention the best part?

As of this writing, No spyware, malware, infectware, bugware, pestware, lieware, uselessasanythingware stuck in ANY of these programs.

Sean
The Energized Tech

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