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Microsoft IT Manager Podcast

Summary: The Align IT: IT Manager Podcast is an in-depth look at issues relevant to IT executives and managers across a range of Canadian industries. Topics are examined in detail by business and technology specialists from Microsoft Canada, leading research firms, and other experts from the business and IT community. Series host: Ruth Morton, IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft canada

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 52: Tech Talk Unplugged | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:32

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit. Some of the best conversations happen when you least expect them...after that important meeting has finished, before the official interview starts, in the cafeteria over lunch or coffee. Jonathan and Ruth noticed it was the same with the AlignIT broadcast. After the broadcast was done, when the cameras were turned off and the spotlight was dimmed, when everyone was relaxed and just idly chatting - that was when some of the most interesting conversation was taking place. So for the last few months they decided to keep the cameras rolling after the live broadcast was finished and here is the result - some very relaxed, very passionate, very real conversations. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 51: Confidence in the Cloud | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:36

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit. Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted in a trusted manner. Join Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit, and guest, John Weigelt, National Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada, as they explore the security and privacy considerations of cloud computing. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 50: Making the Case - Development Platform vNext | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:11

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit. The recent beta release of Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server, as well as the discounts available for upgrades will have you contemplating whether you will make a case for an upgrade. What will you gain by upgrading and what will it mean to you, to the dev teams, to the infrastructure teams, and to the business stakeholders? What are the pros and cons of making this move and do they make it worthwhile? Make the right decision for your team. Join Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit, and guests, ObjectSharp partners Dave Lloyd and Barry Gervin for the debate. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 49: Managing Your Private Cloud with System Center | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:00

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit. Join Jonathan and Ruth as they talk with special guests Islam Gomaa, IT Manager for E-Academy, Inc., and William Bressette, Network Architect for Horn IT Solutions about the challenges of managing a private cloud and the capabilities of System Center 2012, an integral part of Microsoft’s Private Cloud solution. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 48: Your Enterprise on the Go | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:20

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit. Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit, are joined by their colleague Paul Laberge, a Developer Advisor with Microsoft Canada to discuss how you can leverage Windows Phone to extend your line of business application and enable a more productive mobile workforce. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 47: De-risking Your Windows Deployment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:46

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit On this episode of AlignIT Manager Tech Talk, Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit, and guest Dave Kawula, Senior Consultant with 1E, talk about the benefits and challenges of deploying Windows 7. They explore what tools are available and what "gotcha's" to watch out for. Plus: Dave shares tales from deployments past. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 46: Empowering Your Team with Knowledge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:21

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit In this episode of the AlignIT Manager Tech Talk, Ruth and Jonathan talk with Stuart Ngai, Director of Technology Solutions at VERAX about the importance of training as part of personal development as well as when and how training can and should be weaved into employees' busy schedules. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 45: Mary Jo Foley on the Future of IT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:18

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit If only there were a crystal ball to gaze into to see what tomorrow will bring - planning your IT systems and network would be so much easier. But there isn’t, so we’re bringing you the next best thing - someone who has been watching and writing about the tech industry for over 25 years, someone who has witnessed vast changes and someone who has an eye on what the future may hold. Join Ruth and Jonathan as they talk with Mary Jo Foley, accomplished journalist, renowned author and prolific blogger as she shares her stories and her perspective on the future of IT. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 44: Agile Software Delivery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:05

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit This is part 2 of a 2 part episode where Ruth Morton and Jonathan Rozenblit chat with Sam Gukenheimer, the guy who wrote the Book on Agile! Whether you are already working with Agile methodologies or still trying to figure out if Agile is a fit for your projects, you’ll want to listen to what Sam has about agile software delivery. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 43: Agile Software Delivery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:34

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit This is part 1 of a 2 part episode where Ruth Morton and Jonathan Rozenblit chat with Sam Gukenheimer, the guy who wrote the Book on Agile! Whether you are already working with Agile methodologies or still trying to figure out if Agile is a fit for your projects, you’ll want to listen to what Sam has about agile software delivery. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 42: Virtualization with Jeff Woolsey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:04

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit On this episode Jonathan and I are at TechDays Toronto where we had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Woolsey, the Principal Program Manager Lead for Windows Server Virtualization at Microsoft who just happened to be there giving the keynote presentation. During our chat of course we talk about virtualization, but we also talk about managing your systems, taking advantage of the public cloud and automating tasks with PowerShell and why that is important for both sys admins and developers. Sit back, have a listen and enjoy! Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 41: Planning Your Windows Roadmap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:12

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit Coming hot on the heels of the much anticipated BUILD conference, Ruth Morton and Jonathan Rozenblit talk with David Remmer, Depth Evangelism Manager at Microsoft Canada and former Architect Evangelist about what you need to do to get your applications and infrastructure ready today to take advantage of tomorrow's advances. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 40: Straight Talk About Windows Azure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:36

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit On this episode of Manager Tech Talk, Ruth and Jonathan sit down with Joel Varty, Director of Research and Development at Agility CMS, to talk about Windows Azure – the problems that it can solve, the opportunities that it can surface, and the challenges of transitioning design and development teams to Cloud development. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 39: Security in the Age of Social Media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:35

Hosts: Ruth Morton, Jonathan Rozenblit In this episode, Ruth and Jonathan are joined by Brian Bourne, president of CMS Consulting, to discuss what IT managers need to know in order to ensure infrastructure security in this new age of social media. Please send comments and feedback by email to alignit@microsoft.com.

 38: Business Productivity Insights Part 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:23

Host: Ruth Morton. Last March, Ruth and her colleague DamirI spent 5 weeks traveling across Canada on the Align IT Tour, talking to IT managers about business productivity and why IT needs to be strategic when building this into their infrastructure. They were joined in each city by a panel of local Microsoft partners and experts on implementing solutions geared to making businesses more productive, whether it be better collaboration, more accessible business intelligence or easier document management. This episode is the fourth in a 4 part series where Ruth speaks to Jason McIntyre from Habanero, Ron De Giusti from KnowledgeTech in Calgary, and Brian Edwards from Habanero, Richard Kunz from T4G and Shaun Roberts from Softlanding in Vancouver to gain their insights. Comments by email: alignit@microsoft.com

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