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Ernie Urdal
Ernie Urdal

Monday, February 27, 2006 - SWMI User Group Tour by Microsoft
  • Microsoft's Bruce Cowper presented on the fix for many of us still using elevated or even administrator privileges on our desktops. This session is designed to take a scenario based 'top tips' approach to taking back control and locking down the machines. We will be looking at the mechanisms to help you not only secure and control the user experience, but manage these settings centrally. At the centre of this will be a 'top tips list' for group policy and discussion on handling documents and profiles. We will also discuss other mechanisms for managing the user experience, such as the new Print Manager in Server 2003 R2 for pushing prints via group policy. Throughout the session we will be providing as many best practices, tips and tricks as possible to enable you to take control of the desktop once again.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - Windows 2003 Small Business Server User Group Tour 2005
  • Microsoft's Bruce Cowper presented on Small Business Server 2003 as well as the new features in Service Pack 1. This in-depth presentation on the benefits and uses of Windows SBS. The sign-up rate was so optimistic that it filled up before the event!
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - Voice over Internet Protocol
  • Making sense of the VoIP issue from people that deploy it in the field! Topics include: what is voip and how it works, where it is in the market now, acceptability overview, current applications of voip, issues surrounding voip, how to make your networks VOIP ready (803af, QoS).
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - DOUBLE HEADER: HIA Technology AND Time Management by Mike Ray
  • A stunning combination of intriguing "out of this world" content directly from a professional at the Centre of the Universe, followed by an amazing presentation on Time Management for Technology Users by Mike Ray!
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - InfoSure Backup Services
  • Bob Gignac and Matt Green from Infosure will be presenting on the technical aspects of what makes the off-site backup and storage wharehouse work.
Monday, February 28, 2005 - Virtual Server
  • Microsoft TechNet "Deep Dive" presentation by Mike Cowper and hosted in conjunction with our friends at Microsoft Canada.
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 - XP SP2 details...
  • The first Victoria IT Professionals User Group meeting was held at the Holiday Inn on Blanshard Street. Graciously sponsored by Microsoft, the topic was Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (presented by Bruce Cowper, Microsoft Canada).

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