Are you an IT Generalist?

October 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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As an IT generalist I always had the additional challenges that specialists don’t face. I didn’t have access to a licensing specialist, or a database specialist or a deployment specialist. Within the organization that I was working for I was the “IT guy” and when something wasn’t working or needed to be upgraded or added to the network I was the guy. From Toners to telephone systems to paper jams to OS deployment I was the guy.

In Canada that is the majority of the IT Pro space. So how can we help address these challenges? Community groups are a great place to start and we recently launched a new community portal where you can get in touch with your local groups. You probably even do a little dev work so you can check out the MSDN community page as well. There is also events like TechDays and online resources such as the Springboard portal for Windows Vista.

There are a number of options out there to help the IT generalist. Did you know there was a Licensing help line? Call 1-877-568-2495. We also have a IT Guy/Gal blog posts on our IT Pro blog at http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/. Another program that would be of value for you as the IT guy/gal, is the TechNet Evaluation Center. This is where you can download all the available beta and trial software. You can easily register for the free download and then check your email for convenient resources that enhance your evaluation experience If you ever need help finding something be sure to email us via the Canitpro blog!

Rodney Buike
IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft Canada
Rodney.buike@microsoft.com
Blogs.technet.com/canitpro
P.S. Want to keep track of when TechDays is coming to your area? Download the TechDays Sidebar Gadget for Windows Vista and start counting down today!

 

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