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It’s Here! Surface by Microsoft

We had the pleasure of demoing the new Surface tablet by Microsoft on it’s official launch day, Friday, October 26th, 2012.  There is nothing like being upstaged by a device, but I must say, this device is sexy.


I will be posting photos from the Windows 8 Launch event here, but in the mean time, take a look at the new Surface here.

RDCNetworks and HalTech present the Halton Windows 8 Launch Party – October 26th

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Join us October 26th, 2012 at 7pm in Burlington for an evening of tech, as Mitch Garvis and Ruth Morton of Microsoft Canada, walk us through a demo with the unveiling of the new Windows 8 Operating system. There may even be some Windows 8 devices to play with!

You don’t have to be a geek to attend. Whether you’re a home user, student, or seasoned I.T. professional, there is something for everyone.

What if there was a faster, simpler, and better way to do it all? What if one solution, could help meet the needs of your business? What if it could deliver more productivity, security, control, flexibility, and balance. What if it was a better way to connect. A faster way to work. A simpler way to manage.

These are the demands your business faces. And those demands are all about to be met.

Mitch Garvis is a Renaissance Man of the IT world. He is a partner with SWMI Consulting Group, in addition to being a Virtual Technology Advisor – Windows Infrastructure for Microsoft Canada. Among his numerous certifications are several MCITPs, as well as the new MCSE: Private Cloud. He lectures and trains on a variety of topics including System Center, server virtualization, desktop deployment, and security. You can read his blog at www.garvis.ca, or follow him on Twitter as @MGarvis. In his spare time he likes to break things, and has recently earned his Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. He makes his home in Oakville where he has one wife, two kids, two dogs, and two minutes to himself per day.

Ruth Morton is a Technology Advisor for Microsoft Canada. Based in Guelph, Ontario, Ruth travels across Canada building relationships with IT managers and professionals, and talking about the latest in technology. She is a host for the AlignIT Manager Tech Talk series (www.microsoft.ca/alignitshow) and writes on the Canadian IT Manager and Canadian IT Pro blogs (blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers & blogs.technet.com/canitpro). Ruth is known for her authenticity, her ability to build trust and her knack for facilitating the connections and dialogue that matter most to those with whom she speaks. She gets inspired by the opportunity to open up people’s minds to the possibilities of Microsoft, to their own potential, and how technology can impact the world. Before joining Microsoft, Ruth worked as an IT professional for over 12 years implementing enterprise technologies and formulating IT strategies for organizations in Canada, Europe and the US.

Space is limited so register early!  RSVP on Eventbrite http://windows8halton.eventbrite.com/

Sneak Peak at Windows 8

Rob Duvall will be presenting a sneak peak at Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system at an upcoming Milton Chamber of Commerce Springboard morning seminar session, before the official public availability on October 26, 2012.

Space is limited so register early.

Where:  Milton Chamber of Commerce, 251 Main Street E., Milton, Ontario

When:  Wednesday. September 26, 2012
8:30am – 9:30am

Cost:  Free to Milton Chamber of Commerce members, $10 non-members

Register here