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Microsoft Lync MVP Award for 2013

Earlier this week I was given an nice Canada Day present on our nation’s holiday – I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Lync in 2013 for the 4th year in a row.

I am grateful and honored to be recognized for my on-going contributions in the Lync and Microsoft community at large and look forward to meeting more people and helping out in Lync land!

On a different side note – as I catch up on Lync news this week, in case you missed it, a Cumulative Update for July 2013 was recently released for Lync 2013.  Matt Landis and Tommy Clarke did a . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync MVP Award for 2013

Free Microsoft eBooks

This is not directly Lync related but when something worthwhile and is freely available from Microsoft, the word must get out. 🙂

For a limited time you can download a large selection of free Microsoft eBooks here:

Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server.

From my quick browsing, here are the most applicable ones related to Microsoft Lync:

Introducing Windows Server 2012 Deployment guide for Office 2013 Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses: Help and How To TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

There are also reference books available . . . → Read More: Free Microsoft eBooks

Microsoft Canada’s IT Pro Team wants your Feedback

If you’ve had any interaction with the IT Pro team at Microsoft Canada, they are interested in your feedback.

The IT Pro team at Microsoft Canada (specifically evangelists Anthony, Pierre, and Mitch) would like feedback on how they are doing to achieve their goal of providing the information and tools you need to be get the most out of Microsoft based solutions, at home and at work.


Here are the ways you can connect with the Microsoft Canadian IT Pro team and provide feedback.

The Global Relationship Study (GRS)

If you’ve subscribed to any of the Microsoft newsletters or attended any IT Pro event, you will be sent . . . → Read More: Microsoft Canada’s IT Pro Team wants your Feedback