Certification Update – Azure and O365 Practice Tests Now Available

  Microsoft has added three new Microsoft Official Practice Tests to the list available through Pearson VUE: Practice Test for Exam 533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Practice Test for Exam 534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Practice Test for Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Additional practice tests for O365, Azure, Enterprise Devices…


Think Big and Win Big Competition – Winners Announcement

Thank you everyone who participated in the Think Big, Win Big Microsoft Sales and Pre-Sales Assessment Competition. Our winners are: 1st Prize – Bill Cotis of ORION ENTERPRISE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 2nd Prize – Rob Dell of I-COMM AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD 3rd Prize – Toby Alcock of CORPORATE NETWORK INTEGRATION PTY. LTD.   ACCELERATE…


Azure/MCSD Certification – Update

  On May 28th, Microsoft announced the release of a new certification entitled MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect. This credential is awarded by passing three Azure Specialist exams, validating competence in the design, development, and administration of solutions powered by Microsoft Azure. The new certification is earned by passing all three of the following exams: ·        …


Partner with the Microsoft Partner’s Partner

  I’ve spoken often of the incredible passion and innovation in Microsoft’s Partner ecosystem – never is this more evident when two Partners combine to achieve a common goal, delighting customers and achieving outcomes that were otherwise not possible. With this in mind, I’m excited to announce the launch of the New Horizons Australia (NHA)…


Education partners: New status levels for Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers

The Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller (AER) programme is designed to ensure that our partners that work with education customers have been trained and passed tests on our Academic licensing programmes. This is especially important for smaller education customers, where they might choose to buy their licences from a local smaller partner, but will still want…


[SYD, MELB, BRIS] No-cost SQL Server 2012 Exam Cram (70-463)

  Update your SQL Server skills and prepare for new competency exam requirements with this no-cost SQL Server 2012 Exam Cram (70-463).   Over the coming year SQL Server 2008 exams will cease to be eligible for Silver/Gold Data Platform or Silver/Gold Business Intelligence competency attainment. To assist in the transition to SQL Server 2012,…


Preparing For The 74-324 Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses Exam

The introduction of the SMB focused Office 365 exam serves the SMB channel well, as it presents a more realistic set of expectations of technologies that SMB customers will generally utilise versus the content that is covered in the earlier Office 365 deployment and administration exams. The initial Small Business Competency mandatory requirement for someone…


Windows 8–Training Update, November 2012

Welcome Windows 8:  Windows Reimagined! Windows has been reimagined, and the result is a stunning line up of new PCs and tablets which has created an incredible opportunity for partners and customers alike.  Please be sure to check out the latest resources below, and get yourself trained so you can share this amazing release of…