Free Silverlight Training on Channel 9

Channel 9 is offering a free Silverlight 4 Training Kit. The training kit includes a whitepaper explaining all of the new Silverlight 4 features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building business applications with Silverlight 4. The business applications course includes 8 modules with extensive hands on labs as…

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Free Windows Phone 7 Series Developer Training Kit

Windows Phone 7 Series holds a promise to be an amazing personal mobile phone with new innovative user interface and functionality, as well as a great development platform on which you can quickly and easily build games and applications. With a myriad of new devices, a powerful and immersive software platform, and a new marketplace…

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Free Certification Exams

<warning> This is a long post </warning> Want to see if you’re ready to develop for the Azure platform?  Do you have what it takes to create Web apps using ASP.NET, JavaScript, AJAX and Silverlight?  What about desktop apps using WPF?  Perhaps you’re the service developer using WCF or maybe you’re good at data access…

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New Training on Channel 9

Are you trying to find more information to help you prepare for certifications?  Perhaps you would like to go a little deeper on some of the technologies.  Channel 9 has always been a great go-to place for developers looking for the latest information and now, they’ve added some great training content as well. Today Channel…

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Microsoft Certifications: Where Do I Start? (A Series)

I am kicking off a series of posts today that are designed to address your questions around getting or updating a Microsoft certification.  The series will follow this outline; 1) I’m new to Microsoft certifications.  Where do I start? 2) I am already certified as an MCSD or an MCAD but I want to upgrade. …

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Blog Title Change

It’s time to put my petty complaints, personal thoughts and ideas on another blog and make this an official Microsoft Certification blog. As a result, I have changed the title of the blog to better reflect the content that will reside here moving forward.  I also pledge to update and post in a more frequent…

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.NET 3.5 Beta Exams Extended

That’s right, we have extended the betas for 3 .NET exams.  We are looking at getting more candidates to take these exams to ensure adequate data for analysis before they are released in their live versions. I know that these technologies listed below are new and that not many people are using WPF, WCF or…

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SQL Server 2008 Certifications Make My Head Hurt

Well, at least trying to decide the certification story.  I haven’t taken the exams for 2005 yet, let alone 2008. SO, early thoughts on where the SQL story might go are causing some churn, concern and heartburn.  Be that as it may, I am considering, note I didn’t say creating, the following story.  Tell me…

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Take a .NET Beta Exam Today!

That’s right, we have extended the betas for 3 .NET exams so you have an opportunity to register for, and take the following: Please note the following restrictions before attempting to sign up:  1) Not available in China, India or Pakistan 2) There is no guarantee of a seat so register early. 1. 71-502 TS: Microsoft…

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Calling All C++ Developers

Ok, that’s sort of like a marketing thing where I put a headline out there just to get you to read my post.  Sorry, but I have a very serious question to ask you and I need your feedback. For those of you who are developing using Microsoft’s Visual C++ in either version of Visual…

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