Firecracker Disco: WS2008 Betas

Are you sitting down, Windows Server sports racers? Here is the beta information (and live prep guides) for the three Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams, she says, with cautious enthusiasm, bracing for onslaught of questions and collective, beta-related panty bunching. Windows Server betas, sports racers. Good luck! The betas are open now until December 21 at Prometric…


Microsoft Dynamics certifications

A memo just landed on my desk (JUST KIDDING! MEMOS ARE SO 1999*!!) letting me know that we have some good information available now on Microsoft Dynamics certifications via the MIcrosoft Learning website. From our certification overview, you can get to the Dynamics Certification landing page and learn all about CRM, POS, GP (etc) certification opportunities,…


am I on?

Apparently our RSSerators were down. Are they working now? Hullo?     Surressly, is this thing on?


Getting started as a technical author: January 30

We did this presentation at TechEd last summer; we’re offering it again via Live Meeting for those of you who didn’t happen to be in Orlando. Ken and Linda, from Microsoft Press, will be presenting. It should be excellent. Microsoft Press Presents: Getting Started as a Technical Author Are you interested in sharing your technical knowledge…


Developer Certifications Live Meeting

We’re hosting a January 23 meeting to update you on Visual Studio certifications–and anything else you want to talk about, as long as it is somewhat related*. I’m pleased because, in this meeting, we can introduce some new-ish team members focused on dev cert: Gerry, developer product planner (you’ve heard of him) Jeff, dev cert product manager (you may not know…


System Center Configuration Manager Beta Exam

If you fancy System Center Configuration Manager, you might like to take the beta for 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring. Feel free to share with colleagues. If you don’t know much about betas, read this or this first. Invitation You are invited to take beta exam 70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration…


What happens to welcome kits…

What happens in Scottsdale, stays in Scottsdale. This is what is written on a bedazzled t-shirt I considered buying in Phoenix, Arizona* this weekend, when I was visiting my parents for our Thanksgiving holiday. In my experience, nothing very much was happening** in Scottsdale that needed to stay there, but I had a nice time and, this…


Get certified on ISA Server 2006

Exam 70-351: TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring is now available at VUE and Prometric. When you pass 70-351, you earn a stand-alone certification: MCTS: ISA Server 2006, Configuration. Here’s a sentence on ISA: ISA Server is the integrated edge security gateway that helps protect your IT environment from Internet-based threats while…


Stop the insanity: SCCM and WS2008 beta exams

System Center Configuration Manager beta exam I think we’ll post the System Center Configuration Manager beta exam information (71-401) at the end of this month. In the meantime, you can check out the exam objectives on the 70-401 prep guide, which is live as of a few days ago. We talked about dates and process…


What? I can’t hear you; there’s a banana* in my chair.

In unrelated news, the “number of certified” table has been updated. Besides the Windows Server 2008 MCTS certs, let me know if you notice anything missing and we’ll track it down.  *a smallish, Spanish-fugitive banana–you know the type.