Two Free Things



  1. E-learning course of your choice. You register and you’ll get a promo code that you can use on one free e-learning course (not a collection) of your choice. I read that this is US only, but I would think the code you get will work anywhere our e-learning is available….? Choose from 1,400 hours of training on Vista, Office, SharePoint, Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio + 200+ hours for home and office users, ala YT. Let your teams and friends know. Here’s where you register.

<edited March 13> I know you have been having trouble with some of these courses… I just saw this amended to choose from whatever course you want as long as it is not part of a course “grouping” or course made up of more than about 12 hours, basically. I’m very sorry for the misleading post that had some of you pulling your hair out.



  1. Halo 2. I got it to give away at some point and never used it, but maybe one of you wants it (Halo 2, my friends, not 3, apparently earth will never be the same…). I’ll mail it to the first person who wants it, as long as you know who said this: “Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis/when I was dead broke, man/I couldn’t picture this”

<edited March 13> long gone!

Comments (14)

  1. Notorious B.I.G. (^_^)

    Blake Handler

    Microsoft MVP

    "The Road to Know Where"

  2. Shawn says:

    Did you mean post a comment or email the answer?  I emailed it a few mins ago!  

  3. Trika says:

    Toto responded to my inbox first (now we drink champagne when we thirstay). hi blake and shawn

  4. Well that was fun even though I lost out on Halo 2… hahahah give aways are always fun even if you lose.  I’ll be waiting for that FREE EXAM Voucher give away next! 😛

  5. R says:

    When you look at this page:

    https://www.microsoftelearning.com/catalog/itpro.aspx#ServerProducts

    It shows Course 2277 as a course not a collection.  But you cant use the code for this course.  Is there a reason for this?  Im looking for a course to help me prepare for the 70-291 exam….

  6. Alice says:

    Cool! Thanks for the e-learning deal.

    One complaint, though: "The promotional code will expire 30 days after you register. This offer expires on March 31, 2008."

    I wish they’d just make the code expire April 30, 2008, regardless of when people register. Because otherwise, if we’re not ready to use it immediately, we have to wait and remember to sign up later, to get as long of a window as possible.

  7. eitar says:

    tried to use th voucher

    to register to one of the OCS on line course

    got this

    "The discount code that you typed is either not valid or has expired."

    well it seems it does not work outside US

  8. Bob says:

    Hi,

    i have the same error 🙁

    i also got non acknowledgment by email vom ms about the promo code.

  9. bob says:

    sry i dont read first^^

    i can use an american proxy server but iam also interessted in learning for cert test 291.

    whats the best for this cert? 2276 or 2277?

  10. R says:

    Bob..

    I would say 2277 is better but I am getting an error too trying to use the coupon for that course…

  11. Deniz says:

    Seems like the code doesnt work (at least from germany).

    I selected:

    "Collection 2782: Designing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Databases"

    182,70 €    

        Subtotal  

    182,70 €    

    Type the discount code from voucher and click Apply:      

    The discount code that you typed is either not valid or has expired.  

  12. Deniz says:

    Doh! Sure it works if you don’t put the COLLECTION of a course in your shopping basket. Sorry, please delete the comments from me.

  13. bob says:

    2276 and 2277 are both courses, no collections.

    seems the voucher is only for promoting newest technologies. damn!

  14. gtomsho says:

    It was Bono that said it.  I’ll take the Halo, now, thanks.  By the way, I e-mailed you the answer and it was rejected as Spam.  Is Bono a bad word?