Just in time for Valentine’s day

I got an e-mail this morning saying that we’re caught up with welcome kits (re: the delay I mentioned earlier). So, if you haven’t been able to order your shipment of one of the welcome kits below, you should now be able to from the MCP site (which still says they are not available, being…

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Damn, here we go again*

If you have earned one of the following certifications and have not yet been able to order the corresponding welcome kit or certificate from the MCP site, that is because those materials are in development with our fulfillment centers, as you might have heard already. I’d like to acknowledge Darrell’s apt summary of the situation, as…

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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…

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Beat the holiday rush: MCP Welcome Kit orders!!!!

Advance notice that you won’t be able to order welcome kits or certificates, if you happen to be eligible for one, between November 29 and December 6, 2007. This is true for orders from the MCP site and orders/re-orders/changes placed through the Regional Service Centers. we are making some system updates, to reduce shipping-address related errors and get…

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I Like Your Hustle (or, Yes That E-mail Is From Us)

If you got an e-mail (or a few) from Lutz Ziob, our Microsoft Learning General Manager, about your welcome kit (or kits), that was from us, yes. Our fulfillment vendor sent it, that is why it did not come from someone@microsoft.com. In related news, I do not recommend saying “I like your hustle” to your general…

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Kits in transit; kits en route

Good news. I just saw a mail that your welcome kits (for those of you who have been waiting) have shipped. DO NOT CHECK YOUR MAILBOX, because they still need to go through their four to six weeks of shipping time. I repeat, DO NOT CHECK YOUR MAILBOX yet. But please do feel better knowing…

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Welcome kits

For those of you waiting on a welcome kit, thanks for hanging in there. I know that the team here is working with our shipper to get these out to you. As a reminder, this is re: the known issue of welcome kits not shipping as planned to those of you who have earned some of the…

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Welcome kits for recently released certifications

In my role as MCP Aggravation Manager, I’m doing my best to think of new things to poast that will annoy certified professionals across the land and inspire a flood of angry commentary (and occasional intimation that I do not stand up to my pet cat*). Here’s my next stab. Delay in Welcome Kit Shipments: If you recently placed an order via…

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Knock knock. Who’s there? Apparently not your MCP welcome kit.

Definitely one of the most common questions I get from MCPs (particularly in India, I think) is on the status of your MCP or credential welcome kits. So, first let me say SORRY for those of you who are not sure what to do or waiting on your kit – I know that is frustrating!  In many cases…

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