Our UK Windows Directory Services Escalation Team is Hiring – Support Escalation Engineers.

Hi! Its Linda Taylor here again from the Directory Services Escalation team in the UK. In this post, I want to tell you – We are hiring in the UK!! Would you like to join the UK Escalation Team and work on the most technically challenging and interesting Active Directory problems? Do you want to… Read more

How to become a PFE (worth reading if you are job hunting)

Hi all, Ned here. Greg Jaworski has posted an informative read for those looking to join the ranks of Microsoft Premier Field Engineering. They are always hiring and if your New Year’s resolution includes travel, career growth, and working for the largest software company in the world, I recommend you give it a look. How to… Read more

Accelerating Your IT Career

Your career isn’t win or lose anymore, it is win or die. The days of guaranteed work, pensions, and sticking with one company for fifty years are gone. Success has returned to something Cro-Magnon man would recognize: if you’re good at what you do, you get to eat. I recently spoke to university graduates about… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Charlotte Edition

Hiya folks, Ned back with a palette-cleansing Mail Sack after this monstrosity. This week we talk about: To customize AD schema or not DC and root hints USMT and the case of the missing apps DFSR and %SYSTEMROOT% More fun with DC Same As Parent domain zone records Speeding up DFSN client failover AD/LDS and… Read more

Two more positions opened

If you live in the US and want to come work with us here in Directory Services support, we have opened two more positions: https://careers.microsoft.com/Search.aspx#&&p4=all&p0=724746&p5=all&p1=all&p2=all&p3=all If you want experience working on the largest, most complex environments in the world, this is the place to be. You will never be bored and you will never stop… Read more

How Not to Interview

Our excellent colleague Keith Combs found this movie created by Microsoft Learning.  It is both hilarious and sometimes frighteningly true. Really… To avoid being in a movie yourself: Get trained Get certified Study hard Then come and get it. – Ned “I was the jacket guy in my interview” Pyle… Read more

Post-Graduate AD Studies

Hello world, Ned here again. I was out of the office late last week so there was no mail sack; Jonathan pretended like he was going to do one but he lied. He’ll try to claim that things got “busy” and there were “customers” who wanted “their issues fixed” or some other nonsense, but we… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Saturday Edition

Ned here. As you may have noticed, it is not Friday. You may also have noticed that this post is awesome and packed with many weeks of delayed content goodness. This notice may extend to the fact that I have no life. You notice a lot, don’t you smarty? I cannot imagine someone looking less… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: 1970’s Conversion Van Edition

Hello folks, Ned here again with another ridiculously overdue Friday Mail Sack. This week we talk about patching, admin rights, Kerberos, hiring, ADMT, and PKI. Next week we talk about… nothing. I will be out celebrating an Important Wife Birthday™ and unless Jonathan takes pity on you, there will be crickets. So bother him A… Read more

We are hiring

We are hiring again (in your face, 2008 economy!) and if you think you have what it takes to do my job, come show me: Support Escalation Engineer, Directory Serviceshttps://careers.microsoft.com/Search.aspx#&&p4=all&p0=724746&p5=all&p1=all&p2=all&p3=all We are looking for talented, experienced, motivated engineers who want to take their career and IQ to the zenith. This is the most challenging technical job you will ever… Read more