Announcing the newest members of the SharePoint MCM Community!

Greetings everyone. SharePoint MCM Rotation 4 wrapped up a little over two weeks ago, and the final results are in. R4 was my first rotation as PM, and it was an enormously rewarding experience to work with our phenomenal instructor team and a talented, driven, and fun group of candidates. Our candidates represented 3 continents, 5 countries,…

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Updated SQL 2008 MCM Pre-reading list

David Ikeda and I have updated the SQL Server 2008 MCM Pre-reading list based on the last training rotation we conducted last October.  You can download the PDF here.  As a seasoned SQL Server professional, ideally you’ll already have read some, if not most of the material listed in this document.  If not, you’ll find…

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Even more SQL MCMs to announce…

Two more SQL MCM announcements to announce! Please meet Frans van der Geer (new SQL 2008 MCM) and Christian Bolton (existing SQL 2005 MCM/MCA and now a SQL 2008 MCM): Frans van der Geer, software architect at VX Company in the Netherlands. Frans has been working on custom software development projects targeting the Microsoft platform…

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And the SQL MCM numbers keep rising…

We have another new SQL MCM I’d like to announce!  Please meet Pam Lahoud: Pam Lahoud, Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. Pam Lahoud is specializes in SQL Server Performance Tuning and optimization in the New York City area.  She has been with Microsoft for 4 years and is currently serving as the SQL Server…

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New SQL MCM Announcement from Microsoft Services, Hungary

New SQL Server 2008 MCMs keep rolling in (I expect to announce a few more over the next month or two). Please meet our latest SQL 2008 MCM, Illés Eszterhás: Illés Eszterhás, Architect at Microsoft. Illés has worked for Microsoft for 11 years, starting off in the Microsoft Product Support Services group.  For the last…

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SQL MCMs – Now Sixty Members Strong

Yesterday we added another SQL 2008 MCM to the community, making the total number of SQL MCMs sixty members strong.  What’s even more noteworthy is our new SQL MCM, Nicolas Husson, is an independent contractor (and based on his performance during the rotation, I think he is someone that you would definitely want working on…

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Two New MCA Exchange 2007’s As Well!

I’m clearing off the to-do list today whilst the Qual Lab goes on, and wanted to make sure the world knew that we added two new MCA Exchange 2007’s over the last month or so. These two guys upgraded their existing MCA Exchange 2003, so now hold all 4 – MCM 2003/7 and MCA 2003/7….

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And A New Exchange MCM To Welcome Too

Please congratulate and welcome Dirk Buntinx, A PFE for Microsoft based in Belgium, who passed the Qual lab and joins the MCM 2007 community. Dirk attended Exchange Rotation 3 in May, and has the most bizarre taste in clothing, fortunately for him, we don’t test on fashion sense. I’m joking of course, but Dirk is…

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Exchange MCM Upgrades – Please Congratulate…

I’ve been a bit behind recently on these, something to do with running a 3 week class, but better late than never… Some existing MCM 2003’s passed the 2007 Qual and therefore add MCM 2007 to their transripts. Well done to the following people; CK Quek – CK is an Architect working for Microsoft in…

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17 Frowns and a Box of Donuts

Today is the last day of the Exchange 2007 MCM rotation, and in fact, the last ever day of MCM 2007. The next delivery we do will be in March 2010, and will be… Exchange 2010. As I type this, the Qual Lab is underway. 17 people in here taking it, in various states of…

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