Time for a change…

I sent the below to all of our MCM/MCA communities last night, and thought I’d share it here, too. These programs rock! …and I’ll miss them dearly.   Hi All,   As the subject line says: it’s time for a change. I’m writing to let you know that I’ve accepted a new position within Microsoft…

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First rule of MCM: Advanced Infrastructure is…

..don’t talk about Advanced Infrastructure. Or so at least it was until now. What am I talking about? I’m talking about our Microsoft Certified Master: Advanced Infrastructure certification. Never heard of it? Well, you’re not alone. This was a Master track that we did an alpha and beta for and then decided not to pursue…

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Please welcome our new SharePoint MCM/MCA Program Lead!

Hi All,   Please join me in welcoming Brett Geoffroy to ‘The Master Team’! Brett will be driving our SharePoint MCM and MCA programs for us full time in FY10. He has been pulling double duty for a few months already while working with James to get up to speed and to ensure a smooth…

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ROI from MCM: A look back 6 months later.

Hi All, I’m happy to share a little retrospective from another one of our Directory MCM’s, Rob Silver, who wrote us the following just the other day. It’s a great example of ROI / benefits from investing in the program that I hope more and more people are seeing out there. Hi Per/Ryan, Some inspiring…

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Mississippi leads the way: 3 MCM’s a requirement in State IT RFP

I think every MCM and ‘MCM-to-be’ out there should feel real good about this one. In short: the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services will be managing and reporting the use of Stimulus funds.  To accomplish their mission the State will use Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.  The State, being smart about…

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How was your summer?

Mine was real rough 😉 I took a month of parternity leave in July, catching up with the family after our daughter was born in March, came back for 4 days, before heading out for a week of vacation which is our yearly family gathering in good ole’ Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (any cheeseheads out there?!…

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Please welcome Ryan Conrad, the new fearless Directory MCM/MCA leader :)

Hi All,   Please join me in welcoming Ryan Conrad to our Master / MCA team! Ryan will be driving the Directory programs for us, effective immediately, as it is time for Walter to focus on his day job J For those that don’t know, Walter has been pulling double duty driving our Directory program…

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New Discounts!

Hi All, Along with announcing the new dates, we’ve published new discounts for the program! For any training rotation that you attend prior to January 1, 2010, you’ll get $3,550 off the list price! That makes it $14,950 instead of $18,500. That makes it still a bit more than a cup of coffee, but it also…

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New dates announced! New website! Featured on microsoft.com…Oh my!

Hi All, Yes, many have been asking, and now thou shall receive: our new Microsoft Learning website went live today (great new look and feel) and as part of that, we have posted our dates for upcoming rotations in fall and Spring 2010: go take a look and register to ensure you get your seat!…

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