Joint MCM-MVP Expert Chat on MSDN

SharePoint MCMs and MVPs will be fielding questions during the monthly SharePoint MVP expert chat on MSDN next week. You can join us on Wednesday, October 27th between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM PDT! Learn more and add these chats to your calendar by visiting the MSDN event page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/chats/default.aspx. For more information, see the…

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Testimonial from a SQL MCM (who doesn’t work for Microsoft)

I was recently asked by a potential SQL MCM candidate if we could share testimonials about the SQL Microsoft Certified Master program from non-Microsoft employees  Out of the 57 MCMs in the world, only 12 are not Microsoft employees  (by the way – the numbers on our Meet the Microsoft Certified Masters and Microsoft Certified…

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Meet the MCM’s and MCA’s!

We have just started publishing a list of people who have earned an MCM and/or MCA certification over at our Microsoft Learning site. Go take a look here. We’ll be adding names as MCM’s and MCA’s ask us to, it’s entirely optional, and we hope this brings them some much deserved publicity. Gaining a cert…

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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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Another RFP requesting MCM

Further to the recent post on this from Per I was talking with a partner today who has made and continues to make considerable investments in OCS MCM for their UC consulting practice. They told me that they have also seen evidence of RFPs requiring that the respondant have an MCM on staff. The partner…

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New benefit for OCS Masters – online labs!

According to the visionaries the future is ‘all in the cloud man!’. Well, not to be out done we have just launched a new set of online labs for the exclusive use of certified OCS MCMs. These 4 new lab environments are based on the core labs that we use for the program but also…

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MCM Directory ROI from a Student Perspective

It’s great to hear positive results after someone attends one of our programs and recently we received such great feedback.  Lucian Petru, a participant from the May 2009 Directory rotation, had this to say: Speaking of ROI…I can tell you it’s 1000% worth it. I attended the MCM Directory program and I didn’t pass all…