So long and thanks for all the fish....

After nearly four years I’m moving on as the PM of the Lync and OCS MCM programs. It has been quite a ride….. On January 12th 2009 the first rotation of OCS MCM kicked off in building 11 on Redmond campus. Almost four years later we have achieved the following… Run 12 rotations Moved classrooms…

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Lync MCM and an ROI of more than 730% - really!

We recently published a case study with Unify Square that illustrates the value that an MCM certification (or in this case three of them) can bring in competitive situations. Obviously your own mileage may vary but there is one stand out point in this instance that I think is worth noting. The guys at Unify…

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Welcome to the worlds first Lync Server 2010 MCMs!

Over the past few months we have been working through the alpha and beta deliveries of the Lync MCM program. After these two highly successful rotations it gives me great pleasure to announce the following names as the first certified Lync Server 2010 Masters. So firstly – congratulations to the following individuals on upgrading their…

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Bumper Crop of OCS MCMs from rotation 5!!

With rotation 5 out of the door we have only one rotation left on OCS 2007 R2 (May). The latest group to enjoy the thrills and spills of OCS Masters is pictured below just before taking the qual lab. By previous standards this group was relatively quiet in the classroom but they sure put everything into it…

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OCS MCM - A view from the other side

Jeff Nye who works for the MS Global Voice Practice and was a graduate of rotation 4 asked me about posting to a Linked In group that he belongs to which provides hints and tips on preparing for MCM. I liked what he had written and so Jeff expanded on the post a little and provided it for…

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Cranking through those retakes - OCS MCM gets busy with 6 new MCMs!!

I’ve been running silent on the blog for a while. Mostly been busy with retakes and planning for the next release of the program. I’m very pleased to say that the retakes have been going well and I would like to welcome six new members to the OCS Masters community. They are Raymond Thralls – Ray works…

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Congratulations to 6 new OCS MCMs!

I’d like to congratulate six new OCS MCMs as graduates of rotation 4. They are (in no particular order) Jeff Nye who works for the MCS Voice Practice in the US Taimoor Husain who also works for the MCS Voice Practice in the US Jason Guo who works for MCS East region in the US…

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The final hurdle for OCS MCM rotation 4

OCS MCM rotation 4 is almost out the door. Almost – just the final qual lab to finish now. As I write the candidates are all laser focused on their laptops, oblivious to the world around them as they work through the final gruelling 6 hour lab. All this and they’ve already sat their last written exam…

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Annoucing three new OCS 2007 MCMs

I’m pleased to announce that we have three new members of the OCS MCM community after they completed retakes. There are, in no particular order, Robert Burnett – Robert works for CXO Global Solutions in the US Jim Raymond – Jim works for Dyntek also in the US Agus Rachman – Agus works for Microsoft…

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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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