And now for a little shameless bragging…

Good morning, all.  I interrupt the normal cadence of this blog to bring to you just a little bit of bragging.  And a challenge. “Oh great.. what did you do now, Kevin?” This week I’m in Seattle, Washington, attending Microsoft’s bi-annual internal technical training event, “TechReady” (TechReady 14 to be specific.)  One of the benefits … Continue reading And now for a little shameless bragging…

Cloud on Your Terms Part 30 of 30: Certification Tips To Get Your Career Ready For The Cloud

It’s the end of the month, and the last of our 30 days of cloudy goodness is here!  In today’s blog post, one of the most genuinely certifiable gentlemen I know, Brian Lewis, points you to some resources to help you get on track for cloud readiness.  And by you, I mean YOU.  You need … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms Part 30 of 30: Certification Tips To Get Your Career Ready For The Cloud

Are You Cloud-Certified? (“Cloudy April” – Part 12)

How certified are you?  “Same as you.”Of course you are.  I’m an MCITP: Server Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator.  I was also an MCSE on Server 2003, 2000, 2000: Security, and MCSE on NT 4.  I was even an MCP on Windows 3.11.“Wow.. you’re old.”Shut up.  I was 13 at the time.**I tell you this … Continue reading Are You Cloud-Certified? (“Cloudy April” – Part 12)

Did you know it’s “Computer Science Education Week”?

 “No, I didn’t know that.”I didn’t either… until just this morning when I received an e-mail about it.  Apparently December 6-12, 2009 is officially Computer Science Education Week.  And it’s about time, if you ask me.Microsoft Research has also joined the cause, and provided resources to encourage and support students in making the choice to … Continue reading Did you know it’s “Computer Science Education Week”?

Early Announcement: The “Career Assist”

Well.. Ken Rosen announced it early.. so it’s fair game.  And it’s just cool enough to warrant a blog post.On Friday of this week the folks at Microsoft Learning will officially announce a new benefit to the “Second Shot” program that they’re calling “Career Assist”.   Basically, when you sign up for the free do-over before … Continue reading Early Announcement: The “Career Assist”