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Microsoft Extends Exam Retake Offer to June 2009

Program provides MCP and Dynamics exam takers with one more chance to pass a failed exam.

Networking Job Sector Is Booming, IDC Says

If The Graduate's Mr. McGuire were to give Ben Braddock one word of career advice today, it might very well be "networking" and not plastics.

Survey: IT Hiring and Pay Still Up, But Employers 'Cautious'

With the U.S. economy still circling and unemployment on the rise, it's a good time to be in IT -- relatively speaking.

Memories of Bill

Doug shares some memorable face-offs with Microsoft's erstwhile chairman.

Listen to the People You Hire

Communication problems with upper management set one company back a couple grand.

Performance-Based Testing Flies Into Pilot Phase

Microsoft offers up version of exam that tests new performance-based questions covering Active Directory implementation with Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft Revamps Platforms Division, Loses Kevin Johnson

Microsoft late on Wednesday announced a reorganization of its Platforms & Services Division and departure of PSD president Kevin Johnson.

IT Cost Cuts in 2008 May Be a Trend, Study Says

A first-quarter 2008 survey conducted by Computer Economics suggests a possible slowdown in IT spending and staffing lies ahead.

Microsoft's $60B Year-End Revenue Dogged by Search Costs

Microsoft's fiscal fourth-quarter and 2008 year-end financial results were announced in a Webcast on Thursday.

Q&A: Fausto Ibarra Takes SQL Server Reins

New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

Flying Solo: Ozzie Takes Microsoft to the Cloud

As his boss Bill Gates departs, Ozzie takes Microsoft's online strategy into the cloud.

Security Certification Rules Could Shake Up IT Management

Requirements for professional security certification for IT workers in civilian agencies, now being readied by the Office of Management and Budget.

Current IT Hiring Limited to Replacing Employees

No one seems to know whether we're in the midst of a minor economic bump in the road, an economic downturn, or an all-out recession. However, if IT salaries are any indication, employers seem to be hedging their bets.

Outsourcers Turn to Multisourcing To Reduce Risk

Outsourcing "megadeals" appear to be on the wane. According to market watcher Gartner Inc., the number of reported megadeals -- contracts of $1 billion or more awarded to a single vendor -- actually declined last year. Does this mean that outsourcing itself is on the way out?

Microsoft Announces New Master-Level Cert Track

Masters series aims to fill gap between Professional series and Architect series of certifications.

Virtualization Exam Now in Beta Testing

Exam 70-652 offers MCPs a chance to prove expertise in setting up and configuring virtual machines.

2008 Worldwide Partner Conference: Houston Highlights

The Lone Star State's largest city offers plenty of extracurricular activities for attendees at this year's Worldwide Partner Conference.

Microsoft Revamps MSDN and TechNet

Microsoft late last week launched a revamped iteration of its highly trafficked resource sites for developers and IT professionals.

Microsoft Rolls Exchange Labs Into Live@edu

Microsoft's suite of online tools focused on education has been expanded to include a "hosted" Exchange service with prototype features not yet available to the public.

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