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New-Gen Certifications Retirement Policy Changing

Holders of the premium MCITP or MCPD titles will have to take refresh exam to maintain status; policy to go into effect in about two years.

EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft Taps Tatarinov for Top MBS Slot

Microsoft is naming Kirill Tatarinov as its top business solutions executive, according to documents examined by RCP.

MCDST Ugrade Exam Goes Live

Earlier this week, Microsoft put exam 70-621 up for general availability.

Making Users and Administrators Happy

Pleasing both camps can be a complicated task in itself. Here are a few tips that might help.

The Right Staff

Utilize often-overlooked recruiting practices.

Google Calls for Boost in Work Visas

American technology companies will lose highly skilled foreign workers to Indian and Chinese rivals if the country's work-visa program is not fixed, a Google executive warned Congress on Wednesday.

Outsourcing: A Developing Relationship

How one software company successfully teamed with an international outsourcer to get its products to market.

Yahoo's Chief Tech Officer Resigns

Yahoo Inc.'s chief technology officer is resigning after nearly a decade on the job, creating a management void as the Internet icon tries to mine more profits from a recent upgrade to its system for delivering online ads.

Dell Lays Off 8,000 As Earnings Rise

Dell Inc. said Thursday that earnings rose 8 percent in preliminary first-quarter results, but the computer maker planned to lay off about 8,000 employees over the next year as part of an ongoing restructuring.

Microsoft Partner Group Restructures

Microsoft channel chief Allison Watson laid out in an internal e-mail Tuesday a new structure for her Worldwide Partner Group and described a new partner subsidiary, called the Partner Leadership Team, for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Quest Tools for Exchange Migrators

Quest Software Inc. and Microsoft are teaming up to offer a new incentive program for partners that conduct migrations to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

SaaS Partnerships: New Horizons, Old Hurdles

An industry report describes big changes for partners under a Software as a Service model, but nettlesome compensation issues still remain.

Gold Club List

New Web Site Opens Technology to Women, Minority-Owned Businesses

Women and minority-owned businesses have a new technical training partner: Biz Tech-Connect. Microsoft is part of a consortium of companies that designed the free Web resource to help women and minority entrepreneurs use the Internet and other technology to help grow their businesses.

New Web Site Opens Technology to Women, Minority-Owned Businesses

Women and minority-owned businesses have a new technical training partner: Biz Tech-Connect.

Microsoft Buys Stake in CareerBuilder

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it has acquired a minority stake in job-listings partner CareerBuilder.com and will use that job-search engine on MSN sites overseas in a bid to capture more of the classified advertising money migrating to the Web.

First-Timers: Big Discount on First MCP, Dynamics Exam

If you're taking your first MCP or Microsoft Dynamics exam, you're eligible for a 40 percent discount on your very first exam.

Intel To Cut 1,000 Jobs in New Mexico

Intel Corp. said Tuesday that it expects to cut more than 1,000 jobs at its Rio Rancho plant as the company ends production of an older silicon wafer technology.

Project 2007 Exam Beta Next Week

Microsoft to put Project exam through paces with beta testers for two weeks starting Tuesday.

Vonage Chief Executive Steps Down

Vonage CEO Michael Snyder resigned Thursday as the troubled Internet phone company reported weak preliminary first-quarter results and announced a restructuring plan that includes an unspecified number of jobs cuts.

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