Building a New Certification

Microsoft Certified Architect makes its officiial debut at launch event.

Intel Shuffles Top Executives

Intel Corp. is reassigning five top executives to new positions as part of a corporate restructuring designed to simplify the company's management, according to a memorandum circulated to employees late Wednesday.

VMware Adds Server to Free Virtualization Roster

Virtualization expert VMware makes available a free server tool, Microsoft expands virtualization licensing for SA customers, and the EU fines MS millions and threatens to seek more.

Live Communications Exam Goes Live July 10

Unified communications experts who pass Exam 70-262 will earn coveted MCTS title.

Microsoft Looks to Academia for Talent

Microsoft's sponsorship of technology contests and its partnerships with university research centers hopes to bear altruistic benefits, as well as loyalty to company's products.

Microsoft to Downsize Training Division

Microsoft Corp. is eliminating 14 jobs in its Microsoft Learning division, and will instead have an outside vendor perform that work.

Exit Interview: A Q&A with outgoing U.S. Partner VP Margo Day.

Margo Day, who has run the U.S. Partner Group for five years, and Robert Deshaies, U.S. V.P. for SMS&P, swap responsibilities, beginning in July.

Study: Slow Job Growth in Tech Sector

New report says job growth is weaker than IT industry claims.

Microsoft Certified Architect Program Now Live

Microsoft plans to open up senior-level certification to 250 applicants in its first year.

CompTIA Unveils New A+ Cert with Electives

After months of speculation, the Computing Technology Industry Association unveiled a new structure for its flagship A+ hardware technician certification.

BizTalk 2006 Exam Goes Thru Beta Cycle

Microsoft finally gives BizTalk Server exam a workout in front of beta exam candidates this week.

H1-B Increase Slips into Immigration Bill

A provision to significantly increase high-tech worker visas quietly added to sweeping immigration bill.

Lucky Number 7 for Next-Gen .NET Exams

Microsoft exams soon to be flying out of testing centers worldwide...well, at least for those of you interested in getting certified under the next-generation MCP exams for .NET experts.

Anatomy of the Deal

An inside look at prominent deals within the Microsoft partner community. Part of an occasional series.

Microsoft, Best Buy Partner Up on Certification

More than 300 Best Buy employees now certified under training and certification program, jointly developed with Microsoft.

Two Ways to Save: Discount Exams + Second Shot

Microsoft opens up exam discounts to registered members of its Partner program, allows discount to be combined with exam retake offer.

.NET, SQL Server Exams Debut This Week

Microsoft to release two more next-generation MCP exams for SQL Server experts, Windows developers.

Dispatch from Dallas

Microsoft Business Solutions Group's annual Convergence conference, which focuses on the company's business applications, drew thousands of customers and partners to Dallas in late March.

A Q&A with Sam Jadallah

Since leaving Microsoft seven years ago, Sam Jadallah has stayed close to the industry and Microsoft. Currently, he's a general partner at the Menlo Park, Calif., venture capital firm Mohr Davidow Ventures. One of the sectors he invests in for the firm is software, which makes his inside knowledge of Microsoft highly valuable. In an e-mail interview with <i>Redmond Channel Partner</i> magazine, Jadallah assessed the changes in the Microsoft Partner Program since his departure.

.NET Exam for Enterprise Developers Now Available

Microsoft Learning Group also plans to launch multi-language versions of SQL Server exams in April.

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