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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.

Microsoft To Adopt ODF, Support Other Document Formats

Microsoft Wednesday posted plans for expanding file format support in the next major revision of Office 2007.

Gartner Warns about Problems in Outsourcing Help Desk

As any IT analyst will tell you, help desk outsourcing has been one of the biggest areas of growth in a red-hot offshore outsourcing segment. But not so fast, Gartner warns: Several help desk outsourcers may be rushing things.

Microsoft Launches SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services is available now for customers with Volume Licensing Software Assurance through partners with an SDPS certification.

Microsoft Renews Talks With Yahoo

Talks between Microsoft and Yahoo are back on the table again, but maybe not about the acquisition bid.

MCP Exam Retake Registration Ends May 31

MCP exam takers who want to participate in the program have until the end of May to register into the program and register for an exam.

Microsoft Hiring Program Managers for SQL

Anyone interested in working for Microsoft on future editions of SQL Server might want to check out this blog post from Lead Program Manager Debra Dove.

Ballmer Has 'Nothing To Say' on Yahoo Deal

Leaks from unnamed sources to The Wall Street Journal constitute the only "news" so far this week about Microsoft's unsolicited takeover bid for Yahoo.

Gartner: Economic Woes Will Increase Offshoring

Research firm Gartner is predicting that the current economic downturn in the U.S. will mean more IT and development positions will go overseas.

Information Security Set for Explosive Growth

Driven by compliance and public confidence issues, information security is expected to expand dramatically over the next few years, according to new research released by Frost & Sullivan and (ISC)².

Update: North American Imagine Cup 2008 Crowns Winner

Team Sparx takes away top honor and trip to global final in Paris in July.

Microsoft Plans MSDN Revamp

Microsoft is finally tuning up its Microsoft Developer Network site and promises to resolve long-running frustrations developers have encountered working with it.

Imagine Cup '08 Heads to Los Angeles

Software development competition finalists compete to move on to global finals in Paris, France.

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