Barney's Rubble

MCPmag.com: It's Alive!

Even with the launch of <i>Redmond, MCP Magazine</i> is alive and well via <a href="http://mcpmag.com" target="_blank">MCPMag.com</a>.

Good news, MCPs: Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine lives. Those who remember five pages back must be saying, "Hey, I just saw a magazine cover that said Redmond. What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"

And we thought you were tech savvy. Haven't you heard of the Internet? That is the future of MCP Magazine.

For nearly 10 years MCP Magazine has served the certified community a full plate of hands-on problem solving tactical hard-core tech info—with a healthy dose of certification and training coverage on the side.

Redmond magazine will continue with the hands-on problem solving, tactical hard-core tech info, but won't spend nearly as much time covering certification issues. That's where Michael Domingo, longtime editor of MCPmag.com, comes in. MCPmag.com not only lives on, but it will include far more certification news and analysis—thanks to Mike. If you feel as I do that certified professionals are a distinct community, then you'll want to hang out at MCPmag.com every day. And all the newsletters you were nice enough to sign up for will keep on coming to your inbox, right on time.

Another contender for your home page is Redmondmag.com. This site, freshly built by Becky Nagel (our new Redmondmag.com editor) and tech whiz Rita Zucher, is a rich array of strategic and technical information.

Redmondmag.com picks up where MCPmag.com leaves off, bringing you expert analysis of Microsoft's latest moves, tips on justifying technology, getting a better deal, grappling with internal IT issues, and more. And we'll toss in a heaping helping of hard-core tech to boot!

And if you like newsletters, be sure to sign up for the all new Redmond Report, penned by our own Scott Bekker, editor of ENTmag.com and news editor for Redmond magazine. Each week, Scott will tell you what Microsoft is up to, and what it all means.

So Whaddya Think of Redmond?
This is the first issue of Redmond, which we consider to be an evolution of MCP Magazine. We're pretty proud of it, but ultimately you will decide whether we hit the mark. What do you like, dislike? What technologies or issues should we cover? We created this magazine for you, so shoot me some mail at dbarney@redmondmag.com and let me know what you want us to tackle in the future.

About the Author

Doug Barney is editor in chief of Redmond magazine and the VP, editorial director of Redmond Media Group.

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