November 2005 - Ready, Set, SQL!

New BI and development tools, plus peak performance, equals partner opportunity as Microsoft's long-awaited database debuts. Plus: Blueprint for success, 7 keys to selling more upgrades and much more.


Security Competency Gets Revamped

Microsoft revises Partner Competency, splitting it into two tracks for technical implementers and security management partners.

IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 18

From the business wires: a patch management system, remote management tools and software that prevents online fraud.

MCP Exams for $35?

The catch: You must be enrolled in an IT Academy. Also, exam retakes to be revived for IT Academy students.

IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 11

From the business wires this week: hosting solutions and other tools for SQL Server 2005.

Training Tools Follow SQL, Visual Studio Launch

Microsoft Learning releases training tools to coincide with launch of the company's relational database and software development suites.

MCTS, MCPD Beta Exams Out in November

Registration has opened for beta versions of exams required for MCTS and MCPD certifications.

IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 4

From the business wires this week: an event log monitoring tool, Active Directory troubleshooting tool, code generator for .NET and a hacking contest.

Katrina Leaves Lasting Impression

Microsoft partners rally to raise donations and keep businesses afloat, while Microsoft also chips in.

Microsoft in the Middle (Market)

A Match Made in Redmond

Microsoft aims to leverage synergies between its partner and small business divisions.

Licensing Experts for Hire

A Q&A with Peter Ells, business development manager for Software ONE.

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