Category Archives: Training

European Collaboration Summit 2018

Experiences from the European Collaboration Summit 2018, held in Mainz, Germany, May 28-30 2018. Continue reading

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Thoughts about Microsoft’s unified technology conference

As expected, Microsoft’s announcement that they would run an uber-conference focused on the enterprise to replace TechEd and the individual Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, Project, and MMS conferences did not receive universal approval. The new conference takes place in Chicago next … Continue reading

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A warmed-over MCSE program is no pinnacle

Apparently the head of certifications at Microsoft (Tim Sneath) has said that Microsoft is going to make the MCSE exams “harder for everyone” by introducing new types of questions for which answers are harder to memorize. In other words, they want … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 training in Malaysia

This past week I was in Kuala Lumpur, helping to teach an Exchange 2013 course for HP. It’s been quite a while since I was last in KL when I spoke at Microsoft’s APJ launch of Exchange 5.0 in 1997. … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 Training

I always find training people about the technical details of Exchange to be an interesting but time-consuming (and draining) activity. Right now I’m in the middle of a set of Exchange 2013 training events where fellow MVP Brian Desmond (more … Continue reading

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Would a boycott influence Microsoft Learning?

Microsoft Learning’s (MSL) recent decision to cancel the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) programs has spawned a fair amount of commentary and debate. Regretfully, in some cases the discussion barely scratches the surface, probably due to the unfamiliarity of … Continue reading

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First Exchange 2013 training course appears

December update: Now that Exchange 2013 is generally available, I want to make it quite clear that I neither endorse nor recommend the training mentioned below. This entry was posted to demonstrate the foolishness of launching a training course for a product … Continue reading

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RWC ends and I’m off to Greenwich and Vegas

This coming week I’m travelling from Dublin to Greenwich, CT for the last in the current series of Exchange 2010 Maestro training events where I’ll be joining up again with fellow MVPs Paul Robichaux and Brian Desmond to deliver around twenty … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Microsoft Certified Master accreditation

On May 16, Microsoft announced that the exams that lead to accreditation as a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for Exchange 2010 will be available in centers worldwide. This development, similar to the announcement about MCM for SQL made in late … Continue reading

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San Diego Maestro

We’ve just wrapped up the Exchange 2010 Maestro seminar in San Diego and everyone is making their way home after a pretty exhausting three days. Wednesday was particularly tough with an early start at 8am finishing up with a presentation … Continue reading

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