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Secure a Second Shot for Your Microsoft Windows 7 Certification Exam

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 15, 2010

Whether you are just beginning to explore the benefits of Microsoft Certification, or need to pass just one more exam to obtain your Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential, the Second Shot offer (regular exam price plus 15 percent) allows you to retake a Windows 7 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist or Microsoft Certified IT Professional exam if you do not pass it on the first attempt. Register now and receive your Second Shot exam voucher.


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Free E-Book Offer: Programming Windows Phone 7

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 15, 2010

Windows Phone 7 became available at retailers on November 8—are you ready for programming opportunities? Download the new e-book Programming Windows Phone 7 by Charles Petzold. Learn more about the hardware as well as the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.

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Windows Azure/Cloud Computing Learning Snacks

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 14, 2010

Learn more about Microsoft Windows Azure Platform, Microsoft Online Services, and other Microsoft cloud offerings by watching the short, bite-sized snacks featured on the Microsoft Silverlight Learning Snacks page.

Cloud computing is a paradigm shift that provides computing over the Internet. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software as services; organizations can use any of these services, depending on their business needs. Organizations can simply connect to the cloud and use the available resources on a pay-per-use basis. Microsoft offers flexible cloud-computing solutions that help communicate, collaborate, and store data in a cloud. The cloud services offered by Microsoft are cost effective, secure, always available, and platform independent. This snack explains the concept of cloud computing and its advantages. The snack also provides an overview of Microsoft’s cloud-computing strategy and offerings.

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Microsoft® BizTalk® Server Subject Matter Experts: Microsoft needs your input!

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 14, 2010

Are you a BizTalk subject matter expert (SME)? Microsoft is currently working on a refresh of a TS exam for developing business process and integration solutions by using Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2010 and looking for BizTalk SMEs who would like to volunteer and give them feedback through an online survey. The event will be held from November 16 to December 3, 2010.

If interested, please send an email to and Microsoft will contact your directly with more information.

Please updated your SME Profile for Microsoft® BizTalk® Server. If you are an existing member with BizTalk as one of your technical specialties, please logon and add this new selection to your profile.

Not yet a member of our SME community? Come join us at (Windows Live ID account required).

Thank you.

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Networking Bundle Offer

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 14, 2010

CompTIA, Cisco and Pearson VUE have partnered to give IT professionals everything they need to prepare for a career in networking at a $140 savings!

Between now and April 30, 2011, aspiring networking professionals will have an opportunity to take a CompTIA Network+ exam and a Cisco CCNA exam at a 25% discount! In addition, we are including a 30% discount on CompTIA Network+ and Cisco CCNA study materials to better prepare for these exams.

Purchase your Networking Bundle today! For questions related to the networking bundle product, please email at

Networking Career Roadmap

The below roadmap highlights the career opportunities and typical job roles associated with achieving CompTIA and Cisco certifications.


Bundle Contents:

You will receive the following products for a special price of $399!

  1. CompTIA Network+ Exam Voucher (2009 Edition – N10-004)
  2. Cisco CCNA Exam Voucher (640-802)
  3. CompTIA Network+ Cert Flash Cards Online
  4. Cisco CCNA Cert Flash Cards Online

This offer is valid for US residents only. Exams must be taken by April 30, 2011, and scheduled at a Pearson VUE test center located within the United States.

Source and Buy

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I received Microsoft Community Contributor Award | 2011

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 11, 2010

I just received Microsoft Community Contributor Award | 2011.

Here is the detail about this award: MCC

The Microsoft Community Contributor Award seeks to recognize notable contributions to Microsoft online community forums such as TechNet, MSDN® and Answers. The value of these resources is greatly enhanced by participants who voluntarily contribute their time and energy to improve the online community experience for others. Each day around the world, Microsoft Community Contributor Award recipients contribute to Microsoft online technical communities in a range of ways, including providing helpful answers, translating online resources into local languages and serving as moderators.

Through the Microsoft® Community Contributor Award, Microsoft expresses their thanks to individuals who freely volunteer their time and energy to help improve the Microsoft online technical community experience for others.

More and more technology users are seeking ideas and solutions for enhancing their technology experience through online resources. At Microsoft, customers find answers when and where they want them through online forums such as TechNet, MSDN® and Answers.

Today, up to 4,000,000 people gain valuable information through Microsoft online forums–and that number is growing.

These valuable resources are enhanced by the contributions of Microsoft Community Contributor awardees, who help other participants in a range of ways, such as providing helpful answers, translating online resources into local languages and serving as moderators.”

Frequently Asked Question about this award.

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