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  • Blog Post: Our UK Windows Directory Services Escalation Team is Hiring – Support Escalation Engineers.

    Hi! Its Linda Taylor here again from the Directory Services Escalation team in the UK. In this post, I want to tell you – We are hiring in the UK!! Would you like to join the UK Escalation Team and work on the most technically challenging and interesting Active Directory problems? Do you want...
  • Blog Post: How Not to Interview

    Our excellent colleague Keith Combs found this movie created by Microsoft Learning . It is both hilarious and sometimes frighteningly true. Really… To avoid being in a movie yourself: Get trained Get certified Study hard Then come and get it...
  • Blog Post: Post-Graduate AD Studies

    Hello world, Ned here again. I was out of the office late last week so there was no mail sack; Jonathan pretended like he was going to do one but he lied. He’ll try to claim that things got “busy” and there were “customers” who wanted “their issues fixed” or...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: 1970’s Conversion Van Edition

    Hello folks, Ned here again with another ridiculously overdue Friday Mail Sack. This week we talk about patching, admin rights, Kerberos, hiring, ADMT, and PKI. Next week we talk about… nothing. I will be out celebrating an Important Wife Birthday™ and unless Jonathan takes pity on you,...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: Charlotte Edition

    Hiya folks, Ned back with a palette-cleansing Mail Sack after this monstrosity . This week we talk about: To customize AD schema or not DC and root hints USMT and the case of the missing apps DFSR and %SYSTEMROOT% More fun with DC Same As Parent domain zone records Speeding up DFSN...
  • Blog Post: We are hiring

    We are hiring again (in your face, 2008 economy!) and if you think you have what it takes to do my job, come show me: Support Escalation Engineer, Directory Services https://careers.microsoft.com/Search.aspx#&&p4=all&p0=724746&p5=all&p1=all&p2=all&p3=all We are looking...
  • Blog Post: Seeing the domains through the forest: What you need to know to build your career in Directory Services technologies

    Hi, Steve again. I thought I would speak through a series of posts about what knowledge is critical to fulfilling the Windows Server Domain Admin role. This topic carries a ton of breadth and depth knowledge. As a beginning, you have to find out where all this knowledge and training is located. My goal...
  • Blog Post: How to become a PFE (worth reading if you are job hunting)

    Hi all, Ned here. Greg Jaworski has posted an informative read for those looking to join the ranks of Microsoft Premier Field Engineering. They are always hiring and if your New Year's resolution includes travel, career growth, and working for the largest software company in the world, I recommend you...
  • Blog Post: Two more positions opened

    If you live in the US and want to come work with us here in Directory Services support, we have opened two more positions: https://careers.microsoft.com/Search.aspx#&&p4=all&p0=724746&p5=all&p1=all&p2=all&p3=all If you want experience working on the largest, most complex environments...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: Saturday Edition

    Ned here. As you may have noticed, it is not Friday. You may also have noticed that this post is awesome and packed with many weeks of delayed content goodness. This notice may extend to the fact that I have no life. You notice a lot, don’t you smarty? I cannot imagine someone looking...
  • Blog Post: Accelerating Your IT Career

    Your career isn’t win or lose anymore, it is win or die. The days of guaranteed work, pensions, and sticking with one company for fifty years are gone. Success has returned to something Cro-Magnon man would recognize: if you’re good at what you do, you get to eat. I recently spoke to university graduates...