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  • Blog Post: Alternative Microsoft Training Options, Many Free!

    Written by Dan Cuomo & Scott Simkins | Microsoft Platforms Premier Field Engineers and 1 st Time AskPFEPlat Bloggers Hi Fellow IT Pros, All too often we hear a common phrase from our customers, “I need to get spun up on…” IT professionals often struggle to keep up with, or try to stay ahead of, the...
  • Blog Post: Want a Free Hands-on Expert Training on Windows Azure?

    Check out this great one-day free TechNet training event opportunity at a city near you.     What: Join local Microsoft cloud experts for a free one day IT Camp on Windows Azure. You’ll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and...
  • Blog Post: Common Mistakes When Troubleshooting Critical System Issues

    Hey y’all Mark here again. A lot of the content we provide here on this blog is to keep you guys ahead of potential issues that can arise and also explain how things work in the field. Doing education like this gives you the ability to investigate "possible hiccups" before they become "giant...
  • Blog Post: Finding User Groups, Finding Speakers and Project Aware

    Hey y’all, Mark here again with some info I think our readers will like to get involved with and one that is near and dear to my heart. That is IT User Groups and community as a whole. I know I’m a sap like that. Back before I was a “blue badge” (aka an MS Employee) I used to...
  • Blog Post: The Most Popular Posts of 2012

    Hey y’all, Mark here again. Another year has come to an end, the Mayans were wrong and we started to look back on what our most popular post of the last year were. For you long time readers (AD MVP Mike Kline , our very first comment) this will be a trip down memory lane. For any of our new readers...
  • Blog Post: How to become a Premier Field Engineer (PFE)

    Hello my name is Greg Jaworski. I am a Transactional Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft. A very common question is what it takes to join Microsoft. What kind of skills should I have? How many years of experience do I need? A comment from one of our blog posts is what it takes to join PFE. While others...
  • Blog Post: Now, seriously… are you ready to become a PFE?

    After Greg gave you some great tips about how to join Microsoft, and Mark explained what it's like being a PFE , it's time to join us! If you are interested (and I bet you are), Microsoft Services is hiring in Charlotte. We will have an Open House on Saturday, Feb 25th 2012 so hurry up and register...
  • Blog Post: What’s it like being a Transactional Premier Field Engineer (PFE)

    Hi, Mark Morowczynski here again, in a previous post, http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/01/16/how-to-become-a-premier-field-engineer-pfe.aspx Greg Jaworski, a fellow transactional PFE, touched on how to become a PFE and defined what a transactional PFE is and a dedicated PFE. If you...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure + Virtualization = A Lab (in the Clouds) for Every IT Pro

    "The Cloud" is here to stay. Businesses continue asking questions to their IT departments and wondering out loud: "Are we 'Cloud-ready' and if not, when will we be?" "What apps can we port to The Cloud right now? Next 6-12 months?" "How will we use The Cloud to reduce costs or improve service...
  • Blog Post: PFE Sessions At Tech Ed 2013 and The Krewe

    Hey y’all, Mark here with a real quick post. For our readers that are at Tech Ed 2013 in New Orleans (home of everyone’s favorite X-Men Gambit ). We got several PFEs delivering sessions that you should check out if you get the chance. Make sure you go up to them after the session and tell...