A few of you wanted to know more about IT Pro Momentum that was mentioned at the SQL Academy last week.
IT Pro Momentum is a method for you to get up to speed on new stuff, with loads of support from Microsoft and for me to get loads of local references about those new products.
www.itpromomentum.com is an online portal - I send you an invitation, you follow the link in the invite and profile yourself & define a project (evaluating SQL Server 2008 or whatever). As your project moves from stage to stage, Microsoft gives you stuff (Online training and content, Managed Forums, TechNet subscription, Support) - when you are at the Plan stage, you'll get your free TechNet subscription. All you have to do in return, is be happy to talk about your experience (anything from standing on stage, to being on a video down to writing a line or two in a blog – and I can do that for you if you want) – nothing too difficult..
Let me know if you're interested - and I'll get the invite sent out.
Note that this isn't just for SQL - we have content for Windows Server (including HPC and IIS), ForeFront, System Centre, Unified Communications and Vista deployment.
Dear Dave Sir,
I am not sure how to approach you
As I am a very meduim or lower level IT enthusiast, but not a software professional.
My friend said you might be bombarded with Invite Requests for IT Pro Momentum.
But for me, the requirement is not for fun or amatuerish.
I do get involved in things like Office2010 tech preview and even Windows seven since few months
And I have few not so privileged associates/ students in village who have the potential to study or grow in bigger cities.
But due to less knowledge and skills hey shy away.
I want to understand as much as I can.
Given my Finance and Investments field I am married to Excel and do lap up these new things.
So if you can please invite me into IT Pro Momentum.
Even if not, its my Thanks and Okay to you Sir