The Master Blog

Thoughts, info, and updates from the Microsoft Certified Master team.

January, 2009

  • Holy HOLs, Batman! Get on the Batphone!

    Holy HOLs Batman! Get on the Batphone! ...and check out the slightly insane lab setup for our OCS Master program. Do you think you'll get this anywhere else?
  • Stop It! More?! Really?

    Yes really. It's been a very busy week for the Qual Lab. In addition to those I told you about in the last post, two more have passed! (It's not that it's easy, it's because these guys are good!) Firstly, a new member to the community - John Cook ...
  • They Just Won't Stop.....

    In my recent post I listed how many MCM's and MCA's we had - well, it has changed... The two taking their labs that day both passed. So both are now MCM 2007's. And today, an attendee from the first Masters delivery passed his Qual Lab at the second bite...
  • The road to Master...

    Hi All, This is the first of hopefully many entries where we give our community members a chance to blog on their experiences, their learnings, perhaps different technical topics, etc. I'm very happy to once again introduce to you Jason Deskin , who you...
  • So How Many Masters Are There?

    Now that is a great question if I do say so myself.... and one I am often asked. I'll answer for the Exchange Program, the oldest, the wisest, almost certainly the best, and certainly the one I know most about... and tell you that over the last five...
  • My turn for an intro...

    Thanks for the introduction Per, how great to have you give us all 'pet names' yet strangely omit yourself? Hmmmmm. We'll have to think of one for you, one we can publish that is... So, by way of introduction, I work in Redmond, and run the Exchange...
  • ..and another please...for real.

    This post really shoud have preceded the last one: I'm going to ask everyone for another moment of silence, no joke. Up until a few months ago, we had someone on our team who did the Master and MCA marketing for the last two years, and did a great...
  • A moment of silence please...

    ...for all of the people that were let go by our mothership today. As I'm sure everyone knows: 1,400 people today, 5,000 total over the next 18 months were / will be laid off by Microsoft. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and I don't...
  • Hello World! (wow..even easier than VB)

    Well, yeah, so, Hi there :-) I'm Per, and I'm currently responsible for the Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Architect programs at Microsoft. Figured I'd start this up and have my team and I contribute to keep everyone up to speed...