The Master Blog

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

April, 2009

  • Introducing the SharePoint MCM Program and the First Microsoft Certified SharePoint Masters!

    As the Program Manager for the SharePoint Master and MCA programs, I am pleased to introduce the programs and the first two groups of Certified SharePoint Masters! (Microsoft Certified Masters for SharePoint 2007) To recap, the Alpha delivery (Rotation...
  • Catching Up At Last - Some New MCM's To Annouce and Congratulate

    I've plenty of news to post following the completion of MCM R2 for Exchange 2007 but rather than post one monster blog piece I'll do it little and often.... So, before we get to the stories about R2, let's take care of those existing MCM's who either...
  • Let's Welcome The New MCM | Exchange 2007s from MCM R2

    So time to name those who passed MCM R2 for Exchange 2007 following their three hard weeks of training, from March 16th to April 4th. They are; Brian Gibson – Brian is from RM Education in the UK Davide McGarr – Davide is a Senior PFE for Microsoft...
  • Maybe I Didn't Shout Loud Enough?

    Have you seen the rather fantastic and funny video about shouting at your disks in the datacentre ? If you haven't, you should... it's interesting stuff. So much so that when we talked storage in the MCM Exchange R2 rotation we just finished, we decided...
  • Two More MCM Exchange 2007's from MCM R2

    Today two more of the R2 attendees passed their Qual Lab and became MCM's in Exchange Server 2007. Please congratulate; Morten Kjønnø - Morten is from ErgoGroup AS in Norway. Not only is he now an Exchange Master, but he's a very good photographer...
  • Introducing MCM Exchange R2

    I would have done this earlier but I'm not all that technical and couldn't figure out how to publish a picture... Anyway, here's a class picture of all those that attended MCM R2. So, from left to right we have.... Morten Banke, Tyler Jin, Atif...
  • And Another Two Makes ... I've Lost Count...

    This week two more of those who attended MCM Exchange R2 took and passed their Qual Labs. So, a big well done and a ho ho ho to; Tim Thomason - Tim is a Senior Messaging Consultant for IBM , based in Canada. Tim has lived all over the world and...
  • SQL Cat publishes XEvents Waitstats reporting tool!

    Mentioned during the last rotation was SQL CAT team's Waitstats reporting tool. I was pleased to learn today that the tool is finally available on codeplex, at the following link . I've come to rely on WaitStats in my most frequent customer requested...
  • OCS Master - Giving something back

    Since starting work on the OCS Master program back in September 08 and with our first rotation in January this year it has rather felt that I've done nothing but ask people for things for the past 8 months. If I was to put together my top 5 asks they...
  • Post OCS Master - back in the office....

    The following post was written by Keith Hanna (UK MCS) - a graduate of the first rotation of OCS Master. Adrian asked us all to write about our experiences during the first OCS Masters Rotation, but I figured there's enough articles out there about...
  • OCS MCA - coming soon

    Quick update on OCS MCA. This certification is still in development and right now we are finalising the competencies, review board process and something other core components before putting the first candidate through. So we are on track for the program...
  • It's Been a Busy Few Weeks....

    Just to say that it's been a bit quiet as we've been running Exchange, SQL and MOSS all at the same time and man oh man, it's hard work. But shortly I plan on blogging all about the rotation, name those that passed, highlight some highlights, that sort...