The Master Blog

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

November, 2009

  • Exchange MCM Upgrades - Please Congratulate...

    I've been a bit behind recently on these, something to do with running a 3 week class, but better late than never... Some existing MCM 2003's passed the 2007 Qual and therefore add MCM 2007 to their transripts. Well done to the following people; ...
  • The final hurdle for OCS MCM rotation 4

    OCS MCM rotation 4 is almost out the door. Almost - just the final qual lab to finish now. As I write the candidates are all laser focused on their laptops, oblivious to the world around them as they work through the final gruelling 6 hour lab. All this...
  • And A New Exchange MCM To Welcome Too

    Please congratulate and welcome Dirk Buntinx , A PFE for Microsoft based in Belgium, who passed the Qual lab and joins the MCM 2007 community. Dirk attended Exchange Rotation 3 in May, and has the most bizarre taste in clothing, fortunately for him, we...
  • SQL MCMs – Now Sixty Members Strong

    Yesterday we added another SQL 2008 MCM to the community, making the total number of SQL MCMs sixty members strong.  What's even more noteworthy is our new SQL MCM, Nicolas Husson, is an independent contractor (and based on his performance during...
  • 17 Frowns and a Box of Donuts

    Today is the last day of the Exchange 2007 MCM rotation, and in fact, the last ever day of MCM 2007. The next delivery we do will be in March 2010, and will be... Exchange 2010. As I type this, the Qual Lab is underway. 17 people in here taking it...
  • Directory Rotation Complete – Five new MCMs

    The Directory program finished this past weekend with our final written test on Saturday and qualification lab on Sunday. We had four people during the rotation complete all of their exams and one other finish his cert lab. · Darol Timberlake – Microsoft...
  • SQL MCM Ranks keep growing

    We’ve had a few new additions to the SQL 2008 MCM ranks recently – growing up to 59 MCMs (across 2005 and 2008). I ask new MCMs to describe themselves to me so I can celebrate their hard won achievements on this blog. I’ll have a few more biographies...
  • Two New MCA Exchange 2007's As Well!

    I'm clearing off the to-do list today whilst the Qual Lab goes on, and wanted to make sure the world knew that we added two new MCA Exchange 2007's over the last month or so. These two guys upgraded their existing MCA Exchange 2003, so now hold all 4...
  • One Week Done, Only Two More to Go..

    For Exchange and SharePoint that is. Directory is now only two weeks long, so they are at the halfway point, and OCS is entering their final week. Busy busy right now. It's been a great week in my room, or at least, I think it has. CAS and Transport...
  • Congratulations to 6 new OCS MCMs!

    I'd like to congratulate six new OCS MCMs as graduates of rotation 4. They are (in no particular order) Jeff Nye who works for the MCS Voice Practice in the US Taimoor Husain who also works for the MCS Voice Practice in the US Jason Guo who works...