The Master Blog

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

January, 2010

  • A Winter Harvest of SharePoint MCMs

    By now you can all probably tell that we've turned on the retake machine in a big way... a lot of folks have been whiling away the cold and dark (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) month of January with study and hands-on qual lab prep. It's been paying...
  • Why run the SQL MCM marathon?

    I’ve been a casual jogger for about 14 years, and lately I’ve been debating whether or not I should get serious and sign up for a marathon. In order to make my decision (still pending) I generated a list of some pros and cons. During that process I realized...
  • New SQL 2008 MCM from Microsoft Consulting Services

    New week brings a new SQL 2008 MCM to announce... Margarita Naumova , Senior Consultant, Microsoft Consulting Services . Margarita Naumova has more than 15 years of experience in SQL Server, including project management of big scale projects and SQL...
  • Some Other New MCM Exchange 2007's and One MCA to Congratulate

    Aside from those I just blogged about who passed during the last rotation, over the last couple of months a few people completed their exams to also become new MCM's, and some upgrades were completed too. So here they are, and apologies for being behind...
  • Better Late Than Never - New MCM's to Announce

    I was going to blog about how everyone else promises at New Year to blog more than they did last year blah blah blah, but I'd only be lying and so I won't. :-) Still, I admit I was lax in not following up from the last rotation we ran in October, and...
  • A busy season of retakes - more new SharePoint MCMs to announce!

    The past month has been packed with retakes from the past few rotations, and a number of folks completed their certification requirements during this time. Here are the new SharePoint MCMs to welcome into our growing community - now over 40 strong! ...
  • Another SQL MCM for the New Year

    We have another SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master to announce – bringing our MCM count to 64 people in the world . Jose also joins the small, but ever-growing group of MCMs outside of Microsoft (I hope to keep growing this number over the next...
  • New Year, New SQL MCM

    2010 brings us a new SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master to announce (he is already a SQL 2005 MCM and MCA). And before I hear comments, please note that the case of his first name is not a typo J : boB Taylor , Principal PFE, Microsoft . Mr...