The Master Blog

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

April, 2011

  • Microsoft.SharePoint.Master.R8.Start(); Microsoft.SharePoint.Master.Community.Announce(newCerts);

    It's springtime in Redmond, and SharePoint MCM Rotation 8 is underway here in Building 40. We're hosting our largest rotation to date - an intense, great group of MVPs, Partner consultants and architects, MCS consultants and architects, and Premier field...
  • Microsoft Certified Master - Insider's view

    Hey Folks, I wanted to share a great video highlighting the one of a kind training you can get via the Microsoft Certified Master program. In this clip you'll see candidates from MCM Exchange 2010 Rotation 8 (January, 2011) and hear from four of our...
  • One man's journey to Microsoft Certified Master

    Bojan Nenadic documents his path to certifying as a Microsoft Certified Master: Exchange Server 2010. Check out his videos and blog posts here: http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/careerfactor/b/bojan/p/default.aspx
  • MCM Directory Rotation - A day by day viewpoint...

    Hi all, In our current rotation James Carrion is providing a day by day account of his experiences since Day 1 (April 4th). Read all about it here . Check back next week to see how for a summary of how the R12 group performed! RyanCon Acting...
  • SQL MCM Profile: Fabricio Catae

    Continuing with our SQL MCM Profile series, meet Fabricio Catae: Fabricio Catae ( Twitter | Blog ), Sr. Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft . Fabricio Catae has been working with Microsoft enterprise customers throughout Latin America for the past...
  • Springboard Series Tour is Back!

  • SQL MCM Profile: Gaurav Aggarwal

    Next on our SQL MCM profile series, meet Gaurav Aggarwal: Gaurav Aggarwal, Senior Architect, Microsoft . Gaurav is a Senior Architect with 16+ years of experience. He has been working with Microsoft Consulting Service in India for the past 7 years. In...
  • Lync MCM and an ROI of more than 730% - really!

    We recently published a case study with Unify Square that illustrates the value that an MCM certification (or in this case three of them) can bring in competitive situations. Obviously your own mileage may vary but there is one stand out point in this...
  • New SQL MCM Announcement: Zoltán Hangyál

    We have a new SQL MCM to announce today, meet Zoltán: Zoltán Hangyál, Database Engineer, LogMeIn . Zoltan has 13+ years of SQL Server experience, starting with SQL Server 7.0. In addition to working with core SQL engine functionality, he also has experience...
  • SQL MCM Profile: Kalyan (Kal) Yella

    For our next SQL MCM Profile, meet Kal Yella: Kalyan (Kal) Yella, Sr. Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft . Kal has 13+ years of SQL Server design and administration experience. He initially started his SQL Server career with a major ERP vendor providing...
  • SQL MCM Profile: Kate Baroni

    For our next SQL MCM Profile, meet Kate Baroni: Kate Baroni, Senior DBA, Microsoft . Kate Baroni has been involved with high end databases for 20 years and SQL Server for the past 10 years with specialties in database performance and security. She is...
  • SQL MCM Profile: Mike Weiner

    Next on our SQL MCM profile series, meet Mike Weiner: Mike Weiner, Program Manager - SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT), Microsoft . Mike Weiner is a Senior Program Manager working with Microsoft's high-end hardware partners and focusing on the...
  • Welcome to the worlds first Lync Server 2010 MCMs!

    Over the past few months we have been working through the alpha and beta deliveries of the Lync MCM program. After these two highly successful rotations it gives me great pleasure to announce the following names as the first certified Lync Server 2010...
  • SQL MCM Profile: Danny Ravid

    Our next SQL MCM profile is on Danny Ravid: Danny Ravid ( blog ), SQL Server Practice Leader, BRILLIX LTD . Danny has worked with SQL Server for the last 16 years and is both a Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) and Microsoft Certified Master. He is...
  • SQL MCM Profile: Danny Tambs

    Here is Part 5 of the SQL MCM Profile series. Meet Danny Tambs: Danny Tambs , Architect for the Parallel Data Warehouse Center of Excellence (CoE) team, Microsoft . Mr. Danny Tambs is a Microsoft Architect specializing in database technologies. With over...
  • SQL MCM Profile: Binh Cao

    Here is Part 4 of the SQL MCM Profile series – meeting Binh Cao: Binh Cao, Senior BI\Database Consultant, Microsoft. Binh is a no-nonsense, seasoned database and BI Consultant with over 15 years of experience (starting with version 4.21). While already...
  • SQL MCM Profile: Vineet Sarda

    Continuing with the SQL MCM profile series – meet Vineet Sarda! Vineet Sarda ( blog ), Senior Consultant, Microsoft . Vineet has been a consultant with Microsoft since 1999 and works with Premier ISV customers and Partners in a wide variety of verticals...