A few weeks ago, Microsoft made a significant announcement regarding several of its popular certifications. The company announced that Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications would be retired on June 30, 2020.
For decades, Microsoft has been pushing certifications as a way to show your expertise in a particular area. Spanning from on-premises to the cloud and productivity software, these certifications are utilized by the IT industry to help find experts in specific areas.
Our next MJFChat is all about PowerShell, and task-automation in general. My special guest is Adam Bertram, a Microsoft MVP, trainer and founder of the IT career-development platform TechSnips.
If you are looking to take or update existing Microsoft certifications, you might be wondering which are best to obtain and what technology path would be most beneficial. The certification program is in flux now as Microsoft gradually begins to move to role-based certifications, or workload-based as it is sometimes referred to, instead of focusing on specific products.
Our next MJFChat, scheduled for Monday September 16, is between me and Harjit Dhaliwal, Senior SysAdmin and Tech Evangelist. He'll be sharing tips on how IT pros can learn to love the social spotlight.
Our next MJFChat, scheduled for Monday, July 22, is between me and Rick Claus, Cloud Advocate Team Lead at Microsoft. The general topic of our chat is career tips and tricks for IT pros.
Our next MJFChat, scheduled for Monday, April 15, is between me and Steve Mordue, CEO of Forceworks Global and a Microsoft Business Applications MVP. We'll be talking all about Microsoft's Power Platform.
Our second MJFChat, scheduled for Monday March 18, is between me and Lorraine Bardeen, Microsoft's General Manager of Engineering for Dynamics 365 Mixed Reality Apps. The general topic of our chat is why it's not too early to start learning about Microsoft's new mixed-reality apps.
Microsoft's Azure platform offers a robust number of services and while it may sound expensive, it's easy to stay on a budget or even get some services for free.
Russell Smith looks at whether certifications are worth having and how they can help your IT career.
One of the things that annoys me in our industry is how supposedly educated people take advice and guidance on IT from no-nothings, the barfly, or the town idiot.
PowerShell is a critical skill for Office 365 tenant administrators. A knowledge of PowerShell allows you to fix things that Microsoft leaves undone in apps like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Teams. Sure, black holes exist for PowerShell (like Planner) and it is slow to process thousands of objects, but there's nothing like a little script for getting things done.
If you can control your workload, you can sleep better, feel less overwhelmed, and actually enjoy the calm moments. Matthew McDermott shares 5 tips for better managing your workload and time.