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Rebooting the MCM Program Using an RV and an Endless Supply of Chicken Wings

Rebooting the MCM Program Using an RV and an Endless Supply of Chicken Wings

Last week Microsoft killed their Certified Masters program, essentially making my glass trophy as worthless as…well…a trophy in a bookcase. Today there was a phone call with Microsoft Learning and 250 lucky MCM participants. The result of the phone call? Just more frustration for everyone. What I was hoping for was to hear details about(…)

Microsoft Certified Masters: What Problem Were They Trying To Solve?

Microsoft Certified Masters: What Problem Were They Trying To Solve?

I awoke last Saturday morning to see some emails describing a change to the Microsoft Certified Master’s program. I didn’t pay them much mind because I knew the program was changing slightly. They had already played the game of alphabet soup recently by calling us MCSM instead of MCM so I assumed this email was(…)

Windows Azure SQL Database Strategies

Windows Azure SQL Database Strategies

I’ve been working with Windows Azure SQL Database (WASD) on and off for about three years. This past year I’ve been a bit more involved. I did the technical review of Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure last year. I also delivered a precon seminar along with Dandy Weyn (blog | @ilikesql), Grant Fritchey (blog | @gfritchey) and(…)

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