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Developer, Network Architect, Help Support Make List of Best Careers for 2011

In this year's "50 Best Careers" list, released Monday, four IT-related jobs made the cut: computer software engineer, computer support specialist, computer systems analyst and network architect.

SQL Master Training Optional

Training and exam delivery also expanding off the Redmond campus, according to Microsoft's director of certification.

Microsoft's Ray Ozzie To Retire

Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie is stepping down from his role and will retire, the company announced late Monday.

Ballmer Fills Key Executive Holes

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer named three new company presidents and reorganized two of the company's business units.

Report: Tech Job Growth Seen in First Half of 2010

TechAmerica, a nonprofit advocacy group, released an employment report today showing an increase in tech-related job hiring for the first half of 2010.

Microsoft Cutting Employees Today

Microsoft is rumored to be laying off employees today, but no comment has yet been released by the company.



IT Spending Budgets Not Yet on Upswing

Computer Economics has painted a pessimistic view for IT budgets the near future.

Report: IT Salaries Edging Upward

IT salaries at enterprises inched up slightly this year for the most part, according to a study published on Monday.

Microsoft Outsources IT To Infosys

Microsoft is outsourcing its IT help desk, PC, infrastructure and application support to Bangalore, India-based Infosys in a three-year deal that involves 450 Microsoft locations in 104 countries.

DHS To Hire 170 IT Employees During Next 18 Months

Projects include infrastructure and data center consolidation.

Report: IT Systems Engineer Named Best U.S. Job

San Francisco-based research and analysis group Focus has named systems engineer as the "best job in America."

Reports: Small IT Spending Increases Expected in 2010

Global IT expenditure is expected to increase slightly this year, according to reports released this week.

IT Starts To Dust Off Shelved Projects

A study released Thursday found that at least some IT projects that have been shelved are back on companies' drawing boards.

Report: IT Workers May See a Bump in Pay

IT organizations are budgeting to give employees a small pay increase in 2010, according to a recent report.

Microsoft's Resident Psychometrician: Part 2

In the second part of this Q&A, Microsoft Learning Group's Liberty Munson explains some of the challenges in developing the developer-related exams, and what strides Microsoft has done to combat exam piracy.

Microsoft's Resident Psychometrician

The Microsoft Learning Group's exam maven, Liberty Munson, offers some insights into exam development, piracy, and the innovations that come from asking the right questions.

Report: IT Salaries Flatten, Benefits Decline

The "ivory tower" of job security for IT professionals is deteriorating due to a dour economic climate and changing strategies by CIOs.

Analysis: Certifications Not a Panacea for Security Woes

As Congress debates legislation to improve cybersecurity, one idea that has gained traction is the development of a national certification program for security professionals.

Study: In IT Hiring, Volatility Is the Rule

The IT hiring landscape is extremely volatile, according to a new study from IT workforce management specialist Foote Partners.

Microsoft Eliminates 800 Positions

Microsoft cut 800 positions worldwide on Wednesday.