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Microsoft Lays Off 1,400; More Coming

Microsoft announced lower than expected earnings for its second fiscal quarter said that it will eliminate 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months.

PC Sales Shrink, but Netbooks on the Rise

Gartner's fourth-quarter 2008 report on the PC market, announced last week, reported shrinking global and U.S. sales for the top computer makers.

Microsoft's Workforce May See Pink Slips

Pink slips at the world's largest software provider may become a reality soon, according to several reports published this week, citing unnamed sources.

Microsoft Taps Schools To Test Exchange 14

Microsoft has begun ramping up the dialog about its upcoming Exchange 14 mail server solution, which is slated to become the successor to Exchange Server 2007.

Outsourcing: Where the Jobs Are

When the going gets tough, it's the jobs that get going -- increasingly overseas.

Vista Security (Exam 70-620)



Distributed File System (Exam 70-642)

Windows 2008 Backups (Exam 70-642)

Credential Caching (Exam 70-642)

Beta Exam for Windows Forms Fans

Experts in Windows Forms development have their own exam going into beta next week.

Reading Assignment

My secret for learning Powershell? Check out these blogs.

Exam for Enterprise Developers Heads to Beta

Right on the heels of one .NET exam being released to beta testing, Microsoft has released another.

No Deep Cuts for IT Spending Seen in 2009

Despite a troublesome economy, IT staff and executive positions are safe for now, according to a market study released on Wednesday.

Enforcing NAP (Exam 70-264)

Another .NET Exam Gets Beta Tested

Microsoft begins testing Professional-level .NET Exam this month.

Domain Controllers (Exam 70-642)

The 2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Introducing Redmond's Triple Crown

To recognize the dynasties in our annual Readers' Choice competition, <i>Redmond</i> is introducing the "Triple Crown," a new award for products that have won (at least) three Readers' Choice honors in a row.

Exam 70-113 Pilot Extended to Dec. 17

Microsoft is providing three free vouchers toward any MCP exam for first 3,000 test takers as an incentive to take this pilot exam.

Organizations Cutting Back on IT Security Staff

The IT security function, as a percentage of total IT staff at enterprise organizations, appears to be in decline, according to an addendum on security in a research report released this week by Computer Economics.