IT Cost Cuts in 2008 May Be a Trend, Study Says

A first-quarter 2008 survey conducted by Computer Economics suggests a possible slowdown in IT spending and staffing lies ahead.

Security That Looks Good on Paper

Microsoft's Security Assessment Tool offers a comprehensive lesson in what security processes are working -- and not working -- in your systems.

Rolling Through IT Blogs

A popular meme ask how you got your start as an IT admin.

Security Certification Rules Could Shake Up IT Management

Requirements for professional security certification for IT workers in civilian agencies, now being readied by the Office of Management and Budget.

Current IT Hiring Limited to Replacing Employees

No one seems to know whether we're in the midst of a minor economic bump in the road, an economic downturn, or an all-out recession. However, if IT salaries are any indication, employers seem to be hedging their bets.

Outsourcers Turn to Multisourcing To Reduce Risk

Outsourcing "megadeals" appear to be on the wane. According to market watcher Gartner Inc., the number of reported megadeals -- contracts of $1 billion or more awarded to a single vendor -- actually declined last year. Does this mean that outsourcing itself is on the way out?

Virtualization Exam Now in Beta Testing

Exam 70-652 offers MCPs a chance to prove expertise in setting up and configuring virtual machines.

Microsoft Announces New Master-Level Cert Track

Masters series aims to fill gap between Professional series and Architect series of certifications.

2008 Worldwide Partner Conference: Houston Highlights

The Lone Star State's largest city offers plenty of extracurricular activities for attendees at this year's Worldwide Partner Conference.

Microsoft Revamps MSDN and TechNet

Microsoft late last week launched a revamped iteration of its highly trafficked resource sites for developers and IT professionals.

Microsoft Rolls Exchange Labs Into Live@edu

Microsoft's suite of online tools focused on education has been expanded to include a "hosted" Exchange service with prototype features not yet available to the public.

Microsoft Launches SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services is available now for customers with Volume Licensing Software Assurance through partners with an SDPS certification.

MCP Exam Retake Registration Ends May 31

MCP exam takers who want to participate in the program have until the end of May to register into the program and register for an exam.

Microsoft Hiring Program Managers for SQL

Anyone interested in working for Microsoft on future editions of SQL Server might want to check out this blog post from Lead Program Manager Debra Dove.

Gartner: Economic Woes Will Increase Offshoring

Research firm Gartner is predicting that the current economic downturn in the U.S. will mean more IT and development positions will go overseas.

Imagine Cup '08 Heads to Los Angeles

Software development competition finalists compete to move on to global finals in Paris, France.

Vista Credential Inching Toward 20K

Microsoft's latest tally of MCPs shows MCTS: Vista-Configuration to be one of the hotter certifications.

A Dozen SQL and Developer Exams To Be Retired in 2009

Microsoft blogger lists 12 exams for SQL Server 2000 and Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003 that will retire soon after support for those products ends.

Gates to Congress: Improve Math, Science Education

Microsoft chairman implored Congress and the President to "act decisively" to ensure that the country maintain global leadership in technology innovation.

Windows 2008 Exams Go Live

Microsoft releases three new exams for its newest network operating system in March.

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