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Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

November 18, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

As Microsoft Learning’s General Manager Alison Cunard announced in September 2016, Microsoft has streamlined its technical certifications, aligning to industry-recognized areas of competence while providing flexibility to showcase your specific skills on Microsoft products and services.

Five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties are being released.  These credentials are aligned to Centers of Excellence, used by the Microsoft Partner Network to identify technical competencies that are widely recognizable by both Microsoft partners and customers.Read More

Introducing Microsoft Badges

Introducing Microsoft Badges

November 1, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Thane Clark

Big news … Microsoft has developed a way for you to easily share certification and exam completions with digital badges! Your digital badge allows you to easily share the details of your skills to your professional network in a way that is trusted and verifiable.

Your Microsoft badge empowers you to:Read More

How Do I Find and Redeem Microsoft SATV’s?

How Do I Find and Redeem Microsoft SATV’s?

October 14, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

As a Gold Microsoft Learning Partner, Centriq Training works closely with Microsoft to help customers redeem their Soft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV’s) for Microsoft training classes. Click here for details about what SATV’s are or continue reading for an overview of the SATV process…keep in mind, the easiest way for you to find out if you have SATV’s and redeem them is to talk to a Centriq Training Advisor. You can contact them directly online, via email or at 913.322.7062.Read More

First Look at Azure’s Remote Server Management Tools

First Look at Azure’s Remote Server Management Tools

August 12, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Recently released by Microsoft to the general public for preview, Remote Server Management Tools (RSMT) for Azure allows users to remotely manage any Windows Server 2016 system from the Azure cloud, including any Nano Server instances. As the only graphical management interface to a Nano Server, the tool will be especially important for the Nano Server configuration option. IT pros can choose to either use PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DCS) to create configuration scripts or remote management.Read More

Preview of Microsoft’s Azure Stack

August 8, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Following the release of the technical preview for Microsoft Azure Stack, customers may have questions regarding Microsoft’s Cloud Technology for the Datacenter. The following is a summary of Redmond Magazine’s article on what to expect when you first install the technical preview for Microsoft Azure Stack. To read the full article, click the link at the bottom of the page.Read More

On-Premises Breathes New Life Into SharePoint

July 24, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Thane Clark

Microsoft customers learned at last month’s official launch of SharePoint Server 2016 that the on-premises collaboration would not be the company’s last major upgrade. The following is a summary of Redmond Magazine’s article about this launch of SharePoint Server 2016 and other exciting new features Microsoft is planning to release. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Microsoft revealed its plans to offer new capabilities designed first for Office 365 that will come to the server edition. In addition, SharePoint Server customers won’t have to wait the typical three years for a new version as there will be Feature Packs coming next year that bring many capabilities built for Office 365 SharePoint Online.Read More

Revamped SSRS Has a Promising Future With Power BI

Revamped SSRS Has a Promising Future With Power BI

July 16, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Thane Clark

Microsoft has gained supremacy in analytics and real-time reporting with Power BI, currently available only as an online cloud service. A revamped on-premises SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 will deliver rich features, including a new UI, delivery of KPIs and HTML5-based reporting. The integration of these two services has much potential, but for now, is only a statement of direction.Read More