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April 9, 2010

NEW Second Shot Vouchers Now Include Half Off Discount

I was just about to publish a wrap-up post about the results of the two previous voucher giveaways, and then this new development comes flying in over the transom…

Response to this offer might skyrocket, so the sooner you ask, the higher up in the queue you'll be!

For an EXTREMELY limited time, I can issue Second Shot vouchers for MS exams that also include a 50% discount on the cost of the initial exam. And by limited I mean, this offer ends sometime in the next 24 hours.

UPDATE: Also, this is limited to ONLY the following exams (I missed that key info the first time around. Sorry for the confusion everybody):

  • 70–432 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
  • 70–448 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
  • 70–450 PRO: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • 70–452 PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • 70–562 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
  • 70–564 Pro: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • 83–640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
  • 70–693 PRO: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
  • 70–669 TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
  • 70–680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring
  • 70–682 PRO: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
  • 70–659 TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
  • 70–652 TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring

This is basically a first-come, first-served kind of deal, so here’s what you need to do to request vouchers.

Keep reading…

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April 5, 2010

And The Voucher Winners Are…

The WINNAH and still cham-PEEN! 

Wow! The Great Voucher Giveaway turned into a SMASH success! I’ll be posting some more detailed info and a few cool statistics, mainly for the math geeks to drool over.

But first I want to let everyone know who the five lucky winners were! These folks each won one voucher good for a free MS exam anywhere in the world!

In no particular order, the winners are…

  • Aben S. from New Zealand
  • Steve G. from United Kingdom
  • Tim B. from United States
  • Jason P. from United States
  • Richard G. from United Kingdom

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Also, all outstanding Second Shot voucher requests have been sent. If you didn’t receive yours, check for e-mails from memberservice at mylearningrewards.net. The voucher e-mails might also have gotten picked off by anti-spam measures, so check your filters and/or junk folders.

|| posted by chris under community, freebie, it pro, rx || comments (0) || ||

March 5, 2010

EBS Has Left The Building

Even in a sequined jumpsuit, a skeleton is still dead.

Instead of my typically convoluted Funcave windup involving some theoretical physics, Bluetooth and comic book lore a la “The Big Bang Theory,” I’ll just come right out and say what’s up this time:

Essential Business Server = DEAD

That’s officially official as of right now, which should be 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard time on March 5th, 2010. So what does that really mean?

In the immediate term, it means there will be no v2 of Essential Business Server. Not ever. Which is a damned shame, because v2 was looking completely and totally badass.

Keep reading!

|| posted by chris under beta, business, clueless, hardware, it pro, kma, mid-market it, migration, nostalgia, opinion, rant, rx, shoutout, thumbs down, thumbs up, time, travel, virtualization, webcast || comments (2) || ||

February 23, 2010

Goodbye Kitty

Just when I thought my trip last Sunday couldn’t get any worse, upon arriving at the Silver Cloud in Redmond at 2a in the morning, I saw this at the far end of the check-in counter…

 Poor Kitty. Just not the same without him.

First, I thought “Cool! Kitty’s finally getting his props.” Then I looked a little closer…

Keep reading!

|| posted by chris under freebie, nostalgia, rx, thumbs down, travel || comments (2) || ||

February 15, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series Unveiled

Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Mobile 7 today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Let's start with...the Start screen.

First off, it’s got a new naming convention: Windows Phone. Second, it has a brand-spanking new UI…finally!

Keep reading!

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