Category Archives: Microsoft

What is Microsoft Connect?

Microsoft Connect (blog, twitter) is a site where you can post feedback to improve the quality of many Microsoft products and impact the direction of those products.  As of this writing, the site accepts bugs for 51 products and suggestions for 34 … Continue reading

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What is Microsoft TAP and RDP?

Technology Adoption Program (TAP) and Rapid Deployment Program (RDP) are ways for Microsoft to get early feedback on new products or product updates as well as give important customers a heads-up on what Microsoft is up to.  Participation is by invitation only (usually … Continue reading

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What is a Microsoft Regional Director?

First off, they don’t work for Microsoft.  A Microsoft Regional Director (RD) is an unbiased third-party evangelist of Microsoft products and services.  Regional Directors are members of an elite, worldwide group of technology thought-leaders known for their national and international speaking … Continue reading

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Microsoft Partner Network explained

I’m sure in your travels in the field of IT, you have seen or heard of companies being called a “Microsoft Partner”.  If you were like me, you had no idea what that really meant.  Was it something a company … Continue reading

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Microsoft Certifications and MVP’s – What are they?

I take it for granted that everyone knows all about Microsoft certifications and Microsoft MVP’s.  But a few years ago, I had no idea what they were.  I had seen a few people list Microsoft certifications on their résumé, but … Continue reading

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New Microsoft BI Labs site

Interesting new BI site from Microsoft called “BI Labs“.  This site says: “BI Labs is a collection of experimental business intelligence projects and useful applications made available from internal sources across Microsoft. These projects are prototypes and concepts, and there are … Continue reading

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