Microsoft Launches Digital Badges For MCPs


Microsoft has partnered with Pearson VUE to make digital badges broadly available for Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs). Starting on October 21st, 2016, if you have passed a selection of exams or earned designated certifications, you will now be able to achievement more broadly via a verifiable digital badge, courtesy of Pearson’s digital badging platform, Acclaim Continue reading

New Microsoft Certifications Announced


In a recent official announcement, Microsoft is streamlining its technical certifications, aligning to industry-recognized areas of competence while providing flexibility to showcase your specific skills on Microsoft products and services. In total, five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties have been released.

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#ExcelChampSA : Win A Trip To Seattle, USA

Do you think you have what it takes to be the Excel World Champ?


The very popular Excel competition is back. Last year the Microsoft sponsored competiton #ExcelChampSA was very successful with hundreds of applications received. The grand prize last year was  a DELL Laptop, however this year, the stakes are much higher, as the top prize will be a trip to Seattle, USA!! Continue reading

Cloud Migration References

Resources that can help your efforts to migrate to the cloud.


Storage references

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Why South African Universities Should Go Virtual

South Africa’s higher education system is burning, technology could be the solution!


The South African higher education system in 2016 has experienced an assault of epic proportions, which has literally “split” the nation along several lines, if you will. The jury is still out on how the government will and should solve the problem, however the people at the losing end in all this are the students themselves. Universities find themselves stuck in the middle, in an ideological battle between students and the government. Universities in such a situation, cannot do much, until the warring parties reach an agreement. However, what if, universities possessed a powerful weapon that would guarantee learning to continue, for interested and committed students (who are clearly the majority), while conflict resolution mechanisms continue? I think technology can provide the answer! Continue reading

New AI-powered features coming to Office 365

New features geared towards helping you to work smarter and faster


As companies gather more and more data, Microsoft argues, it’s becoming imperative that the tools these companies use also become smarter. This means bringing better analytics to the workplace to help individual employees become more productive. Microsoft is planning to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to deliver such tools to Office 365 and Dynamics 365 very soon. Continue reading

New Microsoft MTA Exams Coming : Javascript & Python


The story of Microsoft’s love affair with open source technologies continues, In just over 3 years ago, Microsoft’s chief Satya made the (once seemingly impossible) announcement that Microsoft loves Linux and was planning to build tools that would deepen Microsoft technologies’ relationship with similar open source platforms and technologies. In confirmation of this development,  Microsoft Press will soon release an MTA training manual for Python. Continue reading