Recommended Microsoft Blogs


Need to stay on top of Microsoft Technologies?  Herewith a collection of recommended Microsoft Blogs to bookmark.

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Most popular operating system for Software Developers announced


Stack Overflow, the world’s number one question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers has released the results of its 2017 Developer Survey. The results of the survey on the most preferred operating system by the 64,000 developers who responded was an absolute surprise. Continue reading

S.A Government Beats Path To Microsoft Again


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It’s quite amazing, how a lot of things can change in 5 years. It’s even more amazing when a government policy over 5 years about, gets reversed in dramatic fashion. I should know as my career in ICT took a dramatic turn in 2012 when Government announced a sweeping policy to ditch Microsoft technology and rather embrace open source technology. That policy has now been reviewed and re-visited, leading to unbelievable results! Continue reading

Microsoft Developer Certifications


Get your Microsoft Developer Certification in 2017!

I know you want to!

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There have been a few changes to the Microsoft Developer Certifications.  A brand new MCSA Web Apps certification and a MCSD App Builder.

Many developers cannot be out of the office for classroom training.  Some might find self-paced virtual learning more suited to their schedule and personality.  Whatever your reason, LGIT can offer most Microsoft certification courses online.  You’ll get 3 months to complete each course, at your own pace, anywhere on the planet (as long as you have a reasonable internet connection).

Lets look at the Dev Certs:

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Self Improvement Lessons From Product Development


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Product development methodologies have evolved over the past few decades from the old days of ‘waterfall’ to now cutting-edge ‘agile’ methodologies. Religious use of such methodologies has resulted in development of some of the world’s best software products. What if we could apply such lessons to self improvement?

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Microsoft Launches Digital Badges For MCPs


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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 AI-powered features coming to Office 365


New features geared towards helping you to work smarter and faster

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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


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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