Microsoft Certifications for IT Pros


MCSA Cloud Platform

MCSA – Cloud Platform

Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
Pass any 2 of the following exams: 70-532  |  70-533  |  70-534  |  70-473  |  70-475

 

Azure Development

Course 20532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Start Anytime  |  90 days  |    Exam 70-532   |   Level 300
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Azure Infrastructure

Course 20533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Start Anytime  |  90 days  |   Exam 70-533   |   Level 300
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7 Windows 10 tips for Small Businesses


Know All The Details Before Making The Leap

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So you have made the decision to upgrade all the PCs in your business to Windows 10 so that you can stay ahead of the technology curve? Perhaps you want to start with your own PC before rolling out Windows 10 to the rest of the company, well, there are a few things to note before you take the plunge. Continue reading

Windows 7 still most used operating system


Millions of users yet to upgrade to Windows 10

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An interesting set of stats released by NetMarketShare, a leading U.S based operating system and browser usage tracker,  shows that Windows 10 adoption growth has somewhat slowed recently as opposed to expected adoption rates. Such operating system usage information is valuable  for any individual, company or organization that provides I.T client services that are to some extent dependent on a user’s computer operating system. This partly explains why for example, IT training institutions like us at LGIT, still offer training services on older products like Microsoft Office 2010, yet Office 2016 is now already available. Continue reading

Windows 10 MCSD Certification Launched


The future of windows app development is here

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The launch of Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10, might seem at face value, just a release of yet another operating system by the software giant. The launch of the Windows 10 operating system actually marks yet another leap by Microsoft to solidify the Universal App platform that allows you to build native apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. These same apps can also be consumed on  Windows Phone mobile platform. To this end Microsoft has released an MCSD Developer certification to accompany this commitment. Continue reading

Windows 10 Phone Launched : Lumia 950XL


Game-changing smartphone launched
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Now, I must admit that this is my blog post centered on a Microsoft smartphone product and I also need to disclose that up to now have not been the biggest Nokia Microsoft Lumia smartphone products fan. However after coming across this phone . . .I’m totally blown away! Continue reading

Free E-Book : Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals


Get a head start evaluating Windows 10

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Following the recent release of Windows 10, it’s now a good time to acquire the skills that will help you to get the most out of Microsoft’s newest flagship OS. Windows 10 comes with a whole swathe of new features from a new browser, new user interface and a new app platform. A new e-book is now available that can help you to navigate around the new operation system. Continue reading

Windows 10 Certification


You can now look forward to getting certified on Windows 10

(Available from Mid-October 2015)

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There are 2 Official Microsoft courses and 1 exam.

Book now at LGIT Smart Solutions

Windows 10
Course Code Level Exam #
Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (5 days) 20697-1 200 70-697
Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services (5 days) 20697-2 300

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Windows 10 To Be The Last Version Of Windows From Microsoft


Transition From A Product To A Service

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We are really witnessing the dawn of a new era for the operating systems we all love! Microsoft is moving to a different kind of software model with Windows 10. A Microsoft developer evangelist noted that Windows 10 would be the “last version of Windows” during the company’s Ignite conference this week, and a follow-up confirmation from an official Microsoft spokesperson revealed that, indeed, updates to Windows after that release would follow an incremental path that would lead to ongoing improvements, instead of splashy, more occasional numbered launches.

This announcement comes hot on the heels of another startling announcement in January that Windows 10 be will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.In doing this, is delivering on it’s vision for Windows as a service, not just an operating system. A big part of that is Microsoft’s new commitment to keep devices consistently updated throughout the “supported lifetime for the device.” It sounds like that means those upgrading from Microsoft’s older versions of Windows will consistently receive updates to keep it as up-to-date as possible.

From a revenue perspective, this is also a game-changer as the Windows Operating platform as been Microsoft’s cash-cow for many years, but now it looks that Microsoft in the long-term is looking to its pool of subscription based cloud services like Azure and Office 365 to contribute more to its revenue base going forward.

A useful case study of Adobe shows that Adobe through its Creative Cloud model sees subscribers pay a monthly fee in exchange for access to Adobe’s flagship products like Photoshop and Illustrator which constantly receive free updates and also in addition receive supporting services free cloud storage. Hence it remains to be seen how Microsoft will shape its new offering for Windows as a service. Does this development excite you?