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October, 2011


October 31, 2011  2:48 PM

CW Story Highlights Slow Pace of Windows 7 Enterprise Adoption



Posted by: Ed Tittel
bad economy explains slow Windows 7 enterprise uptake, Windows 7 enterprise adoptions remain slow and spotty

Egad! It's a tough, tough business serving the needs of the enterprise desktop. As I read this recent story (October 20) in ComputerWorld (CW) this morning entitled "Windows 7 is on a...

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October 31, 2011  2:29 PM

More dates for MS Server Virtualization Jump Start classes



Posted by: Ed Tittel
killer deal for training and 70-659 exam, MS offers Jump Start courses on Virtualization

Microsoft offers some great accelerated classes called "Jump Starts" through its online learning division for a mere $99. Last week (October 25) they announced some new dates for their extremely popular

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October 28, 2011  1:35 PM

Multiple Counting of CompTIA CEUs OK for Cert Maintenance



Posted by: Ed Tittel
CEUs for CompTIA certs count toward all credentials that require maintenance, understanding CompTIA continuing education requirements

As of January 1, 2011, the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications must be renewed on a three-year cycle. What I didn't know until one of my HP Learning...


October 26, 2011  2:17 PM

Best. Community College. MS Training. Deal. EVER.



Posted by: Ed Tittel
check your local community college for cert training, community colleges offer killer MS training deals

When I posted a notice to LinkedIn yesterday to announce a new story for Tom's IT Pro entitled "Most Bang for Your...

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October 24, 2011  2:08 PM

Win 7 – Win 8 Mismatch Not Too Gnarly



Posted by: Ed Tittel
no issues running Windows 7 apps inside Windows 8--so far, Windows 8 supports Windows 7 apps without demur

Posted here by mistake. Please see the true posting for this item over on my Windows Enterprise Desktop blog. Sorry for the mixup. --Ed--


October 24, 2011  1:54 PM

MS Press Pops Out 3- and 4-Pack Training Kits for Windows Server 2008 R2



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MS Press released updated MCITP for Windows Server bundles for Windows Server 2008 R2, New MS Press multi-packs great cert prep deal for MCITP on Windows Server 2008 R2

Whether you're going for MCITP on Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Administrator or the more up-market Enterprise Administrator version, MS press has a newly updated training kit for you. For the Server Administrator credential, you need the 3-Pack version (70-640, 70-642, and 70-646); For the...


October 21, 2011  2:18 PM

Hey! Catch Me Online Twice Next Tuesday (10/25/2011)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Ed Tittel Pearson IT Certification Webinar "Planning Your Next Certification Campaign" 10/25/2011 11 AM CDT, Ed Tittel Spiceworks Webinar "Best Ways to Reduce Printer Costs By Up to 40 Percent" 1PM CDT 10/25/2011

For those to whom too much of me is a good thing, or to the insatiably curious, I recommend the two Webinars I'll be doing pretty much back-to-back next Tuesday, October 25. One of these will be for Pearson IT Certification, in my role as IT certification blogger, author, and champion/creator of...


October 19, 2011  1:18 PM

MS Learning Paper on Cloud Computing



Posted by: Ed Tittel
interesting coverage of Microsoft's view on cloud computing, MS Learning Offers Cloud Computing Info-cation piece

For this blog I've signed up with countless PR groups and agencies to be kept abreast of IT certification stuff. More frequently than I expect, this link-up actually produces useful information, as a recent email from Waggener-Edstrom (Microsoft's PR agency, among others) reminded me. It pointed to...


October 17, 2011  2:09 PM

Dice Postings Show MS Developer Certs Demand Rising



Posted by: Ed Tittel
2011 value of MS developer certs, Business Insider reports on value of MS developer certs in 2011 vis-a-vis 2010

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October 12, 2011  11:09 AM

Preparing for IPv6? Grill Your ISP!



Posted by: Ed Tittel

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you already know I'm working with Jeff Carrell and a couple of other IPv6 stalwarts (Mark Mirroto, and Tom Lancaster, both CCIEs, to be specific) on a revision to my college textbook Guide to TCP/IP. It's going into a fourth edition, but this...


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