Microsoft offers free Windows Server 2016 licenses to VMware switchers

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The title above is also the HEADLINE for Mary Jo Foley’s blog of August 25 … you can see her blog here http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-offers-free-windows-server-2016-licenses-to-vmware-switchers/?ftag=TRE624278d&bhid=24421659496900511552450458228080

This is great news for Microsoft Partners and clients that wish to set up data centers.  Here is the feature differentiation comparison from the article.

Check it out to see if this will make a difference to your organization.

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Update On Microsoft Certifications

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For those of you that are thinking about certifying in Microsoft SQL Server, the information below is worth reading. 

And, if you want to learn about Microsoft’s plans for the future, watch the video under Full Microsoft Keynote at Computex 2016.

This information comes from the Microsoft Learning Team.

Certifications and Exams

Microsoft Exam Price Adjustments: July 18, 2016

Price adjustments on Microsoft certification exams will go into effect globally on July 18, 2016 – an adjustment from the previous announced date of July 15, 2016. Please visit any exam detail page to see the new exam price in your region. This list of FAQs will address questions you may have about these exam price changes: https://aka.ms/epfaq16.

Free Upgrade Exams: Offer ends June 30!

Earn your MCSA certification in either SQL Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012, between May 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 and you’ll be eligible free upgrade exam for SQL Server 2016 or Windows Server 2016. Take advantage of this opportunity, and don’t wait another minute to get your MCSA certification! Get the details.

Full Microsoft Keynote at COMPUTEX 2016

Microsoft talks about opening Windows Holographic for a new era of mixed reality. Join key Microsoft executives as they reveal new devices, innovations and trends coming to the Windows ecosystem during the Microsoft keynote at COMPUTEX 2016. Watch the video here.

Original Publication Date: 06/16/2016