Some more newly published SP2010 material on Microsoft Downloads

Some more interesting downloads I happened to stumble upon while reviewing the latest downloads on the Microsoft Downloads site


Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010

Brief Description:

This guidance provides technical information about key areas of SharePoint 2010 application development. It contains a written guide, reference implementations with source code and documentation, and a library of reusable source code components.


Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 contains guidance documentation, detailed examples, and a reusable class library. These resources are designed to help solution developers and architects make the right decisions and follow proven practices when designing and developing applications for Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010. The guidance focuses on the building blocks that every developer needs to understand to become an effective SharePoint developer or architect. The guide is provided as a Help (.chm) file and has four core areas: application foundations, execution models, data models, and client models. Eight reference implementations illustrate the core concepts covered in the guide. The reusable class library provides code to help developers build more manageable, flexible, and testable applications. Source code is provided for all reference implementations and for the reusable library. The reference implementations have automated setup scripts to configure the applications.



Planning and Deploying SharePoint Server 2010 User Profiles for My Site Web Sites

Brief Description:

Prescriptive guidance about profile synchronization and My Site planning and administrative tasks for SharePoint Server 2010.


This whitepaper provides prescriptive guidance about profile synchronization and My Site planning and administrative tasks for SharePoint Server 2010. The whitepaper uses a combination of real-world scenarios, step-by-step instruction, and screen shots.


almost MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator. 2/3 exams completed


One more exam to go to complete the track for achieving the MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator exam track based on Exchange 2007.

You need to pass the following exams:

Prerequisite MCTS certification   
Exam 70-236: TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring
Professional Series exams  
Exam 70-237: PRO: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Exam 70-238: PRO: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

I only need to find time to prepare for the 70-238 exam. Concerning the other exams I can tell you that the 70-236 exam has a lot of questions regarding the powershell scripting for Exchange and the 70-239 exam is all about where to put which Exchange roles.

Certification MCITP Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator achieved

Yesterday, I finally passed the last exam towards the MCITP Enterprise Administrator certification with a score of 947 / 1000. The exam had multiple choice 48 questions. No simulations.
This concludes my upgrade of my MCSA and MCSE on Windows Server 2003 towards Windows Server 2008

I can finally concentrate fully on SharePoint again [:D]

For the logo freaks:

This certificate brings up my total to 2 MCSA’s, 2MCSE’s, 5 MCTS’s and 2 MCITP’s

According to Microsoft there are currently 5961 MCITP Enterprise Admins and 3338 MCITP Server Admins worldwide (stats dated Spetember 22nd) 

Certification MCTS Windows Vista, Configuration achieved

I know, it is becoming a little bit boring, but I passed the 70-620 exam tuesday and got another MCTS in the pocket. I liked this exam because of the simulations. I had never seen these kind of questions before where you are presented with a desktop and are asked to either configure something on the system or troubleshoot something. The exam had 64 questions of which 5 simulations.

For the logo freaks:


Next week I will take my final exam: MCITP Enterprise Administrator. After that I will stop a while, unless I am asked to by my boss af course….

Certification MCITP Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator achieved

I am on a roll these last week regarding my certification updates. yesterday I pased the exam 70-646 PRO Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator with a score of 981 /1000. The exam had 44 questions.

This exam gave me the MCITP Server Administrator certificate.

Nice thing to now, only about 2800 people currently have this certificate worldwide !

Next up: 2 exams. Configuring Vista and the MCITP Enterprise Administrator exam….

I Passed the Upgrade MCSE 2003 to Windows Server 2008 exam yesterday!

Yep, I did it again. I took the 070-649 exam yesterday, which was not that difficult, I must say. It had 44 Questions divided in 3 separate sections, covering the 3 MCTS exams that it awards you with when you pass it. So now I have received the following  3 MCTS certificates:

Next week, I am going for the 070-646 exam that will hopefully turn me into a MCITP Server Administrator. Now how cool is that [8-|] !

IBM certification achieved.

If you are reading this SharePoint blog, you are probably wondering about why I would need to be certified for IBM. Well to make a long story short, I had an opportunity to study the IBM product Tivoli Compliance Insight Manager v8.5 and took the corresponding exam. As a result, I can tell the world that I am IBM certified !!!