Microsoft has developed a special series of webcasts to help managers of IT professionals and developers get the most out of training and certification opportunities and optimize team performance.

Developer Certifications (and Why Your Team Needs Them)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
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Did you know that Microsoft certifications for developers are growing faster than certifications for IT professionals? Join this meeting to get the inside scoop on new training for developers, learn about plans for Windows Azure, and find out why Microsoft certification is important for your developer team. Register now.

About the Presenter:
Colin Lyth is a portfolio manager at Microsoft Learning Business Application Platform and Tools products. He focuses on training and certifications for developers including Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows Azure, BizTalk, Silverlight, Windows Embedded, and Windows Phone. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1998 and has a passion for helping IT Projects succeed because of skills transfer especially in the classroom and skills validation to ensure employee confidence and success. He also gets lots of satisfaction working with people to embark on their IT Career and sits on the UW Outreach Board for SQL Programs.


Upcoming Meetings:
Renegade Retention Strategies for a Top-Performance IT Team
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
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What Can SharePoint Do For You? Improve Productivity, Efficiency, Agility
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
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