21 March 2019

Simplifying the Certification Path for Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Azure Administrator Associate will change at May 1, 2019. According with the Microsoft Learning Blog these will be the changes:

Do Microsoft Learning blog:  

Desde do lançamento do programa de certificação em setembro de 2018 a Microsoft Learning recebe uma enorme quantidade de comentários sobre os requisitos para as nossas certificações.

Eles decidimos modificar os requisitos de certificação para o Azure Administrator Associate.

A partir de 1 de maio de 2019, você só precisará passar  um exame o AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator  para ter a certificação.

Este novo exame combina as habilidades cobertas em AZ-100 e AZ-101, com a maioria do novo exame proveniente do AZ-100.

O que você pode esperar:
  • If you have taken and passed AZ-100, you will automatically be awarded the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification on or around May 1, 2019. Congratulations!
  • AZ-100 and AZ-101 will retire on May 1, 2019. As a result, all exam registrations after May 1, 2019 for AZ-100 and AZ-101 will be cancelled. AZ-102 will retire as planned on June 30, 2019.
  • If you have registered to take AZ-100 between now and May 1, 2019, choose to take it, and pass, you will earn the Azure Administrator certification on or around May 1, 2019. If you have registered for AZ-101, choose to take it, and pass, you will earn the AZ-101 exam badge. You will be able to share this badge with others to demonstrate additional skills in the Azure Administrator space. Learn more about badging.
  • If you have taken AZ-101, you will receive an exam voucher (regardless of if you passed or failed) that can be used for any Microsoft exam delivered through Pearson VUE as our thanks to you for being early adopters of our new certification program and helping us to better understand the certification needs of Azure Administrators so that we could simplify the process going forward.
  • Instructor-led training and online training (MOOCs) will be updated and available on May 1, 2019; the free learning content on Microsoft Learn will be complete around July 1, 2019.
  • For those of you who have been preparing for one or both of these exams, you can see how the new exam aligns to AZ-100 and AZ-101 in the attached document, AZ-103 OD with Alignment to AZ-100 and AZ-101.pdf.

Document: AZ-103 OD with Alignment to AZ-100 and AZ-101

20 March 2019

Save on Microsoft Official Practice Tests

During March 2019, you can save 25% on ALL Microsoft Official Practice Tests purchased at mindhub.com.

You can have access to the test for 30 to 60 days.

To claim this offer, you should enter the promotional code MCP25 at checkout.

This Offer ends March 31, 2019.

8 March 2019

Source code for the Microsoft calculator is available on GitHub

Microsoft has made available the source code for their calculator that is included with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The documentation can be consulted here.

Credits: Microsoft

The source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/Microsoft/calculator

Anyone can participate in the development of Windows Calculator. According to the following
In addition to reusing and adapting the code in your own apps, anyone can participate in the development of Windows Calculator. Getting involved is simple. The project is “clone-and-go” and development will follow the standard GitHub flow. There are many ways for developers at all stages to contribute:
  • Participate in discussions
  • Report or fix issues
  • Suggest new feature ideas
  • Prototype new features
  • Design and build together with our engineers

The source code is great for anyone who wants to learn how to create applications in XAML even though the programming language used is in C ++.

However it is recommended to have the following requirements::
  • Windows 10, version 1803 or newer.
  • Latest version of Visual Studio.