Tiago Costa blog

This blog was created for sharing knowledge for Microsoft Developers and Microsoft Certified Trainers about Office 365, Azure, SharePoint and .Net.

Recertification via MVA

Since the begin of April 2015 you guys have another way to recertify. Now is possible to recertify by completing a prescribed path of Microsoft Virtual Academy courses.

In alternative you still can choose to recertify by passing a recertification exam, but with recertification via Microsoft Virtual Academy you can do it in your own schedule.

To recertify via MVA, just follow this three simple steps:

  1. Select the available skills path for your expiring certification;
  2. Pass all of the assessments for each MVA course in the selected path;
  3. Inform Microsoft LeX that you have completed all the assessments. When Microsoft finishes verifying your MVA profile, your transcript will be updated.

For now this only applies to MCSE: Data Platform and MCSE: Business Intelligence certifications, but in time it will be applied to other MCSE/MCSD certifications.

More information on: Link

Free Second Shot on your MCP exam

You have until May 31, 2015 to take a free second shot on MCP exams!

When you take an MCP exam between January 5, 2015 and May 31, 2015, you are eligible for a free retake if you don't pass on your first attempt. You have 30 days from the date of the failed exam to schedule the retake.

More information: Link

Portuguese SharePoint Comunity Session

In the past Saturday I had the pleasure to deliver a session at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

The session title was "Setting up your Developer environment and getting started with Microsoft Office 365"


Session Presentation: Sessao40_TiagoCosta.pdf (2.2MB)

Session Demo 1: Sessão40_SimpleTimerJob.zip (1.5MB)

Session Demo 2: Sessao40_MyFirstAppo365.part01.rar (20MB) | Sessao40_MyFirstAppo365.part02.rar (20MB) | Sessao40_MyFirstAppo365.part03.rar (5.8MB)