UPDATE : Windows Server 2008 Beta Exam Results

From all over the world people are posting (on their blogs/forums etc.) that the results are showing up on the VUE and Prometric website. But still no Passed for me… I keep pressing F5 on my keyboard all night long hehehe!

MCP 649 Tested

Some of my colleagues don’t have the results either (or do you have the results yet Wilbrand, Sander?)

Update Nov 2nd  : Last night some people at Trika’s blog also commented that they didn’t have the results for the 70-649 yet. The nice thing is that all of the people I spoke to that have passed the exam did the 70-648! So it seems that all the guys/girls that did the 70-649 don’t have the results yet! I think there is a problem with that exam, maybe we just have to wait a few more days. At least the 70-648 guys/girls have the results! (I did the 70-649 too!)

On Nov 5th I posted an update on the blogpost. You can read it here.

UPDATE : Windows Server Beta Exam Results available at Nov. 2nd 2007!

I had an e-mail confersation with the MCP guys over at Microsoft and they assured me that the results will be available to the MCPs at last Nov. 2nd 2007!

Both VUE and Prometric are experiencing delays in getting beta results for 648 and 649 out to candidates he e-mailed me. So it’s just a few more days waiting…

And another source is blogging about the info mentioned above too.

UPDATE : All the people who i talked to and did the 70-648 have their results. For know only the guys/girls who did the 70-649 don’t have the results yet. For as I know their is a problem with the results and they will be available within the coming week (5 – 10 nov). Also see my newer post and the newsest post about this subject.

UPDATED Nov. 13th : Also check out my other posts about this issue : Nov 2nd, Nov 5th, Nov 6th, Nov 13th ).

Windows Server 2008 Beta Exam result still not available

As you can read on Trika’s blog and previous on my own blog the exam results for the two Windows Server 2008 Upgrade exams 70-648 (71-648) and 70-649 (71-649) should be available on Oct. 29th. But in The Netherlands it’s about 3:20pm and still the Prometric and VUE websites tell us the tests have been taken and no results are available. Even on the MCP Transcript the scores don’t show up….

Trika….George….when do we get the results for the 70-648 and the 70-649…??

MCTS Windows Server 2008 Certification name change


Just before the guys (and Girls..oke…oke Trika..) at Microsoft HQ bring us the results of the 70-648 and 70-649 beta exams they do a little name change so if we (I hope I passed the exams) get the results within the next few days the names are right at once!

The official announcement on Trika’s blog :

There has been a name change to one of the MCTS certifications in development for Windows Server 2008. Wanted to let you know so you don’t start seeing another name floating around and freak out.

The change is:  MCTS: Applications Platform, Configuring has been finalized as MCTS: Applications Infrastructure, Configuring, to tie in better with Windows Server terminology.

For now i’m just waiting to hear the exam results of the 70-649 I did on august 3rd 2007 🙂

17 Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides

Just for the people who are already working with Windows Server 2008 : Download just that Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step guide you need. Don’t search the Microsoft website for it, just click the link below and select the documents you need!

The following documents are available for download :

  • Creating and Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services Templates Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services in an Extranet Step-by-Step Guide.doc Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Step-By-Step Guide.doc
  • Deploying SSTP Remote Access Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Server Core Installation Option of Windows Server Longhorn Step-By-Step Guide.doc
  • Server Manager Scenarios Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster in Windows Server Longhorn.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring a Two-Node Print Server Failover Cluster in Windows Server Longhorn.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying Policies for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.doc
  • Using Identity Federation with Active Directory Rights Management Services Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Certificate Services Step-By-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server 2008 RC0 Terminal Services RemoteApp Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server 2008 RC0 TS Session Broker Load Balancing Step-By-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server Active Directory Rights Management Services Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server Longhorn Beta 3 Release TS Gateway Server Step-By-Step Setup Guide.doc
  • Windows Server Longhorn Beta 3 Release TS Licensing Step-By-Step Setup Guide.doc

Click this link to download the documents.

Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Examen Update

Tot mijn grote schrik lees ik net bij Trika dat de Windows Server 2008 Beta examens (die ook ik begin augustus heb afgelegd) nog niet zijn voorzien van een waardering. Het lijkt er dus op dat de examens niet voor 29 oktober zijn nagekeken 🙁

[b]UPDATE :[/b] Gelukkig blijkt de soep niet zo heet te zijn als hij wordt opgediend. Trika heeft e.e.a. in een reactie op haar blog even rechtgezet.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 10:58 AM by trikah@microsoft.com

I probably said that wrong. There is a lot involved in scoring the betas. What is true is that you should not have your results yet, because they aren’t available to you yet. That doesn’t mean that the scoring process is not underway.

Gregory, I’ve been telling people to expect results sometime before the live date (oct 29) but not to freak out until then. Usually they are available a few weeks before, but not always.

Met andere woorden : de scores komen gewoon voor 29 oktober.

Windows Server 2008 Upgrades


Onderstaand las ik zojuist op Trika haar blog :

Transition exams 70-648 and 70-649 will be available fro MCSA and MCSE on Windows Server 2003 on October 29, not very far from now. There is training stuff available now and you should sign up for this Live Meeting. It will be fun.

Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (WW)

MCSA and MCSE 2003: In this meeting: review plans for upcoming Windows Server 2008 certifications; hear about the transition paths specific to MCSA and MCSE 2003; get links to the live exams and study resources; and participate in a Q&A with the certification and exam team. Two sessions to accommodate worldwide calendars. Click to register for:

Your 71-648 and 71-649 beta exams

If you don’t have your beta results by the exam live date (October 29), then please check with your exam provider to find out what is up. I don’t have any more info than that for you kids…

Hmmm…helaas duurt het dus maximaal nog 19 dagen voordat ik de uitslag van de 71-649 binnen heb…

Windows Server Virtualization 2008 Rapid Deployment Programme (RDP)


Onderstaand stuk las ik op James O’Neill z’n blog :

We are getting ready to take nominations for this programme: It’s not an open beta program (it is expected to have only about 40 places) so most people will be turned away. There is a second programme called the Momentum programme which provides a lower level of support. If you’re looking to evaluate Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 either programme may be of interest, so please send me a mail. If you are in the UK I will help the process along for you. If you are located somewhere else I’ll try to put you in contact with someone local that can help. Please note that nominations  close on November 16, please don’t ask after then.

Here’s a summary of what the RDP is about.

Our Goals

  • Build closer relationship with customers to get deployment feedback
  • Understand and document best practices
  • Develop Case study evidence and customer references for the product launch

We will provide

  • Early Access to Pre-Release Code and information
  • Technical Support – providing an escalation contact and access to Premier support 
  • Access to application compatibility and test teams
  • Part payment of consulting costs associated with the project

Customer Requirements:

  • Commit to deploying Windows Server Virtualization and / or System Center Virtual Machine Manager (we expect to see Executive sponsoring participation, a project manager and other staff allocated to the programme)
  • Participate in regular status conference calls and training, and provide Provide ongoing status updates and surveys 
  • Pay part of consulting costs (Yes. You have to spend money to be on this programme)
  • Install pre-release code into a production environment (unlike most beta programmes, we will support RDP participants running pre-release code in production)

If that sounds like you then Mail me, if not but you’re still interested in WSV e-mail me with the word AIRFRAME in the subject line. (Airframe is the name of the portal we a just replacing for managing the programme).

Windows Server 2008 RC0 gereleased

Vandaag is bekend geworden dat Windows Server 2008 RC0 te downloaden is vanaf de Microsoft website.

Volgens dit bericht zou het vanaf nu mogelijk zijn, het kan overigens tot 24 uur duren voordat de link naar de juiste versie wijst. In deze versie van Windows Server 2008 zal ook Windows Server Virtualization aanwezig zijn. Voor verdere specs verwijs ik je graag door naar de Microsoft Press Website (waar ook een persbericht staat).

Helaas was op het moment van schrijven alleen Beta3 nog maar te downloaden, maar daar zou de komende 24 uur verandering in moeten komen.

Download Windows Server 2008 RC0 via deze link. Hier staat de download aan 🙂

Windows Server 2008 Virtualization Screencast

Tijdens mijn 15 daagse afwezigheid (jaja..ik ga ook op vakantie, check mijn fotogallery voor de foto’s) is er natuurlijk veel gebeurt in ICT land. Nadat FeedDemon weer was opgestart en bijgewerkt viel mij onderstaand interesante nieuws op.

Keith Combs heeft een screencast gemaakt over de nieuwe feature Windows Server Virtualisation die nu in beta bij de RC0 van Windows Server 2008 meegeleverd word.

Windows Server Virtualisation komt nog lang niet in de buurt van VMware ESX en XEN maar het ziet er op zich wel gelikt uit.

De webcast kun je hier downloaden of live bekijken: http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/09/13/windows-server-2008-screencast-virtualization-10-minute-tour.aspx

Dit nieuws las ik overigens op ICT-Freak z’n blog, dus alle credits gaan naar hem.