Microsoft is making the certification renewal processor easier, but it's also going to require more frequent validation starting next year.
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Microsoft has added a second Ignite IT pro event, slated for early 2021, to its conference calendar.
Microsoft is moving to make most of its external (and some internal) events digital-only for its FY'21 in light of impacts of the coronavirus. Yes, that means Ignite 2020 for sure and likely Build 2021, too.
Citing the impact of COVID-19, Microsoft has granted an extension on its previously announced end date for MCSD, MCSE, MCSA certifications.
There are a few hints about potential SQL Server, virtualization, Microsoft 365, Surface Hub 2 and other revelations in Microsoft's recently published Ignite 2018 session list.
Microsoft is making generally available PowerShell Core 6.0, a version of PowerShell built on .NET Core that runs not just on Windows, but also macOS and Linux. But beware breaking changes.
Microsoft has reissued Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013, which the company withdrew earlier this month after reported problems with the update.