Wednesday, April 26, 2023

What can I do after O/L & A/L exam?


 After finishing your O/L or A/L, you might be wondering what's next for your education and career. One option to consider is becoming a Microsoft professional by following the Microsoft Learning path.

Microsoft offers several paths for individuals to become certified professionals in different areas, including Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Security, and Data & AI. Each path offers a range of exams and certifications that can help you gain valuable skills and knowledge in your chosen field.

Azure is a cloud computing platform that offers a variety of services such as virtual machines, databases, and analytics. If you're interested in becoming an Azure professional, you can start by taking the Azure Fundamentals exam, which covers basic cloud concepts and services. From there, you can explore more advanced topics and certifications such as Azure Administrator, Azure Developer, and Azure Solutions Architect.

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of productivity tools such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. If you're interested in becoming an expert in Office 365, you can start by taking the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals exam, which covers basic concepts of the platform. From there, you can explore more advanced topics and certifications such as Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator, Microsoft 365 Developer, and Microsoft 365 Security Administrator.

Security is a critical aspect of any technology system, and Microsoft offers several certifications to help professionals develop expertise in this area. You can start by taking the Security Fundamentals exam, which covers basic security concepts and principles. From there, you can explore more advanced topics and certifications such as Security Administrator, Security Engineer, and Information Protection Administrator.

Data & AI is another area where Microsoft offers certifications for professionals. If you're interested in becoming an expert in data and AI, you can start by taking the Data Fundamentals exam, which covers basic concepts of data and databases. From there, you can explore more advanced topics and certifications such as Data Analyst, Data Scientist, and AI Engineer.

In conclusion, becoming a Microsoft professional is a great way to develop valuable skills and knowledge in different areas of technology. By following the Microsoft Learning path and taking the foundation exams, you can start building your expertise and working towards a certification that can open up many career opportunities. So, if you've just finished your O/L or A/L, consider exploring the Microsoft Learning path and taking the first step towards becoming a certified professional.

Practice Assessments for Microsoft Certifications

  1. AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals
  2. AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator
  3. AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  4. AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  5. AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
  6. AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies
  7. AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  8. DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure
  9. DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals
  10. MB-910: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (CRM)
  11. MB-920: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (ERP)
  12. MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams
  13. MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
  14. PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst
  15. PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals
  16. SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals

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Monday, November 2, 2015

How to Change or Edit the Microsoft email address (,,

1: Add a new alias.
  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account.
  2. Select Your Info.
  3. Select Manage your sign-in email or phone number.
  4. Because of the sensitive nature of changing your alias, you'll be prompted to enter the code that we send to the email or phone number you listed in your account as security information. This lets us know the request is coming from you.
  5. Select Add email alias.
    • If you don't already have an email address, select Create a new email address and add it as an alias. Follow the instructions.

 2.Set the new email address as the primary alias.
After you set the new email address as your primary alias, that email address will be displayed as your Microsoft account alias when you sign in to all devices and services. Here's how to make this change:
  1. Under Account alias, select aliases.
  2. Click or tap Make primary under the alias that you want as primary.

3: Remove the old email address you no longer want to use.
Select Remove next to the alias you want to remove. Follow the instructions provided.

Note It can take up to 48 hours for the change to your email address to be implemented on all Microsoft services. 
You can use any email address or phone number you have listed as an alias to sign in. To make it harder for someone to break in to your account, change your sign-in preferences to turn off any alias you don't want used to sign in.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Download Windows 10

If you need to install or reinstall Windows 10, you can use the tools on this page to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.

Before you begin

  • Make sure you have:
    • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
    • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
    • A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • Read the System Requirements.
  • If you will be installing the operating system for the first time, you will need your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). For more information about product keys and when they are required, visit the FAQ page.
  • For Enterprise editions please visit the Volume Licensing Service Center.
Use the media creation tool to download Windows. This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. To learn how to use the tool, go to the Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool page. Tool includes:
  • File formats optimized for download speed.
  • Built in media creation options for USBs and DVDs.
  • Optional conversion to ISO file format.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks Download


I’m giving away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again! Including: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and

imageWho’s ready for even more FREE Microsoft eBooks??? If you are, then I’m happy to let you know that once again, I am putting up my collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks, User Guides, Deployment Guides, Step-By-Steps, etc. and more here on the blog for all of you to take advantage of and download for FREE! As you may know, over the past few years I have been posting collections of FREE Microsoft eBooks (close to 500 total so far) on my blog for people around the world to use and these have been a HUGE success. In fact, two years ago, there were over 3.5 MILLION free eBooks downloaded throughout the year. Then last year, we gave away over 1 MILLION FREE eBooks in just 2 days, and over 2 MILLION in less than a week! That was phenomenal!  So how many MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks are you going to download this year?
Below is the collection I am posting this year (which includes a ton of new eBooks & resources, as well as some of the favorites from last year), but be sure to take a look at my previous collections as well to see if you want any of those as well:

And don’t forget, if you don’t want to miss any of the FREE resources posts I share here on my blog or through my Twitter account, be sure to download my Microsoft Info Partner Mobile App for Windows Phone. It also includes HUNDREDS of other Microsoft resource feeds besides just mine. Just click the link above or scan the code to the right to get it.image
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Office 2016 Public Preview announced at Microsoft Ignite


Today Microsoft kicked off their inaugural Ignite Conference in Chicago, Illinois with the event’s one and only keynote for the over 23,000 people in attendance.
Ignite replaces Microsoft's TechEd and several other professional conferences the company used to host and ties them into one package.
Unlike Build 2015 last week in San Francisco, which had two separate keynotes, there is only one keynote at Ignite but the news and info was abundant.
One of those announcements was the availability of the Office 2016 Public Preview.
This preview of Microsoft’s next version of Office has been available since the middle of March in a limited pre-release program and was targeted towards IT Pros and Developers. Today’s announcement opens up the audience for this preview and expands to pretty much anyone who wants to try Office 2016 including those same IT Pros, developers, and any users at home, work and school.

Office 2013 Tip - Connect and Sync all


Looked at from a high-level, the single biggest change in Office 2013 when compared with previous versions is its deep connectivity with online services. This connectivity takes a number of forms, including the syncing of settings through SkyDrive and the ongoing updates that occur to subscription-based versions of the suite. But one of the more interesting ways in which you can customize and improve Office is to connect it to the services you use every day.
This capability starts, of course, with your Microsoft account or, in the case of business-oriented Office installs, with your domain or Office 365 account. Most Office 2013 users will sign-in with such an account, because it makes Office better by syncing all of your Office settings to each PC you use. I discussed doing so in Office 2013 Tip: Personalize the Office Applications.
When you sign in to Office, that Microsoft (or organizational) account is automatically added as a connected service in the Account view in the Office Backstage. (You can see this by selecting the File menu and then Account.)

This provides you with instant access to the underlying document storage capabilities of the connected service. With a Microsoft account, this will be your SkyDrive storage and with Office 365 or a related organizational account, it will be SkyDrive Pro (formerly MySite) in SharePoint. This means you can open and save documents to this cloud-based storage service automatically. So, for example, when you select Save As from the File menu in Word, your cloud-based storage will appear in the list of locations alongside your PC-based file locations.

Office 2013 lets you add many other services, including both cloud storage services—SkyDrive and SharePoint-based—and online photo and video sharing services that require a Microsoft account.
You can add multiple storage services to Office 2013, and can even add multiple SkyDrive and SharePoint services if you’d like. So if you have, say, two SkyDrive accounts and three SharePoint accounts (or locations), you can add them all to Office. To do so, Select add a service and then Storage from the Accounts view in Backstage, and then pick the appropriate storage type.

What you can’t do is rename or re-order these services. In Office 2013, all of the SharePoint locations are listed before the SkyDrive locations. And the individual locations are sorted alphabetically. (Unfortunately, my own SkyDrive accounts are all named “Paul Thurrott’s SkyDrive” making it hard to differentiate between them. I’ve experimented with renaming them in the Registry, which works but only temporarily. Over time, the names revert back to the originals.)
If you do sign-in with a Microsoft account, you can also configure various photo and video sharing services, including Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn Twitter, and YouTube. Connecting to these services facilitates a new feature in Office 2013 that lets you easily insert online photos and videos into documents. I wrote about this in Office 2013 Feature Focus: Online Photos and Videos, but if you select the Online Pictures command in Word, for example, you’ll see the appropriate connected services appear in the Insert Pictures window alongside Clip Art and Bing Image Search.

The best part about this connectedness perhaps, is that it syncs across all your PCs as long as you’re signing with the same account on each. So you only need to configure these services once and they’ll always be available.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Project Spartan’s name is finally revealed: "Microsoft Edge"


We knew that Internet Explorer was dead.
We knew a successor was coming.
We just didn’t know the official name, beyond the “Project Spartan” placeholder.
Now we do: Microsoft’s new browser is called Microsoft Edge.
Just announced at the company’s build conference, Edge will be the primary/default browser built into Windows 10.
Details are still light on of what’s unique to Edge, but here’s what we know:
  • It has built-in Cortana support.
  • It has built-in reader, note-taking and sharing features.
  • The design focuses on simplicity and minimalism.
  • The rendering engine is called EdgeHTML.
While no full-size screenshots have been released yet, here’s what we could grab from the demo screen as it debuted:

5 Awesome Windows 10 Announcements


At their long, developer-focused Build conference this morning, Microsoft announced a plethora of new things regarding Windows 10 and its new identity as a service-based company. Windows 10 is the company’s new attempt at recapturing the interest of longtime Windows 7 users, after a fairly limited turnout for Windows 8.
In case you haven’t heard, yes—Microsoft skipped “Windows 9” and went straight to Windows 10. The good news is that the OS looks to be a pretty balanced and powerful system that takes the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and finds a happy medium in between the two. There were a number of surprising things Microsoft announced, including mostly notably how cross-platform the company is hoping to be.
So here it is: our list of the five awesome things Microsoft announced this morning.
1. StaffPen, an App for Notating Music
Okay so this one doesn’t actually relate to Windows 10 much at all—it’s just a really cool app that was made specifically for the Surface and its stylus support. Considering the options for notational software are so limited that many composers still use good ‘ol pen and paper, it’s great to see an app as functional and accurate finally coming out.
Not only can you write directly into StaffPen, it can also accurately translate written notation into digital form. This is Microsoft finally showing why a stylus can actually set the Surface apart from its counterparts.
2. Office as a Platform
One of the biggest pieces of news from Build 2015 was the announcement that Office is now a full-fledged platform. That means we’ll be seeing all sorts of “add-ins”, as Microsoft calls them, that flesh out the software and let third-party developers integrate their apps directly into things like Outlook and Word.
At one point, they scheduled an appointment with Uber right in Outlook. One thing is clear: Microsoft is finally seeing itself as a service business now. It might be a little late, but it’s good to see them finally stepping into this identity as a company.
3. Android and iOS Apps in Windows 10
Microsoft’s big message in its app strategy was that it was going full cross-platform. Essentially, Microsoft has made it very easy for developers to bring Android and iOS apps to the Microsoft Store without having to completely re-work them for Windows. In an interview with The Verge, Terry Myerson from Microsoft mentioned that the SDK kits will be leveraged in the same way that Amazon has done it with Android apps.
We still don’t know how quickly developers will jump onboard for something like this, but it’s a promising way forward for Windows’ plagued third-place app store in Windows 10.
4. Microsoft Edge
Microsoft finally gave its Project Spartan a proper name and it’s Microsoft Edge. This new browser takes the place of the old browser Internet Explorer, which somehow became not much more than the butt of a big internet joke. Outside of the name, there isn’t a lot new about Edge to talk about: it’s clean, minimalist, and fast—all the things you want in a modern web browser.
The most interesting thing about Edge is that it supports code from Chrome and Firefox extensions in the same way that Windows 10 now supports code from Android and iOS. We don’t know all the details, but it seems to be another part of Microsoft’s plan find its identity as a cross-platform service company.
5. Continuum Can Turn Smartphones into PCs
This one is just crazy. We already knew about Continuum, Microsoft’s name for making the transition between PCs and tablets a bit more fluid. But today, Microsoft docked a smartphone and we watched it turn into a full-fledged PC. The idea is that when you plug your smartphone into something like a large monitor or Bluetooth keyboard, it can function pretty much like a Windows 10 PC, with the guts of the smartphone powering everything.
This will, of course, require new Windows Phone devices, but it’s one step closer to bridging the wide gap between traditional computing and mobile devices and really quite impressive if it works as seamlessly as in the simulation this morning.

Source :  pastemagazine

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Microsoft will soon add more ‘gesture controls’ in the Gestures Beta app for Lumia Windows Phones

We have already seen the gestures beta app for Lumia Windows Phone devices which lets you answer incoming calls, mute them and/or switch to loud speaker by performing specific gestures on your Windows Phone. Now, it seems Microsoft is thinking to add more gestures to this very useful app.

The app named Gestures beta was released by Microsoft last year which proved to be very useful for people who want to perform specific actions without using their hands on touch screen.
Now, the user voice page of Gesture Beta app seems to have got a reply from Microsoft representative that more features might be coming to the app in future.
The features like music control with shake of device, vibrate of phone on answer of call and alarm controls to mute alarms etc have been suggested on the user voice page.
The above features will be very useful for people who want to get the most out of their Windows Phone devices without even turning on the screen of phone to use it.
The above features are just suggestions by the users and Microsoft might not implement them in the app but, the response from Microsoft team member that more features are being considered is a good news.
So, which gestures do you want on your Lumia Windows Phone?
Via: Neowin

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windows 10 to reportedly launch at the end of July


Last year, Microsoft introduced Windows 10. The operating system is currently under development and it’s being tested by millions of Windows Insiders. As it isn’t a beta testing, there’re a handful of rough edges on the OS and it isn’t quite ready for the public. However, Microsoft stated that the company will release Windows 10 RTM to the public in summer – which means the company could release the OS on Septemeber as well.
 Now, AMD’s CEO has stated that Windows 10 will be available at the end of July – to ship with devices just in time for back to school promotions. The CEO of AMD revealed the info at a recent financial conference call. Of course, this doesn’t confirm if Microsoft will indeed release Windows 10 RTM on July. So, take this with a grain of salt.
Do you think Microsoft should release Windows 10 RTM on July? Discuss in the comment section below!
 Via: Neowin  AMD