All posts by Cherokee Boose

How to Survive the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Orlando | Cherokee’s Conference Guide

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Are you headed out to Microsoft Ignite this year? Cherokee Boose here, I am excited to once again be going to Ignite in Orlando with Mike Rodrick and the ITProTV team. I’ve had a blast every year I have attended this conference, but I also made some silly mistakes that I could have avoided if someone had warned me before my first time there. So, I have made this quick guide to help you avoid the same pitfalls and get the best out of Ignite.

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What is going on over at Microsoft? AZ – 100, 101, and 103 explained

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Last September, at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Microsoft showcased several new role-based certifications. As an early adopter, I naturally was excited to learn about the new certifications and began researching and preparing to take the AZ-100 and AZ-101 certification exams. I have already sat and passed the AZ-100 exam, and I have begun preparing to teach a course to help people earn the new Azure Administrator role. Well, if you haven’t read the new yet, surprise! Microsoft has just released information stating that both of the exams will be retiring as of May 1, 2019. This comes only a few short months after their debut! So, whether or not you have already passed, or started studying and planning to take the exams, take a breath. Let’s discuss what this change means for you. For a more infomation on getting certified in IT, check out the Ultimate Guide to IT Certifications

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How to Make a Successful Transition from Windows to Linux – and Why You Should Consider Making the Switch

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If you’ve been working with Windows for a long time, and you’re comfortable with it, there are plenty of good reasons to stay with it. The comfort factor is certainly one of them. The idea of changing to a new platform when the old one works just fine can feel intimidating, and if you already know what you’re doing, the notion of learning something entirely new isn’t always a welcome one.

Yet, even if Windows is still working for you, you may be ready to expand your skills or just want to try something new. In the past, developers have avoided Linux servers due to the perceived limitations of the operating system, but recent changes have made them attractive to a growing number of people.

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