Thursday, January 25, 2007

You’re invited to attend a Berbee and Microsoft Seminar on Mobile Solutions

Mobilize Your Business: Using Microsoft Solutions to Keep Your Business on the Move

You’re invited to attend a Berbee and Microsoft Seminar
As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Berbee is pleased to invite you to the special event "Mobilize Your Business: Using Microsoft Mobile Solutions to Keep Your Business on the Move." Attend this two-hour session and discover how Microsoft® supported mobile solutions can make your mobile workforce more productive.Advanced Technology in Action to Solve Today’s Business ProblemsDoes your team need to stay in the know while on the go? Mobile solutions can help your people get to work without being at work. Through business scenarios, case studies, and product demos, this event will show how Microsoft technologies can help your business to:* Enable productivity away from the office* Provide on-the-go access to corporate data* Respond more quickly to customers, partners, and colleaguesAttend This Unique Event for a First-Hand View Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn how you can help boost employee efficiency away from the office. Come explore how Microsoft’s people-ready software can help your people take your business to the next level of productivity and profitability. You will also find out about complementary solutions and services available through Berbee.

Date: Tuesday, February 20th, 2007Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Microsoft - Cleveland Park Center III Building
6050 Oak Tree Blvd, Suite 300
Independence, OH

Register Now at:
http://www.berbee.com/public/events/MS_MobilizeYourBusinessCleveland.aspx
Or call Laura Benisek at 800.279.0841, ext 7208, or laura.benisek@berbee.com

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Strong Password

Listed below are the requirments for making a password strong and more difficult to comprimise.

8 characters minimum
No repeating characters
Embedded numbers and special characters
Avoid common dictionary words
Avoid using login name within the password
Force users to change passwords every 3-6 months
Old passwords should be avoided when changing a current password
Users should be repeatedly warned never to share passwords with anyone, including System Administrators.

Users can check their own password at http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/privacy/password_checker.mspx. This is a non-recording web site used to simply check the strength of a password and it’s resilience for being compromised.

For more information on strong passwords, go to http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/privacy/password.mspx

Monday, January 08, 2007

January .Net Events

Listed below is a summary of the .Net events scheduled for this month. Attend a few and increase your .Net knowledge!

Jan 9: Windows Workflow Foundation http://www.bennettadelson.com/technicalresources/sig.aspx

Jan 11: Reporting Services – Level 300 http://www.bennettadelson.com/technicalresources/sqlsig.aspx

Jan 23: Microsoft Launch Event (office 2007/Vista)
http://www.msdnevents.com

Jan 23: Multi-tier Application Development
http://www.ClevelandDotNet.info

Friday, January 05, 2007

Microsoft Exam Insurance

Microsoft is now offering Exam Insurance for certification tests. For $175, a candidate can purchase an exam with insurance. This allows for either a free re-take if the candidate fails, or 25% off the next exam if the candidate passes. In addition, when you purchase Exam Insurance and take your initial exam by January 31, 2007, you get a one-year subscription to Microsoft TechNet Plus Direct (US$349 value). Please note you must register and take your first exam by January 31.

This is considered a very reasonable deal, considering certification exams are $125 each. Exam insurance can be purchased from local Microsoft certified testing centers. To find a local center, go to http://www.exampartners.com/default.asp. To learn more about Exam Insurance, go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/offers/insurance/default.mspx