What happens in Scottsdale, stays in Scottsdale. This is what is written on a bedazzled t-shirt I considered buying in Phoenix, Arizona* this weekend, when I was visiting my parents for our Thanksgiving holiday. In my experience, nothing very much was happening** in Scottsdale that needed to stay there, but I had a nice time and, this just in, I'd rather be in sunny Arizona than in 18/3403 this morning.
But back to business, reporting on something the good people here at Microsoft Learning are working on to make your MCP lives easier.
Namely, improvements to our welcome kit ordering process. This project is the one that is affecting welcome kit orders for a week or so; don't forget there will be no orders starting November 29.
The only downside is that we will likely spend less time on the phone with you, telling you where your shipment is or updating your address. This is sad, because I'm sure you are a pleasure on the phone. Look for these changes to show up on December 7, I think.
While we're on the topic, please remind other MCPs that Welcome kits are not shipped automatically. You have to request them from the MCP site each time you are eligible for one. More info here.
* Hi, Andy!
** Things happening in Scottsdale include: looking at photos from your parents' trip to the Grand Canyon, playing bridge, eating stew, and getting your cheeks pinched by pastel-clad, visor-wearing Scottsdalians.