You probably saw this note from Gerry about Team Foundation Server. And here are the dates for training kits* for VIsual Studio exams with the book reference (ISBN) numbers, if this is something you care about.

  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-562): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ASP.NET Application Development: April15/2009. 9780735625624
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-505): Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5—Windows® Forms Application Development Feb 25/2009, 9780735626379
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-561): Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 - ADO.NET Application Development Feb 11/2009, 9780735625631
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft® .NET Framework—Application Development Foundation, Second Edition, Nov 12/2008, 9780735626195
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-503): Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5—Windows® Communication Foundation, Sept 24/2008, 9780735625655
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-502): Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5—Windows® Presentation Foundation, July 9/2008, 9780735625662
  • MCPD Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-536, 70-526, 70-548): Microsoft® .NET Framework Windows® Developer Core Requirements, June 20/2007, 9780735625013

* As you know, we call them "TKs," in the biz. "Biz" is what we call business, in the biz. In related news:

A while ago I was in a meeting with the guys from the certification team, and I wanted to make fun of them, because that is what I like to do. And because they kept talking about quantitative data as "quant," like, "We're going to need to see the quant for that" and "Let's look at the quant," and "Is the quant reliable?" or whatever and I thought they sounded like dorks, quanting it up all over the place. But when I commenced my taunting, I accidentally said "Why do you guys have to shortify everything?" and since, last I heard, shortify isn't much of a word either, I've lost a little of my moxie. To make a long story shortifed: I've found that you shouldn't make fun of your co-workers for being dorks, if you are a worse dork.