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Windows 10 Version to Retire May 9th

Windows finally publicly confirmed that the debut edition of Windows 10, launched in 2015, will not be receiving further support services come May 9.

 Microsoft Training Recipients Will Learn a New Platform After May 9

Some people already expected that Microsoft will be dropping Windows 10 version 1507 from their list of supported operating systems because it was already discreetly added to Microsoft support documents, like the Windows lifecycle fact sheet. Those same documents also list the support deadline for operating systems and their versions, like the Windows 10 edition, v. 1511.

What this means is that Microsoft will not be responsible for updating, making security patches, introducing new customer-friendly features, adding new versions or fixing bugs and difficulties with the Windows 10 system.

Microsoft was clear in stating their intentions on this action within their support documents and mandates. They were supposed to service clients of Windows 10 for eighteen months total, but because they introduced a new version of the system, they could not retire the system last March. Retiring Windows 10 on May 9th gave users a two-month extension, making a total 21 servicing months for Windows 10 version 1507. Upon that extension, there was no specific date given as to when the support services would stop, but some anticipated that it would the 9th, considering that’s the scheduled monthly Patch Tuesday.

Contrary to their earlier systems, Windows 10 1507, and v. 1511 have shorter software servicing. If you still recall Windows 8.1 and 7, users had around 10 years of support from Microsoft before they were finally retired. People speculate that company’s pledge to support a particular edition was shortened to give way to newer operating systems and to encourage users to switch to them, given Microsoft is investing a lot in these new operating systems. That’s also why the support for Windows 10 edition, v. 1511 will also be terminated sometime this October.

The community should expect that Microsoft will continue the trend of lessening the time that any operating system will be under their support list. In fact, the rule they are following now is at the release of an upgrade or a new version, whatever was two upgrades back will be removed from the support list 2 months after. In this case, after version 1703 was released a couple of months ago, it necessitated the retirement of 1507. This system makes sure that Microsoft only has a maximum of 2 Current Branch for Business systems.

Are you prepared for the next Window OS?  Let us know in the comments below.




Learn all at once or five minutes at a time, anywhere, anytime with New MOC On-Demand

Now you can build Microsoft technical expertise while balancing the demands of your schedule. TechSherpas , your Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, is now offering Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand (MOC On-Demand).

What is MOC-On-Demand
MOC On-Demand combines high-quality video, reading, live hands-on labs and knowledge checks in a self-paced format to help you build skills on Microsoft technologies as your schedule allows—all at once or five minutes at a time. Once purchased, students will have 24/7 access to the course and labs for 90-days. The students will have access to the digital courseware indefinitely.

High-quality content, direct from the source. MOC On-Demand is brought to you by the people who write the software. The content is based on the same official courseware we use in our instructor-led training, and videos feature engaging experts hand-selected by Microsoft. It’s quality content!

Live hands-on labs. Unlike other on-demand offerings that offer simulated labs, MOC On-Demand gives you a live, real-time environment for hands-on training. In fact, it’s the same Microsoft hands-on Labs environment used in the classroom. The best way to learn is by doing, right?

Immediate feedback on mastery. MOC On-Demand’s modular course structure lets you control what order you follow while you learn at your own pace. You can concentrate on what you don’t know, or focus on what you need to know right now. Knowledge checks tell you whether you’ve mastered the content and are ready to move on, or you need to review the information further.

To get additional details and read the FAQ, click here

 MOC On-Demand Purchase Options

 As we launch this new product, we are offering two options at which you can purchase:

1)      Reduced price when bundled with our live instructor-led course

2)      Purchase MOC On-Demand course as a standalone product (digital courseware is included)

When purchased with the live class, it serves as a great supplement to the live instructor-led training. You still have the advantages of being in a live class with instructors who can answer questions and also assist with labs, but you now have the opportunity to go back and listen to an instructor anytime you need, over the next 90 days.

How to MOC On-Demand

Using MOC On-Demand is simple, and can be done anywhere there is an internet connection. You can view the training from any device, but labs will need to be completed on a desktop or laptop, not one of your handheld devices. Training begins in three simple steps:

1) Purchase Course – Purchase your course with TechSherpas

2) Redeem the code provided to you by TechSherpas – Within 24 hours of purchase, you will receive a Code, and link with instructions on how to redeem

3) Start learning On-Demand

MOC On-Demand Courses

There are currently four Microsoft On-Demand courses available for purchase:

  • 10747 – Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • 10961 – Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • 20483 – Programming in C#
  • 20341B: Core Solutions of Microsoft® Exchange Server 2013

Additional courses will be released in the coming months.

Coming February 11th:

  • 20331 – Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • 20410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server
  • 20412 – Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Coming February 25th:

  • 20411 – Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20413 – Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • 10267 – Introduction to Web Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Coming March 3rd:

  • 20417 – Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
  • 20697-1B: Installing & Configuring Windows 10
  • 20480 B – Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

MOC On-Demand puts you in control of your learning experience, and it’s only available through certified Microsoft Learning Partners, such as TechSherpas 365 . Click here to get started.

We’ve added 70+ new IT Training Classes to our schedule!

The end of the year is fast approaching and we have added a new lineup of IT training classes to kick off 2014. Some of the new classes will be available prior to year’s end, but you can expect to see all the classes listed 100s-of-classes-300x300below on our 2014 training schedule, including our Guaranteed-to-Run schedule. You can register for any of these courses online or you can contact a TechSherpas rep to handle your scheduling needs. Call today (866)704-9244.

New IT Training Classes
Click on the links below to access the class outlines and available dates. Additional 2014 dates coming soon. To browse our full course schedule visit out courses page here.

50523: Deploying the Optimized Desktop with Windows 7 and Office 2010 – $1,485 – 3

50560: Windows 7 Essentials: Usability, Security and Manageability – $495 – 1

10964: Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager – $1,980 – 4

50524: Installing and Configuring Service Level Dashboard – $990 -2

55007: System Center 2012 Orchestrator – $1,485 – 3

55009: System Center 2012 Service Manager – $2,475 – 5

55054: Mastering Microsoft Project 2013 – $1,485 – 3

80289: What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – $495 – 1

10968: Designing for Office 365 Infrastructure – $1,485 – 3

50578: MDX with Microsoft Analysis Services: How to ask questions and get accurate answers from your Data – $1,485 – 3

50595: Master Data Services with SQL 2008 R2 – $1,485 – 3

50596: Dashboards for Monitoring, Analyzing and Managing – $1,485 – 3

50465: PerformancePoint 2010 Designing and Implementing Scorecards and Dashboards – $1,485 – 3

55003: SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Services – $1,980 – 4

55059: Report Builder and PerformancePoint 2010 Combo Pack – $2,475 – 5

55005: Microsoft Report Builder 3.0 with SQL 2008R2, SQL 2012 Express and SQL 2012 – $990 – 2

10967: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure – $2,475 – 5

10969: Active Directory Services with Windows Server – $2,475 – 5

10970: Networking with Windows Server – $2,475 – 5

20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center – $2,475 – 5

20488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions – $2,475 – 5

20489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions – $2,475 – 5

55042: SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence – $1,485 – 3

55045: Microsoft End to End Business Intelligence Boot Camp – $2,475 – 5

55049: PowerPivot, Power View and SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center for Analysts – $990 – 2

55057: SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint Services – $1,485 – 3

55058: PowerPivot and Report Builder Combo Pack – $1,980 – 4

55060: Report Builder and PerformancePoint 2013 Combo Pack – $2,475 – 5

55061: PerformancePoint 2013 and MDX Combo Pack – $2,475 – 5

55050: SharePoint 2013 End User Level I – $1,485 – 3

55052: SharePoint 2013 End User Level II – $1,485 – 3

55031: SharePoint 2013 End User – $1,485 – 3

55026: Upgrading your End User Skills to SharePoint 2013 – $1,485 – 3

91014: Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Part 1 – $250 – 1

91015: Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Part 2 – $250 – 1

91016: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 3 – $250 – 1

91116: Microsoft Office 365: Web Apps and Collaboration for Office 2013 – $250 – 1

91024: Microsoft Office Word 2013: Part 1 – $250 – 1

91025: Microsoft Office Word 2013: Part 2 – $250 – 1

91026: Microsoft Office Word 2013: Part 3 – $250 – 1

91033: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013: Part 1 – $250 – 1

91034: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013: Part 2 – $250 – 1

91043: Microsoft Office Outlook 2013: Part 1 – $250 – 1

91044: Microsoft Office Outlook 2013: Part 2 – $250 – 1

91004: Microsoft Office Access 2013: Part 1 – $250 – 1

91005: Microsoft Office Access 2013: Part 2 – $250 – 1

91006: Microsoft Office Access 2013: Part 3 – $250 – 1

91110: Microsoft Project 2013: Part 1 – $250 – 1

91111: Microsoft Project 2013: Part 2 – $250 – 1

NetScaler 10 Advanced Implementation – $5,000 – 5

Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions – $5,000 – 5

Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions – $5,000 – 5

Designing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions – $5,000 – 5

Deploying Citrix XenMobile and Managing Devices – $2,000 – 2

Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II Ed 2 – $3,500 – 5

Oracle Database 11g: Backup and Recovery Workshop Ed 1 – $2,100 – 3

Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning Ed 2 – $3,500 – 5

Oracle 11g: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration Accelerated Ed 3 – $7,560 – 5

Oracle Database 11g: Security Ed 2 – $4,200 – 5

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Applications with ADF Accelerated Ed 2 – $2,100 – 5

Commitment Control Rel 9.1 Ed 3 – $2,520 – 3

Intro to PeopleSoft/HR/Benefits Accelerated – US Rel 9.1 Ed 1 – $4,200 – 4

PeopleSoft Time and Labor – North America Rel. 9.1 Ed 1 – $3,360 – 4

Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g: Architecture Ed 1$1,400 – 2

Get the fundamentals of Administering Windows Server

Michael Jordan once said, “The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether its proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.” Learning fundamentals is important to success, no matter what you are learning. This applies to learning the various skills required to advance a career in IT, including Windows Server Administration. Those who go on to get deeper training and IT certifications, often realize great benefits with job security and financial gain. The point is they all started somewhere. They started with the fundamentals.

Learning the fundamentals of Microsoft Technologies


We all know how beneficial training can be, and how important fundamentals are. Once you decide you want to pursue a career in server technologies, certification can be your ticket to the position and pay you want. So you are one of those people who heard about the increase in demand for qualified IT professionals, and have decided to pursue a career in IT, but are just not sure where to start as this is unchartered territory. Well there is nothing wrong with that, and based on the fact that many successful business professionals are in fact looking for qualified IT professionals and support staff, you have made a wise decision.  It’s for this reason that Microsoft developed the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. It’s the newest suite of technology certifications that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. This program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology.

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Class 40365: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals is a 3-day Microsoft Office Course (MOC) training course that will not only prepare you for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification, but it also provides you the with fundamental understanding of these topics:

  • Server Installation
  • Server Roles
  • Active Directory
  • Storage
  • Server Performance Management
  • Server Maintenance

The fundamental training in Windows Server will teach you to install and configure a Windows Server, manage server services and storage, monitor server performance, and set up file and print services. Other topics covered include:

  • Domain Name Service (DNS)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP),
  • Web Server
  • Remote Access

Get the fundamental training so you can advance to the next


Once you have taken this windows server training course and receive your MTA certification, you are prepared and ready to advance to the next level of deepening your understanding of Microsoft technologies. The reinvented Microsoft certifications are separated into 4 different pathways, so depending on your career goals you will choose the certification path that will fit your development needs. Window server class 40365 falls within the Server Pathway, but rest assured that no matter what path you choose, you have the opportunity to participate in fundamental training courses and earn your MTA certification if you choose to do so:

  • Client – MTA – IT Infrastructure – 40349, 40365, 40366, 40367
  • Server – MTA – IT Infrastructure – 40349, 40365, 40366, 40367
  • Database – MTA – Database Fundamentals – 40364
  • Developer – MTA – Development Fundamentals – 40361, 40362, 40363, 40372, 40375

Once you take this course and get your MTA, you are free to move your way up the certification tree.

Upcoming Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Training Classes

This course is on our Guaranteed-to-Run schedule for 7/15-7/17, so there is still have time to register. You can visit the course page, or contact your TechSherpas Rep. There are also other dates available, so be sure to check out the complete schedule.

We also offer a list of other Windows Server classes, including:

Inside Peek – SharePoint training 50470: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 for the Site Owner/Power User

Why should you take Microsoft class 50470?

SharePoint is one of those tools that can truly change and facilitate the way we communicate with one another, especially in the job setting. This is why the demand for SharePoint savvy people has increased over the last several years. Want to land a good job in IT? Want to become a valued team member that your company can’t do without? Learn SharePoint!


Gain the skills you need to become a “power user” for a SharePoint site by enrolling in our two-day, instructor-led training course, 50470: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 for the Site Owner/Power User. Learn how to create lists and sites, manage user access levels, and customize your lists and pages. This class uses the SharePoint Server 2010 version of SharePoint. While it is of equal value for users of SharePoint Foundation, it does include a few features not found in Foundation. After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Manage Sites and Site Collections
  • Add users and groups and manage site, list, folder and item security
  • Add and configure web parts
  • Configure sites, include themes, title, description and icon
  • Configure site navigation
  • View site activity reports
  • Customize lists and libraries
  • Work with Site Columns and Site Content Types
  • Create Forms libraries
  • Configure Check out/in, Content Approval and Versioning
  • Create and modify pages and web part pages

Upcoming SharePoint Training Classes

SharePoint training class 50470 is on our upcoming Guaranteed-to-Run schedule, running July 11th – July 12th. There is still time to register for this class, so visit our website or contact your TechSherpas Rep. Other class dates are available.

We also offer a list of other SharePoint training classes, including:

  • 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • 55014: Upgrading Your Development Skills to SharePoint 2013
  • 10174: Configuring and Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010
  • 10232: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Applications
  • 50354: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 SharePoint Designer
  • 50478: SharePoint 2010 Advanced Foundation Development
  • 50352: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Overview for End Users

For a full list of SharePoint 2013 classes, click here.

For a full list of SharePoint 2010 classes, click here.

Mention this blog post and receive 10% off your registration for 50470.