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Office 2016 Public Pre-Release Program

On March 16, 2015, Satya Nadella announced the opening of the Office 16 Public Pre-Release Program. Recently Office team announced the public pre-release program on the Office blog site.

Office team wants to open Pre-Release program to the general public, specifically IT Pros and Developer focused. In support of this there is an ask of you all to share what you have learned regarding Office 16 by providing support in the soon to be opened Commercial forums.

To register for Office 2016 check here or go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=528801

For more information visit:
http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/16/announcing-the-office-2016-it-pro-and-developer-preview

Microsoft announcing a new “Online Proctored” offering for some certification exams. So Microsoft EXAM from Home\Office is possible

I recent got to know that Microsoft announcing a new “Online Proctored” offering for some certification exams, yes it means that now you can give your your Microsoft EXAM from Home\Office, etc. Now that makes your life more easy and a Big thanks to Microsoft for same. “Online Proctored” is not yet announced for India but as it is in Beta phase we expect India to be part of same in next Phase. Below are the Countries eligible for same:
Australia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Egypt
Finland
Ireland
Kenya
Malaysia
Mexico
Norway
Peru
Philippines
Russia
Singapore
South Africa
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United States
Uruguay
In past I know the amount of time I use to spend checking the room somewhat between the exams I took. Once I was asked empty my pockets(mobile phone, wallet, bluetooth, etc), show your arms, etc. Basically We were surrounded by white walls and glasses with no one sitting near to us as if it is a police interrogation. During this “Online Proctored” exam you will be asked if your pockets are empty but no one actually checks 😉

Do read the rules and regulations properly before you attend “Online Proctored” exam.

In “Online Proctored” the test is very much similar to the normal testing experience except a window on top of the screen which will show you what proctor was seeing.

If the proctor observe anything strange, you will get a little popup from proctor saying “reading some of the questions aloud which is not permitted”, “please do not do it again or we will end the exam” warning. Or if you move away from camera, you will be notified and you will get a similar message.

It’s encouraging to see Microsoft applying new testing methods to the certification process and I look forward to seeing how certification exams evolve in the future.

Know more about same on

https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/online-proctored-exams.aspx

http://www.pearsonvue.com/microsoft/op/