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A Brief History On April 4, 1975, Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The United States of America.  Microsoft is widely known for several inventions such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Azure; however, it is also a global vendor for top IT certifications. The certifications are offered in 4 distinct levels namely: MTA starters level, MCSE specialists level, MCSE experts level and MCSD developers level. Today, our focus is MCSE Cloud Platform credential which is offered upon passing two of the three available exams (MCSE 70-532, 70-533 and 70-535). This article is going to…

A Brief History On April 30, 2018, we look back not so fondly on a new crop of jerks, people that make life harder for the rest of us or demonstrate some other highly questionable behavior, whether through stupidity or just plain evil nature. As always, you are welcome to defend anyone we list, and are likewise welcome to nominate any of your “favorite” jerks for mention. Digging Deeper 1. President Donald Trump. Okay, perhaps not the worst thing he could do, but they guy did not buy his wife a birthday present on April 26th! He claims he sent…

A Brief History On April 29, 1945, the British Royal Air Force aided by units of the Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and Polish Air Forces began Operation Manna over the occupied part of the Netherlands (Holland) with the acquiescence of the German occupiers. The United States Army Air Forces started their own, similar, operation 2 days later called Operation Chowhound. As you may guess from the code names given the operations, the military action was feeding the starving civilian population of occupied Netherlands, dropping food from bomber aircraft. Digging Deeper In all, more than 11,0000 tons of food were dropped…

A Brief History On April 28, 1192, the Christian King of Jerusalem, Conrad of Montferrat (aka Conrad I) was murdered by an Islamic organization called the Order of Assassins, or the Hashshashins. A nobleman from Northern Italy, Conrad was one of the chief architects of the Third Crusade (1189-1192) and had only served as King in Jerusalem for mere days before being assassinated. Digging Deeper Conrad was murdered while walking back to his home from a visit to Bishop Phillip of Dreux, Bishop of Beauvais, stabbed in the back and side by 2 assassins even though Conrad was accompanied by…

A Brief History On April 28, 1503, the armies of Spain and France fought in Southern Italy at a place called Cerignola (near Bari), a battle decided by the small arms fire of muskets and arquebuses, one of the first European battles where small arms fire from firearms decided the battle. Although hand held firearms using black powder had been around for nearly 200 years, such weapons had usually not been decisive in battles fought mainly with edged weapons and later with a combination of edged weapons and cannons. Digging Deeper Gunpowder is an invention normally credited to the Chinese…

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