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Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 3 of 3: Tips & Tricks for the Interview Itself

Microsoft hiring managers and interviewees share inside advice for nailing the interview process.

Developers Say Time Constraints, Poor Testing Top Project Challenges

In a new survey, more than half f application developers say they don't have enough time to complete their work and nearly a third said testing is their top challenge.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 2 of 3: Tips & Advice on Preparing for and Answering Questions

Part 1 of this series covered what's changed and what you can expect in general (e.g., lots of code). In this second installment, those who've gone before (and who are doing the interviews) give you tips, tricks and advice on exactly what to expect/how to prepare.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 1 of 3: What To Expect/What's Changed

Will Microsoft still really ask you how to move Mount Fuji? How much coding (and what kind) will there really be? Find out in the first of this three-part series.

Report: IT Salaries Edging Upward

IT salaries at enterprises inched up slightly this year for the most part, according to a study published on Monday.

Report: IT Systems Engineer Named Best U.S. Job

San Francisco-based research and analysis group Focus has named systems engineer as the "best job in America."

Reports: Small IT Spending Increases Expected in 2010

Global IT expenditure is expected to increase slightly this year, according to reports released this week.

IT Starts To Dust Off Shelved Projects

A study released Thursday found that at least some IT projects that have been shelved are back on companies' drawing boards.

Report: IT Workers May See a Bump in Pay

IT organizations are budgeting to give employees a small pay increase in 2010, according to a recent report.

IT Hiring and Salaries Down, but Not Out

A report predicts that despite layoffs, IT salaries may weather 2009's general economic downturn.

Outsourcing Uptick May Be Ahead

Amid the current economic uncertainty, some businesses will probably opt to kill existing outsourcing arrangements to cut costs, but some in the industry expect the economic downturn to result in a net gain for outsourcers.

Microsoft Security Director Steps Down

Redmond's security team is undergoing a revamp with the announcement that Andrew Cushman, director of Microsoft's Security Response Center, will be stepping down to be replaced by group manager Mike Reavey.

Microsoft Lays Off 1,400; More Coming

Microsoft announced lower than expected earnings for its second fiscal quarter said that it will eliminate 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months.

Outsourcing: Where the Jobs Are

When the going gets tough, it's the jobs that get going -- increasingly overseas.

UPDATE: Borland Sheds Staff, Faces Challenges

Application lifecycle management tools maker Borland Software CEO Tod Nielsen has left the company to join VMware as chief operating officer.

Gartner: Enterprises Are Getting More 'SaaS-y'

The survey found that most of its respondents have some plans for SaaS.

IBM Offers Cloud Computing Help

Big Blue rolled out initiatives to help organizations assess cloud computing costs and deployments.

No Deep Cuts for IT Spending Seen in 2009

A Computer Economics study finds IT organizations have already cut staffing to the bone.

Microsoft Rolls Out Services Connector CTP

Microsoft has introduced a new Windows server component to seamlessly connect Active Directory users to Microsoft-based services and other services residing in the Internet cloud.

PDC: HP Startup Tests Windows Azure Cloud Platform

An online startup company migrated some of its operations into the cloud by using Microsoft Windows Azure services.