As an architect, you’ll likely be used to having the right tools at your fingertips.
The best way to make sure your projects are done right the first time, or that you don’t end up with a broken product later on, is to have the right set of tools in place.
Microsoft has released a new certification that, when used properly, will allow you to build a powerful product from scratch.
It’s not a new thing to use an architect’s desk lamp.
We’ve talked about this before, but it’s now a certified certification that’s a “huge deal,” says Stephen Sirois, the VP of Architect Desk Lamp certification for Microsoft.
The certification will be a key tool in Microsoft’s “Design for Life” initiative, where the company’s teams are working on building products that will work seamlessly with Microsoft’s cloud.
“As a designer, you’re always thinking about how to use your own tools and how they’re going to make your design better,” Siroas says.
“You’re thinking about what’s going to be in your workflow, and you’re thinking, ‘Why would you ever use these tools if they’re not going to help me?'”
Architects have long been trained to design for speed.
They’re often hired as architects because they can build prototypes quickly, then quickly test the prototypes against other designs and design solutions to see which one works best.
That’s the job of an architect.
“Architect desks are really hard to design,” says Siros.
“They’re really hard.”
Architect desk lamps are a big part of the Architect Desk lamp certification.
The program, which will be available on Microsoft’s Office 365 platform and Windows Phone 8.1, requires that an architect work with a prototype to get it working.
The design of the lamp is then refined through testing and analysis of the prototype.
Microsoft has partnered with the ArchitectDesk Lamp certification program to offer this certification.
For Microsoft to offer a new, more focused certification program, it has to be a huge deal.
“If they’re doing a whole new program, they’re probably not going do the whole thing,” Sire says.
Microsoft’s plan is to give the new certification to a select number of developers and to provide a list of organizations that will get a free developer certificate.
Sirous says he expects the program will include several hundred developers and a large number of organizations.
“Microsoft is going to get a bunch of developers, but a lot of them are going to end up on Windows,” he says.
“They’re going have to go through the certification process.
There’s going’t be any software development, no cloud development, nothing like that.
And then they’re basically going to have to get an invitation to the certification.”
Microsoft says the program is going forward, but Microsoft is working with an independent certification provider to make it work.
Microsoft will work with an agency to set the fee, but there will be no guarantee that a company will be able to provide the same level of quality of service as Microsoft does.
“The program is designed to work for the best design practices for architects,” Sirmans says.
The ArchitectDesk lamp certification program is a “big deal,” according to Microsoft.
Microsoft is offering a free, one-year certification that can be used by architects.
Microsoft says that, once the program begins, the company is going “to offer all the developers access to a list and we’re going, ‘Here’s what we’ve done.’
We’re going make sure that we’re taking advantage of the best practices that we’ve got.”
The Architect Desk light is not Microsoft’s first foray into this certification arena.
“We have some very large organizations in this space,” Siring says.
And they’re all participating.
Microsoft recently signed up a number of design-focused agencies.
Microsoft also recently introduced a new design certification program called “Architecture” that includes more than 40 design and development agencies.
Sire estimates that “Architecure” will have more than 30,000 developers by the end of the year.
ArchitectDesk lamp certifications are not limited to Microsoft’s partners.
Microsoft and the Architect Architect Desk Program also have partners like Microsoft Design Studio, Microsoft Dynamics, and Microsoft Architect.
Microsoft Office 365 is also an eligible partner, but that program is not going into this program.
“I think [Office 365] is a pretty good partner for us,” Sires says.
Microsoft ArchitectDesk lamps are the latest Microsoft initiative to make the software giant more aware of its role in building the future.
The Architect Desk program has been offered to Microsoft employees since 2005.
And Microsoft also has its own certification program that it has offered to developers for a number years.