For those that have questioned the value of LinkedIn, it is about to receive a big boost – Microsoft Learning just announced they are going to be launching groups for Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP, MCSE, etc). This is great news.
It is also just alittle confusing, considering that Microsoft made a huge investment in Facebook a few months ago. Why would they pick LinkedIn first? Facebook does already have a few Microsoft groups, like one for Microsoft MVP's, Silverlight Fans, Sharepoint Fans, etc, but for the most part they were created by the community. They should do the same with MCP's as well. The main difference with these groups is that only those that have achieved the respective certifications will be allowed to join the groups.
Either way, kudos for taking advantage of these tools to keep people connected and sharing!