In the past few weeks 5 Belgian Microsoft Virtual Academy students shared their experience with the e-learning platform. Today we’re closing the series together with Karel Coenye (currently ranked 3rd in Belgium).
What’s your experience with the Microsoft Virtual Academy so far? How does it help you to improve your IT skills? I'm actually a big fan of the MVA, as it allows me to get a taste of the new cloud technologies at my own pace and in dead moments. It's actually a great resource pool with structured learning paths showing the direction Microsoft is going for in the near future.
What’s your favorite training on MVA (track or course)? Which one(s) would you recommend? As a SQL Server freak, I really enjoy both the SQL Server & SQL Azure tracks. But I learned a lot from the SCOM tracks as well.
What’s your advice for ambitious MVA newbies who want to improve their ranking? Just go for it, take your time, and just enjoy the challenge.
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This week, Microsoft announced previews of new Windows Azure services that help developers build applications that connect data to users across public and private clouds, take advantage of VHDs and deploy scalable websites quickly and cheaply.
On Monday, as part of TechEd North America and broadcast live online, Scott, along with Mark Russinovich, Quentin Clark, and Bill Staples will host “Learn Windows Azure” to provide deeper demonstration of the latest Windows Azure features and services to build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud.
Among the highlights of the announcements made yesterday:
To discover, learn and get started building applications on the Windows Azure platform, I encourage you to:
Set up a trial account for getting free access to Windows Azure.