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  • Blog Post: Become a Licensing Expert

    Licensing. It’s the topic that we all love to hate, or to ignore at any rate . Based on the feedback we get through GRS (the Global Relationship Study) Survey that we send out twice a year, Licensing is a major pain point for many of you. We hear you loud and clear and we’re doing more to...
  • Blog Post: 4 New Technical Training Sessions - Get a "Jump Start" in the New Year

    We love travelling this great country of ours, especially when we get to connect with the IT Professional Community and to deliver in person events. If IT Camps have taught us anything, it's that there’s an huge appetite out there for deeply technical, hands on training. And rest assured...
  • Blog Post: Flight Delays, Lounges & Continuous Learning

    I write this while sitting in an Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Winnipeg waiting for my flight to Calgary for Prairie IT & DevCon West (March 13-16, 2012 at the Telus Convention Center).  I had actually planned to write this later tonight but because the we had to wait for our pilots on my...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Live Q&A!

    The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next FREE & PUBLIC event Live Q&A: Introduction to Hyper-V on Wednesday April 3 rd , from 8:30 am – 10:30am PST with virtualization experts Jeff Woolsey & Symon Perriman . Ask your...
  • Blog Post: The Top 5 Learning Resources to Brush Up on Your Skills This Summer

    Summer is a great time of year. The weather is nice, the sun shines, there’s no snow to shovel or try to drive through. It’s also a time of year when the traffic on the roads gets a little lighter and the office is a less busy. You might even get the chance to leave a few hours early on a...
  • Blog Post: Put your Career into Hyperdrive by Adding Hyper-V to your Skillset

    The world is increasingly becoming a multi-hypervisor world. With nearly two thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, IT professionals are challenged to become experts in more than one virtualization offering. With time and resources always in limited supply, Microsoft has created...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is Here! Now What?

    Today is a really important date in the evolution of Windows. Today we released the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 , and Windows Server “8” beta . I’m sure that many of you are as excited as I am to download both of these (almost done as I write this post), but a thought struck me as soon I watch the...
  • Blog Post: Knowledge is Power–Free Resources to Keep Your Skills Updated

    As someone who works in the IT industry, you know that things are always changing.  At the same time, a lot of people depend on you and your skills to keep things going. What better way to stay on top of this change than to keep learning?  Our goal is to make this just a bit easier for you...
  • Blog Post: Never Stop Learning - Virtualization & Private Cloud

    It's a pretty exciting time at Microsoft. We have a lot of new products that have just been released and others that are coming out soon. Based on what I've seen and gotten my hands on so far, I think those of you that work with Infrastructure (whether you're planning to virtualize or extend your virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Free Learning Resources for Microsoft Virtualization & Private Cloud

    In the last little while as we have started to deliver the IT Virtualization Boot Camps as well as go out to various user groups and talk about the Microsoft Virtualization and Private Cloud offerings, I have often been asked where IT Pros can find resources to learn about how our products work, especially...
  • Blog Post: An Offer you CAN’T refuse. Career advice AND Free stuff/Contest

    I’ve been talking about the resources available to you at some of our sites for a while now. I keep on talking about this one called Microsoft Virtual Academy a lot recently – and there is a reason. IT’S FREE (as in beer) It’s Consumable Chunks of video interviews / screencasts...
  • Blog Post: 7 new Microsoft Virtual Academy courses covering Private Cloud technologies

    It’s never easy keeping up with all the latest technologies but at least the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) helps. If you haven’t checked it out already, it’s a free training portal which allows you to get up to speed on the latest Microsoft technologies all at your own pace. And great news…here are...