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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy Contest & Mango App Challenge

    Microsoft Virtual Academy Contest The MVA  contest has finally launched!  It’s an IT Pro focused contest where you can win a $3000 prize pack by signing up for the contest and MVA.  In addition, if you download the specified evaluations on TechNet, you get more chances to win. The first...
  • Blog Post: Interactive Q&A for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 – Introducing MVA “Office Hours”

    It’s a New Year and the start of new beginnings. So what better time than now to try out something new? We’re trying out a new way to connect with you and your teams, a new way to provide you with the information you need and that you think is important. We’re introducing Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Are there such a thing as free lunches? Well there are at Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)

    Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) : http:// www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com / I would really encourage you and the teams that you manage or anyone else that you know to register for MVA.  It only takes 1 minute to register but it will give you and your team a great set of resources for learning. ...
  • Blog Post: Insert IT Innovator Here

    As a manager it can be difficult to balance the career and skills development you want your team to pursue, while still being able to get the job done. We’ve all been there, we want our teams to continually grow their skills so they can be better in their current role and help get them ready for...
  • Blog Post: Get your team up to speed on the latest with free, online courses

    If you haven’t taken a look at the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) yet, now is the time to do it and pass the link along to your team. There are 7 new Private Cloud courses available which I outline on the Canadian IT Professional Connection blog . MVA is a free training portal with modules...
  • Blog Post: Empowering Your Team through Knowledge

    My 3 year old boys are like little sponges. They’re amassing information about the world around them at an astounding rate and recently they’ve started to apply that knowledge in situations. For example, they’ve known for a while that when they eat, they use a dish. They’ve even figured out where the...
  • Blog Post: Chat with Patryk Janiszewski, Innovating Microsoft Windows Store, Windows Phone Developer

    Patryk L. Janiszewski served a tour in Kuwait and Iraq with the U.S. Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. As a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Patryk earned his first bachelor's degree in Human Resources in 2011 and is currently seeking a second bachelor's degree in Business...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight: Private Cloud IT Pro Courses

    Four new private cloud IT pro courses are available on MVA: Private Cloud Specialization .
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Data and the Public Cloud: SQL Azure

    Sponsored by the non-profit, PASS : Join Greg Leake, Director of Technical Marketing for SQL Azure at Microsoft, to learn the basics of the SQL Azure relational database service as an integrated feature of the Windows Azure Platform. In this session you will learn about the benefits of using SQL Azure...
  • Blog Post: Helping Microsoft Focus

    We often work with Anthony, Pierre and Mitch, the evangelists from the IT Pro team at Microsoft Canada. They asked us to share this important message with you. The team at Microsoft Canada is focused on ensuring that they help set you up for success by providing the information and tools you need in...