Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Live Events:

Find out how to deploy Windows 8.1 the "right way," from a team of MVPs and Microsoft experts, including the “Father of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).” They share real-life, practical experience gained from working with early adopters, and they offer tips on saving time, money, and hassle by automating part—or even all—of the process.   Don’t miss this recorded session featuring live Q&A. 

What's so special about Git? Is it the right source control system for you? Find out what all the excitement's about in this Jump Start course, the second in the "ALM Wednesdays" series from Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Git has become wildly popular as a version control system in the development community. Companies large and small, individuals, the open source community, and others swear by Git. Join the experts Steven Borg and James Tupper for this live online event, as they walk you through why it's so well liked and how it's radically different from other source control systems. 

Get the facts on lean software development. Join experts Steven Borg and Andrew Clear, of Northwest Cadence, in this free, live, online Jump Start, as they go beyond the rhetoric and offer practical tips that your team can implement today. They examine some of the core principles behind the agile and lean movements, along with the economics that support them. Get the foundation for the techniques that help you make intelligent economic tradeoffs in your own systems to optimize value flow to your stakeholders.


Courses Available On-Demand:

Are you all about data discovery, visualization, and collaboration? Watch this demo-rich Jump Start at your convenience, and learn about Power Query, Power Map, and natural language querying. This on-demand session provides a drilldown into Power BI features and capabilities, led by the team of Microsoft experts who own them.

This course focuses on automation with System Center 2012 SP1, using Windows Server 2012 PowerShell and System Center Orchestrator.  After completing this on-demand course you will be proficient at automating your System Center 2012 SP1 environment using Orchestrator and PowerShell. 

If you’re a .NET client line-of-business (LOB) app developer, learn to move your apps to the cloud today (for Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Windows Store)—easily and securely—with your current skills. This on-demand Jump Start teaches best practices for building apps using a services architecture, shows how to give your apps a modern look, and how you can work with the same Active Directory that you already use for authenticated access. With some impressive demos, this course is packed with great information you can use