Stay competitive, get trained. Whether you are looking to add new skills or enhance your current ones, Microsoft offers you the most comprehensive training that enables you to build technical solutions and stay competitive today and in the future.

Education Seminars

Microsoft is committed to helping government organizations get the best return on their technology investments. That's why Microsoft is providing free training to help you learn how to maximize the investment you have made in Microsoft products and services.


E-Learning from Microsoft

If you learn best independently, Official Microsoft E-Learning Courses provide a simple and effective way for you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. Take e-learning courses to improve your skills, prepare for a project or an exam, or earn certifications. Most e-learning courses include hands-on virtual labs.


E-Reference Libraries

Microsoft E-Reference Libraries gather the best technical information available on Microsoft products and technologies in an easy-to-use format. The four library packages—Helpdesk Support, IT Professional, Developer, and Technical E-Reference Combo—all include a powerful search engine that enables just-in-time access to critical information for fast and efficient problem solving.


Microsoft Press Books

Find books from Microsoft Press that will enable you to get the most from Microsoft tools, technologies, and programs.





Live Webcasts

In today’s fast-paced environment, administrative assistants are faced with new challenges. Learn tips to beat information overload and collaborate with your team using Microsoft Office 2003. During this series, we discuss steps you can take today to better manage Outlook, including email and calendars. Also, learn new ways to manage documents and meeting notes, coordinate schedules, and support your team. Whether you are new to Microsoft Office 2003 or ready to use its more advanced features, these webcasts will help you work smarter and increase productivity.


Product Support Webcasts


On Demand Webcasts

Watch recently recorded training webcasts.





Microsoft Events Portal


MSDN Events

Learn insider tips and tricks for working with Microsoft tools and technologies, see live code demos, and share ideas with your peers at thee free, half-day events delivered by Microsoft technical specialists.


TechNet Briefings

Hear directly from Microsoft technology specialists who implement our products and technologies every day.


TechNet Security Briefings

Join us for special TechNet Security Briefings to connect with Microsoft security experts to discuss what you can do to help better protect your infrastructure against the latest security threats.





Education Industry

Here you’ll find how-to information to evaluate, deploy, maintain, and support Microsoft technology in a learning environment.


Resource Kits

Almost every product site has links to technical and business resources; however, you get easy access to product resource kits and guides here.


TechNet Archive

Welcome to the TechNet Archive. We've created this Archive area so that we can continue to make available older content that is still of interest to some of our users. This allows us to streamline the content offerings on the site and keep it focused on the newest, most relevant content.


.NET Shows and Archive

The goal of the .NET Show is to cover technologies that are important to a broad range of Windows and Web programmers.


Expert Zone Columns Archive

Looking for an article you saw on the site last week (or last month)? Every column that has appeared on the Expert Zone is listed here, in chronological order.


Media Advice Archive

Archived Media Advice columns are grouped by technology. Click the links to the archived columns to browse questions and answers. Answers refer to the latest versions of Windows Media software, unless otherwise noted.