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  • Blog Post: Register for DevOps: An ITPro Guide

    The May 7 MVA Jump Start, DevOps: An IT Pro Guide , offers a high-level view of on-premises and public cloud scenarios using System Center, Microsoft Azure, and Visual Studio Online technologies. Learn how to build and grow a high-trust relationship between the Business, Development, and Operations...
  • Blog Post: Free Training from MVA: Windows Server 2012 R2

    The MVA team continues to provide IT professionals with the latest training on Windows Server 2012 R2 and has released two new courses: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: Learn from Microsoft Product Marketing Manager David Fabritius​ as he takes you through Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials...
  • Blog Post: Can datacenter networking get more complicated?

    Q: Can datacenter networking get more complicated? A: Sure. You bet it can. It seems like there are infinite possibilities for networking difficulties and complications. That’s why so many organizations are afraid of it. But there’s a popular solution to datacenter networking that’s...
  • Blog Post: Deploy Windows 8.1 the “Right Way”

    Have you heard your IT admin friends talking about hitting the deployment wall, spending months creating an image? We’ve got just what you need to avoid the same pitfalls: Windows 8.1 Deployment Jump Start . Find out how to deploy Windows 8.1 the "right way," from a team of MVPs and...
  • Blog Post: More free Windows Server 2012 R2 training from MVA

    The MVA team continues to provide IT professionals with the latest training on Windows Server 2012 R2 and has released two new courses: Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization What’s New in VDI for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 These courses complement the Windows Server courses...
  • Blog Post: Take the latest Windows client courses on MVA

    The team at Microsoft Virtual Academy has partnered with product experts to develop a new set of Windows client courses for IT professionals. Get an overview of key Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 features with the latest courses on MVA: Windows Performance Jump Start : Join MVA for a deep dive on...
  • Blog Post: MVA 2013 Year in Review

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy helps you learn new skills and advance your career. In 2013, developers, IT professionals, and aspiring technologists took more than 1.1M hours of on-demand training across 300 courses, in over 11 languages. MVA Site Enhancements In January, we launched several...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure: Ask an expert for free

    On August 27, MVA continues its monthly series of free Q&A sessions led by Microsoft technical evangelists. This month, we’re following-up to our 5 Star Rated course, Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start by inviting Microsoft Technical Evangelist, David Tesar and Microsoft Group Product...
  • Blog Post: Learn about the new wave of Microsoft's Cloud OS products

    Microsoft launched a wave of product updates at TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans this week and made several announcements that showcase our Cloud OS vision for helping customers and partners transform their datacenter, enable modern business applications, unlock insights on any data, and empower...
  • Blog Post: Extend Infrastructure! Cool "Azure for IT Pros" Jump Start coming May 16! Register Now!

    This fast-paced MVA Jump Start is designed to help IT departments understand why it's time to start the process of extending infrastructure to the cloud. Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Tesar and Azure Group Technical Product Manager David Aiken will leverage a demo-rich and engaging team-teaching...
  • Blog Post: Learn about the latest approaches to desktop virtualization

    Learn from Microsoft's virtualization experts: Using VDI to Enable New Workstyles . On April 18, MVA hosted an expert-led Jump Start event featuring Joey Snow, Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Corey Hynes, Holsystems Lead Technical Architect; and Adam Carter, Microsoft VDI Technical Product...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Jump Start! Accelerated Cert Prep for Exam 70-336!

    Two of the most "edutaining" Jump Starts we've ever produced were last year's courses on Lync Server 2010. This year, we have the same instructor teams back to teach IT Pros and telecommunications experts how to take advantage of Lync Server 2013 . Join Unified Communications Architect Brian Ricks and...
  • Blog Post: 2 Day Jump Start: Building Private Cloud and Moving to Hybrid Cloud

    Join Microsoft MVP Pete Zerger for a free two-day Jump Start series covering the end-to-end process of implementing a Microsoft cloud solution. Registration is free for both events. Sign-up now . Day 1: Building Private Cloud with Windows Server 2012 & System Center 2012 SP1 This June...
  • Blog Post: Final Course in "MCSD using C#" Jump Start series May 23!

    Many of you have enjoyed the Programming in C# Jump Start on MVA-- it's been one of our most popular courses on MVA! On May 23, 2013 Jerry Nixon and Daren May will be back in the studio to deliver accelerated cert prep for exam 70-485 to a live global audience. Of course, you're all invited! Each module...
  • Blog Post: Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V & System Center Jump Start

    Add Hyper-V to your server virtualization skillset and improve your career options: Register for this free course, led by Microsoft experts Symon Perriman and Corey Hynes: Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V & System Center Jump Start . This course helps you prepare for the new Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 180-day Free Download + Companion Jumpstart Course and Online Virtual Labs

    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 offers exciting new features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and more. Find out how new and enhanced features allow you to take advantage of even better performance and more...
  • Blog Post: Tune Your Site (& Apps) to Maximize Search Jump Start

    Bing it on! Learn best practices for how to build Web sites that are easy to discover, including guidance on architecture, page load time, getting your site indexed, and the resources available within the Bing Toolbox, including APIs and SDK documentation. During this two-hour session, Microsoft Senior...
  • Blog Post: New Live Jump Start: MS Tools for VMware Integration & Migration

    REGISTER TODAY: LIVE EVENT March 14, 2013 8:00am-12:00pm PST This live interactive course is designed for IT professionals who need to manage, monitor and automate VMware in their datacenter using System Center 2012 SP1. Get interactive live chats and Q&A with the experts. You will learn from...
  • Blog Post: Learn to troubleshoot Windows 8 scenarios with a free course on Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Learn to troubleshoot Windows 8 scenarios with a new course from MVA: Windows 8 Troubleshooting . Examine analysis tools, get tips & tricks, and learn best practices from Microsoft Premier Field Engineers during this technical deep dive. MVA provides several Windows Client courses to help IT professionals...
  • Blog Post: MVA Live Q&A on 4/3/2013. Opportunity to ask your virtualization questions!

    On April 3, MVA will launch the first in a monthly series of free, live online Q&A sessions led by members of our Microsoft technical evangelist team. Space is limited. Register now . Due to the popularity of the three courses we recently published to MVA covering Microsoft’s approach to...
  • Blog Post: Help name MVA's upcoming series of live events!

    Creative minds, we need your help! On April 3, we’ll launch the first in a monthly series of free Q&A sessions led by Microsoft technical evangelists – beginning with a virtualization session hosted by Symon Perriman. What do you think we should name these interactive events...