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Cloud OS OpportunityGet the tools you need to introduce the Microsoft Cloud OS vision and perform technical product demonstrations to customers. Complete these hands-on trainings to learn how Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Microsoft System Center, and Windows Azure work together to transform the data center and unlock insights on any data. The modules contain both sales and technical information and are particularly useful for presales technical roles.

Earn entries into our sweepstakes while you learn

After clicking on the course title below, you will need to sign in to the Microsoft Virtual Academy site with the ID that is associated to your Microsoft Partner Network membership to be eligible for our sweepstakes. Completing the assessment after each module marks you for completion and earns you an automatic sweepstakes entry.* Sweepstakes ends March 31, 2014. Official rules.

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Enter to win

For each module completed

Dr. Dre Beats Pill Wireless Speaker

($200 value)

Complete all modules in a course


Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with 512GB and type cover

($2,270 value)

clip_image002Take the course: Transform the Data Center Immersion

Learn how to take the big, complicated, heterogeneous infrastructure of today and bring it forward into the new world of cloud with Windows Server, Microsoft System Center, and Windows Azure.

  • Transform the Data Center Overview
  • Flexible and Reliant Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Foundation – Dynamic Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Management – Automation and Self Service
  • Infrastructure Management – Expand Across Clouds
  • Application Management – DevOps and On Premises Applications
  • Application Management – DevOps and the Hybrid App
  • Insight and Availability – Infrastructure Availability
  • Insight and Availability – Resilient Infrastructure

CloudOS_datainsightsTake the course: Data Insights Immersion

Walk through various components of the Microsoft data platform, including hands-on experience with SQL Server relational databases, Windows Azure SQL Database, Azure HD Insight, and Microsoft Power BI tools within Excel.

  • Introduction and Overview on the Cloud OS and Data Insights
  • Structured Data—Creating Resiliency and On-Premises to Azure
  • Unstructured Data—Infrastructure and Processing
  • Combining Data—Collating and Tabular Modeling
  • Gaining Insight—Data Visualization and Collaboration

Related resources

On the Cloud OS resources page, you’ll find links to sales and technical training, marketing and sales materials, and deployment guidance, organized by Cloud OS pillar:


*Sweepstakes ends March 31, 2014. Open only to authorized representatives of companies enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network with a valid MPN ID who are legal residents of the US, age 18 and older. Limit 20 entries per person. Official rules.

  • The official rules state there are two courses listed on this page that award entries into the contest, however I only see one course on this page.  What is the second course?

  • Hi Brandon - The second course, Data Insights Immersion, is now available. See the updated blog post for the link.


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