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Events 

Microsoft IT Academy Virtual Event
November 29, 2012

Join fellow members at the next Microsoft IT Academy Virtual Event scheduled for November 29, 2012.  During this 1-hour session, we’ll share some of the newest benefits released within the program, walk you through the new courses and exams available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, provide you a certification roadmap you can use to help facilitate career conversations with your students, and more.  

Have your Microsoft IT Academy ID ready for this exclusive event when you register here.

Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012
 November 28 - December 1, 2012

Microsoft Partners in Learning celebrates the world's most innovative educators and school leaders for bringing technology to life in the classroom and impacting millions of students. Microsoft Partners in Learning hosts national and regional events throughout the year that recognize innovative educators and school leaders. These competitions culminate in the Partners in Learning Global Forum.

This year’s Global Forum will take place in Prague, Czech Republic from November 28 - December 1, 2012. The Global Forum – with the theme, “Your ideas matter” – will bring together more than 500 of the most innovative teachers, school leaders, education leaders, and government officials from 75 countries.

Learn more about this year's event. 

Training & Certification 

Windows Server 2012 Exams Released

Microsoft is pleased to announce the live publication of the following Windows Server 2012 exams, now available at Prometric Test Centers worldwide:

Whether your students are starting or upgrading their certification to MCSA: Windows Server 2012, let them know that your training and these exams will help get them there.

New First Look Clinics

Introducing new First Look Clinics for Lync Server 2013 and Microsoft SharePoint 2013:

These clinics are a great way to learn the new features and functions of these products.

In the News

Windows 8: The World is Ready

The world has been waiting for Windows 8. On October 25, Microsoft delivered with events across the globe, featuring a special event in New York. If you missed the live webcast of the press event, you can watch it on demand, read a recap of the event's highlights, and see how students at Seton Hall University are using Windows 8 tablets, PCs, and phones to collaborate, create, and consume information. 

Your IT Academy membership provides your students the learning resources and tools to build apps for Windows 8. For instance, DreamSpark offers the latest developer tools, tutorials and technical resources to create Windows 8 apps that can launch careers. And be sure to explore the training courses and exams available to earn Microsoft Certification