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  • The MVA team is pleased to announce the release of the new Developing HTML5 Apps Jump Start course.

    About the Course

    Of course, we know you’ve heard all the hype around Windows 8. While we’re thrilled at the reception Windows 8 is getting from the industry, analysts, partners and customers, we know you’re not going to just stop everything and become a believer in this “New Experience.” We get that you’re software developers and application architects who need to move beyond the hype and come face-to-face with what’s real.

    The popular “Jump Start” virtual classroom experience leverages two experts and an eoungaging team-teaching approach to bring to you how to develop apps using HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. We’re excited to introduce you to Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo - two seasoned Microsoft Technical Evangelists with real world experience developing applications using a wide array of platforms and languages. Both Jeremy and Michael share a passion for creating powerful solutions leveraging HTML, CSS and JavaScript and are excited to dive into these topics together.

    Sign up for the course here

  • The MVA team is pleased to announce the release of the new Windows Server 2012: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure course

    About the Course

    The modern workstyle is increasingly mobile, collaborative, device independent, and cost conscious. Users want independence from specific devices, flexibility in how and where they access their data and applications. At the same time, business computing resources are increasingly treated as centralized commodities. Rather than focusing on particular hardware, IT departments are expected to provide users with a certain level of functionality and accessibility. 

    Microsoft Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), powered by Windows Server 2012, empowers you to deploy remote desktop services architectures that provide employees the flexibility to work anywhere, while allowing them to access their corporate desktop or application environment from a range of devices. Windows Server 2012 provides features that:

    • Give users access to data and applications from virtually anywhere, on whatever device they choose
    • Enable users to enjoy the full Windows experience, wherever they are
    • Improve the security of the entire experience while supporting compliance with applicable regulations

    After completing this course — through a series of videos and whitepapers — you will have an understanding of the Microsoft Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution.

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  • The MVA team is pleased to announce the release of the new Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 Jump Start course.

    About the Course

    Of course, we know you’ve heard all the hype around Windows 8. While we’re thrilled at the reception Windows 8 is getting from the industry, analysts, partners and customers, we know you’re not going to just stop everything and become a believer in this “New Experience.” We get that you’re software developers and application architects who need to move beyond the hype and come face-to-face with what’s real. How different is it really? Are there any real reasons to accelerate or create plans to build apps for the Windows 8 platform? Why are developer communities reacting differently to this version of Windows? If these are the questions you’re asking, this Microsoft Jump Start is for you. The popular “Jump Start” virtual classroom experience leverages two experts and an engaging team-teaching approach.

    We’re excited to introduce you to Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo - two seasoned Microsoft Technical Evangelists with real world experience developing applications using a wide array of platforms and languages. Both Jeremy and Michael share a passion for creating powerful solutions leveraging HTML, CSS and JavaScript and are excited to dive into these topics together."

     

    Sign up for the course here

  • The MVA team is pleased to announce the release of the new Overview of Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS) course

    About the Course

    This course offers an overview of the features that make up the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks offerings. This course explains the Virtual Machine storage architecture and demonstrates how to provision and customize virtual machines, configure network connectivity between virtual machines, and configure site-to-site networks that enable true applications that span from on-premises to Windows Azure. This course also demonstrates features that enable you to create highly available Virtual Machine-based services.

     

    Sign up and take this course today