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Developers: Here’s your opportunity to learn how to build well-structured web applications, using the Microsoft MVC 4 framework. Microsoft’s Jon Galloway and Geek Trainer, Inc’s Christopher Harrison will lead this lively and fast paced session designed for anyone who knows about HTML5 and web servers and can program in C#. Don’t miss this popular course that will cover the essential fundamentals you need to know about developing enterprise-scale Web sites.
Developing ASP.Net MVC 4 Web Applications Jump Start
Date: September 17, 2013 Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Live, online virtual classroom Cost: Free!
Join our next Jump Start online training event on September 13, featuring CEO and Founder of MicroTechPoint Brian Alderman and Microsoft SQL Server Program Manager Tobias Ternstrom, who will show you how to build on your current understanding of databases and SQL Server 2012. You’ll learn about data manipulation and how to alter tables, and you’ll see it all in action in the demos presented by the experts. This course will provide a foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines: database administration, database development and business intelligence. And, if you’re working on a Microsoft certification, this course will help you prepare for Exam 70-461. We hope to see you there!
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Jump Start
Date: September 13, 2013 Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Live, online virtual classroom Cost: Free!
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 efficient capacity utilization in your datacenter by downloading the full-featured free, 180-day trial software at the TechNet Evaluation Center.
RThe software trial is free, easy to install, and this full-featured download is your way to test out new enhancements in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview including:
RGet expert guidance and technical information on these features and more: view our top-rated MVA Jumpstart videos for Windows Server 2012 R2.
RFree, hands-on virtual labs are designed to point out the location of new features, discuss and describe them, and enable you to understand and explain these features to customers. Explore new Window Server 2012 R2 capabilities for Server Infrastructure and Fabric Administrators. Please note: this lab is designed for Windows 7 and newer.
Useful Resources and information to get started with your free, full-featured Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation:
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 Manager, David Aiken to answer any questions you may have about the product.
Space is limited: Register now.
During this live, audience-led discussion, IT professionals can get answers to their questions on technical capabilities, get advice for using products in a live environment; and learn from their peers in the industry and the experts at Microsoft.
Prepare for this event by taking the following courses and testing your knowledge with the module self-assessments:
This free session is open to everyone, so if you’re interested in learning more about Windows Azure, please join us at 9am on Aug 27: Register now.
David Aiken | Microsoft Group Technical Product Manager
David has been working on Windows Azure for the last 5 years,starting with driving evangelism, through to technical sales and now as theGroup TPM for Windows Azure. David spends his time showing customers whatWindows Azure can do with the platform and covers everything from networking toWebsites.
David Tesar | Microsoft Technical Evangelist
David started at Microsoft in July 2002 and has been a Technical Evangelist for the worldwide Developer Platform Evangelism (DPE) team based in Redmond, WA since 2007. David works closely with Microsoft product teams to “share the good news” of IT Pro-relevant software through creation of technical content, speaking at various Microsoft and industry-sponsored events, and working directly with customers. Areas of focus have included Windows Azure security, Windows Intune, various Forefront security products, Internet Explorer, and all technologies related to the “consumerization of IT” and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trends.
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 learn more about the operating system, including:
Sign-in to MVA to take the Windows 8 Troubleshooting and check back regularly, as new courses are added each month.
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Learn how the new Windows 8.1 features can make your apps richer and more integrated by taking these two half-day courses, taught by two Microsoft Technical Evangelists with a passion for the technology: Jeremy Foster (@codefoster) and Michael Palermo (@palermo4).
Windows Store Apps with HTML5 Refresh Jump Start | Register Now
Date: August 22, 2013 Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Live, online virtual classroom Cost: Free!
We are super excited to announce our first course on game development on Microsoft Virtual Academy! Take this Jump Start and you’ll find out how to take your idea for a game from audience definition through product monetization. Discover the tools and gaming engines that’ll ease the process, such as Construct2 by Scirra, GameMaker by YoYo Games, and Unity.
Three Microsoft Technical Evangelists with a passion for the technology will show demos and tell you what you need to know: Jeremy Foster (@codefoster), Michael Palermo (@palermo4) and Adam Tuliper (@adamtuliper).
Gaming Engines for Windows 8 Jump Start | Register Now
Date: August 21, 2013 Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Live, online virtual classroom Cost: Free!
Back in April, the Microsoft Virtual Academy team got together to talk about why we work on this project and what we want MVA to be in the future. This list of principles to guide us came out of that meeting. We’re a passionate group, so we don’t always come to consensus easily, but for once, we spent most of the time agreeing with each other. Have we described the learning experience you want? We’d love to get your thoughts in the comments below!