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1.5 Million Reasons to Give Thanks!

Michael Aldridge

Dear MVA members, Thank you! Today Microsoft Virtual Academy hit 1,500,000 members worldwide. It seems like it was yesterday we hit our 1st 1M members, but now we have grown 50% - another 500,000 people! That is an entire city in terms of population in just 10 months.

Thank you all for joining and learning with us! You and your worldwide passion for learning are the reasons MVA exists and thrives.

Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. We have tried to live these guiding principles in everything we do.

Your feedback has been essential to make us better, make it easier to find the courses that are important to you, and most important learn your inspiring stories you have sent us. Together you have helped MVA become a vibrant community of Developers, IT Professionals and Students seeking expert-led technical training.

Our commitment to you: we are never going to stop looking for ways to help make learning easier, more exciting and find ways to delight you in your quest.

Whether you are looking to learn how to build an app, skill up for a new server deployment, or build your skills for the next stage of your career. MVA is here to help you.

We’d really like to hear more from you and how learning with MVA has helped you. Please celebrate with us by sharing your own story on Facebook

Keep the feedback coming and thank you again for learning with us!



  • Anonymous
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    Hi Michael,

    Can you advise as to when the site connection is back up.

    Can navigate to specific event aspx pages but navigation to home page times out.


  • Anonymous
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    Congratulation with this achievement. The classes I took have been very useful and I plan to take more.

    I am having a problem obtaining a voucher code that I am entitled to. The system claims that it is sending me an email with the voucher code, except that it's not. I am getting other emails from the site, so my email address is correct in the system. Is there a way to get help with this type of problem?

  • Michael Aldridge
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    Thanks to both of you for your feedback and patience

    @ Margaret please send us an email at and we will help you resolve your voucher issue.

    @Vincent apologies if you had bad experience. The site is up and running and ready for you.

    Please keep the feedback coming

  • Anonymous
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    Its a great and big salute to all who put their effort in making things happen. Even though i am from india, it never made me feel sleepy because of night time, instead it pushed me to learn more things and had a smooth video streaming without obstruct. Once again thank you for all the Microsoft programmers for their innovative ideas and making everything happen.

    I have one query. After accumulating points in MVA what are the benefits i can get from the points earned??

    Thank You

  • Anonymous
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    Thank you Microsoft Virtual Academy , MICROSOFT , MVA's TEACHERS , Event Support TEAM for all LESSON . Thank you for your work! I am so very glad that I am old student at this ACADEMY online.


  • Cornelius J. van Dyk
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    If you build it... they will come...

    Microsoft has built a valuable resource for the community in MVA and the numbers reflect that!