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New! The Microsoft Virtual Academy

Posted by Rubel Khan on May 1, 2011

Why Enroll, other than it being free?

The Microsoft Virtual Academy helps you to improve your IT skill set and advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal that allows you to learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies.

What Do I get for enrolment?    

  • Free training to make you become the Cloud-Hero in my Organization
  • Help mastering your Training Path and get the recognition
  • Connect with other IT Pros and discuss The Cloud

Where do I Enrol?



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Free Windows Azure Training Just Released!

Posted by Rubel Khan on January 15, 2011

Just before the Holidays, Microsoft hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event, this time covering the Windows Azure Platform. What a success! “Building Cloud Applications using the Windows Azure Platform” was tailored for application architects and developers interested in leveraging the cloud.

While many of the attendees were already building a pilot project or planning to migrate an application, around 35% were searching for real-world answers as they consider whether or not the Windows Azure Platform fits their needs. They were in for a treat since all 12 hours of this training was led by two of the most respected authorities on Microsoft development technologies, David S. Platt and Manu Cohen-Yashar. Learn strategies for your cloud application lifecycle, know your options for storage in the cloud, understand the realities of Security using Azure and find out all your team should consider to truly design for scale and elasticity.

The feedback has been great, but due to the Holidays many of you weren’t able to join Microsoft back in December. So whether you were with them and want to refresh and reinforce what you learned, or you want to check it out for the first time, all 12 hours of the HD-quality videos were just released and are ready to go! Just browse this list and get started!

Session 01: Windows Azure Overview
Session 02: Introduction to Compute
Session 03: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 1
Session 04: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 2
Session 05: Windows Azure Storage, Part 1
Session 06: Windows Azure Storage, Part 2
Session 07: Introduction to SQL Azure
Session 08: Windows Azure Diagnostics
Session 09: Windows Azure Security, Part 1
Session 10: Windows Azure Security, Part 2
Session 11: Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 1
Session 12: Scalability, Caching & Elasticity, Part 2, and Q&A

By the way, feel free to check out the course materials and code samples while you’re watching.

Get Access to the Windows Azure Platform for the Labs and learn about training & certification options by visiting the Windows Azure Online Portal.

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Windows Azure/Cloud Computing Learning Snacks

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 14, 2010

Learn more about Microsoft Windows Azure Platform, Microsoft Online Services, and other Microsoft cloud offerings by watching the short, bite-sized snacks featured on the Microsoft Silverlight Learning Snacks page.

Cloud computing is a paradigm shift that provides computing over the Internet. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software as services; organizations can use any of these services, depending on their business needs. Organizations can simply connect to the cloud and use the available resources on a pay-per-use basis. Microsoft offers flexible cloud-computing solutions that help communicate, collaborate, and store data in a cloud. The cloud services offered by Microsoft are cost effective, secure, always available, and platform independent. This snack explains the concept of cloud computing and its advantages. The snack also provides an overview of Microsoft’s cloud-computing strategy and offerings.

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Are You New to Windows Azure? – Cloud Computing

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 15, 2010

Would you like to see how others are leveraging Windows Azure? Try out these short Learning Snack videos.

Learning Snacks

“What is Windows Azure?” “How do I get started on the Windows Azure platform?” “How have organizations benefited by using Windows Azure?” These are some of the questions answered by Microsoft’s new series of Windows Azure Learning Snacks. Time-strapped? You can learn something new in less than five minutes:

Enjoy. Happy Friday!

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Webcast series for students and recent graduates: Microsoft Azure and Certifications 101

Posted by Rubel Khan on December 7, 2009

Microsoft Azure - Intro to Cloud Computing
Fascinated by cloud computing? Want to find out how things are hosted in the cloud? Learn the basics of Microsoft Azure and how it is used to host, store, and manage applications in the cloud.
Presenter: Krishna Kumar

Microsoft Certifications 101
Certification helps IT professionals get jobs and keep them. We’ll cover the process, choosing a path, preparing and taking your first exam, and what to expect after that.
Presenter: Dana Calleja

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