Staying competitive means keeping up with changes in the industry – and that can be quite a challenge. To help you compete and stay in front of new innovation and development, we’re constantly developing new training and learning resources and offering them through more channels. Today I want to give you an update on new and exciting resources available and to come.
Cloud and Data Platform
The goal here is to win Windows Azure, SQL, and Hybrid Cloud and grow revenue through data, apps, and services. Cloud and Data Platform includes Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), Datacenter, Internet of Things (IoT), application innovation, ModernBiz in Platform, and ISV solutions.
Here are a few highlights of what’s available:
Cloud Productivity and Business Processes
The goal here is to land the Office 365 value proposition and attach EMS and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to every Office 365 opportunity. You may also engage with connected collaboration, empowering the mobile workforce, and ensuring IT security and controls.
What’s new:
Windows 10 and Devices
We want to help you drive Windows 10 deployment and adoption by winning Enterprise Agreement (EA) renewals and exciting customers with the value proposition. This also includes Windows devices and mobile workforce, line of business (LOB) solutions, and securing your business with Windows as a Service (WaaS).
Highlights of what’s available or coming up soon:
Finally, let’s look at the various places you can take training through Microsoft Learning channels including
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy – No-cost, on-demand video training for IT pros, developers, partners, and students. Also, Partner Finder connects you with Microsoft recommended Learning Partners that can provide you with training on applications and technology solutions for your unique business needs.

  • Microsoft Press – Offers printed and e-books on current topics. No-cost and for-purchase options available. These resources are recommended for developers and IT professionals looking for reference material, self-paced training, and exam preparation.

  • Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC) – In-depth, instructor-led training in physical and virtual classrooms, recommended for IT pros and developers who prefer in-person training. This is also recommended for those looking to master technology, or who need to prepare for certification. On-demand labs allow you to set your own pace and are recommended for IT pros and developers that desire the in-depth training and labs of classroom training but prefer to train online.

  • MCP Exams – Certification helps you prove your knowledge and provides evidence that you are up to date on current technologies. This is recommended for IT pros and developers who want to stay current and competitive.
It’s our goal to provide you with resources, learning, and training that help you learn the way you want to learn and build your business. We’d love to hear how these resources are working out for you, so feel free to share your thoughts on our Facebook page!
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