Recommended Microsoft Blogs


Need to stay on top of Microsoft Technologies?  Herewith a collection of recommended Microsoft Blogs to bookmark.

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Microsoft CEO reveals the future of technology


The 2017 Microsoft Build conference held this week in Seattle, is arguably the most important yet for Microsoft and for the rest of the global technology industry. The conference, targeting software developers, paints an accurate picture of the latest tech trends and a clear indication of the path that technology is going. The keynote by Microsoft Chief, Satya Nadella was a highlight of the event.

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Free online course: Cloud Computing Fundamentals


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Cloud Computing Fundamentals

Offer valid until 30 July 2017

Take the first step toward learning about the fundamental principles and concepts of cloud computing as you consider a career in IT, or seek to add to your existing knowledge and experience. This course provides a primer to help you understand the business benefits of cloud computing solutions, become familiar with “cloud terminology,”  and explore the basic concepts behind the cloud. Continue reading

Free online course: Microsoft Azure – First Look Clinic


Free Microsoft On Demand Course

Microsoft Azure – First Look Clinic

Offer valid until 30 July 2017

Take the first step toward learning about how to successfully manage and administer a Microsoft Azure cloud solution. This course will help you to become familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure including the web-based portals for deploying resources and managing Azure subscriptions. You’ll learn about Azure Resource Manager and how to use templates to manage resources. This course also introduces PowerShell as a key tool to manage and automate Azure resources. Continue reading

Microsoft Certifications for IT Pros


MCSA Cloud Platform

MCSA – Cloud Platform

Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
Pass any 2 of the following exams: 70-532  |  70-533  |  70-534  |  70-473  |  70-475

 

Azure Development

Course 20532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Start Anytime  |  90 days  |    Exam 70-532   |   Level 300
Course Outline  |  More info on Cloud Courses

Azure Infrastructure

Course 20533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Start Anytime  |  90 days  |   Exam 70-533   |   Level 300
Course Outline  |  More info on Cloud Courses  

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Microsoft to Power Toyota Connected Car Services


Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota. The new entity, named Toyota Connect, will use Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure to crunch data and help develop new products for drivers, businesses with car fleets, and even dealers.

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