What better time to take in some training while things slow down over the holidays?
SQL Server pros, learn how, using your existing hardware, SQL Server 2014 can help you improve performance speed by 10-30 times. And you’ll improve reliability at the same time. Get in on a technical preview of the new Mission Critical features of SQL Server 2014, led by the team of Microsoft experts who own the features.
December 4: Platform for Hybrid Cloud with SQL Server 2014
IT Pros, register for this Jump Start to learn about the benefits of moving your organization to the cloud, and how that can provide cost benefits at the same time as increasing scale and flexibility. Microsoft experts will show you how you can make that move one step at a time, using SQL Server 2014 to create a hybrid environment.
December 5: Introduction to C++ / DirectX Game Development
Have you always wanted to develop a game? Here’s your chance to learn how to create games from the ground up, using C++ and DirectX. Learn about the game loop, input detection, applying basic shaders, state management, and more. With these skills you’ll be building the engine, not just the game!
Unity game developers, don’t miss this opportunity to learn to increase your income and your customer-base by bringing your existing Unity game to the Windows and Windows Phone platforms — for free! Discover how to customize your app easily to take advantage of the built-in Windows 8.1 features. If you already have a Unity game in another store and you want to increase downloads/revenue by adding it to the Windows stores, this is where you’ll learn how to do it.
December 9: Windows 8.1 UX Design
App designers, here’s your chance to showcase your existing skills, express your brand, and make your app discoverable beyond the store—to millions of people. Create Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1, give Windows users a unique experience that still feels familiar, and explore customizable experiences with windowing.
On-Demand: What’s New in Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals
Is your organization using Windows XP or Windows 7? Learn how you can fast-track your organization to a more productive Windows 8.1 enterprise desktop environment by offering new possibilities for mobile productivity, secure IT, and easy-to-manage infrastructure.
On-Demand: Windows Server 2012 Courses
New courses from MVA will help you understand the capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2 and how you can put them to use in your data center. See all of the Windows Server 2012 courses on MVA and sort to find the Most Recent.
As always, you can go to the main Microsoft Virtual Academy to take a look at the entire list of training here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/