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Are you successful?

Are you succeeding on purpose? Make sure you have a specialisation. Make sure you have a ‘success super power’ as @docjamesw puts it. Don’t just ‘work hard’ or ‘impress your boss’.

How to succeed.

Businesses know there is shortage of skilled personnel. Employers understand that they need to invest in developing you, their staff. As an IT Professional who is constantly learning and upskilling you are an asset. You have more motivation, are more productive and bring more value to the company, your clients and the industry. And yourself.

Start here.

They say once you stop learning you grow old. So if you’re noticing that your once indestructible metabolism isn’t what it used to be… at least you can continue to upskill!

On a more serious note, over 970 Kiwis use the hundreds of courses at Microsoft Virtual Academy to plan their success and make steps in a purposeful direction. Join them and the 800,000 users worldwide.

The courses are delivered by Microsoft experts with new ones published weekly. Courses relevant to your career are available right now, with free videos, PDFs and self-assessments.

Know this stuff:

I’m running two types of one-day, free IT Camps. The Hybrid Cloud IT Camp shows you how to get the best of both worlds by taking advantage of external resources when it makes sense for your business. They'll be held in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton with some dates in April and March.

There’s also the Enterprise Device Infrastructure IT Camps. Make sure you can balance enabling devices with ensuring the security of corporate assets and data. Register now for Christchurch or Wellington in March.

For any feedback on what you should be learning reach out to the NZ TechNet Team or me.


Regan Murphy
Infrastructure Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ

Start being successful on purpose here. Below are some of our most popular and best rated courses from Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Azure IaaS for IT Pros

Build on your foundational cloud skills and take this course

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Get fundamental knowledge of Windows Server Administration here.

Networking Fundamentals

Learn network security fundamentals here.

Hybrid Cloud Workloads

Take this introductory course on the strategies and features of both on-premises and cloud solutions in the area of storage.

Multi Factor Authentication

Take the deep dive into Multi-Factor Authentication.


Learn how to build your infrastructure from the ground up on the Microsoft stack.

MSA and Imagine Cup final results!

The Microsoft Student Accelerator (MSA) Showcase was held on Monday night. Hardwork from summer work placements were displayed as well as the four final entries for the Imagine Cup. Team Tether took it out, with the top prize of $5,000. In second place was team aFOODable. A huge well done to the other two teams - HEART ALS and Magikarp - who were placed third and fourth respectively. The top two teams now go on to compete in the APAC region for a place at the finals in Seattle in July.

Win a Nespresso™ machine for your start-up with BizSpark NZ.

Is your start-up in need of some free software, Azure benefits, networking and support? Sign up now for the @BizSpark program. All successful applicants will receive a free coffee mug, and if you use $1,000 USD worth of Microsoft Azure while building your empire before 30 April 2015, you'll be in to WIN a Nespresso™ Maestria Breville machine for your office (worth $849 NZD!) See more details here.

MVA Lite app now in the Windows Store!

The new MVA Lite app is now available for download. Now you really can be continuously upskilling. Fit your learning into a hectic and disjointed schedule. Download the app and start succeeding on purpose.

Mobile Application Management in Microsoft Intune

Apps such as Word and OneDrive are hugely popular on iOS and Android and they are natively instrumented only for Intune. In this post you’ll learn about Mobile Application Management in Microsoft Intune.

ShareThePoint – Productivity Roadshow

March 2015
ShareThePoint is delivering free, practical, 2 hour seminars on SharePoint in your business to a town near you! Check out when they'll be visiting your town and register for a workshop here.

IT Camp: Extend your Datacenter with Microsoft Azure

19 March. 21, 23 & 30 April
When you extend your datacenter to meet the public cloud, you are working in a hybrid cloud model that provides your business a flexible IT infrastructure that can scale on demand. Attend this IT Camp to learn how the Microsoft hybrid cloud combines Microsoft Azure with your own datacenter, or a hosting service providers datacenter.

eResearch NZ 2015

23, 24 & 25 March
eResearch NZ aims to promote shared approaches to supporting eResearch needs across institutions and disciplines. If you’re interested, join the discussion on how eResearch can highlight current and emerging research priorities.

IT Camp: Implementing a Mobile-First World with Microsoft Enterprise Device Infrastructure

24 & 26 March
Explore the new enterprise mobility capabilities that make recovery, security, and identity management of Windows and non-Windows platforms easier. At this one day interactive, hands-on training event, you will deep dive into key enterprise scenarios like identity, mobile device management, information and app protection.


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