The Top 5 Training Videos of 2014 for IT Pros

Picture of Ed JonesEd Jones works for Firebrand Training, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop.

The New Year period is a time for reflection. An opportunity to evaluate all that has happened in the past 12 months, whilst planning for what lies ahead.

The technology sector is constantly evolving and with it so must IT professionals. New skills are always in demand, so whether it’s cloud, big data or IoT skills, those willing to train and develop are at an advantage.

As this year draws to a close we’ve compiled the top training videos of 2014 to help align your skills for a successful 2015.

1. Migrating Server Workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure

End of Support is looming for Windows Server 2003, time is running out for IT Professionals to begin the migration process away. So if you’re considering migrating from on-premises, to cloud or a combination of both, this video is a fantastic resource.

Understand what end of support for Windows Server 2003 means, whilst learning how to get started migrating server workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. This video is part 6 of what is now a 32 part series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud found on the IT Pro Blog.

2. Next Roles, Next Skills, and Staying Relevant in an Evolving IT World

Navigating the IT job market can be a tricky business. Demand for new skills and job roles can emerge overnight, and disappear just as quickly. Building a future proof and relevant skill set is a valuable asset for any IT professional looking for gainful employment.

Learn the current lie of the land in the IT job market by watching this excellent video from Technical Evangelists Ed Baker, Susan Smith and Andrew Fryer.

3. Navigating the Azure Management Portal

Demand for IT professionals with cloud-related skills is at an all-time high. With more than 1000 new businesses signing up to Microsoft Azure on a daily basis, hack into this demand by familiarizing yourself with Microsoft’s public cloud offering.

This video will get you to grips with Azure’s Management Portal and forms part of a new training series called Microsoft Azure Fundamentals. Bob Tabor is the host of this Herculean task which is rumoured to be a 100+ video series. Follow this journey and you will truly be a cloud professional.

4. Windows 10 Technical Overview

With Windows 10 planned for launch in 2015, discover all the important updates in this introduction to the new OS with Microsoft’s Technical Evangelist Simon May and Group Marketing Manager Brad McCabe.

This is the first in a new Jump Start series on Windows 10, get the inside track and learn all about the new UI enhancements, management and deployment processes as well as understanding all the hot new security features. So, when Windows 10 finally arrives, you’ll have the required skill set to transition your business to the latest Microsoft operating system.

5. Making the Internet of Things – An Intro to Microprocessors

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be huge, Gartner predicts nearly 26 billion devices will be connected by 2020. Developing IoT related skills could fast track you to the next stage of your career.

This video by Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Stacy Mulcahy, provides a great introduction to hardware and microprocessors for IT Pros who have a software background. You’ll then begin to learn about all of the cool and interesting things you can build for the IoT. This is the first in a series by Stacey on the Internet of Things.

What is your top video of 2014? Let us know in the comments section or via @TechNetUK.

Comments (1)

  1. Koch says:

    Great overview of Windows 10