You want it, you got it!…great new training opportunity around the cloud and virtualization, and did I mention it’s free!


by Ron Grattopp……The “Cloud” and Virtualization are arguably the two hottest topics in the industry today, and Microsoft has some great technology for you leverage in your customer solutions portfolio in both of those spaces.  If you didn’t already know about it, the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is a free and public portal for training related to Microsoft’s cloud and virtualization solutions.  Check it out at:

Here’s a more in-depth explanation of MVA in case you’re not familiar with it yet:

Here’s a view of the different types of Cloud & Virtualization training available on MVA:

I get questions all the time from partners around trying to understand Azure, so here’s an example of one training around that that you could leverage and get 100 points (over 1/4 of the way to Silver level) for your efforts.

And here’s a brief rundown of the some of the new virtualization training available on MVA
· Virtualization Overview
· Differentiating Microsoft & VMware
· Hyper-V Deployment Options & Architecture

Also, be advised that in the near future we will be adding tracks about datacenter management (through System Center) and VDI as well.

Here’s a look at the home page for MVAimage

and here’s a shot of the course list home page, to show some of the point levels…

Hopefully this is something that will be very useful to you.  Enjoy!


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