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Microsoft Jump Start Series

Live Events
October 28, 2014 9:00am–2:00pm PDT

​IT Pros, get ahead of Windows Server 2003 end of support with a demo-rich look at modernization and data center transformation options, storage, networking, and the cloud, with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Plus, review the four major steps for planning a migration project. Find out what you need to update your data center to match your workloads.

October 28, 2014 9:00am–5:00pm PDT

Web devs, use your existing skills and code to build apps across all the major mobile platforms. Learn how to go from web to apps, from a team of experts with tons of real-world experience. From development tools to middleware frameworks and runtime, see what's possible with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, alongside the open source project Apache Cordova and with Visual Studio integration.

October 29, 2014 9:00am–5:00pm PDT

Want to know what exactly jQuery is and why it's so wildly popular? Get answers in an exciting day of jQuery goodness hosted by Jeremy Foster and Rachel Appel, who teach you what it is, why you need it, and how you use it. In this sixth Web Wednesdays event, learn how this JavaScript library can make your dev work significantly easier.

October 29, 2014 9:00am–1:00pm PDT

Go beyond just reporting the numbers, with Azure Machine Learning (ML), the powerful predictive analytics offering from Microsoft. In this demo-rich course, get a real-world look at embedding predictive analytics in your big data solutions, and explore best practices for analyzing trends and patterns. [NOTE: To get the most out of this course, set up the Azure Microsoft Learning trial beforehand.]

October 29, 2014 8:00am–12:00pm PDT

IT Pros, want to automate redundant tasks and do it right the first time? Learn how to turn your real-time management and automation scripts into useful reusable tools and cmdlets. Get help putting PowerShell to work to better create, query, update, delete, and manage your Active Directory. Get informative deep drills and coding one-liners, plus a fast and fun round of "Challenge the Master." Learn how to get PowerShell to work for you!

October 31, 2014 8:30am–9:30am PDT

Are you considering a move to the cloud? If you want to learn from Microsoft partners who have already successfully transitioned, sign up for Cloud Profitability Fridays. Participate in live Q&A chats with experts on cloud topics from financial modeling and IT purchases to marketing and creating a business plan. Join us every Friday at 8:30am Pacific Time. You only need to register once for the entire series!

November 6, 2014 9:00am–1:00pm PST

If you know about sprites and boss fights but not how to create them, and you'd like to get into the video game industry, grab this opportunity to jump in and get started. Learn what skills you need, and get a look at many available tools. Explore design, art, and sound, and find out how games actually make money. You even see demos and get tips on how to get a job in the industry.

November 11, 2014 9:00am–5:00pm PST

Take a deep dive into in-memory databases, known as tabular models, supported by SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) tools in SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. Experts show exciting demos, including a step-by-step build of an actual tabular data model, plus some common pitfalls to avoid.

November 13, 2014 9am–3pm PST

​Learn to build games for the Windows Store, with the wildly popular Cocos2d-x. In this course, walk through the engine's background, explore its popularity, learn how to set up a Windows machine for Cocos development, and watch experts build a game from start to finish.

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