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Microsoft Jump Start Series

Live Events
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.

November 20, 2014 9am–1pm PST

Learn to build games with Marmalade, a fun (and free) high-performance, cross-platform development tool. Use the Marmalade interface, develop the basic components and structure of a game, explore scene management, and get the details on Marmalade tools, Marmalade Quick, and Lua.

November 26, 2014 9am–5pm PST

If you want to know how to use the new ASP.NET Identity system to manage access to your web apps and services, check out this course. Explore the evolution of membership and identity in ASP.NET, and get real-world guidance and best practices on how to implement the newly architected system so you can easily define and manage users.

December 8, 2014 9am–1pm PST

If you're struggling to implement or work within an enterprise "bring your own device" (BYOD) policy, join experts Kevin Remde and Simon May for an informative, high-level, and demo-focused look at new enterprise mobility capabilities that make recovery, security, and identity management easier and more flexible. They explore mobile device management (MDM) policies and they work with SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) and Microsoft Intune.

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