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9:00am–1:00pm PST November 6, 2014

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.

8:30am–9:30am PDT November 7, 2014

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!

9:00am–5:00pm PST November 11, 2014

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.

9am–3pm PST November 13, 2014

​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.

9am–1pm PST November 20, 2014

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.

9am–5pm PST November 26, 2014

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.

9am–1pm PST December 8, 2014

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.


This course provides an overview of the new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product.

After completing this course you will understand the features that enable System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to:-

  • Easily distribute applications to users, regardless of device or form factor.
  • Perform software updates.
  • Device management improvements.

The course will also cover how System Center 2012 Configuration Manager makes it easier to service the rapidly growing number of connected devices in your organization, such as smartphones, tablets, and virtual machines, through centralized global configuration management.

Course modules will also show you the changes that help simplify the configuration and management of the infrastructure, how to use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to gain insight to and control IT systems through easier maintenance, improved security and simplified configuration, as well as a number of other new features and updates to self-service application delivery, integrated settings management, antivirus management, UNIX and Linux support, compliance improvements, security updates, the new GUI, and much more!

65 Points
Level 200
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Deploying a new desktop operating system can seem like a daunting task. In addition, sorting through the wealth of information about windows deployment can be overwhelming. This track provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to each step in the Windows 7 deployment process from application compatibility testing and volume activation to image creation and data migration. 

By the end of the course, you will have gained an understanding of the tools, processes, and best practices that will help make your Windows 7 deployment a success.

320 Points
Level 200
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Data Analysis is meant to provide your company with Breakthrough Insights that empower you to act and react in a competitive environment. This course is designed to show you how you can take advantage of the newest features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The 7 modules of this course will introduce you to concepts and practices such as:

- Developing and Managing a Business Intelligent Semantic Model
- Enriching your BI Semantic Models with Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
- Leveraging Master Data Services (MDS) in your Data Warehouse

You’ll get a chance to see What’s new for MDS and learn tips and tricks to using Data Quality Services (DQS). When you have completed this course you’ll have learned how Microsoft SQL Server 2012 can help you create secure, reliable, Business Intelligence Semantic Models using Analysis Services and how to improve the quality, credibility and consistency of your business data.

Exploring Certification? Free SQL Server Certification Prep Tools

84 Points
Level 300
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