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9-5 PDT (days 1 & 2), 9-12 PDT (day 3) April 29-May 1, 2014

If you're a .NET or Silverlight app developer who wants to design and build Windows Phone 8.1 apps using XAML and C#, don't miss this exciting event. Learn all you need to get started building apps for Windows Phone 8.1 and universal apps targeting both Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1. Sign up now to make your apps world-ready!

(To prepare for the course, download the Windows Phone SDK, which includes all the tools you need to get started. And check out the Windows Phone sessions from Build 2014

9:00am-1:00pm PDT May 1, 2014

SQL Server developers, learn how to build and deploy apps running SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines. Or find out how to move existing on-premises databases and applications to the cloud as-is.

9:00am-5:00pm PDT May 8, 2014

If you're interested in security and want to protect your data in the real world, join Certified Ethical Hacker Erdal Ozkaya and Premier Field Engineer Milad Aslaner as they share entertaining demos and practical applications to show how Windows 8.1 addresses security as a whole system, one layer at a time. Don't miss this lively and informative look at how to stop hackers and malware engineers.

9:00am-5:00pm PDT April 29, 2014

If you have a great data warehouse built on SQL Server 2012 and need to scale out and speed up to meet business insight needs, join Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) experts to get the details on PDW—a massively parallel processing appliance which can improve your data loading and query response time as much as 100x. It even tackles your Big Data and business intelligence needs and joins Hadoop and relational data—without expensive system redesigns.

9:00am-11:00am PDT May 21-22, 2014

With Microsoft Azure and System Center 2012 R2, IT Pros can easily extend on-premises networks to the cloud—securely and seamlessly. Solve pressing IT issues with hybrid cloud solutions that you can implement today. In this IT Camp, explore how to manage more data without more hardware, protect data with off-site backups, and prepare for disaster recovery. Watch this pre-recorded session with live Q&A, and learn from the experts. Be sure to sign up for the free Microsoft Azure trial so you can follow the demos during the session.

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Get Windows Azure Training on essentials of Security that covers security protection included at every layer. We cover the security mechanisms included with Windows Azure at the physical, network, host, application, and data layers. Furthermore, get a basic understanding of some of the identity options you have to authenticate to Windows Azure.

35 Points
Level 200
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This course focuses on how using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 can help your business build, deploy, and maintain a private cloud. After completing these three modules you will have learnt about the Virtual Machine Manager 2012 product, and the features it utilizes to build and support the virtualized and physical resources that are part of your private cloud infrastructure. The course will also expose you to cloud computing at the business level, from the perspective of Virtual Machine Manager 2012, and show how to extend that knowledge to the technical level. The last module will show you how to manage applications within your private cloud using Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to deploy, update, and manage them. At the end, we will have illustrated how using Virtual Machine Manager 2012 as part of your private cloud infrastructure will benefit both your organization and the IT Pro.

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Level 200
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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!

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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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This Microsoft SQL Server Training is designed to train IT professionals and developers how and when to move their database solutions to the cloud. The name really says it all, it’s how to migrate to the cloud on your terms and have the ability to scale on demand, not just scale up but to scale down as your business and marketing conditions dictate. The 3 modules of this course will teach you:

- Virtualization in the Private Cloud (two parts)
- Beyond the Hype - Hybrid Solutions for On-Premise and In-Cloud Database Applications

You will learn how to Microsoft SQL Server fits into your organization’s virtualization strategy and how you can have the best of on-premise and cloud-based solutions.

Exploring Certification? Free SQL Server Certification Prep Tools

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Level 300
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