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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-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.

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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.

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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.

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Windows Server 2012 introduces new management and automation features and capabilities that offer excellent total cost of ownership (TCO) as an integrated platform with comprehensive, multi-computer manageability. This course covers a number of these new features, including:

- Standards-based management. The focus on industry standards used in Windows Server 2012 enables greater manageability across both Windows and non-Windows devices alike.
- Windows PowerShell 3.0. This command-line interface provides comprehensive automation capabilities.
- Server Manager This helps you to deploy and manage roles and features on the local server and remote servers, whether physical or virtual.

After completing this windows server tutorial — through a series of videos, virtual labs, and whitepapers—you will have a detailed understanding of how Windows Server 2012 is focused on simplifying the management experience for IT pros, whether they are managing one server or many.

Exploring Certification? Free Windows Server 2012 Certification Prep Tools

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We’re excited about the reception Windows 8 is getting from the industry, analysts, partners and customers. At the same time, we get that you’re busy IT professionals with tons of pressure and responsibilities. You need to move beyond the hype and clearly understand how this new platform might enable you to improve your organization. Beyond the new UI, are there any real improvements for IT? How will Windows 8 make IT and the rest of the organization better? Why is the industry reacting differently to this version of Windows? If these are the types of questions you’re asking, this Microsoft Jump Start is for you.

Instructors | We’re especially excited to bring you a fantastic instructor team for this Jump Start. Microsoft Senior Product Marketing and Community Manager, Stephen Rose and Senior Technical Evangelist Joey Snow are two of the most popular and well-respected technologists around and share a passion for helping IT professionals increase value.


Associated Exams(s) | Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
Associated Course(s) | Course 20687B: Configuring Windows 8; Course 20688A: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8; Hands-On Lab 40031A: Hands On Lab: Windows 8 for IT Professionals

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This windows phone app development course is tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. This platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your opportunity and start building Windows Phone apps. If you’re a developer or architect who needs to move beyond the hype and come face-to-face with what’s real, you will love this experience.

Instructors | This fast-paced, demo-rich online course features two mobile development thought leaders as presenters: Andy Wigley, a sought-after mobile app developer and co-author of three best-selling books on mobile application development and Rob Tiffany, mobile strategist, author, and speaker for Microsoft.

Begin Building! | Download the Windows Phone 8 SDK Now

Associated Exam(s) | Exam 70-599: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications
Associated Course(s) | Course 10553A: Fundamentals of XAML and Microsoft Expression Blend

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Use proven best practices and the free tools in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit to streamline your deployment in any size organization. In this course, you will receive guidance and tools to help you prepare to deploy Windows 8.

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Windows 8 delivers experiences users want, offers new possibilities for mobile productivity, and provides IT with a more secure, easy-to-manage infrastructure. In this Windows 8 course, you will find out what's new in Windows 8 and get an overview of key features for IT professionals.

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Learn why Windows Intune is the perfect choice for IT organizations exploring the best approach to Mobile Device Management (MDM). This course is designed for IT Pros interested in embracing the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement but still need to manage and secure PCs, tablets (Surface, iPad, etc.) and mobile devices (Windows Phone, Android, iPhone) in the cloud.

Instructors |This course features Technical Evangelist David Tesar and IT Security and Infrastructure Architect Richard Harrison delivering an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience.


Associated Exam(s) | Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
Associated Course(s) | Course 20415A: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

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