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9:00am–1:00pm PDT July 24, 2014

IT Pros, you're probably aware that July 2014 marks the one-year countdown to end of support for Windows Server 2003. If you're gearing up to migrate from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (on-premises and in Microsoft Azure), this demo-filled Jump Start has a ton of helpful information for you. The course explores how Windows Server 2012 R2 can help migrate your key services efficiently, safely, and cost effectively. Plus, industry experts examine how to migrate your on-premises workloads to Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs) to create a truly hybrid cloud environment. Don't miss it!

9:00am–5:00pm August 6–7, 2014

Get real-world guidance on developing universal Windows apps for Windows and Windows Phone devices, as Microsoft's experts build a working app using tools and techniques that can give you a dramatic advantage as a developer.

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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.

320 Points
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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

98 Points
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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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This accelerated certification prep Jump Start helps IT Pros with their Windows Server 2008 certification to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2012 in preparation for Exam 70-417, which supports several certifications: MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, and MCSE: Private Cloud.

The course covers many topics at a high level and assumes working knowledge in each from a Windows Server 2008 R2 perspective: installation and configuration, DNS, PowerShell, Dynamic Access Control (DAC), failover clustering, Microsoft online backup and storage, Hyper-V, Active Directory and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), and high availability.

 
Instructors | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Technical Trainer & MVP Ed Liberman, deliver an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience.

Associated Exam | Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
Related Certifications | MCSA: Windows Server 2012, MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Private Cloud
Associated Course | 20417C: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 (five days)

Exploring Certification? Free Windows Server 2012 Certification Prep Tools

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Step through a technical deep dive on Windows 8 Troubleshooting fundamentals. This course focuses on Windows 8 troubleshooting tips and tricks from Microsoft Premier Field Engineers. In this course you will learn how to troubleshoot Windows 8 scenarios effectively, examine analysis tools and best practices for using them, as well as other field practices from Microsoft support team.

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