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9:00am–5:00pm PDT 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.

9:00am-1:00pm PDT August 8, 2014

If you're a web developer, the Office 365 platform gives you the opportunity to reach 1 billion users with your business solutions, automate the day-to-day solutions, and even create custom solutions. Join us live to get answers to your questions directly from members of the product team, as they walk you through real-world Office 365 scenarios and demos in this half-day Q&A session.


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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Do you think building business applications requires hours of effort and big development teams? This App development training course introduces Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, the simplified, self-service development tool that enables you to build those business applications you need, quickly and easily for the desktop and cloud. These 5 modules will step you through Visual Studio LightSwitch and have you creating a business application by the end of module 2. After completing all 5 modules, you will have seen how to create an application, connect to and use data, make your application interface more friendly and also see how to extend Visual Studio LightSwitch.

40 Points
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!

65 Points
Level 200
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Microsoft’s High Availability Solutions course covers the best ways to provide continual availability to all applications, services, servers and VMs in your datacenter. The modules will cover all the planning, deployment and management considerations for bringing high-availability to every component of your datacenter or Private Cloud.


By the end of this course you will have an understanding of the basics of each of Microsoft's HA solutions and when each of them should be used. You will understand all the different methods you can use to keep your services up and running.

Technologies that will be covered in this course include:

  • Hyper-V,
  • Failover Clustering,
  • Network Load Balancing,
  • SQL Server,
  • Exchange Server,
  • And every System Center product (including SC 2012) with a focus on Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
74 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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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

40 Points
Level 300
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Having a comprehensive database solution is important to any organization but being able to report out on the data and visualize it in ways that provide breakthrough insights is even better. This Microsoft SQL server training course is designed for IT professionals understand how to implement the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 that will enable them to provide insightful and visual reports. The 9 modules of this Microsoft SQL training course will teach you:

- Introduce you to Self-Service Alerting
- What’s new in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services and PowerPivot
- How to use Power View for insightful visual reports
- How to build great Business Intelligence Semantic Models for Power View
- Deploying and managing PowerPivot in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint
- A Deeper understanding of PowerPivot in Microsoft SQL Server 2012
- How to install and configure Reporting Services in SharePoint Integration mode
- An overview of Reporting Services in Microsoft SQL Azure
- What's new Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

You will learn how to gain valuable insights from the reports that you create, how to create interactive visual reports and presentations as well as how to move on-premise reports to the cloud using SQL Azure Reporting tools.

Exploring Certification? Free SQL Server Certification Prep Tools

115 Points
Level 300
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