Data science track of the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP)

Whether you’re just starting studying a undergraduate degree or finishing your PhD or you are simply looking for a new challenge, we believe that the courses in this data science track will teach the skills and provide the practical experience for you to be successful.    The Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) features a comprehensive curriculum,…

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DevOps the Wall of Confusion understanding the basics of DevOps

In a traditional development cycle, the development  team kicks things off by “throwing” a software release “over the wall” to Operations. Operations picks up the release artifacts and begins preparing for their deployment. Operations manually hacks the deployment scripts provided by the developers or creates their own scripts. They also hand edit configuration files to…

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Embedding Microsoft Virtual Academy Learning Resources into your MOOC

With the advent of blended learning students may want to or need to complete a particular Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) training session as part of their course Many institutions now implement Blended learning where student learn at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of…

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Introducing – Microsoft Imagine Academy

We are excited to announce that effective January 11th, 2015 the Microsoft IT Academy https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/it-academy/default.aspx will be renamed Microsoft Imagine Academy. With the change, Microsoft Imagine will be the single identity used for all Microsoft programs, tools and initiatives aimed at students to drive technology, computer science, coding and employability skills. Microsoft Imagine Academy will…

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Know it. Prove it. Backstage Pass Sweepstakes campaign

Building and sharing your Windows 10 development Skills Win you a trip to Seattle and a backstage pass to see all the exciting things happening across the Microsoft campus. The Microsoft Backstage Pass Sweepstakes winner will:   Visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy studios and chat with our experts Explore the Microsoft Envision Centre with a…

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IMAGINE@MVA online learning resources free to students

As part of Microsoft’s commitment to empowering students to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and developers, we are introducing a complete set of Computer Science training resources & certifications on the Imagine@MVA site.  This content was created to engage and excite students of all ages (9-18) and help educators build effective STEM programs. …

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Microsoft Virtual Academy Hero Start your Career today!

“If I am honest I normally skim read emails to this account, even those from Microsoft (shock horror!) The email regarding the MVA facility however really caught my eye. It is really nice to not only gain more knowledge on the latest Microsoft technologies but also have something material to show for it. Very much…

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Microsoft Training and Certification Guide

We have just released a new Training & Certification Guide app into the Windows 8 store The app is a great tool for student, educators and professionals for evaluating which technical courses and certifications should be completed to gain Microsoft Professional Certifications. Available here: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/cebcb8be-d6c0-48dd-bace-1a916f3f5f12 The Training and Certification Guide features an interactive chart of…

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MOOC Learning and Gamification with Microsoft Virtual Academy

  Microsoft Virtual Academy ‘MVA’ is Microsoft very own MOOC with over 1 million registered user. MVA is a great way to learn & share. MVA is a great way to enable you to learn new aspects and train yourself in how to best use Microsoft software and services and gain accreditation and recognition via…

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A busy week of announcements what happened at TechEd Europe 2013

TechEd Europe 2013 Madrid This week over 5,000 customers, partners, press, speakers and Microsoft staff attend TechEd Europe in Madrid.The week started with a packed house for the keynote with Brad Anderson CVP of Windows Server & System Center.  Joining the onsite attendees, over 4,800 people watched the keynote streamed live. Brad Anderson Lands the…

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