Thursday, March 10, 2016

Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses for Developers

Microsoft has Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) that has lots of good content for you ... Here are some developer classes the are all free
Windows 10 Development for Absolute Beginners
Interested in developing for Windows 10? If you're just getting started, join the always-popular Bob Tabor, as he steps you through dozens of modules. Plus, see lots of demos, take interesting challenges, and even play games, including the Album Cover Match Game, all while building your Windows 10 dev knowledge. Watch now!
Developing for Windows 10
Want to develop for Windows 10? Check out these courses! If you’re just getting started, join the always-popular Bob Tabor, as he steps you through dozens of modules of Windows 10 goodness. If you have experience developing apps for Windows 8.1 and want to try your hand at Windows 10, there are plenty of options for you, from explorations of the Universal Windows Platform, Live Tiles, and Inking, to data binding, speech recognition, and Cortana.​
Querying with Transact-SQL
Watch this course to learn to think in T-SQL – and prepare for much of Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012. In this series of self-paced modules - including lectures, demos, hands-on labs, and self-assessments – our expert instructors will teach you to build a solid Transact-SQL foundation and show you how to use Transact-SQL to retrieve, insert, update, and delete data in a database.
Using XML in SQL Server and Azure SQL Database    
View this course to learn about XML, a commonly used data format often used to store and communicate data structures used by applications. Our instructors show you how SQL Server and Azure SQL Database provide built-in support for XML that enables application developers to combine relational and XML data structures at the database level.
JavaScript for Experienced Developers
C#, C++, or Java Developers interested in adding JavaScript to your toolbox, watch this course led by the entertaining and informative Christopher Harrison. Learn how to create an object, classes, and inheritance. And look into advanced topics, like managing asynchronous operations. Plus, explore cool add-ins to enhance your apps. A must-watch!
Hybrid IT Management Part 1: Insights, Visibility, and Security Analytics
Watch this course  to get deep insights and visibility into your infrastructure, and learn to help protect your IT environment. Microsoft experts show you how to make the most of powerful, robust security and threat analytics capabilities as you modernize your datacenter, in this first in a multi-part series on hybrid IT management.