Learn for free about Microsoft Products at Microsoft Virtual Academy

As I sit here at the ChannelPro SMB Forum Fall 2013, i was taking to some computer dealers and vars, who did not know some free resources the help train you staff… 

The  Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)  is a free training site for you to learn about Microsoft Products.

Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses.  

Developers who want to learn how to build apps for the web, Windows or Windows Phone can explore our courses on App Development training, HTML5 training, C# training, and Windows Phone app development.

IT Pros who are looking to evaluate, deploy, administer, update, and manage infrastructure in their organization should checkout our online courses on Windows Server training, Windows 8 training, Windows Azure training, and Microsoft Virtualization.


This site covers for example

Licensing Windows 8

This course covers Windows 8 licensing, identifies the type of user for each edition, and reviews the channels through which these editions can be purchased. At the end of the course we will review licensing Windows 8 for specific customer scenarios

You can take  this course here 

Microsoft Licensing Fundamentals

In this course we will look at licensing basics and clarify the various ways to acquire licenses for Microsoft software and services to help you choose the right licensing for your company’s needs. We will then review the benefits available with Software Assurance and how organizations can transition to cloud services.

You can take  this course Here 

Operating and Managing a Secure Windows 8 Environment

Keep your users safe and protect your infrastructure by using advanced Windows 8 technologies like AppLocker, BitLocker, and Windows Firewall. In this course, you will explore the security and privacy options in Windows 8 and learn how to manage a secure Windows 8 environment.

You can take  this course here