Need to Skill Up Fast on Microsoft Technology? We Have You Covered with Free Courses
Guest post by Andrew Parsons, Academic and Developer Marketing Lead @ Microsoft Learning Experiences
In the fast paced world of app development, it’s sometimes easy to get left behind. There’s nothing quite like being in a hackathon, having a cool idea, and then not being able to figure out how to implement it.
Even the Microsoft developer technology stack is moving at a much faster rate than it used to. We’re here to help. At Microsoft Virtual Academy, we have thousands of freely available, high quality video tutorials and courses on all kinds of things. So if it’s your first time using Visual Studio, we can show you the ropes.
Or maybe you’re trying to implement Microsoft Azure as your cloud backend solution but need a little guidance. Well, we have you covered there too. (Oh, what’s that? You’re at an AT&T Hackathon and they’re giving away a prize for best app that uses Azure, and you have this great idea for a killer Android app that uses Azure as the backend? Such a coincidence.)
Maybe you’re going to try to create a universal app, cross-platform app, a game that runs on different machines, a cloud service for other app makers to consume, an IoT solution, a … the list goes on. Guess what? Microsoft Virtual Academy, lovingly known as MVA by the more than three and a half million developers, has all that and more.
MVA has a lot of courses, from fundamentals and introductory stuff all the way to deep dives into specific topics. We think you’re going to learn something – even if it’s something tiny. Heck, we even have tutorials that will help you with programming languages. For example, the Twenty C# Questions Answered course is designed around the top questions posted in StackOverflow about C#. You don’t need to watch it all in order – just go straight to the bit you need. Act like a sponge and soak it all up. Boom! You’re learning and you’re on your way to being even more effective as a dev.
So, check it out. Microsoft Virtual Academy. One of the best resources you can have in your tool belt as a developer looking at integrating Microsoft technology into your app, whether it be for Windows, or maybe for something a little different.
If you see a Microsoft guy or gal at your local AT&T Hackathon, come and say hi. They’re happy to help.