Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Feed You Should Read #8 - msdev

Today’s feed is different from the previous ones, and instead of an individual it is a site/vendor/company sponsored/etc feed from Microsoft.

MS tech is a very slippery eel. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on it, it twists and slips from your fingers… Today’s feed is a means to help you catch that eel (or at least help you keep a start to get a grip on that twisty basta… :p )





The site is a free training resource for many things Microsoft. See that snap above? The 1,000? That’s not 1,000 posts, but 1,000 training sessions! See the categories above too? If you’re IT or Dev, there’s got to me something there for you.

Oh, the cost? Free.

Yep, Free.

Not have the time to attend a live session? That’s cool because they are recorded and you can catch on demand them as you can.

Like labs and not lectures/sessions? They have those too.

By the way, don’t let the “solution providers” in the subtitle throw you. We are ALL “solution providers” and so this training is for all of us, professional or hobbyist.

Why do I like this feed and think you might also?

The pace of change from Microsoft is not only not slowing, it is picking up. It’s all we can do to keep our heads above the technology water. And with training budgets slashed/nuked, getting the needed training is harder by the day.

That and the coming wave is going to be one of the biggest ever. .Net 4, VS 2010, TFS 2010, Office 2010, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010 and so on. In the next 12 months we’re going to have more new stuff thrown at us than likely ever in the past.

And it’s all looking like GOOD stuff. Stuff we’re really going to want to use (and not just ignore and hope it goes away). Now’s the time to start getting up to speed on that “stuff”. Time to catch the wave… Because it’s JUST like a tidal wave. Not a normal wave that crests and breaks, but one that keeps coming on and on and on and on…

That’s why I dig this site. It’s going to help me and my team survive the wave.

This site seems a little familiar, like that I might have mentioned it in the past, does it? Yep, An official “bunch” free of SQL Server 2008 R2 / SQL Server 2008 Express web sessions and how-to’s videos coming starting in September and How about 716, or so, free live and on-demand development training courses/web sessions? Then head on over to… 

You see I like free training.

So do you use MS tech? In IT or Dev? Doing anything in .Net, SQL Server, Windows Server, Windows 7, Expression, Web, Visual Studio, [insert like a bunch more MS product titles here], etc ? Like free? Then there are 1000+ free, live, on demand and virtual labs just waiting for you…

Snap of the latest post:


Blog Information:

Name: – Microsoft Training for solution providers
Post Types: Microsoft Related Training

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