Empowering IT - Free resources for a career in cloud technology

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Today at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced more resources to help IT Professionals in their cloud career journey, including the launch of the Microsoft Tech Community - a place for IT Professionals to connect with Microsoft engineers, MVPs and their peers to drive discussion, exchange ideas and share best practices.

 

The digital transformation taking place in companies around the world is changing the nature of IT organizations, their roles, and the skills required in these roles. IDC believes that more than 50% of enterprise IT teams will need to create new cloud management roles by the end of 2016.[1] Microsoft is helping IT Professionals navigate through this digital transformation by providing free resources throughout their career journey; from planning their career path to getting started with Azure to hands-on practice with the latest cloud technology. Microsoft is providing resources to meet the needs of IT professionals globally and today expanding availability of the Microsoft IT Pro Career Center and IT Pro Cloud Essentials to 25 languages, extending across 40 markets.

 

1. Plan your career with Microsoft IT Pro Career Center, and get free expert advice on cloud career paths.

o Cloud career path mapping & skills needed by cloud role

o Self-paced curriculum by cloud role

o Personality traits survey to see how your traits match up to cloud roles

 

2. Get started using Azure with Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials, a free annual subscription to cloud services priority support and certification.

o $300 Azure credits (we are working hard to make this available however we aren't quite ready yet)

o Enterprise Mobility Suite 90-day trial

o Office 365 60-day trial

o Pluralsight 3-month subscription (10 pre-selected courses)

o Certification exam voucher discount

o Phone support incident

 

3. Stay current with the latest Microsoft cloud technologies subscribe to Microsoft Mechanics.

o Short video demos with the latest technology from Azure, Office, Windows and Surface

o Published weekly from Microsoft engineers and experts

 

We will continue to evolve and enhance these free programs to help IT Professionals along their career journey in cloud technology.

 

[1] IDC Market Spotlight, sponsored by Microsoft, “Cloud Driving Big Changes in IT Organizational Skills”, February 2016

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I'm at ignite come to our session tommorrow in A400 @ 9am which is all about IT Pro Career.