New free courses at the Microsoft Virtual Academy, August 2014
In this review, we’ll talk about free courses at the Microsoft MVA Virtual Academy , which will be useful for both professional software and IT pro developers and beginners. Please note that the video player on the site for a number of courses that are created in English contains the ability to enable Russian subtitles.
Hit! Quick start of development for Kinect 2
Learn about the new APIs and application models, and see amazing demos and examples (open source) for both the desktop and the Windows store. Learn more about Kinect Fusion (Real-Time 3D Modeling), Face Tracking, and Visual Gesture Builder Gesture Tools. Discover new sensor technologies, NUI (natural user interface), application development potential and practical solutions.
Hit! Programming Robot Systems with Visual Studio
In this course, you will learn how to write code that works with hardware (by connecting to the connectors on the board) as if you are working with a regular application, but with the difference that you will have a physical subject under control. Learn about additional types of hardware and how to program robots that move and interact with their environment. See how to increase their attention and the ability to interact with physical objects, making robots more perfect. In conclusion, you will get acquainted with the tools for developing both autonomous robots and remotely controlled ones that can move on wheels or limbs. This course will allow you to understand the simplicity of programming robots!
New one !Application development and promotion for the Windows 8.1 / Windows Phone 8.1
platform. The course covers new features of the Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 platforms, in particular the unification of platforms and the development of universal applications. Also discussed are the new features of XAML and the features of creating applications for alternative platforms based on Microsoft tools and technologies, as well as monetization and promotion of applications. The course is built on the basis of video recordings of the reports of the track “Developing client applications for Windows and Windows Phone” at the DevCon 2014 conference.
New ! Advanced Application Development Features for Windows 8.1 / Windows Phone 8.1
The course covers various additional features of applications for the Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 platforms, such as the Nokia Imaging SDK, Cortana, the creation of mobile web applications, push notifications and geofencing, the MVVM pattern, as well as testing and profiling applications. The course is built on the basis of video recordings of the reports of the track “Developing client applications for Windows and Windows Phone” at the DevCon 2014 conference.
New ! Development and implementation of enterprise applications
The course is built on the basis of video recordings of the reports on the track “Developing client applications for Windows and Windows Phone” at the DevCon 2014 conference. The course discusses the main mobile and tablet scenarios for enterprise applications, architecture, issues of using existing code, technical tools and components for creating applications, ways and deployment and deployment scenarios; and application security and protection issues.
New! Big Data solutions in the cloud: the concept of modern solutions
The course is designed to familiarize yourself with the concept of modern Big Data solutions that exist on the Microsoft platform and the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Big Data is a new industry trend, and it's important to be familiar with the functionality offered on the Microsoft platform.
New one !Creating and testing applications for SharePoint 2013
The course is based on reports from the Corporate Development track of the DevCon 2014 conference. The course discusses issues that need to be considered when building applications for SharePoint 2013, including in the Cloud, and configuring the environment depending on the type the solution being developed and the development process used, as well as the use of TFS to manage the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint application across the enterprise.
New one ! Best Practices for Using System Center
The course introduces best practices for configuring and operating System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM) and System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager (SCSM). Experts with MVP status in the relevant areas share their experience, answer questions and give recommendations that will help to avoid the most common mistakes and get the most out of using products.
New ! Hyper-V Technical Overview
The course provides a technical overview of the most important and interesting features of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2. Some of these features first appeared in Windows Server 2012 and were further developed in R2. Others are brand new. In addition to the functions of the hypervisor itself, changes in the network stack of the operating system are considered, which allow virtual machines to achieve maximum performance of network operations.
New one ! Scenarios for Using Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is an integrated solution designed to build the IT infrastructure of small enterprises. The course discusses the features of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials edition and the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Experience roles that simplify administration and integration with cloud services, demonstrate the quick deployment and configuration of a server for a small company in a physical, virtual, and Microsoft Azure environment, discuss migration options to other server platforms while increasing the size of the company.
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Which course topics are you most interested in?
- 58.6% Application Development 112
- 42.9% Information Technology, IT Pro 82
- 19.3% Development for robots, sensors 37
- 40.8% Content for Beginners 78