Online Learning for IT Pros, DBAs, and Developers
Our eLearning events provide you with a unique opportunity to:
- Immerse yourself in the hottest technology topics around—without leaving the office
- Learn directly from the industry's top experts as they share their real-world advice and perspectives
- Take your skills to the next level in a low-cost, hassle-free way
- Post questions to our instructors and learn from the experiences of your peers
- Conveniently step away from class for few minutes or an entire session (you can view what you missed anytime on-demand for up to 60 days)
April 23, 2013
With Wally McClure
Mobile development is a hot item. Customers are buying iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and many other mobile computing devices at a record pace. Devices based on iOS and Android are nearly 80 percent of the marketplace. RIM continues to be dominant in the business area across the world. Nokia's growth with Windows Phone will grow worldwide. At the same time, clearly web development is a tremendous driver of applications, both on the public Internet and on private networks. How can developers target these various mobile platforms with web technologies? Developers can write web applications that take advantage of each mobile platform, but that is a lot of work. Into this space, the jQuery Mobile framework was developed. This eLearning series will provide an overview of mobile web development with jQuery Mobile, a detailed look at what the jQuery Mobile framework provides for us, how we can customize jQuery Mobile, and how we can use jQuery Mobile inside of ASP.NET.
May 9, 2013
With Ben DeBow
Some say performance tuning SQL Server is an art; others say it’s a science. It’s a bit of both of those, but also more. Many factors determine how well (or poor) SQL Server will perform, and it starts well before any application database is installed into an instance. Whether you’re a DBA/IT focused person or a developer, to properly provide your end users with the performance the business requires, you must ensure that not only do you pay attention to the application and things like queries and indexes, but also things like hardware, the OS, and basic configuration. The little things matter.
May 16, 2013
With Kevin Stumpf & Danny Warren
Windows 8 has emerged as the next generation operating system. Unique to Windows 8 is the ability to run legacy desktop applications as well as brand new Windows Store Apps. These new Apps are dependent on the state of the art WinRT API, which grants simplified access to core OS features. These features provide massive power to developers to create unique Apps in ways never before thought possible.
May 21 and May 23, 2013
With John Savill
Many people have heard of SMS, MOM, DPM, and Opalis. These individual products have gone through many versions and functionality evolutions, all of which have led to System Center 2012. These products are now components of System Center 2012, which offers organizations a complete management platform for desktops, servers, and the entire heterogeneous datacenter, managing far more than just Microsoft components. In this two-part eLearning event, John Savill will walk you through the key components and capabilities of System Center 2012, what’s involved in using the components, and the benefit they can bring to your environment.
Available On-Demand through May 27, 2013
With Dan Holme and Gary Lapointe
Windows PowerShell is the preferred tool for administering and automating SharePoint 2010, 2013, and Office 365. If you've been holding back on learning PowerShell, the time has come to tackle it. There’s no better way to get up to speed, fast, with PowerShell than with SharePoint MVPs Dan Holme and Gary Lapointe as they join forces to accelerate your learning curve in this one-of-a-kind workshop,available on-demand. You’ll be administering and automating SharePoint configuration and management by the end of four intensive and highly practical sessions.
Available On-Demand through May 25, 2013
With Paul Turley
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is Microsoft’s flagship reporting tool. A very capable and mature product introduced in 2004, SSRS is the go-to tool for all types of report designs. Report wizards and drag-and-drop features will get you started but the learning curve goes up if you need to design more than basic reports.
Available On-Demand through April 29, 2013
With Paul Robichaux
Every new version of Exchange brings changes, and Exchange 2013 is no exception. This event will help equip you to upgrade to Exchange 2013 by examining the most critical changes Microsoft has made in the new version, including the new division of labor between the mailbox and CAS roles, the introduction of PowerShell 3.0, and a rethinking of how Microsoft believes customers should provide perimeter security and message hygiene for Exchange.
Available On-Demand through April 25, 2013
With Stacia Misner
Excel 2013 includes built-in self-service business intelligence functionality that allows you to delve deeper into your data. You can use Excel to start analyzing data as a simple data model, and then progressively add more data from a variety of data sources to enrich your analysis. Using the PowerPivot add-in, you can fine-tune the structure of the model to better support exploration and enrich the model with calculations and key performance indicators.
Available On-Demand through April 20, 2013
With Ulysses Ludwig
Many SharePoint administrators and developers dive head first into a challenge without knowing all of their options. Many of us listen to the requirements then immediately crack open Visual Studio and start off on our development journey. Unfortunately, anyone who has ever developed for SharePoint using Visual Studio knows that there is no such thing as “quick and easy.” For example, the ambitious developer will need a development environment and possibly even a test and staging environment and there are often complications that arise from the deployment of the code.