Upcoming MVA (MS Virtual Academy) Content

Quite likely you are curious about the content in the MVA, the Microsoft Virtual academy. You may even have checked a few of our engaging series.

Today I want to share with you a few coming events that may pick your interest.

Microsoft Azure Back End for Gaming   -   April 14, 2015 9am–5pm PDT


Looking to utilize the power and efficiency of cloud computing for your multiplayer games? Microsoft Azure is there for you, whether you're into .NET, Android, or iOS. Many games are now played online and can support millions of players. Get what you need to avoid the pitfalls others have encountered, learn the practical applications of Azure in games, create for scale, and help to minimize costs.


Adding Microsoft Azure Search to Your Websites and Apps   -   April 23, 2015 9am–2pm PDT


Want to add a great (even amazing) search experience to your apps and websites? Find out how to give your users the level of availability and efficiency they expect. Microsoft Azure Search is one of the latest services delivered in Azure, and it's gaining global popularity, from the United States, to Canada, Albania, and beyond.


You can also check the recordings of other events that have been popular:

C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners


Want to learn a different language? Over the course of 25 episodes, our friend Bob Tabor, from www.LearnVisualStudio.net, teaches you the fundamentals of visual C# programming. Tune in to learn C# concepts applicable to video games, mobile environments, and client applications. We walk you through getting the tools, writing code, debugging features, customizations, and much more! Each concept in this C# for beginners course is broken into its own video so you can search for and focus on the information you need.


Introduction to ASP.NET MVC


Devs, are you looking to level up your web dev skills? Are you a front-end coder who wants to learn how to build data-driven, server-side web applications? Maybe you know some Web Forms and want to make the jump to ASP.NET MVC? This exciting new ASP.NET introduction course focuses on the basics of this popular framework for building scalable, standards-based web applications using well-established design patterns, so you can ramp up quickly.


Programming in C# Jump Start


This developer training course covers C#, Microsoft’s managed C-style language for the .NET Framework. Specifically, this C# programming course can help you prepare for Exam 70-483, a key component of the MCSD: Windows Store Apps certification.

Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jerry Nixon and the co-founder of Crank211, Daren May, provide sample after sample to show simple and complex techniques that you as a C# developer can take back to your workplace. This C# online tutorial is engaging and demo rich, and it is tailored for intermediary to seasoned developers looking to bulk up on C# or for a refresher on core concepts and features.