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Microsoft Certifications have been updated. Plan to get your Virtualization and Cloud certifications today.Visit Microsoft Virtual Academy  for free training.
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 The new Office 365 subscriptions for consumers and small businesses


Office 365 Home Premium

A single subscription to Office 365 Home Premium covers the entire household. While you use a laptop, your daughter can use the PC in the den, and your son can use a tablet. You can each sign-in with your individual Microsoft accounts using your settings and accessing your documents, but you still need just one subscription to get:

  • All the Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher.*
  • Ability to use Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs shared among all users in the home. Subscribers also have flexibility to change their 5 devices at any time, and full featured Office applications are available for temporary use on any PC.
  • Nearly 3timesthe amount of SkyDrive storage with an additional 20GB over the 7GB you get for free.
  • 60 minutes of SkypeTM world calling per month to keep in touch with family anywhere.**
  • Premium licenses that are always up-to-date with latest new features and services released regularly. With the new Office, new capabilities will be added multiple times per year.

Office 365 Home Premium, a single subscription for up to 5 users, will be availablein both physical and online stores across 227 markets worldwide for$8.33 per month ($99.99 billed annually). A free 30 day trial will also be available online.


TechNet Local Event:

Windows Server 2012

Microsoft IT Camps are expert led, no-cost, hands-on training events for IT professionals, centered on the issues and workloads you’re tackling in your environment today. At Windows Server 2012 IT Camps you’ll gain deep technical insight into the new features and functionalities of Windows Server 2012. Hands-on demos and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts will cover a variety of topics including Server Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Server Management and Automation, Identity and Access, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Web and Application Platform. Register for a free all day IT Camp near you today.

Southfield,MI :

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013

  • New Jump Start Video
    Recordings Now Available!

    Many of you enjoyed the Microsoft Learning event, “Embracing the Consumerization of IT” Jump Start back on May 15-16, 2012 Whether you watched the entire course and want to review it again, missed the entire course or something in between, you should make a point of watching these great sessions right away!

    You can view everything on TechNet Videos by following this link:


    Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge - Exam 70-417 - Free MCSA Upgrade Training

    Are you already certified as an MCSA on Windows Server 2008 and looking to upgrade your certs to Windows Server 2012? This week, we've released a new Jumpstart online training course that specifically targets the certification objectives in Exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA on Windows Server 2012. This course will be broadcast live online as a 2-day accelerated version of the normal 5-day instructor-led course for experienced IT Pros. Here's the course details ...

    Course: Prepare for Exam 70-417 - Upgrading Skills to Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart

    Date(s): Oct 23rd and 24th, Noon - 7PM Eastern Time

    Registration: Register online at Microsoft Certified Community Connection portal


    Get more information and register here



    If you missed the February 19, 2013 webinar by Keith Mayer on Windows Azure and Active Directory,

    here are some links to help you catch up.

    ·         Watch: Building Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure

    ·         Activate:Sign-up for your own 90-day Windows Azure Free Trial Subscription ( 750 Compute Hours / 35GB Storage – Free for 90-Days )

    ·         Do It: Build a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Forest in the Cloud with Windows Azure ( Hands-on Lab Guide )

    ·         Get Live Help: Join Keith online at the next “Virtual Study Hall” for Live Assistance on Labs ( Weekly on Fridays, Over 20 Different Hands-on Labs Available! )

    ·         Chance to Win: Activate your Windows Azure trial in February for a Chance to Win a FREE Microsoft Surface! ( US residents only )