Get to know the Microsoft data platform. Whether you are interested in professional development for the data platform or SQL Server certification, the Learning Center is your go-to source.
Become an expert on SQL Server 2014 and the Microsoft data platform with new in-memory capabilities, faster data insights and cloud capabilities that help you simplify cloud adoption and unlock new hybrid scenarios. Access the latest resources including virtual labs, virtual events, online training, certification, and more that will enable you to make the most of your SQL Server investment.
Learn how SQL Server 2014 can help you improve performance speed by 10x - to-30x—using the same hardware you have today—and improve reliability.
Find out how running your data platform in a hybrid IT environment may give your organization cost benefits, with greater scale and flexibility. Learn from the experts on how to move from on-premises to the cloud one step at a time.
Get hands-on experience of Microsoft’s data insights platform as a key component of the Microsoft Cloud OS strategy, including the SQL Server relational databases, Windows Azure SQL Database, Azure HDInsight (Hadoop/big data), and Microsoft Power BI tools within Excel.
Learn about Microsoft big data tools as part of the Windows Azure HDInsight and storage services. Learn how to create map-reduce programs and automate the workflow of processing big data jobs. SQL developers will learn how Hive can enhance productivity with Hadoop data.
Learn how to analyze data for your big data solutions using business intelligence tools such as Excel and Reporting Services. This includes information on predictive analytics with Excel and Apache Mahout and you’ll also learn about NoSQL tools including Azure Tables and MongoDB.
Provide faster data insights to your organization, including Power Query, Power Map, and natural language querying with Power BI for Office 365. This full-day course is recorded live, demo-rich, and provides a full-day drilldown into Power BI features and capabilities.
This course provides an overview of Windows Azure SQL Database for both developers and IT pros. Students will learn how to create and work with SQL Database for common scenarios. Topics include overall architecture, management and development.
Learn how to use Windows Azure as a hosting environment for your SQL Server virtual machines. SQL Server in Windows Azure VM is an easy and full-featured way to be up and running in 10 minutes with a database server in the cloud.