Microsoft Cloud Essentials
Get access to cloud services, education and support, for free.
Microsoft Cloud Essentials is a free annual subscription which includes cloud services, education, and support benefits. Cloud Essentials provides IT Implementers with hands-on experience, targeted educational opportunities, and access to experts in areas that matter most to increase knowledge and create a path to career advancement.
Get the hands-on cloud experience you need with free product trials and tools. Hands on Labs provide you with the instruction you need to master the cloud and learn the latest products – or keep current with evolving cloud technologies.
Increase your cloud knowledge with free courses from Pluralsight and certification through the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Program.
The IT Pro Career Center is an online resource designed to advance your career in cloud technologies. See what industry experts suggest for your cloud career path, and develop the skills to get there. Follow a learning curriculum at your own pace, with the flexibility to select the skills you need most to stay relevant.
About IT Pro Cloud Essentials: Cloud technology is changing rapidly and there are numerous benefits of keeping up-to-date. Many IT Professionals have identified possible career advancement, the ability to add value to your organization, recognition as a thought leader, being challenged, and helping your peers as benefits of staying current.
The IT Pro Cloud Essentials program helps IT Pros recognize these benefits in 3 key ways:
- Special offers on Microsoft Cloud Services to enable hands-on learning, because trials always seem to be the best way to learn. Specific benefits include free and discounted offers for Azure, Office 365 Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Cloud Cost Monitor, and more.
- Education and certification opportunities designed to let you meet your goals and learn on your own time, at your own pace.
- Tech support when you need it the most. Speak with a Microsoft Professional for your free technical support incident and get prioritized support in select TechNet forums.