Microsoft SaaS Academy
Free courses to accelerate your business
Bringing together best practices and guidance from Microsoft employees, partners, and customers to help businesses accelerate their "Software as a Service" journey, addressing both business and technical aspects.
Learn about SaaS
Understand basics, as well as advanced technical scenarios for SaaS business and solutions
Pick the right technology
Learn which solutions suit your needs best, utilise out-of-the-box AI services, security and IoT capabilities.
Partner with Microsoft
Learn about partnership with Microsoft and how to benefit from Microsoft Marketplace
Should my customers share the same instanse of the solution, or I should deploy per customer?
If you have this question we highly recommend to get an introduction to SaaS architecture session.Watch
Learn about the most important metrics of SaaS business and how they align with your current SaaS journey stage.
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Monolith vs Microservices
Each approach has it's own benefits. Learn the difference between monolithic approach and microservices architecture, as well patterns used while building resilient cloud solutions.Watch
In this session, we will zoom in on how SaaS companies are creating value for customers and ultimately enables an organization to capture value – and continues to do so.Watch
Frontend on Azure
If you want to run frontend on a managed platform that is scalable and optimised for global distribution - learn about Azure Static Web Apps which brings global avaliability and dynamic scale with integrated serverless APIs.Watch
How to achieve portability in Cloud with OSS?
Learn technical fundamentals of using OSS in your SaaS applicationv and how Postgres & MySQL can help archieve portability in SaaS solution.Watch
Introduction to security in SaaS
Learn how to handle authentication and authorization, how to monitor and improve security posture and what additional services you can benefit from when building solutions on top of Azure.Watch
Why SaaS and why now?
As technology revenues are moving from products to services, and customers choosing to subscribe to their solutions, and aspire that their suppliers assume responsibility for the complexity make SaaS the right business model to choose going forward.Watch
Hybrid approach with Azure
Learn about Azure Arc and other services, which can ease cloud adoption and support Hybrid approach to the cloud.Watch
Fish model: path to profitability
One of the key things to consider and focus on is profitability. Hear from TSIA about "Swallowing the Fish”. TSIA has studied the evolution of the technology industry and noted how new patterns have emerged.Watch
Cloud Adoption for traditional software company
Learn about Cloud Adoption framework and new skills required for cloud environment.Watch
Organizational changes required to operate SaaS
Learn about how the organization should transform in order to become successful in a SaaS delivery model.Watch
Transforming the monolith
Unsure how to start rebuilding the monolithic legacy application? Join this session to learn how to come up with a strategy for modernization.Watch
Panel discussion: transforming into SaaS
In this session you can hear real testimonies from these companies who have already started their journey to saas and hopefully get insight about the journey, the pitfalls, and the key points to focus on to ensure a successful transformation.Watch
Enterprise-scale environments & landing zones
Learn more about Azure Landing zones which support cloud adoption at scale by providing repeatable environments, with consistent configuration and controls.Watch
How Microsoft does DevOps?
By changing the way we work through DevOps, we deliver better products to our customers and better results to the business. But DevOps adoption isn’t easy. Beyond implementing new processes and technology, the ultimate key to a successful DevOps practice is embracing a DevOps culture.
How Microsoft does Customer Success?
Learn from Microsoft about the role of Customer Success in SaaS organizations, transformation through maturing our consumption business and importance of customers' adoption of technology in a saas world – to prevent churn.Watch
Collecting Customers' feedback
User-centered design is fundamental to the success of a product. Of all the things you need to do, collecting feedback from your users is one of the most important points in making good product and technical decisions. Learn techniques to collect this feedback, but also to integrate it into your development workflow.Watch
Optimizing SaaS customer journey
How to get end-to-end visibility through the entire customer journey, how to solve integration challenges, and how to build a data-driven culture that will help your team to make the right decisions.Watch
Introduction to Microsoft Marketplace
Microsoft Marketplace can support market reach and sales of your SaaS solution. Get an introduction to the Marketplace value proposition for both software vendors and customers, and an overview of the various listing types and associated Marketplace Rewards.Watch
How to publish SaaS solution in Microsoft Marketplace
Learn about the technical fundamentals for simplified delivery for your SaaS application and technical best practices around selling via the Azure Marketplace (AppSource).Watch
Market trends for B2B marketplaces
Trends and insights in buyers' behavior and new era of marketplaces in B2BWatch
Get value from product and operational data
Learn how to transform data into insights from your SaaS application. Want to create personalized experiences in applications but not sure where to start?Watch
Accessibility: Why it matters?
Over 1 billion people worldwide live with a disability. That’s more than 15% of our global population! Each of us may encounter situational disabilities at some point throughout our everyday lives.Watch video
Accessibility: How to get started
Want to create a SaaS application that is inclusive and accessible for people with different needs & capabilities but not sure where to start?Watch
Join Founders Hub or ISV Success Program
Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub offers free access to the tech, coaching and support you need to hit your next milestone.
The new ISV Success Program helps you build and publish your solutions faster, accelerate innovation and reach more customers
Visma SaaS Transformation
Watch interview with Øyvind Larsen, Managing Director at Visma.
Salutare SaaS Journey
Watch the interview with Chris Dial, Co-Founder and CEO of Salutare.
ToolsGroup SaaS Transformation
Watch the interview with Riccardo Toni, Global SaaS Manager & Information System Security Officer at ToolsGroup.
Microsoft Marketplace for SaaS
Panel Discussion with SaaS companies Seeq and Metallic selling through Microsoft Commercial Marketplace.
Operational changes that are needed for business transformation
Panel discussion with SaaS companies Ortec and Arbor about the organizational transformation required when switching from a traditional model to SaaS.