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Take an MCP exam and get a free Second Shot

Take an MCP exam, and get a free Second Shot

Take a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam between January 5, 2015, and May 31, 2015. If you fail it the first time, you get a free retake!

Move to the cloud with Azure and System Center 2012 R2

Move to the cloud with Azure and System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers this free Jump Start training on Azure and System Center 2012 R2 for IT professionals looking to securely and seamlessly move their on-premises networks to the cloud. Instructors Keith Mayer and Brian Lewis explore how to manage more data without more hardware, protect data with off-site backups, and prepare for disaster recovery.

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Microsoft Office

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012

For a limited time, you can download this 10-chapter e-book by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Windows Server 2012

For a limited time, you can download this free e-book by Mitch Tulloch: Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition (PDF, Mobi, EPub).

Visual Studio 2012

For a limited time, you can download the first 12 chapters of this e-book by Kraig Brockschmidt: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.