IT Pro Cloud Essentials Program

Kevin Feasel

2016-04-22

Cloud

Grant Fritchey talking about a new Microsoft program:

You need to start working on adding Azure knowledge to your skill set. If you have access to an MSDN license, getting into Azure is easy because of the credits available. However, not everyone works for a company that provides MSDN or has purchased a license. In that case, getting into Azure, just for testing and learning could be expensive (I frequently “spend” $150/month with my MSDN credits). However, Microsoft is very serious about getting everyone moved into this space. They’ve launched a new free program called IT Pro Cloud Essentials. Not only does it give you Azure credit, but you also get access to O365, another set of skills and understanding you need to acquire.

Also check out their Visual Studio Dev Essentials program.  Its Azure credit is only $25 a month, but offers you SQL Server 2014 (and will offer 2016) Developer Edition.

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