The number of times “the cloud” comes up in any business or technology conversation is exceeded only by the number of consultants, book writers and Web sites offering to explain the concept. The Private Cloud Technologies stream of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is a good source for a couple of reasons. One, the courses are online and self-paced, so you can learn in bits. Two, there’s a good chance your cloud implementation will use at least some Microsoft technology, so it makes sense to learn about the company’s take on the space. And a bonus advantage: the courses are free.
A Microsoft blog post
details the different offerings. Overall, the MVA site is a good resource; the site claims more than 41,000 active students. One note of caution, however: the cloud course is fairly technical in nature and will be more suited to the techie-leaning members of your staff.
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