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Training and Download Links for IT Professionals

This is a list of often-used and requested resources

As an IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft, it's my job to help IT Professionals to essentially learn how to best "help themselves" to finding technical information about Microsoft Technologies.  The way I go about this is by helping IT Pros through Microsoft Events such as TechNet and IT Camps, speaking at community-lead events and Meetups, as well as online through my blog at, through Twitter (@bobhms), LinkedIn and more.

The topics that are top of mind from IT Pros are generally what are the latest and greatest technologies from Microsoft on the server side.  For example, today I'm spending lots of time discussing Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, Hyper-V Server, and Windows Azure and where IT Pros can download these software titles and/or sign up to try out Windows Azure and the new Infrastructure as a Service offering.  The other reoccurring theme that IT Pros are generally asking about is how to  learn more about these technologies and get familiar with them, so I refer them to Microsoft's FREE eLearning platform Microsoft Virtual Academy where they can learn about these technologies and much more at their own pace.

I created a blog post that summarizes each of these which you can always refer back to at the shortened URL, but I'll also list the downloads below for easy access.


FREE Training and Downloads

Microsoft Virtual Academy - FREE Training

Download Windows Server 2012

Download System Center 2012 with SP1

Download Hyper-V Server

FREE 90-day Trial of Windows Azure

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IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft educating IT Pro's on the latest Microsoft technologies. Focused on Microsoft Cloud and collaboration technologies.