Visual Studio Dev Essentials -Free Hosting, SQL Server Dev Edition…

So this looks like a great new free Microsoft Offering:

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-dev-essentials-vs.aspx

lots of Cloud Services:

  • Azure credit ($25/month for 12 months)*
  • Visual Studio Team Services account with five users*
  • App Service free tier
  • HockeyApp free tier
  • Application Insights free tier

Source: Microsoft

lots of free  Training:

  • Pluralsight (3-month subscription)— for limited time only 6 month**
  • Selected Xamarin University courses on-demand*
  • WintellectNOW (3-month subscription)*
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy
  • HackHands Live Programming Help ($25 credit)*
  • Priority Forum Support*

Source: Microsoft

and lots more…

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Architecture Course Mar/April in Syd,Melb,Bris and Perth

Again this is not a free event but for $399 for a 5 day course and preparation for M/S certification looks like good value for money. The following information is extracted from the Microsoft Events site for Australia:

AUWW081 – Azure Infrastructure and Architecture Course​

Saxons Brisbane

Starts:  Monday, 7 March 2016 9:00 AM     Ends:  Friday, 11 March 2016 5:00 PM    Time zone: (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

AUWW081 – Azure Infrastructure and Architecture Course​

Saxons Perth

Starts:  Monday, 11 April 2016 9:00 AM     Ends:  Friday, 15 April 2016 5:00 PM    Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Perth

AUWW081 – Azure Infrastructure and Architecture Course​

Saxons Melbourne

Starts:  Monday, 7 March 2016 9:00 AM     Ends:  Friday, 11 March 2016 5:00 PM    Time zone: (GMT+10:00) Australia (East)

AUWW081 – Azure Infrastructure and Architecture Course​

Saxons Sydney

Starts:  Monday, 14 March 2016 9:00 AM     Ends:  Friday, 18 March 2016 5:00 PM    Time zone: (GMT+10:00) Australia (East)