In October, During Ignite 2018 Conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the availability of new free interactive and sandbox based learning platform called  “Microsoft Learn”, and during these months Microsoft has been adding more and more specific contents for different roles such as Azure Developer, Azure Administrator, Azure Architect etc.

There is a specific learning path for all roles and you can experience different role based contents being aligned in each bucket.

Soon you will be seeing more specific contents for Power BI, Power Apps, Microsoft Flow and Dynamics 365 etc being added in to this platform.

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Benefits of Microsoft Learn:

  • No Fee: This platform is free, you are going to use a free azure sandbox for playing around with Hands-on learning.
  • Points for Learning: XP points for each sections you complete and you have different levels. I am on Level 7 on my learning curve.
  • Specific Learning paths leads you to successful Microsoft certification exams. a learning path tailored to today’s developer and technology masterminds and designed to prepare you for industry-recognized Microsoft certifications.

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End of Microsoft Virtual Academy(MVA)

Microsoft Virtual Academy has been a free platform for learning about Microsoft technologies and earn completion certificates etc. Since we have the new interactive learning experience available through Microsoft Learn, Microsoft has decided to phase out Microsoft Virtual Academy and we have received an email confirming the same.

Planned complete retirement of MVA by Jan 29’ 2019.

Excerpt from the email received:

To simplify your tech training journey, we are consolidating our learning resources and retiring Microsoft Virtual Academy in phases, beginning on January 31, 2019. Complete site retirement is scheduled for later in 2019. Check your MVA Dashboard frequently for courses you have started that are retiring. To earn your certificates of completion, be sure to finish any courses by January 31, 2019.


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Enough said based on my experience I found Microsoft Learn is the new age learning platform providing gamified experience through the learning curve and earning XP points, unlocking achievements gives you a level of satisfaction. Smile

So join Microsoft Learn today.

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