A First Look into Microsoft’s new Education Website: Microsoft Learn

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Last week Microsoft announced the release of their new learning website: Microsoft Learn — the best way to start learning Microsoft technologies 

Microsoft launched more than 80 hours of learning content in 23 different languages for Azure, Dynamics 365, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, Power BI and more. All learning content is organized into modules, with 5 to 7 stems (also called units) and is about 30–60 minutes long. Each module has an overview, set of learning objectives time required for each unit, pre-requisites and amount of Experience Points (XP) rewarded. Completing modules and units allows you to receive points, achievements, trophies and level up; which then goes on your user profile. This is great for some competitivity in the office or even between your friends. 

Among the content, you’ll find experiences that will help get you ready for new certification exams for developers, administrators, solution architects and more.

Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft provides interactive and effective learning with modules integrated with Azure. You can learn through hands-on- labs, instructor-led training and video courses. Follow a guided learning path or learn at your own pace to build practical job skills you can start using right away. 

There are 90+ Modules with 580+ units in the Azure learning content alone. You can choose lessons available for Administrators, Business Analysts, Users. Developers and Solution Architects, ranging from beginner to intermediate levels. 

One of the Beginner’s Modules: “Introduction to Azure” includes creating and configuring your first virtual machine in the cloud. Throughout the module, you build foundational skills you need to launch your first virtual machine, add a web server and scale up your server for more power. Along with the foundational skills in this module, you also build the skills you need to land the job of your dreams or even change the world! 

Business Applications 

Elevate your career with Microsoft Business Applications, a set of Dynamics 365 applications that are connected by data and intelligence supported by the Microsoft Power platform. 

Dynamics 365 for Customer Service 

Customer Service is a key aspect of any customer relationship management strategy. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service has many great features that organizations can use to manage the services they provide to customers. Get introduced to the basics of Customer Service core components and get started working with cases.

Create apps in PowerApps 

Create and customize apps in PowerApps, along with learning how to manage and distribute your app. In the second module, learn how to customize apps by adding controls, images and logic. You also learn how to manage app versions sharing and environment in PowerApps.

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Automate a business process using Microsoft Flow 

This learning path in Microsoft Learn introduces you to Microsoft Flow and teaches you how to build two types of business workflows. In the 1st module you learn how to create your first flow along with how to use the Microsoft Flow mobile app. The 2nd module walks you through creating and processing an approval request for SharePoint.

Create and use reports with Power BI 

With Power BI you can create compelling visuals and reports. In the “Create and Share your first Power BI report” learn what Power BI is, including its building blocks and how they work together.  

In the “Getting Started With Power BI” module you will: 

  • Learn how Power BI services and applications work together. 
  • Explore how PowerApps can make your business more efficient. 
  • Learn how to create compelling visuals and reports.
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Start with the basics, then move to more advanced methods that address real-world challenges. As you use Microsoft Learn you can track progress, check knowledge and validate deployments to earn points, levels, achievements and trophies. 
Use this new resource to the advantage of you and your organization. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/

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