Microsoft Ignite and Business Applications Launch free online events

Microsoft Ignite is a free online training event that starts Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time.  Registration information is available at

The Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event is also free and starts Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

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Microsoft Build 2020 is now free online event

Microsoft Build has been changed to an online only event this year, and runs from May 19 to May 21, 2020 starting at 8 AM Pacific Time.  Registration for this online educational event is free at

Training offers free online training for participating library card holders, the online learning platform owned by LinkedIn, offers free training through participating public libraries for library card holders through its Lynda Library program.    The library patron must log in through their local library’s digital resources website and not through the main website.  A full list of courses may be found at

Users also have the option to link their LinkedIn Learning and accounts. content is also available using iOS, Android, and streaming apps.

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Small Business Administration (SBA) cybersecurity recommendations

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available online tools and resources to help protect small businesses from cybersecurity attacks.  These include:


Take Microsoft certification exams remotely with Online Proctored Exam Delivery

Microsoft allows users to take its certification exams remotely as well as at Pearson VUE testing centers by using Online Proctored (OP) Exam Delivery.  The user’s computer will have to meet certain system requirements and the user will be monitored remotely by an exam proctor via webcam and microphone.

More information is available at

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PASS Summit 2017 live-streamed online event November 1

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) will have a live stream of events held at the Seattle PASS Summit 2017 conference on November 1st, starting at 08:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time.

PASS Summit is a conference devoted to SQL Server, Azure, and other Microsoft data technologies.

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Grow with Google – A 1 billion dollar grant initiative to train workers and grow businesses

On October 12th 2017, Google announced a one billion dollar grant initiative to nonprofits around the world to help train workers as well as grow businesses.

Applied Digital Skills is a part of this project and is a free online resource for learning digital skills.

More information is at

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Microsoft releases updated set of free Technology e-Books

Microsoft has released an updated set of free Technology e-Books on various subjects.  The full list can be found here.

    Book topics include:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows 10 and Windows Server
  • SQL Server
  • Visual Studio
  • Power BI
  • Dynamics CRM
  • Azure
  • PowerShell
  • SharePoint
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Microsoft Build 2017 conference May 10th – 12th in Seattle

Microsoft’s annual developer conference will run May 10th – 12th 2017 in Seattle, WA. Live streaming of the event can be found at starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Time/11 a.m. Eastern Time.

Sessions at the event include Visual Studio enhancements and the soon to be released Cortana Skills Kit.

More information can be found at and #MSBuild.

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Microsoft Data Amp – Online Event April 19th 2017 at 8 AM PT

Microsoft Data Amp, a live online event on data and analytics, will start at April 19th 2017 at 8 AM PT (Pacific Time).   The event includes keynote speakers and demos of Azure and other data solutions.

More information is at #MSDataAmp and