Jump starts are usually free sessions that Microsoft offers to help people “jump start” their education on a using a one or two day event or even just an hour long session explaining how to start using a feature or service that Microsoft has.
A current Jump Start coming up April 24th and 25th is Windows 8 UX Design Jump Start that will be covering everything from Navigation, Layout to charms and using touch.
I’ve done a few of these live but I also have done them after they have been recorded and watched on the Microsoft Virtual Academy. As a matter of fact I just finished an eight hour Hyper-V training.
I catch as much Channel 9 as I can
Another portal into learning is the – Born To Learn – website run by Microsoft.
The blog section is filled with tips, tricks, and the latest information about books coming out and so on.
The study groups for certification section is just beginning so now is a good time to start getting involved with the certifications since there is really no posts there that you have to start looking though pages and pages of information to find something out. I can really see this becoming a one place right now once information starts flowing on it. And I mean that in the nicest of ways. I really hate being a late comer to a help site and have to sift though a lot of stuff.
Microsoft Virtual Academy is a great place that Microsoft has developed to help people get familiar with what they have to offer. There are may IT items that help you start learning Windows 8 or even Windows 7 IT skills.
It is also starting to have more computer programmer related topics such as how to get certified in building windows 8 store applications.
It’s a great place to start.
Time has passed, things have changed, time to refresh everything.