Free Web Development Courses

Some of the most common questions I get from new developers is “How do I get started?” and “Are there free resources online for me to learn?“. The good news is that it is very easy to get started and Microsoft Virtual Academy is a phenomenal free resource online with hundreds of courses.

If you are just getting into web development I highly recommend visiting Web Development Courses and Beginner Courses to browse all the free courses Microsoft Virtual Academy has to offer. Simply register on the site to get complete access to the videos, course materials and example code.

There are many to choose from and they guide you from basic HTML to launching Web Apps using Microsoft Azure. Head on over and happy learning!

Build 2015 Highlights and Windows 10

The team over at Microsoft Virtual Academy has put together an amazing course focusing on the highlights of what we learned about Windows 10, and developing for it, at //build 2015.

The course is broken down into the following sections

  1. Introducing the Windows 10 App Model
  2. Windows + Open Source Software
  3. Microsoft Edge: Introducing the New Browser and Web App Platform for Windows 10
  4. Developing Universal Windows Apps in Visual Studio 2015
  5. Game Developers: Get the Most Out of Windows 10
  6. Internet of Things Overview

I highly recommend watching this free course to learn about all the new stuff coming out and how it will change the way we develop and interact with devices.

The course is available here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/best-of-build-and-windows-10