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Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is an online portal for IT pros to learn about Microsoft’s cloud-based technologies. According to some sources, the Microsoft Virtual Academy was first put in place to provide IT professionals with training on Microsoft’s cloud based technologies.

It does not replace the partner portal or other learning portal, but it gives a (huge) collections of links, tracks, documents, courses, videos and a scoring methods (but actually only used for giving points, not for some form of gamification).

The idea is almost good and most of the material too. The track paths are quite useful and can help in planning you knowledge growing. Unfortuanlly there isn’t a simple and easy way to propose new content (like more links or documents).

Will be the collector of all the available references? Across Technet, MSDN, Microsoft blogs, other blogs, books, videos and so on? If it will, then it will become really useful… if not it will remain another source of (fragmented) information.

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Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.