Cloud Academy to Bring Continuous Training to Microsoft Azure IoT App Developers

Today I am proud to announce our collaboration with Microsoft and the Microsoft Azure IoT team to build learning paths, hands-on labs, quizzes, and high-quality learning material for the Cloud Academy library.

At Cloud Academy, it is our mission to support our customers on the cloud technologies that they choose for their businesses. Over the last 12 months, our Content leadership recognized the growing demand for Microsoft Azure and Internet of Things (IoT) training in our platform, both from individual customers and large enterprises worldwide.

I am personally amazed by the new cloud services and products built in Microsoft Azure, and we will continue to heavily invest in the creation of learning materials and learning paths for Microsoft Azure for our customers.

You can read more about our collaboration in the official press release below.

Cloud Academy to Bring Continuous Training to Microsoft Azure IoT App Developers

San Francisco, California, June 1, 2017 — Today, Cloud Academy announced a collaboration with Microsoft in the creation of online training content to help get developers up to speed developing apps on the Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Microsoft will work with and advise the Cloud Academy content development team in the planning of courses, hands-on labs, and quizzes that will make up the learning path to aid developers in app creation on the IoT platform. All of the content created will be owned by Cloud Academy and will only accessible on their platform.

Commenting on the collaboration, Bessie Weiss, Head of Content, Cloud Academy said, “At Cloud Academy, we are driven to provide the most up-to-date training content available to developers and their organizations. We understand how vital it is for workers and businesses to keep current with all of the latest updates and releases on cloud platforms. As these changes are ongoing, our training is continuous to meet its demands. We are thrilled to work with the Microsoft Azure IoT team, to bring our expertise in creating best-in-class Azure training to this emerging field, and to better serve developers in what they do.”
Cloud Academy’s Josh Lane, Azure Researcher, and Instructor adds, “The Microsoft Azure IoT Suite offers a comprehensive bundle of services for building connected applications across a range of devices and physical footprints. From geo-scale messaging and databases to real-time streaming analytics and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, as well as tight integration with the full Azure cloud platform, developers have everything they need to build the next generation of intelligent IoT solutions. As an Azure MVP and Cloud Academy instructor, I’m super-excited about our content collaboration with Microsoft in the IoT space, and can’t wait to see what we build together!”

Commenting on choosing Cloud Academy for this collaboration, Jerry Lee, Director, Cloud Platform Marketing, Microsoft Corp. said, “The Microsoft Azure IoT Suite enables customers to capture and analyze untapped data that can improve business results. We are pleased to work with Cloud Academy to support the next generation of developers creating apps for this platform.”
“At Cloud Academy, our learning experience is enhanced by great content combined with stellar learning technology,” said Stefano Bellasio, CEO, Cloud Academy Inc. “This combination has always been our secret for helping enterprise companies worldwide to get their teams up to speed with cloud technologies with a continuous learning approach. There is not really a beginning and an end with Cloud Academy – the teams we see move from one project to another and keep using our platform every month to keep their cloud skills updated. We also see people enjoying our bite-sized content to assess their skills or learn on the go with their colleagues. IoT is a crucial trend for us, and we are proud to have Microsoft’s support in delivering some of the best learning paths we have produced so far.”

Throughout the coming year, Cloud Academy will release new content designed with the advice of the Azure IoT team, which will provide developers the training they need to build apps on the IoT platform.

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Stefano's a computer engineering guy that loves building products. He's the CEO and co-founder of CloudAcademy.com. All his experience is in the web hosting and cloud computing industry where he started other companies before. He loves talking with all readers of Cloud Academy blog, so feel free to email him at stefano@cloudacademy.com!

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