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New Microsoft Certification: MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect

Great news from Chicago!

In Ignite it has been announced that Microsoft Learning will release a new certification: MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect. This is a MCSD and not a MCSE, mainly because this exams primary validates development and DevOps Skills.

For you to get this brand new certification is necessary to pass the following Azure Exams:

Soon the Microsoft Learning website will be updated with this new MCSD, but you can start right away taking the exams. They are already available! When this new certification gets released, I will update this post with the proper link.

Will you take this three exams to obtain this certification?

UPDATE (28 may 2015): Link to the certification page: Link

Office 365 Developer Sessions at //Build 2015

Tomorrow it will start the //Build conference, unfortunately due to professional appointments I can’t attend, but we might expect some great news regarding Office 365 for Developers.

In //Build, we can find the following sessions regarding Office 365:

616 | Office Development Matters and Here’s Why…
630 | Get Your Hands Dirty with the Office 365 APIs, Authentication and SDKs
743 | Tried and True Practices for Transforming SharePoint Solutions to Cloud-ready Solutions
651 | Extending Custom Solutions with Excel, PowerPoint and Word Add-ins
655 | Overview of Cross-platform Mobile Development with Office 365
728 | Integrating Web Apps with Office 365
641 | Supercharging Your Custom Solutions with the Office 365 Unified API Endpoint
676 | Building Solutions with Office Graph
701 | Deep Dive into the Office 356 Groups REST API
694 | Build an Add-in for Outlook.com, Outlook and Office 365 that Reaches Over 400 Million Users
632 | Office 365 and Azure: A Developer’s Guide for Maximizing the Cloud
699 | Building Office Add-ins Using Node.JS
722 | iOS and Android Apps with Office 365
715 | Connecting to OneNote in the Cloud with Office 365 APIs
661 | Building Multi-Device Apps with Xamarin with Office 365 APIs
734 | New OneDrive APIs for developing against OneDrive and OneDrive for Business
742 | New Outlook APIs for developing against Outlook.com and Office 365
689 | Building a Single Page App Using Angular and Typescript Using Office 365 APIs
758 | Making Money with Office 365
643 | Introducing the Skype Developer Platform and the New Skype Web Developer Capabilities
767 | Building Universal Windows Apps with Office 365 APIs


In //build you can also signup to the Office 365 Developer Program so that you can stay in touch with all the information regarding developing applications based on Office 365. You also get a free one-year Office 365 developer subscription so that you can start developing some applications based on the Office 365 APIs. Once there you can also take the two mini labs available as part of the Office 365 Developer Program. If you complete one of then you will get an Office 365 Developer Program hoodie.


Have a fantastic //build conference!

Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

One more free eBook from Microsoft!!!

This time about Azure Automation. Really interesting to people that need to create some PowerShell automation without the need to have a specific VM for it.

More news is that Microsoft will release some more eBooks on Microsoft Azure: Machine Learning, WebApps, ...

More info on: Link