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Skillsoft Helps IT Professionals Keep Pace with Latest Updates to Microsoft® Offerings

7 August 2013

To keep pace with the continually evolving family of Microsoft products, Skillsoft offers a complete portfolio of multi-modal elearning solutions to help IT professionals stay abreast of product enhancements, new applications and prepare for certification exams. The Microsoft training portfolio includes courseware, videos, books, practice labs, mentoring, test preparation and virtual classroom experiences that address the most popular Microsoft platforms and applications like Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows 8 and the Office 2013 application suite, among others. Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning with a long history of innovation and delivering solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.

"The IT landscape is constantly evolving with new applications and enhanced versions of existing applications being introduced at a rapid pace. Microsoft applications are core to the vast majority of businesses, and IT professionals need to keep their skills sharp to take advantage of the latest improvements," said Priti Shah, director of product management, Skillsoft. "At Skillsoft, we strive to offer the most comprehensive breadth and depth of content delivered in a variety of flexible formats so learners can access the materials at a time and place that fits into their busy schedules. We're proud to offer resources that allow technical professionals to stay ahead of the curve and look forward to expanding our Microsoft portfolio with new content in the coming months."

Microsoft training content is available in a variety of learning formats. Courses cover a wide range of topics including backup and recovery administration for Windows Server 2012, installing and upgrading SQL Server 2012, formatting data in Excel 2013 and many more. Skillsoft's IT and Desktop Videos are captivating, 3-5 minutes of targeted learning covering a variety of desktop and IT skills. Microsoft videos teach learners how to manage files on Windows 8, how to optimize databases with Microsoft Access, how to create charts from Excel data and more. Skillsoft's Live Learning provides expert-led virtual classroom training, bringing the benefits of instructor-led training to the desktop. Microsoft Live Learning classes include Configuring Windows 8, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 and Administering Windows Server 2012. Skillsoft's Books24x7 ITPro collection includes an array of titles, such as "Excel 2013 Bible," "Professional SharePoint 2013 Development," "Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2013" and many others.

Skillsoft's Microsoft training portfolio is available on the Skillport learning management system (LMS), as well as through integration with third party systems.

To view a sample Microsoft IT and Desktop Video, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgu0y34HsVM&list=PL1xmVlHFeqkLHXOwEVc_aXWc_-w-2zmZ6&index=2.