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Here’s how Exchange 2013 SP1 is shaking things up

By J. Peter Bruzzese on August 21, 2014

Here’s everything you need to know about the newest features in Exchange 2013 SP1.

vSphere 5.5: Top new features to get excited about

By Ashraf Al-Dabbas on September 3, 2013

There’s never a dull year at VMworld. VMware’s massive conference, which took place last week in San Francisco, California, was chock-full of announcements that touched all areas of IT—from the data center to end-user computing to the cloud and the networking between them. Among all the noise, the unexpected announcement of vSphere 5.5 stole the […]

Now you can slow us down!

By Keith Sparkjoy on March 25, 2013

For many years we’ve had the ability to play back our courses at high speed, and that works great when you can understand the author very well. But what about that one course that you really want to watch, but the author speaks a little fast, or maybe English isn’t your first language? Now you […]

New feature: Course discussions via LiveFyre

By Keith Sparkjoy on March 12, 2013

I’m excited to announce that every course in our library now includes a new Discussion tab where you can discuss the course. After a lot of debate, we’ve settled on LiveFyre as our discussion provider, which gives you lots of options for signing in and sharing the discussion: you can use a Twitter account, Facebook, […]

Facebook News Feed Update

By krystyl on March 5, 2013

Facebook has announced, that this Thursday, March 7th at 10AM PST, they will be revealing a newer, shinier, version of the newsfeed. It is rumored that the new look may include different feeds, that may be broken out for various types of content like photos or music along with a cleaner design. TechCrunch reported that sources […]

Share your Pluralsight achievements with a public profile

By Keith Sparkjoy on February 8, 2013

We recently released a new feature that allows you to customize your Pluralsight profile and show it off to the world! Simply sign into and click your user name in the upper right corner to drop down the menu. Click “Your profile” and you’ll be taken to a page that lets you edit and […]

Our HTML 5 player just got more flexible

By Keith Sparkjoy on December 10, 2012

We asked for your feedback We recently ran a survey about our HTML 5 player. Thanks to all of those who took the time to answer a few questions for us! What we found was that most people are still using the HTML 5 player, and those who switched back to our older Silverlight player […]

New Course: Introduction to Visual Studio 2012 – Part 2

By Jason Salmond on November 19, 2012

Kate Gregory has just published a new course: Introduction to Visual Studio 2012 – Part 2 Using Visual Studio well is about more than writing code, or reading code written by others. To be truly productive, you need to debug well, and understand the designers that help you build your user interface. In this course, […]

HTML 5 Player Beta!

By Keith Sparkjoy on September 28, 2012

Thanks to everyone who helped us test during our Alpha phase! Your feedback was tremendously positive. The HTML 5 player is officially in beta. No URL hacks are necessary to use it now. [youtube]

New Course: Entity Framework in the Enterprise

By Jason Salmond on September 19, 2012

Julie Lerman has just published a new course: Entity Framework in the Enterprise Learn how Entity Framework fits into your overall software solution when using enterprise level architecture. You’ll see how to implement DDD Bounded Contexts with EF, Repository and Unit of Work patterns and a variety of styles of automated testing. This course is applicable […]

New Course: Introduction to NServiceBus

By Jason Salmond on September 17, 2012

Andreas Öhlund has just published a new course: Introduction to NServiceBus (click here) NServiceBus is an open source service bus built on the .NET platform.  It combines the durability of store-and-forward queuing technologies like MSMQ with reliability-enhancing features such as retries and error queues. With durable publish and subscribe facilities, NServiceBus is a perfect fit […]

New Course: Automated Web Testing with Selenium

By Jason Salmond on September 10, 2012

John Sonmez has just published a new course: Automated Web Testing with Selenium (click here) Creating automated tests for a web application can be challenging. Two of the biggest barriers to getting started are picking an automation tool and developing a framework for writing the tests. In this course, John explores how to use the […]

Try Our New HTML 5 Player!

By Keith Sparkjoy on September 7, 2012

Our new HTML 5 player is now in its Alpha testing phase, which means it’s live on our website and you can now try it (using a trick that you’ll see in this video). If you have any trouble, please read the rest of this article for known issues. Leave comments below to tell us what […]

New Course: ALM with TFS 2012 Fundamentals

By Jason Salmond on September 5, 2012

Ben Day has just published a new course: ALM with TFS 2012 Fundamentals Team Foundation Server (TFS) is more than just version control! This course provides an overview of the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tooling that’s available using Team Foundation Server 2012. Ben starts with version control and moves on to cover TFS builds, project […]

New Course: Windows Identity Foundation Patterns: On-Premise and Cloud

By Jason Salmond on August 30, 2012

Niraj Bhatt has just published a new course: Windows Identity Foundation Patterns: On-Premise and Cloud Dealing with multiple identities has always been challenging; even more so with the advent of the cloud. Developers and architects are often confused by the numerous terms, acronyms and buzzwords – such as Active/Passive Federation, SWT, SAML, ADFS, WIF, WS-Trust, […]

Our small business plans just got easier to use!

By Keith Sparkjoy on May 17, 2012

As your technical team grows, it’s now easy to keep everyone on your team outfitted with a Pluralsight subscription. In a recent release of our website, we added a feature that allows you to purchase more licenses for the remainder of the term on your small business plan at a prorated discount (you only pay […]

Pluralsight just got better down under!

By Keith Sparkjoy on May 16, 2012

Since we started our video training library, we’ve always used Amazon’s cloud infrastructure (S3 and CloudFront) to handle the heavy lifting of serving video content around the world. And we’ve had very few complaints… …until about three months ago when we started hearing that some of our Australian customers were suffering with long buffering times. […]

Now you can watch videos at high speed in our Silverlight players!

By Keith Sparkjoy on April 12, 2012

We’ve upgraded both our online and offline Silverlight players to use Silverlight 5, which means that you can now watch all of our content at up to 2x speed (this upper limit is dictated by Silverlight but anything faster than 2x is very difficult to follow). If you’re a Plus subscriber using our offline player, try playing a course online […]

New course: MonoTouch with XCode and iOS 5

By Megan Russell on April 6, 2012

John Sonmez has just published a new course:  MonoTouch with XCode and iOS 5 This course is designed to get you started developing iOS applications using MonoTouch.  In this course we will learn the basics of MonoTouch development using XCode 4.  We will also cover some of the newer iOS features in iOS 5.  If […]

New course: Introduction to PhoneGap

By Megan Russell on February 24, 2012

John Sonmez has just published a new course: Introduction to PhoneGap PhoneGap is an exciting mobile platform that allows mobile developer to build a mobile application using HTML and JavaScript. This course is designed to get you started with PhoneGap by teaching you the basics of creating a PhoneGap application. In this course you will […]

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