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2014 MVPs and vExperts, get free training from Pluralsight

By Manya Susoev on April 3, 2014

Congratulations to this year’s MVPs and vExperts! To recognize your valuable work, we’re giving you access to our entire training library! Pluralsight’s special gift to you is one year of free, unlimited dev and IT training.


Online attacks are preventable. Protect yourself with free Pluralsight training for 1 month!

By Troy Hunt on March 25, 2014

Have you noticed how more and more online attacks are happening these days? Think of some of the biggies that have hit the headlines in the last few months, like Adobe and Target. The thing is, most attacks are preventable. Find out how and score free access to all of Pluralsight’s security courses for one month.


Celebrate Pi Day with a free course on Raspberry Pi

By Manya Susoev on March 14, 2014

Today is Pi Day, and you know how much we love our geek holidays! In celebration we’re giving you our Raspberry Pi for Developers course for free through Sunday so you can learn to build something cool. What better way to celebrate a holiday like Pi Day than by geeking out a bit, right?


Analyze your SQL Server wait stats and get free SQL Server training!

By Paul Randal on February 26, 2014

One of my favorite topics in SQL Server is wait statistics analysis. Why? Because there is so much misinformation out there about what the various wait types mean and what you should do about them. They’re an incredibly useful way to diagnose SQL Server performance problems, giving you insight into both the current state of resource bottlenecks on your SQL Server and the historical resource bottleneck trends over time.


Check out What’s New in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013

By Stephen Thomas on November 21, 2013

BizTalk Server is Microsoft’s premier enterprise tool for application integration. BizTalk 2013 marks the eighth release of the product in the past 13 years. With BizTalk 2013, BizTalk adds first class support for REST interfaces, Windows Azure Service Bus and support for running as a virtual machine in Windows Azure. What’s New in BizTalk Server 2013 covers these and other new features of BizTalk 2013 in detail.


Introducing our Learning Portal for Kids

By Manya Susoev on May 16, 2013

Technology has become so ingrained in our lives that many children today don’t know life without it. Whether it’s a mobile device, a computer, a gaming console, or a smart TV, our children use some form of modern technology every single day. And while our children might be experts in using technology, they’re primarily using [...]


Teaching Kids Programming in Utah Schools

By Manya Susoev on May 13, 2013

Last week, Pluralsight launched a new program which aims to encourage children to take an interest in computer programming, while also inspiring teachers and parents to make integrating it into school curriculums a priority. Part of our program’s goal is to prove that anyone can introduce programming to their children, and that you don’t have [...]


FREE ASP.NET Single Page Application Training

By krystyl on April 22, 2013

Once again, we have partnered with Microsoft on our ASP.NET Single Page Application course, Module 2 that is now available for free to the the entire developer community. Courses are hosted on http://www.asp.net and can be found by searching for “Single Page Application.” We want to thank Microsoft for supporting online education with Pluralsight.


Exclusive New Course by Billy Hollis: Agilo-Modulizer

By krystyl on March 18, 2013

This morning we are happy to announce the newest course by Professor Pluralsight (aka Billy Hollis). This language is so new, that Professor Pluralsight is one if not the only person to know about it, and he’s ready to share it with you! Watch below as he goes through each step to train you on [...]


FREE ASP.NET Web API and REST Fundamentals Training

By Steve Woolley on February 18, 2013

In partnership with Microsoft, our new ASP.NET Web API course is now available for free to the the entire developer community. Also you can watch two modules from our REST Fundamentals course for free. Both courses are hosted on www.asp.net. ASP.NET Web API - Free Course This course introduces the basics of the ASP.NET Web API.which [...]


Free Facebook Platform Training

By Aaron Skonnard on February 7, 2012

Learn how to integrate Facebook with your apps in less than 75 minutes! In partnership with Facebook, we’ve released a professional Facebook Platform Overview online course that you can now watch absolutely free (click below). This professional training course was designed for those who want to integrate Facebook into their own applications/sites and don’t know where to start. The [...]


Free StreamInsight Training

By Steve Woolley on January 17, 2012

Today we are excited to announce a new partnership with the Microsoft StreamInsight team that provides free Introduction to StreamInsight training. When you visit the StreamInsight page on Technet you’ll see the free training promoted on the right side of the page. Simply click the video the begin watching the free module “Introducing StreamInsight”. This is the [...]


Free WebMatrix and Web Pages Training

By pluralsight on December 16, 2011

In partnership with Microsoft, we’ve released a professional Introduction to WebMatrix course that you can watch for free on www.asp.net! Simply browse to www.asp.net/web-pages, and look under “Essential Videos” on the right. Then click on our logo or the link to “watch more in-depth videos“. Those links will take you to the WebMatrix and Web Pages Video [...]


Free Introduction to Visual Studio Training

By pluralsight on December 3, 2011

We’ve been working closely with Microsoft over the past several months to bring you another FREE training course on MSDN. This time for Visual Studio! Now, if you browse over to the Learning Visual Studio page, you’ll find our Introduction to Visual Studio course available for free to the MSDN community (see below). Simple click [...]


Free Visual Studio LightSwitch Training

By pluralsight on November 21, 2011

In partnership with Microsoft, we’ve released a professional Visual Studio LightSwitch training course that you can watch for free on the MSDN LightSwitch Developer Center. Check it out (under the “Essential Videos” section below) and start your learning now! This professional course was designed for those who need to start from ground zero with Visual Studio LightSwitch and [...]


Free Pluralsight training on the Orchard Project

By Aaron Skonnard on September 30, 2011

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Orchard Project that provides visitors of their site with a free Introduction to Orchard training. Now when you visit the Orchard Project website, you’ll see the free training promoted on the right side of the page. Simply click on the video to begin watching the [...]


Free ASP.NET Training

By Aaron Skonnard on June 2, 2011

Pluralsight has finished publishing two complete training courses on www.asp.net that are freely available to the community at large. One covers ASP.NET Web Forms and the other covers ASP.NET MVC 3. You’ll find quick links to them below. Enjoy!   ASP.NET Web Forms Training            Free ASP.NET MVC 3 Training


Free ASP.NET Web Forms Training

By Aaron Skonnard on May 10, 2011

In partnership with Microsoft, we’ve released a professional ASP.NET Web Forms training course that you can watch for free on www.asp.net. Check it out (under the “Essential Videos” section below) and start your learning now! This professional course was designed for those who need to start from ground zero with ASP.NET Web Forms and get up to speed [...]


Free ASP.NET MVC 3 Training

By pluralsight on March 11, 2011

In partnership with Microsoft, we’ve released a professional ASP.NET MVC 3 training course that you can watch for free on www.asp.net. Check it out (under the “Essential Videos” section below) and start your learning now! This professional course was designed for those who need to start from ground zero with ASP.NET MVC 3 and get up to speed quickly. We hope [...]