Microsoft has teamed up with some of its Microsoft Learning Partners to provide free first-look clinics covering Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Lync 2013.
These events are happening all around the world, so you should hopefully find one near to you. I found out about these from a Microsoft UK blog that said they were being run "across the UK" - looking at the currently published list of events, "across the UK" is defined as London and Wokingham, so your mileage may vary.
Still, it's worth a journey because each event offers these opportunities:
- Lead the Technology Wave - Get a first-hand look at new, breakthrough product features available with Microsoft’s most recent technology releases.
- World-Class Education - Receive instruction from Learning Partners - the premier technical and instructional specialists endorsed by Microsoft to deliver training on Microsoft technologies.
- Boost your Career - Learn about the latest Microsoft training and certification offerings to elevate your skills to the next level.
To find an event near you, head over to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/community/events.aspx