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To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free data and artificial intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post.

SQL Server 2017

Whether on Windows, Linux, or Docker containers, you have the flexibility of leveraging SQL Server 2017’s industry-leading performance and security wherever you like. Here’s a rundown of recent and upcoming training sessions to help you learn more.

  • Complying with GDPR on Microsoft SQL-based technologies

Extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is coming to an end on July 9, 2019, which means it’s time to choose your path to modernization. Without support, security updates will no longer be available, and you may run the risk of non-compliance with industry regulations such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Join this detailed training session on demand to understand how to begin your migration journey today.

  • Move your transactional workloads to the cloud with Azure SQL Database

Moving your on-premises database to the cloud has never been easier. Join this demo-filled training to learn how Azure SQL Database helps you unlock the potential of your database (and your people) without changing your application architecture. Specifically, we cover how to use built-in intelligence for enabling high performance and security, building reports into your apps to drive customer value, and management of emerging application requirements.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Infuse your apps, websites, and bots with intelligent algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand, and interpret your user needs through natural methods of communication. The Microsoft AI platform offers a comprehensive set of flexible AI services for any scenario and enterprise-grade AI infrastructure that runs AI workloads anywhere at scale.

  • Introduction to Custom Vision Service

If you are looking to easily customize your own state-of-the-art computer vision models that fit perfectly with your unique use cases, this session is for you. Join us for the 60-minute demo-rich training to learn more about Microsoft’s Custom Vision Service, a tool for building custom image classifiers. In addition to an overview of the tool, you’ll learn to use labeled images to teach Custom Vision Service the concepts you want it to learn and to use simple REST API calls to quickly tag images with your new custom computer vision model.

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB offers the first globally distributed, multi-model database service for building planet-scale apps.

  • Azure Cosmos DB Technical Training Series

Engineering experts are leading a seven-part technical training series on Azure Cosmos DB, complete with interactive Q&As. In addition to technical deep dives, this series covers a wide array of topics. Join the series to learn to build serverless applications and conduct real-time analytics using Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Functions, and Spark. Attend the entire series (past sessions are available on demand) to become an Azure Cosmos DB guru, or simply register for the sessions that interest you.