New MSDN e-learning Benefit: Pluralsight Training

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Pluralsight - the world's largest tech training library, providing online courses for professional developers and IT admins - is one of the latest benefits available to MSDN subscribers. In this video you'll learn about this new training benefit, including the courses you have access to, course examples, learning features, and how to activate your Pluralsight subscription. You'll also hear from Aaron Skonnard, CEO of Pluralsight, about the mission of his company.   

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    Ian2

    Thanks, this is of great value and is a great compliment to existing resources.

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    RippedCTO

    Wow. This is so slow. The sell is too long and then we need to listen to her list them all individually? This should have been a blog post.

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    OzBobWa

    As Catherine said, this is not available for Bizspark MSDN subscribers.

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    Ian2

    @OzBobWa:Oh, that's a shame about BizSpark members, I hadn't picked up on that.

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    chiragnayyar

    this is awesome

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    Andre

    Unfortunately this is also not included in MPN MSDN accounts.

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    Andrew

    Doesn't work if you're a partner. Awesome, thanks Microsoft for screwing members of your MPN yet again! I'm so excited to be working on your side!

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    Andrew

    I disliked a lot how Pluralsight tried to trick everyone to think that their full content is available through MSDN subscription.
    Twitter was flooded the other days with people messaging about how great that is.

    It's not only content limited to very few courses but also it's time limited.
    For example, in my subscription it says 10 courses for 3 months.
    Once I activate it, I only have 3 months to access it.

    Also, they say about a 15% discount. It wasn't clear if that was\still is related to MSDN subscription.

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    mcquiggd

    The intentions are good, but implementation is terrible.

    1. It excludes large numbers of people who work with Microsoft through the Partner Network. Great way to reward the people driving growth for Microsoft.

    2. It excludes startups who want to use Microsoft technology to best advantage - these startups are considered important enough to be granted BizSpark MSDN licenses, but not included in training?

    3. The delivery format is unsuitable for the content - a blog post (as mentioned previously) would be far more accessible than watching 5 minutes of a video, then finding out you cannot take advantage of the offer).

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    Cathrine

    Thanks for the feedback on the benefit and the video!

    Regarding your comments:

    • BizSpark members have access to Pluralsight courses through an existing, different offering. Check out the details on the BizSpark portal. 
    • MPN members also receive specific program benefits outside of MSDN subscriptions, including training. With that said, I'll forward your feedback to the MPN team.
    • VL & retail MSDN subscribers that want access to the full Pluralsight library can get a discount off the price of an annual Pluralsight subscription. Once you've registered for Pluralsight, you'll see a link on their account page to take advantage of the discount.
    • The quickest way to find the benefits included with your MSDN subscription is to check out your MSDN My Account page.
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    Robert

    Only other issue is that it doesn't include the exercise files. Isn't that the point of the training.

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    Cathrine

    @Robert: Exercise files are included. You'll find them the under "course content" section on the table of contents page for the specific course.

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    King

    While this is a nice benefit for what it is - there is alot that is not included. Others have mentioned the exercise files and slides are not available but more importantly you cannot access the information on their App. Give us an inch and we'll take a mile. Thank you Microsoft for giving us this but please can you not just pay PS for the rest. You must be making a nice margin off of my $5K Ultimate license?

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    Andy

    Working for a Silver Partnership these could have been really useful, but it looks like we're on the list of "No, Not you!!" so thanks for whooping this up, all over the place MS. I'd be interested to know what % of MSDN subscribers this actually refers to.
    I'll file this under "Shoot yourself in the foot".

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    Cathrine

    @King: Pluralsight's 'Plus' features are available with the benefit and include mobile apps, exercise files, assessments, certificates and offline viewing. I've checked with Pluralsight and slides are not a standard inclusion as part of the exercise file download. 

    Once you've registered for Pluralsight, the quickest way to find the courses, exercises, etc,, available to you is to go to the Account page at https://www.pluralsight.com/account. Click on the course you're interested in and you'll see the exercise files, assessments, and discussion forum on the course page under the 'course content' section on the right. Note that you'll need to be signed in to access these features and they're available only for the courses included with your subscription.

    Pluralsight's mobile players are simply video players, so they do not have the ability to access the exercise files or assessments.

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    King

    Catherine - Thank you for your reply. You are absolutely correct the exercise files are available for the courses that are included. Can you confirm whether there is a time (3 month) limit to watch the videos as Andrew indicated?
    Thx

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    Cathrine

    @King: It depends on your MSDN subscription level.

    If you have Pro or Test Pro with MSDN you'll get 10 courses for a three month period. Access to the courses end three months after you've registered with Pluralsight.

    If you have Premium w/MSDN, MSDN Platforms, and Ultimate with MSDN then you receive a 12 month Pluralsight subscription (the 12 months starts when you've registered with Pluralsight). We'll be updating the course list roughly every six months based on usage and what's new...You'll receive notice beforehand so that you can finish up any courses before they're swapped out with new courses.

    Let me know if there's anything else I can help with.

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    Tony

    MPN not included? OKEY

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    carlar

    Great that we have this training - except that we don't as we are a Microsoft Gold Partner and our MSDN accounts come via the Partner Network.

     

    Can someone please explain to me why this is not included in the MPN MSDN accounts?

    They really are "second" class MSDN accounts, there are a number of benefits that are not included it seems.

     

    As for the comment that training is included in MPN - where? We have been a Microsoft Partner for years and have not received any training like this.

    Microsoft, you almost did it but let us down again.

     

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    Velumani P

    Great News...

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    Qasimali Bhai

    fantastic thank you

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