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Free Training Benefits Software Assurance Customers

New program provides for free training for those deploying Microsoft software from Microsoft Gold Partners for Learning Solutions participants.

Microsoft Corporation is trying out a new pilot program through its Software Assurance program that provides for free software training. The program is being doled to resellers and VARs participating in Software Assurance, who get free training vouchers that can be used by the enterprise's employees who are tasked with deployment of Microsoft software at participating Microsoft Gold Certified Partners for Learning Solutions.

Dubbed "Matchmaker," the pilot program was launched with three major resellers: Softmart, Softchoice and Software House International, as well as 60 learning partners in the U.S.

Training vouchers was tops among benefits requested by Software Assurance customers, according to Ginelle Cousins, lead marketing manager for Microsoft Learning. "We want our customers to take full advantage of their training benefits because we believe training enhances the customers’ experiences deploying and using the software,” she explained.

If the program proves successful, Microsoft will expand the program beyond pilot participants this December. Details on the pilot program were not fully disclosed as of this writing.

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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