Online training takes a twist

Howells, Jan
September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p17
Trade Publication
Microsoft Corp. has begun to seriously engage with the e-learning marketplace. Microsoft has suddenly waded in with an alliance of training providers it believes will open up the market and provide added value to customers. In May 2003, Bill Landefeld, vice-president for worldwide licensing and pricing at Microsoft, pledged to expand its training resources and technical help to businesses that buy its upgrade insurance package Software Assurance (SA) in conjunction with Microsoft licensing programmes. Ian Turner, business-development manager at Microsoft Press, said that the software company is on target to achieve its goal of providing SA for desktop and server technologies. Microsoft's product value for its customers is big enough, so it is quite content to build-in e-learning to SA and push forward.


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