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Windows Server has arrived for Business Learners

Posted on April 12, 2019 by Anthony James Founder/CEOAnthony James Founder/CEO

At Linux Academy, we do not just teach Linux. We teach the whole cloud computing technology stack including working with Linux and Windows in a business environment.

Linux Industry Disruption

Recently, Linux started disrupting traditional workloads, and it’s honestly thanks to Microsoft. Their system has ported things like SQL servers and the .net framework to run natively on Linux.  Not to mention the availability of the Windows Subsystem for Linux. With all of these Windows additions, we know that our business customers need a safe place to test on Windows. Our learners have to be able to learn how to connect Windows to Linux and play with Windows workloads. So with that said, we have an exciting announcement for our business customers:

Windows Servers are available for business learners!

Linux Academy’s Cloud Playground, which we introduced late in 2018, allows you to spin up instant terminals, Virtual Machines, and Cloud Sandboxes for a safe place to learn, practice, and test the latest features added to Cloud service providers. Cloud Playground is the go-to place for business customers wanting a safe sandbox environment, at no additional cost.

Windows Server 2019 is just the start of our Windows-based additions. Our team is adding previous versions of the Windows server and will add more as the Playground grows. Why, just recently, we added the AWS Cloud Sandbox and the Google Cloud Sandbox, with an Azure Sandbox in the works for later this year. We also recently announced the addition of Kali Linux on Cloud Playground for a safe place to learn how to perform penetration testing using Linux.

We also work hard to make sure that the Cloud Playground is as intuitive as possible. The clips below show just how quickly students can spin up a Windows sandbox to practice in.

Students simply select New Server, and then set up the server with whatever specs they wish to practice with.

Once a learner creates a server, they have all of the information needed to access the server and start building and testing.

We strive to keep our platform easy to use, affordable, and as up to date as possible, meaning it is constantly changing with the world of technology. With so many new things planned for the Playground, make sure to subscribe to Linux Academy YouTube Channel to learn about what’s to come – You won’t want to miss a single announcement!

Windows Server on Cloud Playground is also available for our Business accounts. We’ve recently been adding and upgrading features for our Business platform, including:

If you are looking to upskill your team in the latest Linux and cloud technologies through a learn-by-doing approach, learn more about Linux Academy for Business or request a demo today. This is truly a game-changer for training with Linux Academy.

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