Microsoft Learn
Type of site
Knowledge base
Available inMultiple languages
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerMicrosoft
URLlearn.microsoft.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedSeptember 26, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-09-26)
Current statusOnline

Microsoft Learn is a library of technical documentation and training for end users, developers, and IT professionals who work with Microsoft products. Microsoft Learn was introduced in September 2018.[1] In 2022, Microsoft Docs, the technical documentation library that had replaced MSDN and TechNet in 2016, was moved to Microsoft Learn.[2][3]

Structure and features

The site's information is organized into seven topic areas:

Documentation

Originally the separate site Microsoft Docs,[2] this area contains a library of technical instructions and specifications for Microsoft's products. It is organized into over 60 groups based on product or technology, such as .NET, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Windows.

Training

This area contains online training modules and courses organized into three areas: Training Paths, Career Paths, and Student Hub. Modules and courses consist of a series of articles that include exercises and are available in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Examples of modules and courses include Introduction to Git, Write your first C# code, and Explore Azure Pipelines.

Credentials

This area provides information and resources for obtaining Microsoft Certifications and Applied Skills: ways to show objective proof of knowledge and skill in using Microsoft products for career advancement. Available certifications include: Microsoft Certified Educator and Microsoft 365 Certified Administrator Expert

Q&A

This is a forum for asking and answering questions about Microsoft products and technologies.

Code samples

Originally the separate site MSDN Gallery,[4] this is a repository of community-authored code samples and projects. Articles containing code samples are organized by product or programming language.

Assessments

This area provides free self-service online evaluations of business strategies and workloads in administering Microsoft Azure deployments.

Shows

This is a repository of video programs that cover various topics concerning Microsoft products and technologies.

References

  1. ^ Sandquist, Jeff (May 4, 2016). "Introducing Microsoft.com/Learn". Microsoft Learn Team Blog. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  2. ^ a b "Microsoft Docs moves to new home at Microsoft Learn". 2022-09-21. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  3. ^ Gola, Nishant (2022-09-26). "Microsoft moves its documentation from Docs to Learn". TheWindowsClub News. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  4. ^ Speight, April (2022-06-07). "MSDN Code Gallery Has Retired". Microsoft Learn. Retrieved 2023-11-21.