Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials program benefits

Summary: This blog post shows the benefits that come with the Cloud Essentials program that was released by Microsoft.

Microsoft released a new program that gives IT Pros the opportunity to enhance their skill set by giving free access to Microsoft resources.

IT Pro Cloud Essentials program

Below is an overview of resources that will be available to you after you sign up at

  • Enterprise Mobility Suite (3 months access instead of 1 month)
  • Extended Office 365 trial (60 days instead of 30 days)
  • 100 Azure credits every month, for 3 months. Microsoft is looking into extending this with a lower credit rate after 3 months.
  • Recommended test scenarios in Azure:
    * Iaas
    * Security
    * Enterprise mobility
  • 3 months subscription for selected Pluralsight courses on Microsoft Azure
  • Free Microsoft exam voucher
  • Priority support on TechNet forums
  • 1 technical support call with a Microsoft professional for troubleshooting a specific problem or error message.

This is a great service by Microsoft and I would advise everyone to sign up and activate your subscription!

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