Prior to Nov. 2018, E-learning materials, self-paced online courses targeted at end users and IT professionals, were a benefit of having active SA (Software Assurance) coverage for on-premises product licenses. In the years prior to the benefit’s retirement on Nov. 1, 2018, Microsoft made only minimal investment in the E-learning materials, and most of the E-learning materials became outdated. Microsoft’s new online course effort is free, branded “Microsoft Learn,” and is largely focused on Azure and other online services.

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