Tech year 2012 is upon us!

Who else more than the IT professionals need to constantly catch up after the latest features, new tools, technologies, software releases or just keep educating themselves?

This is all not new to any seasoned developer, administrator or any other IT person.

Luckily, Microsoft realizes this does keep many people up at night and as a result we are fortunate to have several resources for at our disposal this year to alleviate the stress levels.

Namely, these are as follows:

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Improve your IT skill set and help advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition.

Evaluation Download Center

Get fully functional software for evaluation purposes. A ton of titles available. Do not spend a dime on enterprise, world class products.

TechNet Cloud Hub

Want a glimpse into the future of IT? Acquire fresh and very much in demand skills? Sure you do!

What can be better than knowing all of the above is completely free?

Have fun and prosperous Tech year 2012!