Microsoft On-Demand Retirement - December 28, 2020

Microsoft Learning has recently decided to phase out the Microsoft On-Demand training courses. Microsoft is expected to announce new training alternatives to replace Microsoft On-Demand. Meanwhile, we aim to help you plan ahead to make the most of current and future purchases that may include Microsoft On-Demand courses as part of your training program.

Microsoft On-Demand courses will be phased out completely by December 28, 2020 under the following published schedule:

  • June 30, 2020: last day to order 90-day access course version
  • September 28, 2020: last day to activate Microsoft On-Demand courseware
  • December 28, 2020: final student use expiry date for all courses

Students who have not yet attended Microsoft On-Demand courses already purchased will need to do so before the course expiration date or the phase out date. If you or your staff are interested in taking specific courses before the phase out, you may view the list of Microsoft On-Demand courses currently being offered on our website. You can register for any of these classes until June 30, 2020 with 90-day access to attend.

As already announced, the last day to purchase Microsoft On-Demand courseware will be June 30, 2020. The last day to activate Microsoft On-Demand courseware in Skillpipe will be September 28, 2020. Therefore, all Microsoft On-Demand licenses that are purchased from April 1, 2020, will have a reduced validity. Instead of six months, the licenses can be activated in Skillpipe for three months. After this period, they will expire and can no longer be used.

If you have questions or concerns about the retirement of Microsoft On-Demand courses, please contact LRS Education Services for more information. We would be happy to assist with a customized strategy to maximize the effectiveness of your training program based on the retirement of Microsoft On-Demand.


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Microsoft is now offering expert training videos that teach the Microsoft Official Curriculum with access to live, Microsoft Official hands-on labs. The videos and labs are available 24/7 so you can train on YOUR schedule. Interested in giving it a try? 
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To access your official curriculum and Microsoft On Demand courses launch SkillPipe. 

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Upon your registration for a Microsoft On-Demand course through LRS, we will provide you with an invitation to join our Technology Community Hub hosted on Facebook. Our instructors will strive to respond to your questions posted via the online community within one business day*.

Microsoft On-Demand courses are currently available as a 90-day option. After you enroll in the course, LRS will provide e-mail support allowing you to send messages to an LRS instructor. LRS will strive to respond to any e-mail support questions within one business day of receipt. Read more here.

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Meet the Experts

Penny joined LRS Education Services in 1996 as an Education Consultant. Throughout her 20+ years working in the technology arena she’s done courseware development, web design, productivity and technical training.

She began as a productivity instructor (Word, Excel, etc.) and has grown into a Technical Education Instructor holding multiple credentials including Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, Security Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging (Microsoft Exchange), Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Penny looks forward to sharing knowledge about the newest solutions including Microsoft 365 and Azure, CompTIA Network+, Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange, Skype for Business, Office 365.

Troy joined LRS Education Services as a Technical Education Consultant in 2007. For the past 20 years, he’s worked in the technology sector having extensive experience that includes network administration, systems engineering and design, courseware development, and classroom instruction.

He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Private Cloud, Windows Server 2012 and is certified in several other Microsoft technologies.

Troy is NIST Cybersecurity Framework authorized through AQUIROS and CompTIA Security+ instructor. He has attended multiple cybersecurity courses and conferences that he brings to his security course offerings.

In addition, Troy is the author of three System Center Operations Manager courses for Microsoft Learning, a CompTIA Security+ instructor and Microsoft System Center and Mobile Device SME. Troy is a PEOPLECERT Authorized Trainer on behalf of AXELOS Limited that allows him to teach ITIL Foundation courses.

Free Microsoft Exam Voucher


As we do with all our Microsoft Official courses, LRS Education Services offers you a free exam voucher with each course registration! Want to delve deeper into a particular technology? After you complete an on-demand course, you’ll get 20% off any Instructor Led training course here at LRS Education Services.

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Microsoft On-Demand FAQ

How do I access Microsoft On Demand?

If you purchased a MOC On-Demand course prior to December 15, 2016 you were provided with an access code to use on the Microsoft Learning dashboard. Use the LAUNCH MICROSOFT ON DEMAND button above.

If you purchased a MOC On-Demand course after December 14, 2016 you were provided with an access code to use on the Skillpipe portal. Use the LAUNCH SKILLPIPE button above.

How long is each course?

Each MOC On-Demand title is 30 to 40 hours of training content, including Microsoft hands-on labs.

Who is presenting the material?

The individual(s) in the MOC On-Demand videos are official Microsoft representatives presenting content that aligns with the MOC version of the course. The content presented is authored by MCTs and Microsoft subject matter experts.

How long will I have access?

MOC On-Demand access codes allow for 90 or 180 days of course access from the time of code redemption.

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes. You will have the ability to print or save a certificate to show course completion.

How do I access support for Microsoft On Demand Courses?

If you purchased a MOC On-Demand course after December 14, 2016, select “Contact Us” from the Menu dropdown on upper left side of the Skillpipe Portal.

Additional Information

What languages are supported?

At the moment MOC On-Demand training is offered in English only. Localization options are being explored.

Do the videos contain subtitles?

Yes. All MOC On-Demand courses have English subtitles. Localization options are being explored.

Can I purchase separate modules?

No. MOC On-Demand is sold only as a complete course.

Do you accept SATV vouchers?

Microsoft now allow customers who have Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV) benefits the ability to redeem SATV’s for MOC On-Demand. SATV redemption for MOC On-Demand courses is as follows:

Microsoft On Demand with Digital Curriculum = 5 SATV (includes all services)
Microsoft On Demand without Digital Curriculum = 2 SATV (includes no services)

Where is course X?

At launch, Microsoft is offering the top courses based on sales volume. The MOC On-Demand course title list will be expanded with popular backlisted titles.

How do I access support for Microsoft Labs Online?

You can find support contact details in the Microsoft Online Labs User Guide, which is available here: https://labs.microsoftlabsonline.com/ondemandconnection/getuserguide
Phone: 855.460.3536
Email: ondemand@xtremeconsulting.com
Hours: Mon-Fri: 12:00am to 6:00pm (Pacific)