Hey, I just got word that we're offering some more BPOS deployment and administration courses at specific CPLS learning centers.

It's a one day, hands on class that goes over all the details you need to deploy and admin the services. We arleady did a bunch of these, and demand in these cities was strong, so if you missed the first round - here's your chance. Note the promo code at the bottom before you regsiter at http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9644666

I just got word that additional dates have been added to the Administration and Depoyment workshop. We did a bunch of these already and they were very well received. In fact, we're adding more dates to make sure you have a chance to attend as some classes were sold out!
 
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Business Productivity Online Suite:

Workshop for Deploying and Administering Services

Microsoft is launching Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) to provide enterprise-class software to customers via subscription services that will be hosted by Microsoft and sold with partners. Business Productivity Online Suite consists of Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft Office SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, Microsoft Office Communications Online, and Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering. The suite provides streamlined communications, simplified management, and business-class reliability and security to customers and a guaranteed 99.9% Service Level Agreement.

This one day event is focused on educating partners around the deployment and administration of Business Productivity Online Suite. Training will be delivered through a series of presentations that focus on developing the skills required to subscribe, deploy, co-exist, migrate, administer, and support the online services. In addition, the workshop includes hands-on technical exercises that help the attendees gain real-world experience in administration, configuration, co-existence, migration and support of the online services.

The objective of the workshop is to enable partners to successfully engage customers in new business opportunities around Business Productivity Online Suite.

Dates and Locations

  • Feb 2, 2009 Waltham, MA
  • Feb 6, 2009 Bellevue, WA
  • Feb 12, 2009 Irvine, CA
  • Feb 12, 2009 Garfield Heights, OH (Cleveland)
  • Feb 12, 2009 Washington, DC 
  • Feb 17, 2009 Oak Brook, IL (Chicago)
  • Feb 18, 2009 Tampa, FL
  • Feb 20, 2009 Dallas, TX
  • Feb 20, 2009 San Francisco, CA
  • Feb 27, 2009 New York, NY

 Proposed Agenda (subject to change)

  • Module 1: Subscribing and Activating Business Productivity Online Suite
  • Module 2: Using the Administration Center
  • Module 3: Accessing the Services
  • Module 4: Configuring and Administering Exchange Services
  • Module 5: Email Migration and Active-Directory Co-Existence
  • Module 6: Configuring and Administering SharePoint Online
  • Module 7: Launching and Using Live Meeting

Level: 200 (Intermediate)

Role: Architect, Developer, Exec/Owner, Implementer, Marketing, Sales, Support

Format: Classrooms (Live)

Company Level: Registered

Receive 50% off when you register by Feb 2, 2009!

Enter discount promotion code BPOS550 at check out.

To register, go to

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9644666

About this Course

The hands-on lab workshop is divided into a series of modules that consist of presentations and hands on labs. Additionally, this course has been designed to help students understand the necessary steps to setup basic online services as well as migrate Active Directory accounts and Exchange mailboxes to the online services. It emphasizes conceptual understanding of product features and toolsets, and it provides opportunities for hands-on experience within the key business scenarios around deployment.