Travel to USA 001 - Copy Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 (SharePoint) is the fastest-growing server product in Microsoft’s history. With more than 85 million licensed users, SharePoint is the market’s leading portal & collaboration server. As organizations around the world deploy SharePoint, they consider engaging deeply skilled Microsoft Partners to assist with their planning and deployments.


Practice Accelerator for Microsoft SharePoint is a service designed to build your practice around SharePoint solutions. Practice Accelerator focuses on building your capacity by enabling Partners to service the mid-market space at scale and delivered via Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

Practice Accelerator provides a comprehensive framework consisting of customer-ready methodology, tools, and skills. This ensures that you are able to provide great experience to your customers on a consistent basis.
Practice Accelerator will help you jumpstart your SharePoint practice. Leverage Practice Accelerator to increase your revenue stream and enhance market positioning.

Upon completion you will be able to successfully identify customer requirements and scope, analyze, plan, and deploy SharePoint. This offering provides you with a detailed delivery framework covering every step from pre-engagement to post-delivery stages, including materials that you can leave with the customer. It also includes a series of tools, templates, best practices, hands-on labs and guides. This material will help provide architecture design as well as post-deployment maintenance and monitoring recommendations.

The Practice Accelerator for Microsoft SharePoint covers the following components:

Customer Engagement
 Tools to elicit customer needs
 Effectively scope the engagement
 Design a solution that maps to customer needs
 Customer leave-behinds for ongoing maintenance and governance

Architecture Guidance
Easily customizable reference architecture documents for you to design and provide to your customer

Project Guidance
Guidance and templates for planning and managing your customer’s projects

Planning & Design
Planning guides for providing guidance around decisions to be made regarding:
 Physical and Logical Designs
 Capacity Planning
 Taxonomy and Information Architecture
 SharePoint Security
 Portals and Collaboration
 Enterprise Search

Delivery Details
Cost: $4,000 US (or equivalent) per Partner
Duration: 16 hours total; 4 hours per day over 4 days
Number of attendees: Up to 4 consultants

North America

Time: 9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M Pacific Time, Monday–Thursday (four days, four hours each day)
Upcoming dates:

  • November 9-12
  • November 16-19
  • December 7-10
  • December 14-17

United Kingdom

Time: 9:00-13:00 UK time. Monday–Thursday (four days, four hours each day)

Cost: £2400 plus VAT – GBP per partner (Up to four partner consultants per partner organization can attend for this fee.)

Upcoming dates:

  • October 26-29
  • November 23-26
  • December 14-17
  • January 25-28, 2010
  • February 22-25, 2010

To register, https://partner.microsoft.com/40114791?msp_id=practiceaccelerator

For more information, contact pasales@microsoft.com .