Sivakumar Venkataraman - Click for blog homepageThis is the tenth of a series of articles which we have planned to publish every month. This article contains the list of 1:Many sessions and Practice Accelerator workshops which we have scheduled EXCLUSIVELY for partners on a monthly basis, so that partners can get benefitted from these workshops.

If you are a partner of Microsoft, please feel free to register for these sessions and improve your readiness on the latest and super cool technologies. In case you are a customer, you can get in touch with your partner and they would be able to deliver these sessions to you. The details of these sessions are provided below. All times mentioned below are based on Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Note: You can click on the registration links below each session to register for these sessions.

1:Many Sessions and Chalk Talks Listing

Delivery Date : 9/2/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Practice Accelerator - Private Cloud (Datacenter Infrastructure and Management/ Modern Datacenter)  
Description : IT decision makers look to implement advanced capabilities found in the newest platforms to meet the complex business needs set forth by the changing imperatives of their organization. Specific ways IT decision makers can address business challenges today include eliminating disparate systems, removing infrastructure silos, managing service levels and lowering the cost of IT. Windows Server 2012 can help organizations overcome the challenges by providing a strong virtualization platform and creating the foundation for private cloud solutions. New and enhanced features in Windows Server 2012 provide high-performance and scalability, increased control, and improved service levels. Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Infrastructure is a comprehensive set of reusable tools and best practices that can help you identify customer requirements and project scope, analyze customer needs, and deploy core foundational virtualization fabric infrastructure based on Windows Server 2012.
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846288

Delivery Date : 9/3/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Extensible Data Security in AX 2012  
Description : The extensible data security framework is a new feature in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 that can enable developers and administrators to provide comprehensive data security using rich policies. Extensible data security is an evolution of the record-level security (RLS) that was available in earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Extensible data security policies, when deployed, are enforced, regardless of whether data is being accessed through the Microsoft Dynamics AX rich client forms, Enterprise Portal webpages, SSRS reports, or .NET Services. In this session we will discuss about the Data security policy concepts and will give a demo on designing and modeling the policy query. 
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=837761

Delivery Date : 9/3/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Microsoft Dynamics AX Momentum Workshop: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Financials 
Description : This training will cover some of the basic financial functionality available in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Individuals will be introduced to set up processes in General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and the Bank module. We will cover the use of multicurrency, intercompany, and consolidated accounting. Additionally, individuals will learn about the multiple advanced payment options, how to produce customer account statements, complete year-end close functionality, and produce financial statements. After completing this training, individuals will be able to:  Set up General Ledger  Set up a Chart of Accounts  Set up Journals   Enter General Ledger Transactions  Set up Bank Accounts and Bank Parameters  Enter Bank Transactions   Set up Accounts Payable   Enter Accounts Payable Transactions  Set up Accounts Receivable  Enter Accounts Receivable Transaction  Create financial statements  Close a fiscal year  
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=845837

Delivery Date : 9/4/2013
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM
Title  : Chalk Talk on SharePoint and Windows Azure are better Together
Description : In a world where SharePoint is a dominant collaboration platform, a common question is how do Windows Azure and SharePoint play together? You’d be surprised at the number of ways in which you can tie these two technologies together. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides rich deployment flexibility, which can help organizations determine the right deployment scenarios to align with their business needs and objectives. Hosted and managed in the cloud, the Windows Azure Virtual Machines offering provides complete, reliable, and available infrastructure to support various on-demand application and database workloads, such as Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint deployments. If we talk about the Platform as a Service (PaaS) aspect of Windows Azure and SharePoint, you will be surprised at the number of ways Windows Azure can augment the functionality of SharePoint 2010.
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=829697

Delivery Date : 9/5/2013
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM
Title  : Chalk talk :  Making decision to move to SharePoint Online or staying with SharePoint 2013 On premises
Description : Chalk Talk is a direct collaboration with Microsoft experts. The session will be presented via Microsoft Live Meeting.  Be prepared with audio to ask your questions.  This is a fully interactive session and your full participation is encouraged Chalk talk on SharePoint Online (0365) (wave 14/15) – how  to make it work for your org – This is the chalk talk that will help you to discover what SharePoint online has and how can it accomplish your business process. Question the SME’s how can you accomplish what you think you can accomplish a business process that you can do in on premises. Discuss about the tradeoffs between SharePoint online and SharePoint on premises and have discussions on available features / Cost saving / ROI/ Flexibility and customizations. Audience – IT Professional Cost – 1.5 advisory hours will be deducted from your organization for this session.
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846090

Delivery Date : 9/6/2013
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM
Title  : Chalk Talk - Hyper-v Converge Networking
Description : Chalk Talk is a direct collaboration with Microsoft experts. The session will be presented via Microsoft Live Meeting.  Be prepared with audio to ask your questions.  This is a fully interactive session and your full participation is encouraged Configuring a Hyper-v Converge Network. • What news with Hyper-v Networking.• Hyper-v Converge Network. • How to configure the Converge Networking in Hyper-v 2012.• Setting QoS on the Virtual Networks.• Configuring VLAN’s.Use case Scenario’s for Converge Network Cost – 1.5 advisory hours will be deducted from your organization for this session
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846297

Delivery Date : 9/9/2013
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM
Title  : Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Architectural Insights, Design Patterns, and Implementations
Description : Agenda:• Availability in SQL Server  • AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2012    --AlwaysOn Overview    --AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance    --Implementations Scenarios (FCI with DR)  • Understanding Quorum
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=815839

Delivery Date : 9/10/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Exchange Server 2013 Deployment and Coexistence 
Description : This session covers the Exchange Server 2013 upgrade and Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2007 coexistence process, including best practices for planning and performing successful upgrades.Detail information on the upgrade is covered in this session. Demo covers each steps to preform Exchange upgrade. This session also includes details on changes to Setup, as well as public folder migration to modern public folders in Exchange Server 2013. This session will also cover deployment choices for small and medium business as well as guidance on virtulization.   
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=830101

Delivery Date : 9/11/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Network Management in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager 
Description : In this webcast , we will explore network management using Virtual Machine Manager . We will explore concepts like Isolation , Multi-tenancy , Mobility , Bring your own IP , Network virtualization  . We will explore how Virtual Machine Manager address various scenarios and the solutions provided 
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846303

Delivery Date : 9/12/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Chalk Talk - Extensible Data Security in AX 2012 
Description : The extensible data security framework is a new feature in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 that can enable developers and administrators to provide comprehensive data security using rich policies.Extensible data security is an evolution of the record-level security (RLS) that was available in earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Extensible data security policies, when deployed, are enforced, regardless of whether data is being accessed through the Microsoft Dynamics AX rich client forms, Enterprise Portal webpages, SSRS reports, or .NET Services.In this session we will discuss about the Data security policy concepts and will give a demo on designing and modeling the policy query.   Chalk Talk is a direct collaboration with Microsoft experts. The session will be presented via Microsoft Live Meeting.  Be prepared with audio to ask your questions.  This is a fully interactive session and your full participation is encouraged  Cost – 1.5 advisory hours will be deducted from your organization for this session. 
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846305

Delivery Date : 9/13/2013
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM
Title  : Business Intelligence with Office 2013 and SQL 2012 SP1
Description : Come join this presentation on SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 feature enhancements. SQL Server 2012 SP1 is much more than a service pack, it was specifically released to accompany Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013. This presentation will cover topics such as the self-service BI capabilities natively integrated into Excel 2013, understanding whats new in Power View and the relationship between Power View in SQL Server and Power View in Excel.
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846319

Delivery Date : 9/16/2013
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM
Title  : CRM 2011 : Mailing System Demystified
Description : Email Router•                  Outlook Client•                  Advantages of the Email Router•                  When to use the outlook client•                  Demo of both the mailing systems
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=837763

Delivery Date : 9/17/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Chalk Talk on Dynamics CRM Client for Outlook 
Description : Chalk Talk is a direct collaboration with Microsoft experts. The session will be presented via Microsoft Live Meeting.  Be prepared with audio to ask your questions.  This is a fully interactive session and your full participation is encouraged.   Bring your questions to this fully interactive session to gain understanding on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Client for Microsoft Office Outlook. Use this chalk talk to ask questions and learn about features in the client and deployment options. Get details on functionality like how synchronization works, how tracking emails work. Present your own scenarios to the consultant and receive tailored, interactive advice on how to proceed with your customers   Audience – IT Professional   Cost – 1.5 advisory hours will be deducted from your organization for this session.  
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=837580

Delivery Date : 9/18/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Chalk Talk : Team Foundation Server 1O1 
Description : Using TFS for only Source Control ? Want to know the entire ALM picture ? Feel free to drop in on our Chalk Talk where we will be discussing different aspects of ALM keeping TFS in the center of it all. We will talk about envisioning projects as well as things that have to be done during the time of project delivery. We will not be discussing installation or implementation aspects. We will talk about the next steps that you need to take post a healthy TFS install. As you occupy different roles within the system we will talk about scenarios that you need to concentrate on.  
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=837224

Delivery Date : 9/19/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Chalk Talk for Exchange 2013: Upgrade, Co-existence and Migration 
Description : Bring your questions to this fully interactive session to gain understanding on Exchange Server 2013 migration, transition and coexistence. Use this session to ask your questions, talk about the best practices to upgrade or migrate to Exchange 2013. Present your own scenarios to the consultant and receive tailored, interactive advice on how to proceed with your customers engagements to Exchange 2013. You can discuss your existing project, Planning, Designing question on Exchange 2013 upgrade and migration. Ask for the best practices to move to Exchange 2013.   
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=837480

Delivery Date : 9/20/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Chalk Talk on SharePoint server (wave 15)  
Description : Chalk Talk is a direct collaboration with Microsoft experts. The session will be presented via Microsoft Live Meeting.  Be prepared with audio to ask your questions.  This is a fully interactive session and your full participation is encouraged. Chalk Talk on SharePoint server (wave 15) – What you wanted to know on SharePoint 15. It’s new its fast, its loaded; know why SharePoint 15 is the future. Audience – IT Professional Cost – 1.5 advisory hours will be deducted from your organization for this session.  
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846332

Delivery Date : 9/24/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : SharePoint Hosting using Windows Azure 
Description : Microsoft is making significant investments in Windows Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). One of the primary scenarios is running SharePoint 2013 on Windows Azure virtual machines. In this session you will learn how to build development SharePoint instances in the cloud on an Azure Virtual Machine. You will see an example of a SharePoint farm on the new persistent VM role connected to on-premise resources through virtual networking. In addition to how to build a SharePoint farm, this session will discuss how you can leverage the SharePoint Information Worker VHDs to quickly run an instance of SharePoint in the cloud.  
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846347

Delivery Date : 9/25/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 - Product Overview and Advantages  
Description : Common identity is an important tool in ensuring your users have appropriate access to corporate information. Without an efficient method of establishing and maintaining a common identity across complex heterogeneous systems, significant challenges arise. These can include high help-desk costs for password resets and smart card deployment, loss of productivity as users struggle to access the resources they need, and serious risk to the business due to noncompliance with internal and external regulations.   Understand how can FIM 2010 R2 play a vital role in providing a simple and unique solution in these situations. 
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846352

Delivery Date : 9/26/2013 
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM 
Title  : Chalk Talk - Business Intelligence in Dynamics GP 
Description : BI for Dynamics GP•         Business Analyzero    GP Functionality vs. Desktop Application vs. Windows 8 app•         SQL Server Reporting Serviceso    SRS Reportso    Charts & KPIs•         Excel Reports•         Word Templates & Word Addin•         Smartlists & Smartlists Builder•         Analysis Cubes for Excelo    Default Cubeso    Cubes Scheduling•         Smartlists   Chalk Talk is a direct collaboration with Microsoft experts. The session will be presented via Microsoft Live Meeting.  Be prepared with audio to ask your questions.  This is a fully interactive session and your full participation is encouraged  Cost – 1.5 advisory hours will be deducted from your organization for this session.   
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=846355

Delivery Date : 9/27/2013
Delivery Time : 9:00 AM
Title  : Microsoft SQL Server 2012: New Modeling Features in PowerPivot with SQL Server 2012
Description : Agenda:• Roadmap for SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and PowerPivot  • PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012: New Features  • PowerPivot and SSAS  • Enriching Your Business Intelligence Semantic Models (BISMs)with Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)  • Build, Deploy, and Manage Tabular Models Using Business Intelligence  • Development Studio (BIDS) and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=812386

I hope partners find this helpful and beneficial.

Keep watching every month for more of these sessions every month!