Just a quick heads up on some of the partner readiness training planned for Jan-June 2008. I've plucked the following out as of most interest to all the infrastructure specialists...
Microsoft Deployment Airlift (Including SoftGrid, VISTA and Windows Server 2008) (The new BDD...)
System Center: Virtual Machines Manager, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager
Office Communication Server & Unified Comms
Windows Server 2008 : IT Pro
These heavily subsidised courses are running across various state capitals in the next 6 months or so (check links for dates, locations and registration info).