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  • Blog Post: SharePoint Training Days

    I will be running two SharePoint training sessions for partners during March on the 18th and the 30th at the UK campus in Reading. These will be introductory and overview sessions intended to cover the whole of the SharePoint platform and give a good understanding of SharePoint's capabilities and value...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Conference 2009

    There's still time to sign up for the SharePoint Conference in October. This event is open to Microsoft partners and customers interested in learning more about SharePoint. It's a great opportunity to learn more about the product and to build a network with others who may have knowledge that can help...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Training

    I'm running more SharePoint training days for partners. The purpose of the day is to give a high-level overview of the capabilities and value of SharePoint solutions. The training is not at all technical but should give business persons an understanding of what could be done with SharePoint and sales...
  • Blog Post: Business Intelligence Sales Specialist Training

    On Monday 15th April in Thames Valley Park, we are running another Sales Specialist Training day for BI. The morning of this session focuses on the Microsoft BI stack and how to sell it, including the competitive landscape. Then attendees take the SSA exam. After lunch, the training continues with Selling...
  • Blog Post: Live Partner Training

    We're putting on some readiness training in the upcoming months. These events are free and open to all Microsoft partners. Processes and Forms in SharePoint – Reading 22 nd September A look at InfoPath Forms Services and workflows within SharePoint deployments. An introduction to the capabilities...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Hosting Webcasts

    In June, I'm going to be running a series of three webcasts for hosting partners. They will particularly be aimed at sales people. Each session will go through the features enabled by a licensing level of SharePoint, as well as the potential value of those features to end customers. At the end of the...
  • Blog Post: How to Pitch Webinars

    Ever wondered how to position different parts of the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack? We have a range of different tools that can be applied in a range of different situations for a range of different purposes. In this webcast series, I will be describing how to position and sell the various...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Ignite Online

    Want to learn more about SharePoint Server 2010 but can’t manage to make the classroom training sessions? This may be the answer. SharePoint Ignite Online training is now available on the Partner Learning Center. Partners can upgrade their skills to SharePoint 2010 through a series of self-paced...
  • Blog Post: Partner Training

    The SharePoint partner team in the UK have been planning training and readiness for the next year and we've got a series of web seminars lined up. These seminars are sales training focussed around different aspects of SharePoint and how to sell WSS or MOSS as a solution to a particular type of business...
  • Blog Post: Business Intelligence Practice Accelerator

    Starting on the 3rd September, Microsoft are running a Business Intelligence Practice Accelerator. This is an online training offering for partners around building a BI practice and delivering our BI technologies. This is a new structure of Practice Accelerator, consisting of 3 online workshops, each...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Introduction Training

    If you are a Microsoft Registered, Certified or Gold Partner, I am offering some free introductory training to the capabilities and value of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This is a day-long classroom session intended to get you up to speed on what can be done with SharePoint 2010 and why it might...
  • Blog Post: Unleash the Power of PowerPivot

    Donald Farmer, the rock star of Microsoft BI, is delivering a series of webinars on the subject of PowerPivot next week. These online workshops are being run in conjunction with Microsoft Gold Partner Panorama. Donald is a great presenter so I would definitely urge anyone interested in this subject to...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint web content management partner training

    There are spaces available on courses Microsoft are putting on for partners around SharePoint for web content management. The training is a four-day bootcamp for developers, aimed at IT professionals who currently work on MOSS internal deployments who want to learn web content management. The course...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with SharePoint

    There are still places available on the course: Getting Started with SharePoint . I am running this live workshop along with Microsoft training partner Combined Knowledge to provide an introduction to the capabilities of SharePoint along with information on what's required to become a SharePoint partner...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Training Courses

    There are some training courses for SharePoint 2010 available at a subsidised rate. These are designed to teach you what you need around key aspects of SharePoint as well as helping you pass the exams. These courses are immensely valuable for anyone wanting to get a competency around SharePoint. SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Overview for partners

    Want a broad overview of the capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010? Due to the success and demand of the earlier sessions, I'll be running another SharePoint introduction day on 23rd June in Reading. The training is not going to teach you everything you need...
  • Blog Post: BI Seminar

    A Microsoft partner Blueprint are putting on a seminar about the Microsoft Business Intelligence offering. Microsoft BI Seminar | Affordable BI for your whole organisation Tuesday 6 October | 9.30am-12.00pm A complimentary seminar focusing on Microsoft BI, and how you can enhance your existing Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: BI Webinars

    Is one of your New Years' Resolutions to do more technical training? If so, you're in luck. There are a couple of up-coming webinars on Business Intelligence being put on by the Technical Advisory Services. Microsoft Gold Partners are entitled to a number of hours of service from this team and these...
  • Blog Post: ECAL Suite LiveMeeting for Partners

    If you work for a Microsoft Partner and are confused what exactly the CAL Suites are and why people might want the ECAL Suite, this might be for you. Some of my colleagues at Microsoft have produced this webcast to increase partner understanding of the suites. A standard CAL is a base license that...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Partner Training

    I am going to be running training on InfoPath at Microsoft's UK Campus in Reading. This course is called Business Benefits of using InfoPath in Forms Development. The training is aimed at partners and intended to give a detailed overview of the business value and functionality of InfoPath 2007 and Forms...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Webcasts

    Myself and colleagues (mostly Sam Solieman, but also will Thompson) have been running a series of webcasts on SQL Server 2012. The ones we've run so far have been recorded, so you can watch them on demand. The recordings are on the Partner Learning Center , so you'll need a Microsoft partner login to...
  • Blog Post: Get to Gold in BI

    With the recent changes to the Partner Network, there is some confusion among partners around what is required to get the Silver and Gold competencies in some areas. On Tuesday 1st March, at 4pm GMT, I will be running a webinar entitled Get to Gold. This webinar is about what's required for a partner...
  • Blog Post: BI Practice Accelerator

    There is a new training offering for partners on Business Intelligence. The Practice Accelerator is a technical learning offering, delivered in a series of webinars over 4 days, giving 16 hours of online training in total. As well as this, the offering includes documentation, guides, hands on lab and...
  • Blog Post: Your Questions Answered

    Got any questions about Microsoft’s BI offering? Myself and a colleague are running a free webinar next week for Microsoft partners and the subject of this is Your Questions Answered. The idea of this is that we will endeavour to answer as many of your questions as possible. Please do send...
  • Blog Post: Amazingly useful site

    If you're a Microsoft partner and you've tried to find training courses and online learning offered by us, you'll probably be familiar with the joys of the Partner Learning Center. The Partner Learning Center stores information on what sometimes feels like every training course ever offered to partners...