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  • 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: 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: InfoPath Introduction Part 8

    This is part 8 in my series of introductions to InfoPath 2007. In this demo, I show the publishing wizard and how to share form templates with those who need to fill the forms out.
  • 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: 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: Mythbusting: SQL Server is expensive

    This isn’t nearly as common a myth as some of the others I’ve described so far in this series. Compared to most of the big players in this space, SQL Server is very low priced. The list prices for our competitors in this space tend to be about 10x that of SQL. The difficulty comes when those...
  • 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: 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...