Whilst I can't guarantee any freshers week antics associated with the Core IO 'University', what I can guarantee is some excellent content around optimising both your's, and your customers' infrastructures.
These 2 day courses are scheduled for the new year, and are designed to compliment the IO events that I've recently blogged about, around the Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimisation (BPIO) and the APO (Application Platform Optimisation).
So, what are these events all about?
"The Core IO University is a 2 day workshop that provides partners with the business context, technical strategy, and sales techniques / tools required to drive growth and increase sales pipelines through the Core Infrastructure Optimisation Framework and OSCI Campaign. Core IO & OSCI provides the basis of selling high value solutions to customers. Core IO University workshop is designed to enable partners to identify new opportunities through Core IO and to understand successful sales strategies close opportunities. Delegates will be taken through a highly interactive workshop that ends with the real world sales opportunity scenario, defining a Strategic Technology Roadmap, and delivery of an Core IO briefing to the customer."
Who's it targeted at?
This workshop is focused on identifying new opportunities and selling the business value of Microsoft Core Infrastructure solutions in the Enterprise and Mid-Market space and thus would be most relevant to sales and pre-sales consultants as well as those involved in bids and licensing administration.
You can read the full agenda, and get the rest of the info, by following one of the links below.