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  • Blog Post: Apprenticeships as a route to achieving Microsoft Competencies

    By Ed Jones, Firebrand Training IT apprenticeships have become a critical pathway for Microsoft Partners to recruit and upskill staff. They aren’t just for bringing in new talent, you can now sign-up your current employees to an apprenticeship and access £1000s in government funding. ...
  • Blog Post: ModernBiz Technical Series

    Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) face a complex and changing landscape when it comes to understanding all of the different ways new technologies can help their businesses. Many Microsoft partners are capitalizing on the opportunity to grow their businesses by expanding their roles to that of a trusted...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partner MPN Competency Exam Pack Offer

    I wanted to take a quick moment and share the MPN offer that was launched at WPC this year. It is also important to call out, that this offer is NOT inclusive to just those individuals or partners attended WPC, but is available to any eligible partner(s) during the offer period. Partners will be able...
  • Blog Post: You can now take Microsoft Certification exams at a time and place that's convenient for you!

    Online proctored exam delivery (beta) is now available in the UK. Online Proctoring, offered by Pearson VUE, lets you choose the time and place to take any Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam. Using a webcam and your personal computer, you can take your...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the key tenets of Transforming the Datacenter

    We're running a number of one day sessions covering the core tenets of Transforming the Datacenter and the opportunities for you as a Microsoft Partner. Each day is broken down into different areas which focus on addressing the needs of all levels of the IT organization. Products covered include...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Mobility Pre-Sales Immersions Sessions in June

    Hear about the Enterprise Mobility opportunity and prepare your business to by attending these one day Enterprise Mobility technical pre-sales immersion sessions. The session are broken down into different sections, to address the needs of all levels of the IT organisation and will enable you to gain...
  • Blog Post: Become A Cloud Specialist To Win Lynx Tablets

    Become a Cloud Sales Specialist by completing one or more of the assessments below with a chance to win one of ten Lynx 8 Windows Tablets up for grabs You will require your associated Microsoft ID to sign into the Partner Learning Centre, if you have any issues please email us . SSA for Office...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Training Series For Partners

    Attend these training sessions to explore a range of topics pertinent to the forthcoming release of our latest operating system - Windows 10. Keeping Windows 10 Current – 30th April This session offers a look into how we plan to evolve our approach to releases as we move to more rapidly respond...
  • Blog Post: New official Microsoft Video on Demand training courses from QA

    A new way to learn for those with limited free time! Traditional classroom training courses will always be a popular way to develop new skills. However, as time becomes an increasingly limited resource and mobile working continues to grow, modern IT professionals are seeking new and more flexible...
  • Blog Post: Register Now For Windows 10 In Education, 7 May, Reading

    Taking place in Reading (Thames Valley Park) on the 7 May, learn about Microsoft's commitment to education and how Windows 10 will make a difference. Ideal for Sales & Marketing roles in Microsoft Partner organisations who are currently selling into, or looking to sell, into Education. ...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Mobility Suite Essential Partner Training

    Following the announcement of Enterprise Mobility Suite available in Open on the 1st March and the Partner Opportunity around this, these workshops and bootcamps offer essential sales and technical training: Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Partner Technical Enablement Bootcamps Taking place from...
  • Blog Post: Modern Data Warehouse Solutions Training (SQL Server, Azure Stream Analytics, Big Data with HDInsight)

    The traditional structured relational data warehouse was never designed to handle today’s exponential data growth, variety of semi-structured and unstructured data types, or velocity of real-time data processing. This four-day training event is tailored for data warehouse and Big Data subject...
  • Blog Post: Azure Training For April/May 2015

    Interested in Azure? We're running a number of UK sessions covering all elements of Azure, from how to become an Azure partner through to technical deep dives. Becoming an Azure Partner - Reading, 30 April Do you want to understand what it takes to become an Azure partner? What resources are...
  • Blog Post: Driving Adoption of Office 365 Solutions: Virtual Course for Partners

    Learn how to map business scenarios to actual workflows and how to drive adoption of Office 365 to help customers reach their business goals and increase customer satisfaction. This course is being delivered in a virtual, online, blended learning format, combining Virtual Instructor-Led presentations...
  • Blog Post: The Fast Track to The Cloud with Microsoft Azure

    The cloud is transforming how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) use IT, offering consumption-based resources and services that can scale up or down as needed. This shift is creating exciting, new revenue streams for partners as they look to broaden their customer base by moving to cloud-enabled...
  • Blog Post: Maximise your Cloud Business: Cloud Partner Profitability Sessions In February

    Have you attended any of our Cloud Profitability Wednesdays webcasts? Whether you’re just making the switch to offering cloud solutions, or you’ve been in business for a while and want some new tips, we welcome you to attend. These weekly sessions include a streaming video and live Q&A...
  • Blog Post: Westcoast Time for Change Roadshow

    Westcoast are running three regional events (24 February in Birmingham, 5 March in London and 12 March in Manchester) aimed at resellers who are looking to help migrate their customers from Windows Server 2003 which has support ending for it on 14 July 2015. Who Should Attend Reseller sales...
  • Blog Post: Webinars - Beginning your Azure Partner Journey

    Do you want to understand what it takes to become an Azure partner? To find out what resources are available to you and what steps you need to take to establish your practice and offering with Microsoft? These one Hour webinars focus on the key operational requirements in respect to becoming an Azure...
  • Blog Post: MLSS Training with Microsoft and Tech Data 22nd-23rd January

    Are you selling Microsoft solutions to customers? Microsoft sales accreditations can help you increase revenue and shorten the sales cycle – to make your business even more successful. This is your opportunity to access the latest training on Microsoft products, solutions, Microsoft Partner Network...
  • Blog Post: Dell Server Bootcamp - London and Reading

    Have you previously sold Windows Server? Are you interested in learning about life after SBS and how you can prepare your Customers for Windows Server 2003 end of Support on July 14th 2015. Microsoft and Dell are hosting a full day boot camp of training for Partners that sell, deploy or service Windows...
  • Blog Post: Tech Partnership Training Fund: Providing funding for employers to invest in IT training

    A well-trained, multi-skilled workforce is essential to the achievements of a business. Without appropriate knowledge and skills, a company, irrespective of size, can lose its competitive and distinctive edge. In IDC's report on the impact of Cloud on IT Organisations and staff, two of the top 3...
  • Blog Post: Learn to Build the Latest SMB Customer Solutions with Microsoft

    Get the hands-on training you need to build solutions to modernize your SMB customers and explore Windows 8.1 with a free Tablet computer when you attend a ModernBiz TechSeries event between now and December. Many Microsoft partners are capitalising on the opportunity to grow their businesses by expanding...
  • Blog Post: Developer Focused Azure and Cloud Webinars

    Our friends over in developer land are running a number of short(ish) webinars and hands on courses which may be of interest to you if you're developing Apps for clients/using or planning on using Azure. All the details and registration below: Azure Weekly Webinars: 16th September , 23rd...
  • Blog Post: Pearson Vue to deliver MCP exams for Microsoft

    From 4 September 2014, Pearson Vue will be added as an exam delivery provider for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Programme. Microsoft will conclude its relationship with Prometric as an exam delivery provider on 31 December 2014. If you have prepaid exam vouchers which have been purchased...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Roadshow Milton Keynes - Are you attending?

    Thursday 4th September will see our first Cloud Roadshow in this series in Milton Keynes and we will be kicking off the series covering all things Cloud such as Office 365 and Azure and how you as a partner to Microsoft can take the opportunity to grow your revenue through Cloud computing. ...