The Partner Technical Services team is pleased to announce the availability of dedicated training sessions on new Microsoft products with Partner Technical Consultants. This is a great opportunity if you have one or more IT Consultants/Pre Sales Engineers who need to ramp up quickly on the available offerings.

These individual training sessions will be offered remotely via Lync and will provide a very interactive opportunity for learning about these new products or features.

To register for any of these offerings, kindly send an email to dkpts@microsoft.com with the following details:

  • Name, Partner ID, Email and Phone Number.
  • We will respond within four hours to schedule a suitable time for your training session.
  • Note: Partners will be charged the duration of the training session as well as one hour for preparation.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Ideal for small businesses, Windows Server 2012 Essentials (the latest version of Windows Small Business Server Essentials) provides a flexible way to protect data when you access it using virtually dispositive different.   Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides a simple setup, installation and migration experience quite simplified, and additional security features. Includes the latest Microsoft technologies for the management, networking, data storage, security and backup, document and printer sharing. Windows Server 2012 Essentials also provides the possibility of integration with cloud services.

Audience: IT Consultants, Pre-sales Engineers

Level: 200

Duration: 90 minutes

Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

In this session, we will introduce the new role of Windows Azure for the needs of IaaS. We will analyze how to create virtual machines, how to manage your virtual machines, such as high reliability and manage the network, such as that can go there for integration with on-premises infrastructure.

Audience: IT Consultants, Pre-sales Engineers

Level: 200

Duration: 90 minutes

Virtualize with Windows Server 2012

The purpose of the session is to present the potential of Windows Server 2012 in the areas of virtualization. We will analyze the improvements over the previous version and the new features that will allow us to better manage the next generation hardware.

Audience: IT Consultants, Pre-sales Engineers

Level: 200

Duration: 90 minutes

Lync and Lync Online 2013 – What’s new?

Microsoft Lync is a single, unified communications platform that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office and other existing tools and systems, and can enhance or replace your existing IP PBX system. This can lead to improved productivity, increased mobility, and faster responses for customers, partners, and employees. Other benefits may include smoother deployment, easier management, and lower cost of ownership. Use a single, unified client for real-time communications, including voice and video calls, Lync meetings, presence, instant messaging, and persistent chat.

Get HD video conferencing across a range of devices. The Lync video gallery allows Lync meeting attendees to simultaneously view up to 5 different participants, identify the active speaker, and associate names with faces.

Audience: Pre-sales Engineers

Level: 100-200

Duration: 60 minutes

SharePoint Online 2013 Overview

With SharePoint 2013 it’s easier than ever before to share ideas and keep track of what your colleagues are working on. You can tap into the knowledge of specialists from across your organization and discover connections to information and people you never knew existed. 

SharePoint makes it easy to store, sync and share all your important docs to organize your content. A new simplified user experience helps you streamline common tasks and create sites to keep teams in sync and new work management capabilities help you organize all your tasks from across SharePoint, Project and Outlook with indicators to help you prioritize your work. Developers can build modern apps and designers can build eye-catching websites and because it’s built in the cloud IT Pros can manage cost and meet the demands of compliance to manage risk.  SharePoint 2013 redefines collaboration and document management and represents a new way to work together.

Audience: Pre-sales Engineers

Level: 100-200

Duration: 60 minutes

Office 365 & Exchange on premise – Hybrid Solution

We will look at the advantage of creating a hybrid solution, between an existing Exchange environment running Exchange 2003 – 2013 and Office 365 in the cloud. The aim of the meeting is to give the participants an overview of the features and options a hybrid solution offers. We will focus the components used in the hybrid solution and the new business opportunities it delivers on, User flexibility, email security and compliance, backup and resilience, and antivirus and Anti-Spam protection.

Audience: IT Consultants, IT Architects

Level: 200 - 300

Duration: 90 minutes