Greetings East Region Partners,
To help you prioritize your training activities this month, here is a summary of recommendations from the U.S. Partner Team.
You can always find up-to-date information on recommended on-demand, local in-person, and virtual training opportunities by visiting the Regional Partner Training Finders and the Learning Plan Tool, or subscribe to communications such as the U.S. Partner Newsletter and the U.S. Partner Learning blog to have current training tools and opportunities delivered directly to your inbox.
Training and Certification Promotions, Tools, and Resources
Sharpen Your Skills and be Entered to Win this January
You could win a Flip Ultra Camcorder, a $120 Amazon gift card, or a $25 American Express gift card when you attend any of our featured on-demand courses. This month’s solutions include Server Virtualization, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Exchange Server 2010, and Azure Platform. You’ll earn a prize entry for each course you attend.
Time to Thrive Webcast Series for Sales Specialists
This monthly series is dedicated to helping both old and new Microsoft Sales Specialists thrive within the current landscape and hit your short-term and long-term sales goals. Next in the series: Wednesday, January 11 – Take the Balanced Approach: Hit Your Sales Target with Confidence with Kendra Lee.
”Escape to Fun” US OEM Winter Sales Track Sweepstakes
Complete the courses below for your chance to win a “Pick Your Escape” vacation for two, a Panasonic 42” plasma TV, or a Sony Blu-Ray player with the OEM Winter Sales Track Sweepstakes. To enter, sign in with your Live ID and create an account at the OEM Training Zone.
Intensive Training Events
Regional SQL Server 2012 Training – Don’t miss your chance to take a deep dive into SQL Server 2012 with these local trainings this winter:
Microsoft Application Platform University
A half day sales training that provides a strategic selling framework to elevate your selling-readiness for solutions developed using Microsoft products. We will discuss new and exciting opportunities that our incoming releases will bring for you and our current private and public cloud positioning.
SQL Server 2012 Technical Ignite
A two-day course focused on the new features of SQL Server 2012, combining presentations and hands-on labs to help you understand how SQL Server 2012 addresses the mission critical, business intelligence, and database development needs of your customers.
Dynamics Business Leader Roadshow – This premier leadership event is an invaluable opportunity to collaborate with, and learn from business development experts, Microsoft field and business leadership, and your peers. This year's event takes a deep look at what successful partners have done to align their businesses for greater impact and results. Join us in one of the cities below:
Irvine, CA – January 11th and 12th Dallas, TX – January 17th and 18th Tampa, FL – January 25th and 26th
Partner Services and Support Virtual Classroom Events
Live Online Web Seminars