To help you prioritize your training activities this month, here is a summary of recommendations from the U.S. Partner Team. For additional training opportunities, you can build your learning plan or view upcoming local activities at any time: East: https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40044226

 TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROMOTIONS, TOOLS & RESOURCES

Training Sweepstakes Updated with February Courses

Attend any of our featured on-demand courses covering Lync 2010, SQL Server 2012, Forefront Security and Windows 7 for a chance to win a Lenovo Netbook, Xbox 360 with Kinect or $100 American Express gift card. You’ll earn a prize entry for each course you attend. 

 Become Cloud Empowered with the Next Time to Thrive Webcast

This monthly series is dedicated to helping both old and new Microsoft Sales Specialists hit your short-term and long-term sales goals. Next in the series: Wednesday, February 8 – Cloud for Small Business or Cloud for Enterprise.

 

”Escape to Fun” US OEM Winter Sales Track Sweepstakes

Complete our three featured courses 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

Learn the New Features of SQL Server 2012
This two-day, technical course combines 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.

  • February 15–16 in Seattle, WA
  • February 22–23 in Dallas, TX
  • February 28–29 in Atlanta, GA
  • March 5–6 in San Francisco, CA

 Business Transformation Workshop for Business Decision Makers

Learn how to enhance or integrate your Cloud solutions into your current business model with this one-day workshop.

For SIs

  • February 8 in Chicago, IL
  • February 8 in Bellevue, WA
  • February 15 in Houston, TX
  • February 21 in Waltham, MA

For VARs

  • February 9 in Chicago, IL
  • February 9 in Bellevue, WA
  • February 16 in Houston, TX
  • February 22 in Waltham, MA

 Office 365 Partner Deployment Training

This 3-day workshop is focused on the Plan, Prepare, and Migrate phases of deployment for Microsoft Office 365. Next event: March 7-9 in San Diego, CA

 Partner Services and Support Virtual Classroom Events

  • Power Start Workshops - Get access to essential knowledge for Microsoft products and solutions. Learn about new product features and presales opportunities, and get an overview of a solution with these workshops. Cost: 1 advisory hour
  • Momentum Workshops - Access the latest technical training for deployment, development, and migration to deepen your skills and knowledge base around current Microsoft products and solutions. Cost: 1 advisory hour
  • Practice Accelerators - This comprehensive set of reusable tools and best practices can help you identify customer requirements & project scope, analyze customer needs, & deploy solutions. Offerings include Server Virtualization, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, BPOS and MDOP. Cost: 10 advisory hours

 Microsoft Dynamics In-Person Learning EventsVisit PartnerSource for in-person training on Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

 Live Online Web Seminars

February 6

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop IT Pro Series: Understanding SharePoint 2010 Topology

Microsoft Virtualization Momentum Workshop: Presentation Virtualization Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

 

February 7

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Claims Authentication in SharePoint 2010

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop Developer Series: User Interface Improvements and Extensibility in SharePoint 2010

 

February 8

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Power Start Workshop: Top Ten Features

Microsoft Dynamics: How to transform your business with Windows Azure

Achieving 30% Growth with Microsoft On-Line Services – Managed Service Providers Thrive with Microsoft On (SMSP201PSW)

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: InfoPath 2010 Integration with SharePoint 2010

 

February 9

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Momentum Workshop: Implementing Claims-Based Authentication and IFD

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Vision and Statement of Direction

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

Windows Server 2008 R2 Power Start Workshop: Remote Desktop Services Integration with SharePoint 2010

 

February 10

East Region Monthly Partner Call Series February 2012

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Workflow Development Using SharePoint Designer 2010

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

Microsoft Lync 2010 Server Momentum Workshop: Architecture

 

February 13

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Ignite 5 Day Online Event

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Industry Summit -Distribution Sponsor

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Industry Summit -Public Sector Sponsor

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Industry Summit -Manufacturing Sponsor

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Industry Summit -Service Industries Sponsor

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Industry Summit

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012 Power Start Workshop: New Features and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 Integration

Microsoft Office 365 Power Start Workshop: Technical Introduction to Office 365

 

February 14

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Identity and Access Control in the Cloud

2012 Business Leader Roadshow: Sales Strategy for Volume Partners

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

2012 Business Leader Roadshow: Service Strategy for Volume Partners

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Momentum Workshop: Common Issues and Best Practices

 

February 15

February National Call Blitz Webcast (SMSP181PSW)

Microsoft Dynamics Road to Repeatability Rally Group: Industry

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Records Management in SharePoint 2010

 

February 16

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

2012 Business Leader Roadshow: Marketing & Sales Strategy Review for Marketers

Microsoft Office 365 Power Start Workshop: General Overview for Partners

 

February 17

Central Region Monthly Partner Call February 2012

2012 Business Leader Roadshow: Sales Strategy for Depth Partners

Microsoft Office 365 Momentum Workshop: Office 365 Directory Synchronization, Federation, and SSO

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

West Region Monthly Partner Call (SMSP173PSW)

2012 Business Leader Roadshow: Service Strategy for Depth Partners

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 Momentum Workshop: Deep Dive into Configuration Manager Application Model

 

February 20

Solution Selling Online Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics Partners

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Power Start Workshop: Overview

Microsoft Virtualization Momentum Workshop: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 Technical Overview

 

February 21

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Power Start Workshop: Competing with Oracle RAC Solution

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

Microsoft Office 365 Momentum Workshop: Exchange Migration Options

 

February 22

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Power Start Workshop: Always On in SQL Server 2012

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Power Start Workshop: Data Import and Data Modification

 

February 23

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Power Start Workshop: Design Your Infrastructure with HADRON

Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Power Start Workshop: Administration and Configuration

 

February 24

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Momentum Workshop: Performance Optimization in SQL Server 2012

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

Improve Productivity and Stay Connected – Communication Technologies Using Both On-Premise and In-The-Cloud Solutions (SMSP193PSW)

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure

 

February 27

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Power Start Workshop: What's New in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Microsoft Virtualization Momentum Workshop: Server Virtualization 2008 Hyper-V R2 Overview

 

February 28

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Power Start Workshop: What's New in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

 

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Power Start Workshop: Upgrading from Dynamics CRM 4.0 to Dynamics CRM 2011

 

Microsoft Virtualization Momentum Workshop: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

 

 

February 29

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Power Start Workshop: Data Quality Services (DQS)

 

MPN 101: Portal Navigation and Partner Benefits

 

Microsoft Office 365 Momentum Workshop: Top Support Issues