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  • You Learn, We Learn Blog Challenge

    By now you probably know that we’re in the learning business. While most of the time you get to hear from us about learning opportunities, we’d love a chance to learn from you . Tell about the training that is working for your business. What training...
  • Microsoft Dynamics® POS 2009 – Live training and sweepstakes today only!

    Microsoft Dynamics® POS 2009 – Live training and sweepstakes today only! Our friends on the Microsoft Dynamics team wanted us to share with you their excitement for the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics POS 2009. This next-generation point-of-sale...
  • Free Friday: Emerge Stronger with Business Intelligence & SQL Server 2008

    We love Business Intelligence! Here at Microsoft, BI data is the air we breathe. It helps us make informed decisions about what you need, what you dislike, what you’re interested in, etc. BI is the backbone of our business. If you can help your customers...
  • Tried Digital WPC?

    I think everyone knows how excited we are about WPC, and we hope you’re getting ready as well! Which sessions are you planning to attend?     Also, have you had a chance to register for Digital WPC ? One of the coolest features is the “My Region...
  • TLC Follow Up: Letter from Cindy Bates – Local Support for Partners

    In yesterday’s Learning Curve welcome letter, Deb Z encouraged you to read the online letter from Cindy Bates about how to connect to the US team at WPC. Do read her note when you get a moment (it helps to ‘hear’ her voice and learn how to share your...
  • Q&A from “A day in the life of Securing SBS 2008”

    Last month the 5W/50 series featured the live Web Seminar “Inexperienced Users and Attackers:  A day in the life of Securing SBS 2008.” We just received the Q&A log from that session and thought you might like to hear some of the questions submitted...
  • Re-enrollment: have you checked your MSPP account lately?

    Has it been a while since your company updated it’s Microsoft Partner Program membership? Be sure to check on your enrollment status so you can maintain access to valuable training resources like the Learning Plan Tool (free and subsidized training opportunities...
  • Summer School Starts July 1!

    Mark your calendars! Summer School starts July 1. What does this mean for you? You’ll have to wait and find out! Check back here on July 1 to see what’s in store for partners this summer. Make sure you tell your partner friends and co-workers too – everyone...
  • Loving Live

    You’ve probably figured it out already, but did you know that brand-new Web seminars have a set date and time where partners can tune in to the live recording? We mark these courses a little differently in The Learning Curve to help you know when to schedule...
  • Free Friday: Labcasts – a whole lotta free

    Here’s a typical scenario this time of year. The in-person learning schedule is winding down for the summer, but partners have a touch of free time on their hands and think it would be a good time to take some training. What’s the next best option to...
  • Second Shot – Last Call

    Second Shot provides a free retake if you don’t pass your certification exam on the first attempt. Now you’ll also get an E-Learning collection for just US$35 (usually priced up to US$349). But hurry, the offer ends on June 30, 2009. Cheers, The Partner...
  • Project Management Sweepstakes Ends June 30

    We just wanted to remind you that time is running out on the Project Management 101 sweepstakes . The requirement is to take 6, 1-hour courses – it sounds like a lot, but hopefully you’ve at least tackled one by now. If not, pace yourself over the next...
  • WPC – your best training investment?

    You’re probably going to start hearing a lot about the World Partner Conference (WPC) this month. As far as your training gurus (that’s us!) are concerned, it could be the ultimate partner training offering. It’s four days of networking, seminars and...
  • Four new tracks at www.MyRampUp.com

    One of our product managers wanted us to let you know that her team has just launched 4 brand new learning tracks on Ramp Up , a free online learning program for developers. These tracks, along with the other currently offered ones (e.g. SharePoint for...
  • Students to Business: a new way to recruit

    We just learned of a cool new program called Microsoft Students to Business (S2B). It connects Microsoft-skilled students with partners and customers for entry-level and internship positions. By signing up for a free account you can search for candidates...
  • Free Friday: Microsoft Press Chapters

    This week’s Free Friday pick offers a handy way to pick up technology tips without taking an actual course. Subscribe to Microsoft Press Chapters and you’ll receive a weekly email (for 8 weeks) containing a link to a chapter of a different Microsoft Press...
  • Web Dev Training in The Learning Curve

    Here is the collection of Web solutions training we told you about in yesterday’s issue of The Learning Curve. The first two courses offer some quick tips and strategies that you can listen to anytime, and the other four links take you to the learning...