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  • The Learning Curve Follow Up: Virtualization Training & Competency

      Attention server and desktop virtualization partners! Virtualization Solutions is still a pretty new competency in the Microsoft Partner Network program, so we thought you might like a reminder to see if your company is a good fit for the competency...
  • Free Friday: WIN STUFF!

    Have you been to our promo page recently? Make sure you bookmark it so you can see all the opportunities for enhancing the training you’re already taking with a goodie or two.   If you visit the Training & Events tab on the Microsoft Partner...
  • Training Roundup – What’s coming to your city?

    We often get questions about when the next round of Microsoft training events are coming to a certain city. I wanted to share the main in-person learning tours we have right now, and also help you find them moving forward.   Current Event Tours:...
  • The Evolution of Microsoft Competencies

      We love handy maps, charts and matrices, don’t you? Here’s one of our new favorites on the Microsoft Partner Network we thought you would find useful. We’ll call it the Partner Competency Tool .  It contains a list of all current competencies...
  • Getting Technical: Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Live Online Course (9/28)

      Here’s a quick reminder to register for next Monday’s technical Web seminar entitled Windows Server 2008 R2: New Imaging, Deployment and Migration Tools . This session will discuss the automation approaches from capturing a standard Windows image...
  • Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2010: The New Efficiency

    Are you as excited about launch as we are? The next launch wave is FINALLY upon us (we feel like we’ve been waiting forever!) and we’ll be watching from the comfort of our offices on September 29th when Steve Ballmer takes the stage. What’s going on September...
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Sneak Peak

    Here’s a free preview course on SQL Server 2008 R2 and project code name "Madison." Learn how new capabilities like self-service Business Intelligence, Master Data Management, Complex Event Processing, and Multi-Server Management will enable you to enhance...
  • Free Friday: Register for the Windows 7 Loadfest in your area!

        This October, our Windows 7 Loadfest In-Person Learning is coming to a city near you for accelerated partners interested in Optimized Desktop messaging. While the course itself is $50, you’ll get these FREE resources at this event: · Windows...
  • Free Friday: Visual Studio Spotlight

    Here’s a webcast for you Visual Studio users: 9/24: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Allinea DDTLIte: The Power of Parallel for Windows HPC 2008 – Live Webcast Learn how to harness the power of Multicore, using your current Visual Studio programming experience...
  • Tinkering Around in the Lab

    Have you ever wanted to tinker around with Microsoft products? Maybe you’re thinking about deploying them or have a customer who’s interested, but you’re not sure – you need to see how they work and get your hands dirty. You need to check out all of our...
  • The Launch Wave is Coming!

    Are you ready for launch? WE ARE! As we prepare, here are a couple highlights around launch training to get you ready (AND EXCITED!) for the new wave of products coming out:     · Partnercast: Launch Opportunities - Windows 7, Windows Server...
  • The Learning Curve: Take your Vital Few

    For each issue of The Learning Curve our learning advisors hand pick courses they feel are top priority for partners to expand their skills on our featured technologies or topics. We call this section of the newsletter the Vital Few – the top 5 or 6 courses...
  • BPOS Quarterly Updates – Registration filling fast!

    Reminder: If you’re in one of the following cities, be sure to register for the BPOS Quarterly Update . We discussed these updates a couple weeks back, but wanted to make sure you got one last chance to register before they start next week!   9/23...
  • Free Monday: Free $$ for Dynamics Opportunities!

    Usually, it’s Free Friday but we’re so excited about this opportunity from our friends over on the Dynamics team, we had to let go of our love for alliteration just for one post… The Microsoft Matchmaker Cash Incentive has been extended through September...
  • Free Friday: Quick tips and a chance to win a Windows Mobile phone

    To send you on your way for the weekend, let us remind you that our team relaunched our Partnercast site last month with a new look and improved capabilities. In addition to embracing the short time in which you can learn some great strategies on Microsoft...
  • 3 Top Trainings Picked By Partners: August

    Interested in what training other partners are taking? Here are the most popular training sessions from the month of August: Partnercasts 1. Windows 7 in 7 Minutes (demo) 2. Windows 7 in 7 Minutes - Enterprise 3. Windows 7 Navigation Improvements Labcasts...
  • BPOS Reloaded – 20 City Tour – Registration Open!

    You  may have seen our blog post yesterday about the multiple learning series on BPOS we’ve got for you, but I wanted to call special attention to one in particular. BPOS is a great product (reminder:  BPOS = suite of products that includes...
  • Get Help Hiring Microsoft Certified Professionals

    We just learned about this cool job portal called MSemploy . It’s designed to save you time sifting through resumes by providing a database of manually screened candidates who are all experienced Microsoft Certified IT Pros or Microsoft Certified Developers...
  • Everything BPOS – Get Started, Get Technical, Get Selling

    We have an exciting lineup of BPOS training for every type of partner – whether you’ve never heard of it, whether you’ve just signed up, or whether you’ve already done several customer deals – check out the latest and greatest training available for Microsoft...
  • Free Friday: Business Tips for September

      Our brand-new business readiness courses are as diverse as our partners, so we hope you’ll find at least one this month to propel your business. Here are some upcoming ones we thought you might like. As always, this training is free. Cheers!  ...
  • Partner Learning Center: Tip on delivery methods

      Found a training you’re interested in but aren’t sure if you should expect an intensive lab, an on-demand Web seminar or a live online training? One of the ways the new PLC tells you about the training format is by a little symbol before the course...
  • NEW Windows 7 Training Events & Resources

    Here are some top learning opportunities we thought you should know about if you’re looking to prepare for the Windows 7 launch in October. Windows 7 Loadfest A plus about attending this event is that you’ll receive free copy of the full product before...
  • Last Chance for ‘Are You Certified for Success?’

      If you haven’t heard, the ‘Are You Certified for Success?’ promo that’s running is yet another great opportunity to make getting certified easier (and cheaper!) for you. There are several offers associated with this promo -   MCP Exam Voucher...
  • Discounts on Microsoft Certifications

    We get mail all the time asking about exam vouchers and other discounts on exams – well folks, here you go! Big thanks to the folks over at Microsoft Learning for offering this great program. These discounts will help you achieve your exam and certification...