Welcome to Friday, everyone! This morning you should have received your custom version of the U.S. Partner Newsletter. Below are all of the items sent to partners, including role-based training recommendations on Windows 7 and upcoming Webcasts to put on your calendar. As always, let us know if there is any other training we can help you find.


The Partner Training Team



Training Resources

Find training opportunities and recommendations anytime on the U.S. Partner Learning blog, Learning Plan Tool website, and the Local Activities Section of the Training and Events page on the U.S. partner portal.

Save on Certification Exams and on Practice Tests
Take advantage of training and certification offers to help you renew your membership, attain a silver or gold competency, or showcase your organization's skills.

Online Cloud Courses for Partners Serving Public Sector Customers
New on the Partner Learning Center, four on-demand courses specifically designed for partners serving customers in the Public Sector to inform you of the benefits of adding Microsoft Cloud Services to your practice.

Microsoft Dynamics Business Excellence Series
Check out the new 10-part online Business Excellence series to understand the priorities in the Microsoft Dynamics business over the next 12 months. Start with the 90-minute overview from the U.S. Microsoft Dynamics Partner Leadership Team, and then choose the rest of your courses based on your business model, product focus, and area of interest.

Now Available: Private Cloud Sales Specialist Accreditation
This new accreditation is the first Private Cloud assessment made for sales professionals wishing to increase their cloud solutions knowledge. Get sales tips and competitive knowledge to keep you at the forefront of the latest private cloud trends.

Labcast: Prepare for the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Exam
A partner labcast is now available for course 50509A: Implementing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, and as exam prep for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-162. This certification counts toward attainment of the Identity and Security competency, and is intended for IT Pros who will design, implement, or manage an endpoint malware protection solution.

8/10 Webcast: Microsoft Security Bulletins for August
As part of our usual cycle of updates, Microsoft will release the August Security Bulletins on Tuesday, August 9. Register to attend and participate in the live webcast offering a brief overview of the technical details of these bulletins.

8/11 Webcast: See What's New with the VLSC
On August 15, Microsoft will release an update to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), the online resource for viewing Licensing information, downloading Microsoft software, and managing Volume Licensing benefits and subscriptions. Choose your best time from three live sessions covering the same content.

8/16 Webcast: Winning Proposals for Your Prospective Dynamics ERP and CRM Customers
In this webcast, we'll help you turn your standard Dynamics presentations into meaningful, relevant presentations that address let you differentiate yourself, uncover hidden value, and deliver a value-based proposal. Convert your proposals from engagement letters back to true sales tools.

8/23 Webcast: Selling Office 365 to Government Customers
Learn how to position the value of Microsoft Office 365 to customers in federal, state, and local government. During this session, we'll also cover the resources available to you to market, sell, and build your technical skills around Office 365.

9/14 Webcast: Ask the Experts - Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Pricing and Licensing
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 licensing now follows the familiar Microsoft "Server and CALs" model, offering customers a simplified way to purchase ERP. Join Microsoft pricing and licensing experts who will answer your questions about this change and address common pricing and licensing scenarios in a live session .

Role-Based Training for Windows 7

Windows 7 for Business Decision Makers

Windows 7 for IT Pros

Windows 7 for Developers

Windows 7 for Sales

Windows 7 for Marketing

Windows 7 for Training Roles