Here are your Power Start and Momentum workshops for the month of September. These online courses will help you learn about new product features and presales opportunities (Power Start), and provide the latest technical training for deployment, development and migration (Momentum).

Cost – Advisory Hours are the payment method for the Power Start and Momentum Workshops. Follow links for specific offering information

Delivery method – All workshops are presented by Microsoft experts via Microsoft Office Live Meeting

If you don’t see a workshop that fits your schedule, contact the Technical Enablement team for information on how to get a workshop at your convenience.

DATE

WORKSHOP

LEVEL

9-Sep

Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle Power Start Workshop: Attack Surface Reduction and Secure Testing

200

 

Describes the steps of the Simplified Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to understand secure design fundamentals, principles, and impacts of privacy compliance.

 

9-Sep

Office 365 Power Start Workshop: SharePoint Online Overview

200

 

Explore the key features and benefits of the service. Service security and availability, software and hardware specifications, administration and management functionalities, the service's agility, stability, extensibility, and customizability are covered, along with migration planning tips.

 

12-15- Sep

Practice Accelerator for Optimized Desktop

200

 

Learn how you can help guide organizations to create a more secure and reliable desktop environment by using delivery methodology and templates developed by Microsoft. Practice Accelerator for Desktop Optimization using Windows and Microsoft Office enables you to help improve productivity and agility for your customers.

 

12-15- Sep

Practice Accelerator for Server Virtualization with Advanced Management

200

 

Virtualization is a key technology for reducing the cost and complexity of IT management. Microsoft business customers have reported saving on average almost half a million dollars (U.S.) per year through IT projects using Microsoft virtualization products. As organizations around the world deploy The Microsoft® Services Server Virtualization with Advanced Management (SVAM) they look to skilled Microsoft partners to assist with their planning and deployments.

 

12-Sep

Office 365 Power Start Workshop: Lync Online Overview

200

 

Get overviews of Lync's capabilities and feature enhancements along with licensing information, and options for implementation and deployment.

 

12-Sep

Microsoft Virtualization Momentum Workshop: Server Virtualization Hyper-V Security Best Practices

300

 

Learn about Hyper-V architecture security, securing the hyper-v host and virtual machines, along with discussions of hyper-v administration delegation, BitLocker enablement, antivirus software, and more.

 

13-Sep

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Power Start Workshop: Application Management

200

 

Showcases the completely rewritten Application Management. Explains how the product handles revision Management, pre-requisite check, supersedence, and discusses supported deployment scenarios.

 

13-Sep

Microsoft Virtualization Momentum Workshop: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

300

 

From datacenter to desktop, find out what the Microsoft virtualization toolset can do to simplify the management of your entire infrastructure. Learn how to manage both physical and virtual assets for clients and servers, including multiple hypervisors, all with the same platform.

 

14-Sep

SQL Server Denali CTP3 for SSIS Power Start Workshop: What's New

200

 

Explores what's new in SQL Server Denali CTP 3 for SSIS. Demonstrates the features which help in increasing the ETL development and manageability.

 

14-Sep

Windows Azure Power Start Workshop: Technical Overview, Pricing, and Service Level Agreements

200

 

Provides a close technical examination of the technology: Windows Azure, SQL Azure, Windows Azure AppFabric, and Windows Azure Marketplace. Includes numerous examples of pricing models and service level agreements, and an outline of the Windows Azure platform functionalities.

 

15-Sep

SQL Server Denali CTP 3 for SSAS Power Start Workshop: What's New

200

 

Explores what's new in SQL Server Denali CTP 3 for SSAS. Demonstrates BISM model and how it can be used.

 

15-Sep

Windows Azure Power Start Workshop: Competing to Win

200

 

Compares and contrasts the competing cloud platforms and services, analyzes customer perceptions, and outlines the Windows Azure advantage.

 

16-Sep

Microsoft Office 365 Momentum Workshop: SharePoint Online Developer Introduction

300

 

SharePoint Online opens a new arena for developers to create solutions for customers who use the Microsoft Office 365 service instead of maintaining on-premises servers, and for those who are looking to take advantage of hybrid deployments where some data is stored behind the firewall and other data is off-loaded in the cloud. Sandboxed solutions, Microsoft Silverlight support, and the new client object model enable powerful custom solutions to be installed in SharePoint Online.

 

16-Sep

Windows Azure Power Start Workshop: Cloud Business Scenarios for ISVs

200

 

Industry is transitioning to the cloud. Now is the time to choose business and pricing models that fit your cloud solutions, that optimize cash flow during the transition, and that meet your customers' needs. These and other key considerations are discussed in light of the changing landscape in software and IT.

 

19-Sep

Office 365 Power Start Workshop: General Overview for Partners

200

 

Get an overview of the Office 365 service including its key features, value propositions, benefits for small businesses and professionals, and its software requirements.

 

19-Sep

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Introduction to Windows Azure AppFabric

300

 

Get an understanding of the value propositions of Windows Azure AppFabric and how it is used. Learn about these comprehensive building-block services for developing, deploying, and managing applications, and find out how to bridge existing applications to the cloud.

 

20-Sep

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Introduction to SQL Azure Reporting

300

 

Learn about the enterprise web-enabled reporting functionalities in Azure. Workshop discusses who SQL Azure reporting is for, its benefits, and its cost effectiveness. Demonstrations and examples are included.

 

21-Sep

Microsoft Lync 2010 Power Start Workshop: Partner Economic Opportunity with Lync

200

 

Outlines the business opportunities and best practices for partners developing a Lync practice. Workflow and network assessment, pilots, design and deployment, support requirements, hardware resell and incentives are discussed, as are expense considerations like staffing, training, and marketing.

 

22-Sep

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Power Start Workshop

200

 

Get an understanding of how FIM can help address the business challenges surrounding identity and access management. Covers architecture and components, typical scenarios, deployment topologies, user synchronization and provisioning, and the management of groups, passwords, and certificates.

 

22-Sep

Office 365 Power Start Workshop: SharePoint Online Overview

200

 

Explore the key features and benefits of the service. Service security and availability, software and hardware specifications, administration and management functionalities, the service's agility, stability, extensibility and customizability are covered, along with migration planning tips.

 

23-Sep

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Power Start Workshop: Deployment and Infrastructure Technical Overview

200

 

Showcases the key components of Configuration Manager 2012 from infrastructure themes, hierarchy, infrastructure consolidation, and administration.

 

23-Sep

Office 365 Power Start Workshop: Lync Online Overview

200

 

Get overviews of Lync's capabilities and feature enhancements along with licensing information, and options for its implementation and deployment.

 

26-Sep

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2012 Power Start Workshop: What's New

200

 

Gain an understanding of the new features in Service Manager 2012 like Service Requests Self-Service Portal, Release Management, Data Warehouse/Reporting, Orchestrator (Opalis)/VMM Integration, and Orchestrator (Opalis)/VMM Integration.

 

26-Sep

Windows Intune Power Start Workshop: Windows Intune and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Platform Overview

200

 

Get an understanding of systems management with Microsoft Online Services and Windows Intune. Session includes information on pricing, licensing, discount opportunities, terms and selling opportunities, a features demonstration, key benefits, partner scenarios, and product comparisons.

 

27-Sep

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Power Start Workshop: Automated Audit of Windows, UNIX, and Linux Servers

200

 

Learn about meeting security standards and keeping audit data in a centralized location for later use. This session describes why security is important to organizations, how we can meet regulatory compliance and keep IT the environment secure using SCOM 2007 ACS.

 

27-Sep

Office 365 Power Start Workshop: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Office 365, and Windows Azure: A Connected Experience

200

 

See a demonstration of Microsoft Online Services as used in a real estate scenario to get an understanding of cloud-based services, Office 365, and CRM Online.

 

28-Sep

Windows Server 2008 R2 Power Start Workshop: Administration and Configuration

200

 

Learn about administration and configuration of Server Core 2008 R2. Includes discussions of Core as RODC, monitoring, and best practices.

 

28-Sep

Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 Power Start Workshop: Publishing RemoteApps

200

 

See how Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) allows you to provide access to published RemoteApps and Remote Desktops by integrating a Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) to provide an application-level gateway for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and applications.

 

29-Sep

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Power Start Workshop: Active Directory Automation

200

 

Explores built-in commands for AD modules in 2008 R2, bulk creation of user accounts, setting DFL and FLL, group policy automation, and recycle bin features.

 

29-Sep

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Power Start Workshop: What's New

200

 

Find out what's new in PowerShell 2.0. Take this crash course covering PowerShell Security, using PowerShell Remoting, Debugging 101, script sharing, module creation, error trapping, and more.

 

30-Sep

Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 Power Start Workshop: Overview

200

 

Get a look at the new capabilities that Orchestrator will bring to the System Center integration, orchestration, and automation solutions, and how these align to the Microsoft Private cloud offerings.

 

30-Sep

Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 Power Start Workshop: Image and Deploy

200

 

Learn how to prepare Windows embedded Standard 7 SP1 images and mass deploy Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 images centrally.

 

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