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

Cost – Power Start and Momentum Workshops cost one advisory hour, Practice Accelerator Sessions cost ten advisory hours. Follow links for specific offering information. Please visit the Microsoft Partner Network for information in earning advisory hours.

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, email the Partner Services and Support team or call (800) MPN-SOLVE (676-7658) for information on how to get a workshop at your convenience.

For additional training opportunities, you can build your learning plan or view upcoming local activities at any time.

Date

Workshop

Level

10-13-Oct

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

200

With more than 85 million licensed users, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is the market’s leading portal and collaboration server. With the highly anticipated release of SharePoint 2010, take advantage of Practice Accelerator for SharePoint 2010 and be ready to assist organizations with their planning and deployments as they transition to the new version.

10-Oct

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Advanced SQL Azure

300

Explores the opportunities that SQL Azure presents from a performance and scalability perspective. Learn about the capabilities, services, and tools available in the platform including SQL Azure Data Sync, Microsoft Sync Framework, and scaling database applications.

10-Oct

Microsoft Lync 2010 Power Start Workshop: Microsoft Lync 2010 Overview

200

Explore how Lync 2010 connects people in new ways. Lync 2010 offers ease of deployment, ease of use, and reduced costs through converged communications. Learn how this extensible platform presents an economic opportunity for partners and their customers.

10-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Business Continuity Management Features in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

300

Learn about the new business continuity features in SharePoint Server 2010. Site deletions, backup and restore, availability within a farm, disaster recovery across farms, and downtime during patching will all be discussed.

11-Oct

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Momentum Workshop: Administration and Management

300

This seminar details administering SBS 2011 through console, managing computers, groups, health reporting, managing Remote Access, managing data storage, users, and PC and server updates.

11-Oct

Microsoft Lync 2010 Power Start Workshop: Microsoft Lync 2010 How-to Demo, Tips, and Tricks

200

Lync Server 2010 ushers in a new, connected experience that can help to transform every communication into an interaction—one that is collaborative, engaging, and accessible from almost anywhere. A single interface unites voice; instant messaging (IM); and audio, video, and Web conferencing into a richer, more contextual offering. See it in action.

11-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Exposing Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2010

300

Decision makers need business intelligence in order to make effective business-critical decisions. Learn how to uncover this intelligence (analytics, OLAP, data mining, benchmarking and reporting) with tools and service capabilities in SharePoint 2010.

12-Oct

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Power Start Workshop: Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint Integration

100

Learn about Web Parts and Web Part pages, the prerequisites for integrating CRM 2011 and Office SharePoint 2010.  Learn how to use the list Web Part and Iframe to integrate SharePoint data with CRM, and find out about common integration issues.

12-Oct

Microsoft Lync 2010 Power Start Workshop: How to Answer Common Questions

100

Lync 2010 Server provides a unique opportunity for organizations to consolidate disparate
IP communications, conferencing, and collaboration systems into single unified architecture with rich and consistent user-experience. Learn how to position and sell the technology.

12-Oct

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.

13-Oct

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

300

Provides partners with a technical overview and best practices associated with directory synchronization, federation, and  single sign-on.  

13-Oct

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Momentum Workshop: Upgrade and Coexistence

300

Find out what's new and different in Exchange 2010 as compared to earlier versions.  Learn about the prerequisites for upgrading, architectural best practices, and get a guided tour through several upgrade scenarios.

13-Oct

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Windows Azure Storage Strategies

400

Get an unstinting of the Windows Azure storage services including blobs, queues, tables and drives. Learn about Azure CDN, the REST API, and the Storage client. Labs included.

14-Oct

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 Momentum Workshop: Software Update Management (SUM)

300

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 expands your options to build rich workflows that can accommodate complex business scenarios. Extend the workflow runtime with custom External Data Exchange Services. It also gives you the ability to create your own custom events and event receivers. Site workflows now allow you to develop workflows that can be associated with specified events and other workflow activities. Declarative workflows are reusable, which allows you to apply your workflow development efforts for one list to multiple places.

14-Oct

Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Power Start Workshop: Overview for Partners

300

Sure Step is a comprehensive customer engagement methodology for Microsoft Dynamics solutions. In this session you will learn about the standard approach and collection of tools, templates, and best practices to use from sales through solution delivery - and beyond.

14-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Securing SharePoint Publishing Using Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

300

Learn about securing SharePoint Server 2010 publishing using Threat Management Gateway (TMG).

17-20-Oct

Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence

200

With Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence, you can more effectively assess your customers’ business and technology needs, and design business intelligence (BI) solutions that help your customers encourage widespread user adoption. Show customers how you can help them harness the power of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 software and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to reduce the complexity of organizing and distributing information, enable better business decisions, and improve their revenue opportunities.

17-Oct

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Momentum Workshop: Migrating from SBS 2008

300

Get a step-by-step look at the migration process -- everything  from preparing the source server, collecting migration answer file data, and moving settings and data, to removing/demoting the source server from the network, and running the best practice analyzer.  

17-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Developing Custom Search Solutions in SharePoint 2010

300

Get a grasp on search extensibility in SharePoint 2010 including extending search web parts, query syntax improvements, the Connector Framework, refiner customizations, and custom ranking models.

17-Oct

System Center Momentum Workshop: Planning, Upgrading, and Deployment

300

This session will explore the new features added to VMM 2012 product and new setup improvements also how to prepare your environment for brand new installation and for upgrading from previous VMM version.

18-Oct

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Momentum Workshop: Integrating with the Power of Azure with the Azure AppFabric

300

See first hand how Dynamics CRM 2011 and Windows Azure integrate with Azure AppFabric.

18-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Upgrade Cycle – Implement – Testing Upgraded SharePoint 2010 Solutions

300

Learn how to build a SharePoint 2010 farm, configure it, prepare databases, install or migrate customizations, attach database content, perform the SSP upgrade, and more.

18-Oct

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 Momentum Workshop: VMM 2011 High Availability

300

This session explains new capabilities of VMM 2012 which enables end-to-end fabric management for Private Cloud.

19-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Using the SharePoint 2010 Security Model

300

Discusses administration roles, XSS prevention, ECM lockdown, explorer view, antivirus API improvements, managed accounts, password management, inter-server connections, and more.

19-Oct

Windows Phone 7.5 Power Start Workshop: Overview of Windows Phone 7.5 Codenamed Mango

200

Developers, get a head start with Windows Phone 7.5-based application development. Learn about the improvements brought about in Windows Phone 7 to compete against other smartphone devices.

20-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

300

Gain an understanding of the business connectivity services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010.  We'll discuss investments, presentation, connectivity, and tooling.

20-Oct

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 Momentum Workshop: Configuration, Networking, Storage, and the Private Cloud

200

This session will teach you how to configure and provision network and storage fabric for use with the private cloud.

20-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Windows PowerShell for SharePoint 2010

300

PowerShell enables SharePoint Developers and IT Pros to automate tasks that in the past would have required a great deal of scripting. And, see how PowerShell enables SharePoint IT Pros to access the SharePoint API or Object Model easily and quickly.

21-Oct

Microsoft Office 365 Momentum Workshop: Exchange Online

300

This workshop provides an understanding Exchange Online service including protection and compliance, visibility and control, deployment flexibility, and unified messaging.  

21-Oct

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Power Start Workshop: Top Ten Features

200

Realize the power of productivity.  Explore the features and capabilities of CRM 2011 including auditing, dashboards, visualizations, dialogs and more.

21-Oct

BizTalk Momentum Workshop: Integration Capabilities with Microsoft CRM

300

See how to integrate BizTalk Server and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. A basic understanding of BizTalk development is required for this session.

24-27-Oct

Practice Accelerator for Exchange Server 2010

200

Microsoft Unified Communications technologies use the power of software to help streamline communications between people and organizations, regardless of medium, platform, device or location. Effectively deliver a solution to your customers that reduces hardware, software, and IT staff costs. Exchange 2010 introduces new technologies and brings new benefits as part of an overall Unified Communications strategy. Give your customers more freedom with Exchange 2010.

24-25-Oct

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

200

Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure empowers enterprises with unified management of centralized desktops and corporate data through Microsoft System Center technology. Microsoft VDI offers tremendous value by providing a high performance virtual desktop platform while reducing the cost of deploying virtual desktops. Citrix technology adds value to the Microsoft VDI stack by offering additional scale and flexibility. Take Practice Accelerator for VDI and help your customers extend existing management tools and processes to the virtual desktop environment while reducing management overhead, enabling rapid deployment, improving operational efficiencies and driving business agility.

24-Oct

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

300

Gain an understanding of claims-based authentication, learn to install and configure ADFS 2.0 server, CRM Server for claims-based authentication, and for IFD.  Passing through untrusted domains and troubleshooting are also covered.

24-Oct

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.

24-Oct

SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Workflow Enhancements and External Data Exchange Services

300

Learn about workflow enhancements and external data exchange services in SharePoint 2010.

25-Oct

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus

300

Session provides a detailed drill down on key AppFabric scenarios.  Topics discussed include eventing, service remoting, tunneling.  Tips and tricks and firewall configuration is also discussed.

25-Oct

Windows Azure Power Start Workshop: Building Applications for Windows Azure and SQL Azure

200

See demonstrations of the Windows Azure and SQL Azure platform in action: compute, store, manage, CDN, virtual network, marketplace, and AppFabric along with relational database and management.

25-Oct

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 Momentum Workshop: Software Update Management (SUM)

300

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 expands your options to build rich workflows that can accommodate complex business scenarios. Extend the workflow runtime with custom External Data Exchange Services. It also gives you the ability to create your own custom events and event receivers. Site workflows now allow you to develop workflows that can be associated with specified events and other workflow activities. Declarative workflows are reusable, which allows you to apply your workflow development efforts for one list to multiple places.

26-Oct

Microsoft 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.  

26-Oct

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Introduction to SQL Azure

300

With SQL Azure, you can innovate faster because it's a managed service that's scalable on demand. Learn about the architecture and cloud-specific features of Azure, and see some of its core features in action.

26-Oct

Windows Phone Mango Power Start Workshop: XNA-Silverlight Integration

200

Learn about integration of Silverlight UI with the XNA's efficient rendering engine. Learn to easily create and render 3D objects and avoid the problems associated with the XNA input UI.

27-Oct

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Momentum Workshop: Creating Workflows and Dialogs

300

Learn about the workflow processes in Dynamics CRM 2011.  Topics discussed include workflows vs. Dialogs, workflows vs. plug-ins, process architecture and lifecycle, along with several demonstrations.

27-Oct

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Advanced SQL Azure

300

Explores the opportunities that SQL Azure presents from a performance and scalability perspective. Learn about the capabilities, services, and tools available in the platform including SQL Azure Data Sync, Microsoft Sync Framework, and scaling database applications.

27-Oct

SQL Server Denali Momentum Workshop: Introduction to Serverless SQL Express and Contained Database

300

Have a SQL Express so closely working with your application that it spins up when your application runs, and shuts down when you application stops.  Learn about Serverless SQL Express and explore the concept of contained databases without external dependencies on server-based settings.

28-Oct

Windows Azure Momentum Workshop: Building ASP.NET Applications in Windows Azure

300

Understand the availability of full fidelity ASP .NET on Windows Azure including web forms and MCC, dealing with staleness, DNS integration and multi-tenancy approaches.

28-Oct

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Momentum Workshop: SCCM 2007 and Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011

300

Learn about the advantages of using Embedded Device Manager 2011 to deploy, assess, and update Windows Embedded devices and become knowledgeable about extending CM to manage Windows Embedded devices.

28-Oct

SQL Server Denali Momentum Workshop: HADRON Insights

300

HADRON is one of most interesting features of upcoming SQL Server Denali. Explore the new HADRON features and concepts not seen in CTP3. Get details on how various other day-to-day operations work together with HADRON.

31-Oct-3-Nov

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.

31-Oct

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

300

Learn how to create dashboards and custom reports with Dynamics CRM 201.  Layouts, adding charts, grid improvements, reporting extensions and more will be covered.  

31-Oct

SQL Server Denali Momentum Workshop: Data Access with FileTable and FileStream

300

Explore the data access enhancements in Denali and the new FileTable, which builds on FileStream functionality. FileTable is meant for storing and managing unstructured data in SQL Server, while also making it accessible via the file system.

31-Oct

BizTalk Server 2010 Power Start Workshop: Understanding Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Capabilities

200

Learn about the proven capabilities of Microsoft Enterprise Service Bus (EBS) provided with BizTalk Server as its centerpiece. Experience with BizTalk development is a prerequisite for this session.