imageHere are the training recommendations sent to you in last Friday’s partner newsletter, including role-based training for Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 365.

As stated in the newsletter, you can 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.

Training Recommendations

March Training Incentive Features Office, Visual Studio, Azure, and Windows Server Training
Each month we handpick training sessions that you can attend to build your skills on the latest technologies and to earn you automatic entry for prize drawings. Featured this month are training courses for Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Windows Azure, and Windows Server. Sweepstakes ends June 30. Official rules.

Build Your Windows Desktop Licensing Knowledge and Qualify for Prizes
Get your Windows desktop licensing questions answered with the License Mania training series. Each course earns you an entry into a drawing for a home gym, mountain bike, or fitness watch. Sweepstakes ends April 10. Official Rules.

Help Your Organization Earn a Competency with Multi-Exam Discount
Save up to 40% on exam fees when you purchase a Competency Exam Pack, which each contain at least three exam vouchers. You can use the vouchers yourself or distribute them to individuals within your organization who need to take an exam. Offer ends May 15. Order form and Terms and Conditions.

Preview New Cloud Features of Windows Server "8"
Find out how to cloud-optimize your IT with Windows Server "8." This module will cover how Windows Server "8" delivers value in four key ways: how it takes you beyond virtualization, delivers the power of many servers, opens the door to every app on any cloud, and supports the modern work style.

How to Talk to Customers About Private Cloud and Microsoft System Center 2012
This six-part series of short videos is a great starting point for learning how to tell customers the private cloud story, sell Microsoft System Center 2012, and earn the Private Cloud Sales Specialist accreditation.

"Learn Windows Azure" Event Sessions on Demand
As a partner with a gold competency, you have Partner Advisory Hours that can be applied to deep technical training, offered by the Microsoft Partner Services team, for Microsoft products and technologies. Subscribe to the Partner Services newsletter.

Attend Momentum Workshops to Deepen Your Solution Development and Deployment Skills
As a partner with a gold competency, you have Partner Advisory Hours that can be applied to deep technical training, offered by the Microsoft Partner Services team, for Microsoft products and technologies. Subscribe to the Partner Services newsletter.

Grow Your Market Share with Power Start Workshops
As a partner with a silver competency, you have Partner Advisory Hours that can be applied to product training led by consultants on the Microsoft Partner Services team. Power Start workshops are geared toward sales, marketing, and IT Pro roles, and you'll learn the value propositions, benefits, and features of a Microsoft product. Subscribe to the Partner Services newsletter.

Build Enterprise Voice Skills with Practice Accelerator for Lync Server 2010
When you take Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010, you will get best practices and reusable tools that can help your customers to communicate from anywhere, cost-effectively and securely.

IT Pros—Get Skills Training for Microsoft Dynamics
Take Microsoft Dynamics Power Start and Momentum workshops to build your skills and drive business success for you and for your customers. These sessions provide essential knowledge about solutions that automate and streamline financial, business intelligence, and supply chain processes.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer Workshop
Spend two days getting up to speed with SQL Server 2012 in a hands-on workshop. This event comes to Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco in April.

Role-Based Training for Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 365

Training for Business Decision Makers
Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 365

Training for IT Professionals
Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 365

Training for Developers
Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 365

Training for Sales and Marketing Roles
Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 365

Training for Training Roles
Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 365