U.S. Partner Training Resources
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U.S. Partner Team blog.
Welcome to this month’s Hot Sheet, a schedule of upcoming live in-person and virtual training opportunities for Microsoft U.S. partners, so you can plan ahead. Looking for on-demand courses? On the Learning Plan Tool, search for relevant training by Microsoft product, competency, exam, and role.
Training and Certification Offers
Earn Your Microsoft Cloud Certification
Validate your cloud computing skills with the new Microsoft Cloud Services Certifications. These certifications cover functional areas such as infrastructure management, software development, database management and services management and include Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credentials, reinvented specifically for the cloud.
WPC 2012 Session Catalog is Now Available
See what’s in store for U.S. partners at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in July. View the Session Catalog, and filter by track (including the U.S. Sub Track) to find sessions that will provide you with the insights, knowledge, and skills to be successful in what matters to you and your business most. Register today and join us for an experience that will help you elevate your Microsoft practice and your business, and stay informed about activities for U.S. partners at WPC through the U.S. WPC Community at http://aka.ms/usatwpc.
Become a Sales Specialist for a Chance to Win a Whistler Trip
Prove your expertise to customers by earning your Microsoft Sales Specialist accreditation. You’ll be entered to win a mountaintop-inspired prize for each assessment you pass between now and May 31. There are 11 assessment options, including:
May Training Incentive for Sales and Technical Roles
Take any of our featured training this month for a chance to win a Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit, Samsung Windows Phone or $100 American Express Gift Card. Featured products:
View all training and certification incentives.
In-Person Training Events
Microsoft Office 365 Partner Deployment Training
This 3-day workshop is focused on the plan, prepare, and migrate phases of deployment for Microsoft Office 365.
Windows Server 2012 Community Road Show
Learn about the technical features of Windows Server 2012 in these half-day events.
Microsoft Dynamics In-Person Learning Events
Sign in to PartnerSource for in-person training on Microsoft Dynamics solutions.
Live Web Seminars
Worldwide Partner Conference
IAMCP: 50 Quick Tips on Creating More Opportunities at WPC
Get Licensing News (GLN) Live In Action Series - 8:30am PT
Get Licensing News (GLN) Live In Action Series - 5pm PT
National Annuity Webcast May 2012
National Annuity Webcast June 2012
Make Your B-to-B Website a Lead Generation Machine
East Region Monthly Partner Call Series May 2012
May National Call Blitz Webcast
Central Region Monthly Partner Call May 2012
May West Region Monthly Partner Call
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)
Practice Accelerator for Optimized Desktop
Powering CRMx3 with Accenture and Avanade Solutions
AX 2012: Access Methods/Interoperability
AX 2012: Lean Manufacturing Process for Cost Accounting
AX 2012: A Deep Dive into Customer Orders
AX 2012: Knock Your Socks Off
AX 2012: Employee Procurement
Upgrading from CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011
Customizing CRM 2011
CRM 2011: Creating Workflows and Dialogs
Microsoft Dynamics CRM US Technical Community Call
CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint Integration
Developer Training for CRM 2011
How to leverage Microsoft Public Cloud Offerings
Using Both On-Premise and In-The-Cloud Solutions
Getting Started with Dynamics GP Business Portal
GP 2010: Planning and Budgeting with Forecaster
Build your path to industry creditability and awareness!
Q4 Volume Sales Series: Tactics to Unstick Stalled Deals
Mastering your MOFU
Road to Repeatability Rally Group: Partner Best Practices Part II
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Intro to Mail Marshal SPE
Beating out the competition with Hosted Exchange
Upgrade and Coexistence
Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Enterprise Voice Planning
Practice Accelerator for Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice
May 29-June 1
Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Microsoft Office 365
Lync Online/SharePoint Online Can Expand Your Cloud Practice
Directory Synchronization, Federation, and Single Sign-on
SharePoint Online Overview
Exchange Online Simple Mail Migration Options
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365
Selling Office 365 to State & Local Governments: Session 2
Technical Introduction to Office 365
Healthcare Partner Update
Top Support Issues
Selling Office 365 to Small- and Medium-sized Businesses
Selling Office 365 to State & Local Governments: Session 3
Microsoft SMB VAR Compete Webcast Google
Microsoft Office SharePoint 2010
Publishing SharePoint Sites
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Business Continuity Management Features in SharePoint 2010
Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint and Office 2010
Records Management in SharePoint 2010
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Running SQL on Windows Server Core for Reliability/Availability
Advanced Manageability Using PowerShell
Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence
Performance Optimization in SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2012 Overview
Design Your Infrastructure with AlwaysOn
Microsoft System Center 2012 / Private Cloud
System Center Orchestrator
Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure
Practice Accelerator for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Overview of System Center 2012
Private Cloud - Configure and Deploy Applications
Private Cloud - Monitor and Operate Infrastructure Components
System Center Operations Manager 2012
Private Cloud - Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure
Microsoft SMB VAR Compete Webcast Virtualization
Hyper-V Deep Dive
Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure
Introduction to Windows Azure AppFabric
Windows Azure Platform Overview
Windows Phone 7.5
Design Exceptional UI for WP7
Application Features, Part 1
Application Features, Part 2
Common Development Tasks
Integrating WP7 Applications into the Cloud: Windows Azure
Questions, concerns, feedback, or additional training needs? Let us know!