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

imageEarn 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.

clip_image001WPC 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.

imageBecome 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:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Virtualization
  • Data Platform
  • Unified Communications

imageMay 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:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011

View all training and certification incentives.

In-Person Training Events

imageMicrosoft Office 365 Partner Deployment Training

This 3-day workshop is focused on the plan, prepare, and migrate phases of deployment for Microsoft Office 365.

  • May 8-10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • May 15-17 in New York, NY

windows 172x60Windows Server 2012 Community Road Show

Learn about the technical features of Windows Server 2012 in these half-day events.

  • May 29 in Austin, TX
  • June 1 in Houston, TX
  • June 4 in Chicago, IL
  • June 5 in Seattle, WA
  • June 6 in Portland, OR
  • June 8 in Irvine, CA
  • June 11 in Minneapolis, MN
  • June 11 in Charlotte, NC

imageMicrosoft Dynamics In-Person Learning Events

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Live Web Seminars

Worldwide Partner Conference

May 10

IAMCP: 50 Quick Tips on Creating More Opportunities at WPC

Licensing

May 1

Get Licensing News (GLN) Live In Action Series - 8:30am PT

May 1

Get Licensing News (GLN) Live In Action Series - 5pm PT

May 9

National Annuity Webcast May 2012

June 6

National Annuity Webcast June 2012

 Business Skills

May 17

Make Your B-to-B Website a Lead Generation Machine

 Local Engagement

May 11

East Region Monthly Partner Call Series May 2012

May 16

May National Call Blitz Webcast

May 18

Central Region Monthly Partner Call May 2012

May 18

May West Region Monthly Partner Call

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)

May 14-17

Practice Accelerator for Optimized Desktop

Microsoft Dynamics

May 3

Powering CRMx3 with Accenture and Avanade Solutions

May 4

AX 2012: Access Methods/Interoperability

May 4

AX 2012: Lean Manufacturing Process for Cost Accounting

May 11

AX 2012: A Deep Dive into Customer Orders

May 18

AX 2012: Knock Your Socks Off

May 18

AX 2012: Employee Procurement

May 10

Upgrading from CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011

May 15

Customizing CRM 2011

May 21

CRM 2011: Creating Workflows and Dialogs

May 29

Microsoft Dynamics CRM US Technical Community Call

May 31

CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint Integration

June 1

Developer Training for CRM 2011

May 2

How to leverage Microsoft Public Cloud Offerings

May 25

Using Both On-Premise and In-The-Cloud Solutions

May 16

Getting Started with Dynamics GP Business Portal

May 22

GP 2010: Planning and Budgeting with Forecaster

May 1

Build your path to industry creditability and awareness!

May 1

Q4 Volume Sales Series: Tactics to Unstick Stalled Deals

May 10

Mastering your MOFU

May 16

Road to Repeatability Rally Group: Partner Best Practices Part II

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

May 10

High Availability

May 14-17

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

May 15

Intro to Mail Marshal SPE

May 22

Beating out the competition with Hosted Exchange

May 25

Upgrade and Coexistence

Microsoft Lync Server 2010

May 7

Enterprise Voice Planning

May 14-17

Practice Accelerator for Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice

May 29-June 1

Practice Accelerator for Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice

June 4

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Microsoft Office 365

May 1

Lync Online/SharePoint Online Can Expand Your Cloud Practice

May 1

Directory Synchronization, Federation, and Single Sign-on

May 3

SharePoint Online Overview

May 4

Exchange Online Simple Mail Migration Options

May 7-10

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

May 10

Selling Office 365 to State & Local Governments: Session 2

May 11

Technical Introduction to Office 365

May 15

Healthcare Partner Update

May 17

Top Support Issues

May 18

Selling Office 365 to Small- and Medium-sized Businesses

May 21-24

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

May 24

Selling Office 365 to State & Local Governments: Session 3

June 1

Microsoft SMB VAR Compete Webcast Google

June 4-7

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

June 7

SharePoint Online Overview

Microsoft Office SharePoint 2010

May 8

Publishing SharePoint Sites

May 14-17

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

May 22

Business Continuity Management Features in SharePoint 2010

May 23

Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint and Office 2010

May 24

Records Management in SharePoint 2010

May 29-June 1

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

May 1

Running SQL on Windows Server Core for Reliability/Availability

May 4

Advanced Manageability Using PowerShell

May 7-10

Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence

May 9

Performance Optimization in SQL Server 2012

May 16

SQL Server 2012 Overview

June 4-7

Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence

June 6

Design Your Infrastructure with AlwaysOn

Microsoft System Center 2012 / Private Cloud

May 3

System Center Orchestrator

May 7

Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure

May 7-10

Practice Accelerator for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

May 14

Overview of System Center 2012

May 17

Private Cloud - Configure and Deploy Applications

May 21

Private Cloud - Monitor and Operate Infrastructure Components

May 21-24

Practice Accelerator for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

May 24

System Center Operations Manager 2012

June 4

Private Cloud - Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure

June 4-7

Practice Accelerator for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Microsoft Virtualization

May 4

Microsoft SMB VAR Compete Webcast Virtualization

May 30

Hyper-V Deep Dive

Windows Azure

May 2

Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure

May 30

Introduction to Windows Azure AppFabric

June 5

Windows Azure Platform Overview

Windows Phone 7.5

May 8

Getting Started

May 11

Fundamental Concepts

May 15

Design Exceptional UI for WP7

May 18

Application Features, Part 1

May 22

Application Features, Part 2

May 25

Common Development Tasks

May 29

Integrating WP7 Applications into the Cloud: Windows Azure

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