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. New Learning Plans include Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

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  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Windows Intune
  • Microsoft Office 365
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In-Person Training

Windows Server 2012 Community Road Show

Learn what's new in Windows Server 2012 at this half-day event, coming to multiple U.S. cities beginning June 1. You'll see presentations and demos from Microsoft MVPs about server manageability; virtualization; storage and availability; and networking, including how to manage private clouds and link them to public cloud services.

A 6-week outlook of in-person and live online training in your Region is available at http://aka.ms/eastregion, http://aka.ms/centralregion, http://aka.ms/westregion.

Live Web Seminars

Date

Event

Local Engagement

June 8

East Region Monthly Partner Call

June 15

Central Region Monthly Partner Call

June 15

June West Region Monthly Partner Call

June 20

June National Call Blitz Webcast

Business Skills

June 7

What does your company stand for?  The Art of Storytelling – Capturing the Hearts and Minds of SMB Customers

June 13

Time to Thrive Webcast Series: Go Big or Go Home – The Elevated Pursuit of the CxO

June 14

The Digital Handshake: Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media

Licensing

June 6

National Annuity Webcast June 2012

June 19

Get Licensing News (GLN) Live In Action Series

Microsoft Dynamics

June 6

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Top Ten Features

June 8

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010: Planning and Budgeting with Forecaster

June 12

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2: Online Payments Service

June 13

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010: Business Portal Sales Dashboards and Requisition Management Overview

June 15

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Implementing Claims-Based Authentication and Internet-Facing Deployment (IFD)

June 19

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Workflow

June 20

CRM 2011 Data Import and Data Modification

June 22

Dynamics CRM Partner Technical Community Call – Driving Actionable Business Insight Using BI and SharePoint with Dynamics CRM

June 22

Find and Manage Customers - Supporting CRM Using Both On-Premise and In-The-Cloud Solutions

June 29

Upgrading from CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

June 11

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

June 28

High Availability

Microsoft Lync Server 2010

June 4

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

June 12

Chalk Talk for Lync Server 2010: Planning and configuring Enterprise Voice

June 18

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice

June 26

Meeting and Collaboration Experience

Microsoft Office 365

June 4

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

June 7

Cloud Services: Healthcare Partner Update

June 12

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE)

June 14

Technical Introduction to Office 365

June 25

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

June 26

Chalk Talk for Office 365: Plan and Configure Simple Coexistence with Office 365

June 27

Transitioning Existing Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS-S) Customers

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

June 5

The Business-Critical SharePoint Partner Program: Delivering Value with SharePoint and LOB Systems

June 7

SharePoint Online Overview

June 7

The Business-Critical SharePoint Partner Program: Delivering Value with SharePoint and LOB Systems

June 11

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

June 15

SharePoint and Windows Azure

June 21

Search Capabilities and Features in SharePoint 2010

June 22

Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

June 26

Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint 2010

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

June 4

Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence 

June 6

Design Your Infrastructure with AlwaysOn

Microsoft System Center Family / Private Cloud

June 4

Private Cloud Infrastructure Management - Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure

June 11

Datacenter and Private Cloud Management - Configure and Deploy Service Delivery and Automation

June 14

Private Cloud Infrastructure Management - Monitor and Operate Private Cloud Infrastructure

June 18

Datacenter and Private Cloud Management - Monitor and Operate Service Delivery and Automation

June 19

System Center 2012 for Service Providers

June 21

Datacenter and Private Cloud Management - Configure and Deploy Applications

June 22

Private Cloud Infrastructure Components - Configure and Deploy Infrastructure Components

June 25

Datacenter and Private Cloud Management - Monitor and Operate Applications

Microsoft Virtualization

June 4

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

June 18

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

June 20

 Hyper-V Deep Dive

Windows 7

June 11

Practice Accelerator for Optimized Desktop

June 25

Practice Accelerator for Optimized Desktop

Windows Azure

June 5

Windows Azure Platform Overview

June 13

Windows Azure Compute

June 27

Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus

Windows Server 2012

June 14

Windows Server 2012 for Service Providers

June 20

Two Day Event: Windows Server 2012:
Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution

Windows Intune

June 7

Ensuring A Smooth Transition to the Latest Version of Windows Intune for You and Your Customers

June 18

Windows Intune: PC & Mobile Device Management for SMBs