A blog series on upcoming training events for U.S. Partners.

Welcome to the latest Hot Sheet, a schedule of upcoming training opportunities for Microsoft U.S. partners, so you can plan ahead. This is one of several ways you can stay informed about training. View our training directory for additional options. You can search anytime for prescriptive, on-demand training by product, competency, exam, and role in the Learning Plan Tool.

Featured Promotions

Partner Sales Excellence: Ready to Win Contest

Successfully complete a Sales Specialist or Pre-Sales Technical assessment for the opportunity to earn a free pass to the 2013 Microsoft World Partner Conference or 2013 TechEd of your choice. Download the complete rules.

Summer Training Sweepstakes

Take any of our featured training in August and September for a chance to win Rocketfish – Rocketboost Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Speakers or a $100 Best Buy gift card. Courses cover sales and technical topics for Windows Server 2012, Windows Intune, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and Microsoft Office 365. Download the Official Rules.

In-Person Learning

Windows 8 Developer Events

Attend a free Windows 8 event in a city near you to be trained on Metro-style app design and development. DevCamp covers Windows 8 Release Preview from top to bottom, featuring sessions that run from introductory to intermediate as the day unfolds and Hackathon is an open Windows 8 code fest, where you'll put what you've learned into practice.

Microsoft Cloud OS Signature Event Series

Learn how to manage and build your modern data center with the Microsoft Cloud OS platform: Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, Visual Studio 2012 and System Center 2012. Coming to multiple U.S. cities, tracks are available for the IT Executive, IT Professional and Developer.

 

Live Web Seminars

Date

Event

Local Engagement

August 10

East Region Monthly Partner Call - August 2012

Microsoft Dynamics

August 3

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Plug-ins and Custom workflow activities

August 10

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Creating Workflows and Dialogs

August 28

Using and Troubleshooting Microsoft Dynamics GP Word Templates

August 30

Creating New Opportunities with Microsoft CRM Online and Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

August 6

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 – North America

August 29

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Upgrade and Coexistence

Microsoft Lync Server 2010

August 1

REGISTRATION CLOSED Microsoft Lync Server  2010: Edge Server/Remote Access

Microsoft Office 2010

August 16

Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

Microsoft Office 365

August 13

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365 - North America

August 27

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

August 6

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 - North America

August 15

Creating Sandboxed Solutions in SharePoint 2010

August 16

Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

August 23

Integrating Sharepoint Online with Windows Azure

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

August 17

SQL Server 2012: Building Complex Analytical Solutions using BISM

Microsoft System Center Family / Private Cloud

August 2

REGISTRATION CLOSED Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Infrastructure Components

August 9

Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure

August 14

Server Compliance Management with Microsoft System Center 2012

August 6

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management

August 24

Private Cloud Workshop: Datacenter and Management--Configure and Deploy Applications

August 27

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management

August 27

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

Windows Azure

August 8

Windows Azure Service Bus

August 23

Integrating SharePoint Online with Windows Azure

Windows Phone

August 7

Windows Phone 7.5 Deep Dive : Tips and Tricks to Develop Widespread WP7 Games Using XNA

Windows Server 2012

August 13

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Consolidation