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Welcome to this month’s Hot Sheet, a schedule of upcoming training opportunities for Microsoft U.S. partners, so you can plan ahead. For additional training opportunities, check out How to Stay Informed About Partner Training. For on-demand training, you can search by product, competency, exam, and role in the Learning Plan Tool.
Right now, our most popular learning plans are:
Do you know how to create a custom learning plan or assign and distribute a plan to trainees? Read our how-to series.
Retake a Microsoft Certification Exam for Free
Passing certification exams demonstrates your expertise and helps meet competency requirements. Now you can receive a free second chance to pass your IT pro or developer certification exams, plus 15% off exam packs. Read the FAQ.
Partner Sales Excellence: Ready to Win Contest
Successfully complete a Sales Specialist or Pre-Sales Technical assessment between now and October 31 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.
Learn more about the new Pre-Sales Technical Specialist accreditations.
If you didn’t get a chance to take our featured on-demand training last month, you have one more month to receive an automatic prize drawing entry for each course you complete (up to five entries per person). Our current courses cover both sales and technical topics for Windows Server 2012, Windows Intune, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and Microsoft Office 365. Download the Official Rules.
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 Fast-Track Boot Camps
Join Microsoft experts in a city near you and learn to fast-track your Microsoft Office 365, Windows Azure and Microsoft Lync sales and profits using the latest product roadmaps, offers like Cloud Easy, customer campaigns, and shared best practices.
Microsoft Dynamics In-Person Events
Visit PartnerSource for in-person training on Microsoft Dynamics solutions.
Live Web Seminars
East Region Partner Call (click Register to see the September listing )
Central Region Partner Call (click Register to see the September listing)
West Region Partner Call (click Register to see the September listing)
Microsoft Sales Specialist
Time To Thrive Webcast Series FY13
Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011
Elevate Your Productivity with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint Integration
Solution Selling Online Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics Partners
Overview of Analytical Accounting in Dynamics GP
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Financials
Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Delivering a Lync Proposal
Planning for Successful Lync Deployment and Rapid Adoption
Planning for Lync Engagements & the Lync Customer Trial Programs
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Enterprise Voice Planning
Lync Deployment Options and Reference topologies
Microsoft Office 2010
Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010
Microsoft Office 365
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365
Chalk Talk for Plan and Configure Simple Coexistence with Office 365
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Accessing SharePoint 2010 Lists Using LINQ to SharePoint
SharePoint 2010 Workshop: SharePoint Online Overview
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Architectural Insights, Design Patterns, and Implementations
Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence
Microsoft System Center Family / Private Cloud
Servers Data Protection and Recovery DPM 2012
Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Service Delivery and Automation
Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management
Adaptive Application Delivery with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012
Public Sector TechByte Series: From Phone to Slate: Porting your Windows Phone app to Windows 8 Modern UI
Public Sector TechByte Series: Building a Geo-Spatial Data Visualization Modern UI Style App Case Study Chalk Talk
Public Sector TechByte Series: From Phone to Slate: National Zoo App Case Study Chalk Talk
Public Sector TechByte Series: Scale up your Windows 8 Modern UI Apps with Cloud Applications on Windows Azure
Windows Azure Service Bus
Windows Azure Access Control Services
Windows Azure Queue and Table Storage
Windows Server 2012
Simplify your IT through Virtualization with Windows Server 2012
Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Consolidation