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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 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

Date

Event

 

Local Engagement

 

September 14

East Region Partner Call (click Register to see the September listing )

 

September 21

Central Region Partner Call (click Register to see the September listing)

 

September 21

West Region Partner Call (click Register to see the September listing)

 

Microsoft Sales Specialist

Event

September 12

Time To Thrive Webcast Series FY13

 

Microsoft Dynamics

 

September 7

Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011

 

September 10

Elevate Your Productivity with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

 

September 14

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint Integration

 

September 17

Solution Selling Online Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics Partners

 

September 21

Overview of Analytical Accounting in Dynamics GP

 

September 26

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Financials

 

Microsoft Lync Server 2010

 

September 11

Delivering a Lync Proposal

 

September 12

Planning for Successful Lync Deployment and Rapid Adoption 

 

September 12

Planning for Lync Engagements & the Lync Customer Trial Programs

 

September 17

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010

 

September 24

Enterprise Voice Planning

 

September 26

Lync Deployment Options and Reference topologies

 

Microsoft Office 2010

 

September 19

Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

 

Microsoft Office 365

 

September 10

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

 

September 24

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

 

 September 21

Chalk Talk for Plan and Configure Simple Coexistence with Office 365

 

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

 

September 5

Accessing SharePoint 2010 Lists Using LINQ to SharePoint

 

September 6

SharePoint 2010 Workshop: SharePoint Online Overview

 

September 10

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010

 

September 19

Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

 

September 12

Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Architectural Insights, Design Patterns, and Implementations

 

September 17

Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence

 

Microsoft System Center Family / Private Cloud

 

September 4

Servers Data Protection and Recovery DPM 2012

 

September 11

Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Service Delivery and Automation

 

September 20

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management

 

September 25

Adaptive Application Delivery with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012

 

Windows 8

 

September 4

Public Sector TechByte Series: From Phone to Slate: Porting your Windows Phone app to Windows 8 Modern UI

 

September 12

Public Sector TechByte Series: Building a Geo-Spatial Data Visualization Modern UI Style App Case Study Chalk Talk

 

September 18

Public Sector TechByte Series: From Phone to Slate: National Zoo App Case Study Chalk Talk

 

September 25

Public Sector TechByte Series: Scale up your Windows 8 Modern UI Apps with Cloud Applications on Windows Azure

 

Windows Azure

 

September 13

Windows Azure Service Bus

 

September 20

Windows Azure Access Control Services

 

September 26

Windows Azure Queue and Table Storage 

 

Windows Server 2012

 

September 6

Simplify your IT through Virtualization with Windows Server 2012

 

September 24

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Consolidation