A blog series on the latest U.S. Partner News training recommendations.

imageThe Friday, September 7 issue of the U.S. Partner News that you received in your inbox was tailored to your organization and role. Below, we have published all of the training news emailed to partners, including on-demand course recommendations for Private Cloud and Microsot Lync Server.

Training resources

September Training Sweepstakes for U.S. Partners
Register for and attend sales or technical training for Windows Server 2012, Windows Intune, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and Microsoft Office 365 and receive an entry to our sweepstakes. Official rules.

Prepare Your Company for the Latest Microsoft Products
From technical training to sales materials and readiness to creating customer demand, we offer a wide variety of resources to help you build, sell, and market your solutions built on Microsoft products and technologies. Use your benefits and stay informed about what’s new and what’s next.

Accelerate Your Microsoft Lync Sales Cycle and Deployment
Attend these online sessions in September to help reduce cost of sales, shorten sales cycle, and increase lead conversion into sales and deployment of Microsoft Lync solutions.

Stuff Your Backpack with Exam 70-680 Essentials
Take advantage of limited-time offers and resources to help you prepare for exam 70-680, TS: Windows 7, Configuring, which can help you meet the Small Business competency requirements.

October 22–25: Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2012
Whether you are new to Microsoft Dynamics AX or looking to go deeper into the capabilities of the new Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, this event is for you. Register by September 14 to save $300 off the regular registration fee.

Chalk Talks: Ask the Experts
Bring your questions to fully interactive Chalk Talk sessions to gain understanding of Microsoft products and technologies. Present your own scenarios to Microsoft experts and receive tailored advice on how to proceed with your customers.

New Training Available for Windows 8
The first available instructor-led Microsoft Official Course on Windows 8—20687A: Configuring Windows 8—is a five-day class providing students hands-on experience with Windows 8 and guidance on installing, upgrading, administering, and troubleshooting.

Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Boot Camps in September and October
Accelerate your cloud business with the latest information and guidance from Microsoft experts. You'll learn how to fast-track your cloud sales and profits using the latest product roadmaps, offers, customer campaigns, and shared best practices.

Role-based training for Private Cloud and Microsoft Lync Server

Training for Business Decision Makers
Private Cloud
How Partners Can Make Money Selling Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions
Private Cloud Sales Training: Increasing Your Revenue
Microsoft Partner Network Presales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Private Cloud/Management and Virtualization Microsoft Partner Network Sales and Marketing Competency Assessment for Private Cloud/Management and Virtualization
Build Your Private Cloud Learning Plan

Microsoft Lync Server
DriveTime for Partners: Microsoft Lync 2010 Partner Overview
Microsoft Partner Network Presales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Communications—Lync
Microsoft Lync 2010 Competition and Objection Handling
Focusing on Customer Benefits for Microsoft Lync 2010 Resources
Build Your Microsoft Lync Server Learning Plan

Training for IT Professionals
Private Cloud
Private Cloud Guided Labs
Private Cloud Jump-Start: Monitor & Operate the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Private Cloud Jump-Start: Monitor & Operate Service Delivery & Automation
Private Cloud Jump-Start: Configure & Deploy the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Build Your Private Cloud Learning Plan

Microsoft Lync Server
Microsoft Partner Network Presales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Communications—Lync
Discovering How Microsoft Lync 2010 Addresses Customer Technology Needs
Microsoft Lync 2010 Demo and Upgrade/Migration Resources
September 17-20: Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Prepare for Communications Competency Exams
Build Your Microsoft Lync Server Learning Plan

Training for Developers
Private Cloud
Private Cloud Guided Labs
Private Cloud Jump-Start: Monitor & Operate Infrastructure Components
Private Cloud Jump-Start: Monitor & Operate Application Management
Private Cloud Jump-Start: Monitor & Operate Service Delivery & Automation
Build Your Private Cloud Learning Plan

Microsoft Lync Server
Microsoft Partner Network Presales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Communications—Lync
Lync Server 2010 Advanced Design and Deployment (Part 1)
Lync Server 2010 Advanced Design and Deployment (Part 2)
Discovering How Microsoft Lync 2010 Addresses Customer Technology Needs
Build Your Microsoft Lync Server Learning Plan

Training for Sales and Marketing Roles
Private Cloud
Accelerate Sales Cycles and Deployments Live Webcast Series
How Partners Can Make Money Selling Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions
Private Cloud Sales Training: Competing with VMware
Microsoft Partner Network Presales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Private Cloud/Management and Virtualization
Microsoft Partner Network Sales and Marketing Competency Assessment for Private Cloud/Management and Virtualization
Sales Advisor for Microsoft System Center Solutions for Data Center Management
Sales Advisor for Microsoft System Center Solutions for Client Management
Build Your Private Cloud Learning Plan

Microsoft Lync Server
DriveTime for Partners: Microsoft Lync 2010 Partner Overview
Microsoft Lync 2010 Competition and Objection Handling
Focusing on Customer Benefits for Microsoft Lync 2010 Resources
Microsoft Partner Network Presales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Communications—Lync
Download the Microsoft Lync Server Sales Advisor
Build Your Microsoft Lync Server Learning Plan

Training for Training Roles
Private Cloud
Private Cloud Guided Labs
Microsoft Partner Network Presales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Private Cloud/Management and Virtualization
How Partners Can Make Money Selling Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions (CSD162PAL)
Private Cloud Sales Training: Competing with VMware
Build Your Private Cloud Learning Plan

Microsoft Lync Server
Microsoft Partner Network Presales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Communications—Lync
Microsoft Lync 2010 Competition and Objection Handling
Discovering How Microsoft Lync 2010 Addresses Customer Technology Needs
Focusing on Customer Benefits for Microsoft Lync 2010 Resources
Build Your Microsoft Lync Server Learning Plan