Hot SheetWelcome to this month’s Hot Sheet, a schedule of upcoming training opportunities for Microsoft U.S. partners, so you can plan ahead. For on-demand training, use one of our prescriptive learning plans, or create a custom learning plan containing individual trainings from one or more pre-built plans.

Choose from among these popular topics, or search in the Learning Plan Tool by product/solution, role, competency or exam:

Windows Server 2012

Microsoft System Center 2012

Windows 8

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Microsoft Lync 2010

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Windows Azure

Featured Promotions

Fall Training Sweepstakes Features Windows 8, Microsoft Visual Studio, Private Cloud/System Center and Microsoft Lync

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Save Up to 40% on Competency Exam Packs and a Free Second Shot

Partners can now purchase a Competency Exam Pack and save up to 40% on select Microsoft certification exams taken by May 31, 2013. Plus, they’ll receive one free retake for each exam they don’t pass the first time. Read the terms and conditions.

Partner Sales Excellence: Ready to Win Contest Ends October 31

Successfully complete a Sales Specialist or Pre-Sales Technical assessment before the end of the month 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.

In-Person Learning

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Developer Events

Attend a free developer event in a city near you. Events include: The Cloud OS Signature Series: Introducing Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure; Windows 8 DevCamp; and Windows 8 Hackathon.

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 Online Events

Date

Event

Local Engagement

October 12

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

October 19

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

October 19

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

Microsoft Sales Specialist

October 10

Time to Thrive: Leverage the AHA! Formula

Microsoft Dynamics

October 9

Public Sector TechByte Series: Windows 8 Development for Government, Healthcare and Education

October 10

Elevate Your Productivity with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

October 10

Dynamics AX 2012 Financials

October 12

Developer Training for CRM 2011

October 17

Customizing CRM 2011

October 19

Dynamics CRM in Financial Services Industry Seminar

October 19

Upgrading from CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011

October 27

Microsoft Dynamics Road to Repeatability Call

November 2

Client-Side Customizations with JScript

November 5

Dynamics AX 2012 Financials

November 7

Using and Troubleshooting Microsoft Dynamics GP Word Templates

Microsoft Lync Server 2010

October 11

Edge Server/Remote Access

October 25

Architecture

October 31

Meeting and Collaboration Experience

November 5

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Microsoft Office 365

October 4

Microsoft Cloud How-To Series Presents: How To Demo Office 365 and Take Advantage of Limited Time Offers To Close Deals!

October 4 New date: November 1

Exchange Migration Options

October 8

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

October 10

Security

October 16

Selling Office 365 to Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs)

October 18

Office 365 Exchange Online Simple Mail Migration Options

October 19

Delegated Administration

October 22

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010

October 23

Office 365 Directory Synchronization, Federation, and Single Sign-on

October 29

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

November 1

Exchange Migration Options

November 8

Office 365 Exchange Online Simple Mail Migration Options

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

October 3

Records Management in SharePoint 2010

October 5

Services Architecture and Extensibility in SharePoint 2010

October 8

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010

October 9

SharePoint Online Overview

October 9

Customizing MySites and Social Features in SharePoint 2010

November 5

Integrating Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with Windows Azure

November 6

Business Continuity Management Features in SharePoint 2010

November 8

Accessing SharePoint 2010 Lists Using LINQ to SharePoint

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

October 2

Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Building Master Data Services Solutions

October 3

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

October 16

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

November 2

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

Microsoft System Center Family / Private Cloud

October 2

Partner Private Cloud Immersion

October 8

Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure

October 9

Partner Private Cloud Immersion

October 11

Private Cloud: Monitor and Operate Infrastructure Components

October 15

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management

October 22

Monitor and Operate Private Cloud Infrastructure

October 23

Partner Private Cloud Immersion

October 29

Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Service Delivery and Automation

October 31

Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Infrastructure Components

November 5

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management

Virtualization

October 2

Hyper-V Networking Deep Dive

October 23

Hyper-V Planning and Sizing

November 6

Hyper-V Planning and Sizing

Windows Azure

October 2

Public Sector TechByte Series: Bring Windows Azure Marketplace data to your Windows 8 Modern UI Apps

October 4

Windows Azure Access Control Services

October 15

Windows Azure Compute

October 17

Windows Azure Service Bus

October 24

Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure

October 19

Introduction to SQL Azure

October 25

Identity and Access Control in the Cloud with Windows Azure

October 30

Introduction to SQL Azure Reporting

November 1

Windows Azure Service Bus

November 5

Integrating Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with Windows Azure

November 7

Windows Azure Platform Overview

Windows 8

October 16

Public Sector TechByte Series: Making the Most of Your Team’s Skills: Creating Hybrid Modern UI Style Apps

October 17

Windows 8 Demand Generation Blitz Webcast

November 8

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

November 13

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

Windows Intune

October 18

Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series Presents: How to Use Windows Intune to Grow Your Microsoft Cloud Practice

Windows Server 2012

October 27

Simplify your IT through Virtualization with Windows Server 2012

October 30

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