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Welcome to the March Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training and live webcasts for Microsoft U.S. partners. These training events can help you understand the latest product features, make steps toward new business opportunities, and meet competency requirements.
The new Office special edition
Windows 8 special edition
Windows Server 2012 special edition
Update—MPN Live on February 26 Covers Your Windows 8 Opportunities Watch MPN Live on February 26 at 2:00PM Pacific Time, hosted by Channel Chief, Jon Roskill; General Manager of Windows, Erwin Visser; and Digital Community Lead, Kat Tillman, for a conversation about Windows 8: how to sell it, the devices that support it, and industry trends like BYOD (bring your own device). U.S. partners have an opportunity to enter to win a Windows 8 tablet from Dell or Lenovo. Read Official Rules for details.
You’ll find self-paced courses for partners organized by product, role, competency, and exam in the Learning Plan Tool or learning paths.
These new webcasts can help you have more meaningful Office 365 and cloud conversations in every customer meeting, and improve the cost and predictability of your cloud sales cycle:
Training Offers and Announcements
U.S. Partner Spring Training Sweepstakes
Receive automatic prize drawing entries when you take any of our featured Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012 or Windows Intune training. There are courses for every role, and we will be giving away $100 American Express gift cards and Dr. Dre Beats headphones. Read the official rules.
Regional VAR Summits East Region | Central Region | West Region Register for a one-day event in a city near you to join your local Microsoft team and learn from Microsoft experts about your opportunities with the latest Microsoft products, including Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, the new Office, and the new Office 365 for business.
Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Boot Camps Join Microsoft cloud experts and your local Microsoft team for a one-day, no-cost training that will help you accelerate your cloud sales using demo tools, customer campaigns, and shared best practices. You will learn about partner opportunities with the new Office and how to successfully demo Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune for productive customer conversations.
Microsoft Tech Showcase Learn about the features of the latest wave of Microsoft product releases at no-cost and low-cost training events hosted by Microsoft Learning Partners. Search the Tech Showcase Events site for training on Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Lync 2013.
Schedule Your Exams Today for MPN Competency Exam Packs Purchased in 2012 If you purchased MPN Competency Exam Packs, it's time to schedule your exams. Your exams (and your Second Shot retakes, if you need them) must be taken by May 31. Review the list of qualified exams, and then click Schedule My Test at the top of the page to get started. Or, purchase new exam packs by May 31.
Prepare for Certification Exams with Official Microsoft Learning Courses The Courseware Marketplace now allows Microsoft Partner Network members to order Microsoft Official Courses and other Microsoft Learning training offerings so your employees can prepare for certification exams and learn to deploy and support the latest Microsoft products and technologies.
Pass a Sales Assessment. Win a Windows 8 Tablet. Get the training and resources you need to strengthen your selling skills, achieve sales goals, stand out from competitors, and promote your expertise. When you earn your Sales Specialist or Presales Technical Specialist accreditation by April 30, you’ll be automatically entered in our sweepstakes for a chance to win a Windows 8 tablet. Official rules.
Live Webcasts and Partner Calls
Connect with your local team
East Region Partner Call
West Region Partner Call
Central Region Partner Call
The Authorized Education Reseller (AER) Spring Webcast
Sales & Marketing
Generating Real Qualified Leads with Digital Marketing
SMB Customer Talk Blitz Campaign – March 2013
Find classroom training for Dynamics products on PartnerSource
Dynamics GP 2010 Management Reporter 2012 Overview
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Windows 8 Application Developer Starter Kit
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Momentum Workshop: Creating Workflows and Dialogs
Chalk Talk on Integration Scenarios in Dynamics NAV 2013
Dynamics CRM 2011: Basic Troubleshooting CRM Performance issues
Chalk Talk on Management Reporter 2012 New Features RU2 and RU3
Microsoft Exchange Server
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice
Microsoft Cloud How-To Series Presents: Learn How To Position and Demo Exchange Online To Drive Your Microsoft Cloud Practice
Exchange Server 2013 Deployment and Coexistence
Microsoft Lync Server
Chalk Talk: Lync Server
Microsoft Cloud How-To Series: Demo Lync Online and Multiply Your Microsoft Cloud Sales
Microsoft Office & Office 365
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 Momentum Workshop: Office 365 Directory Synchronization, Federation, and Single Sign-on
How to Upgrade to SharePoint 2013
Microsoft Cloud How-To Series: Position and Demo Exchange Online To Drive Your Microsoft Cloud Practice
Chalk Talk: SharePoint Online
Microsoft Office 365 Momentum Workshop: Delegated Administration
SharePoint 2010 Momentum Workshop: Developing Custom Search Solutions
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Microsoft SQL Server
Chalk Talk on SQL Server Reporting Services
Chalk Talk on Building High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions with SQL Server 2012
Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence
Chalk Talk: Microsoft SQL Server Performance Tuning Best Practices
Chalk Talk: All about Data Encryption in SQL Server 2012
Microsoft System Center / Private Cloud
Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management
Private Cloud: Datacenter Management--Configure and Deploy Service Delivery and Automation
Practice Accelerator for Optimized Desktop
Connecting a Paas Application to an Iaas Application with a Virtual Network
Chalk Talk for Desktop Deployment for Windows 8
Windows 8: Controlling Access with AppLocker
Windows 8: Lab #3 - Searching and Sharing - C#
Windows 8: Sideloading a Windows 8 App
Windows 8: Lab #4 - Application Bars and Media Capture -C#
Building and Publishing ASP.NET Applications with Windows Azure Web Sites and Visual Studio 2012
Get the Most out of LucidWorks on Azure
Windows Azure Platform Overview
Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database
Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Introduction to the Windows Azure Access Control
Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines (Linux)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 Transition and Active Directory Enhancements
Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Consolidation & Migration
SMB Samurai Server Webcast Series: Identity and Access
Chalk Talk: Methodology and Migrating Scenario from VMware to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
SMB Samurai Server Webcast Series: Storage