Use these interactive sessions to connect with Microsoft experts on the real-life scenarios your company experiences while providing Microsoft solutions. Chalk Talks are free-form sessions, facilitated by whiteboard interactions, that allow you to ask questions and receive real-time feedback from experts. Each Chalk Talk session is limited to a small group of participants, which allows for group discussion and interactions around specific the session’s topic.

The cost of Chalk Talks is 1.5 partner advisory hours. See the bottom of this post for more information on advisory hours. For help with your benefits or signing up for a Chalk Talk, contact Microsoft Partner Network support.

March Schedule

See last month’s post for February sessions.


Chalk Talk Session

March 1

Desktop Deployment for Windows 8

March 6

SQL Server Reporting Services

March 7

Lync Server 2010

March 8

Building High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions with SQL Server 2012

March 14

Integration Scenarios in Dynamics NAV 2013

March 15

Methodology and Migrating Scenario from VMware to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

March 20

SQL Server Performance Tuning Best Practices

March 21

SharePoint Online

March 22

All about Data Encryption in SQL Server 2012

March 28

Management Reporter 2012 New Features RU2 and RU3

March 29

System Center Configuration Manager


Partner Advisory Hours

As part of your company’s Microsoft Partner Network membership, your organization receives partner advisory hours for attaining a Microsoft competency, membership in Microsoft Cloud Accelerate, and subscribing to Microsoft Action Pack Develop and Design. Your company’s advisory hours balance can be found on the partner portal by signing in with your Microsoft account and selecting Support > My support benefits and incidents.