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Welcome to the April Hot Sheet, a schedule of live webcasts and calls for Microsoft U.S. partners. The schedule is organized by product so you can quickly find the ones that are applicable to your business and role. Below you’ll also find the latest training offers and announcements and links to in-person training opportunities. You can view the March issue and product release versions at http://aka.ms/hotsheetnews.
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You’ll find self-paced courses organized by product, role, competency, and certification exam in the Learning Plan Tool or learning paths.
Training Offers and Announcements
Schedule Your Exams by May 31 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.
Partner Sales Excellence: Sunny Weather Sweepstakes Earning a Microsoft Sales Excellence accreditation demonstrates your expertise. When you pass a Sales or Pre-Sales Technical assessment this spring, you will earn your accreditation and be automatically entered into our drawing for a trip for two to Maui. Official rules.
Spring Training Sweepstakes Take any of our featured Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012, or Windows Intune training to earn entries in our sweepstakes. Ends April 30. Official rules.
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.
Prepare for Certification Exams with Official Microsoft Learning Courses In the Courseware Marketplace, Microsoft Partner Network members can 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.
Microsoft Exchange, Office and Office 365 Ignite Microsoft partner sales and IT professionals are invited to attend an Exchange, Office and Office 365 Ignite events in one of the following cities. These workshops are designed to introduce you to the capabilities for the newest version of these solutions.
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.
Live Webcasts and Partner Calls
Connect with your local team
East Region Partner Call
West Region Partner Call
Central Region Partner Call
Find classroom training for Dynamics products on PartnerSource
Chalk talk on troubleshooting Dynamics CRM Performance issues
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Enterprise Academy - Step 2: Level 200 Industry - Public Sector
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Enterprise Academy - Step 2: Level 200 Industry - Manufacturing
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Top 10 Demo Tools and Tips
Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Installation and Configuration
Chalk talk on Development and Customization in Dynamics NAV 2013
Managing multi-forest infrastructure using Configuration Manager 2012
Microsoft Dynamics Road to Repeatability Call: April
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Implementing Claims-Based Authentication and Internet-Facing Deployment (IFD)
Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace—position your organization to sell today the way people are looking to buy today!
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Service Update: User Interface new features
Chalk talk on troubleshooting Dynamics CRM IFD issues
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Applications on Windows 8 – Best Practices
Microsoft Lync Server
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice
Microsoft Office & Office 365
Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 Technical Ignite: Introduction to Office 365
Microsoft Online Services Advisor Incentives Call
Chalk Talk for Office 365 : Plan and Configure Hybrid Coexistence
Microsoft Office 365 Momentum Workshop: Office 365 Rich Coexistence with Microsoft Exchange Server
Chalk talk on SharePoint Server Architecture
The New App Model in SharePoint 2013
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Fundamentals
Introduction to BIG DATA
ChalkTalk : Full Text Search Discussion
Microsoft SQL Server 2012: ColumnStore Index Deep Dive
Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence
The New SharePoint : Overview for IT Pro
Microsoft System Center / Private Cloud
Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management
Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Consolidation & Migration
Practice Accelerator for Optimized Desktop
Team Foundation Server
Chalk Talk : Team Foundation Server 101
Windows 8: Controlling Access with AppLocker
Windows 8: Lab #5 - Process Lifetime Management -C#
Windows 8: Sideloading a Windows 8 App
Windows 8: Lab #6 - Settings and Preferences - C#
Chalk Talk for Desktop Deployment for Windows 8
Practice Accelerator Flexible Workstyle for Windows 8
Advanced Web and Worker Roles
Connecting a Paas Application to an Iaas Application
Identity and Access Control in the Cloud with Windows Azure
Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Chalk Talk : Q&A on Cost effective applications on Azure
Building and Publishing ASP.NET Applications with Windows Azure Web Sites and Visual Studio 2012
Debugging Applications in Windows Azure
Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines (Linux)
Windows Server 2012
SMB Samurai Server Webcast Series: Web Application Platform
SMB Samurai Server Webcast Series: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
How Domain Controller Cloning Works in Windows Server 2012