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Hot Sheet training schedule - tileWelcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts, and partner calls for Microsoft US partners. Courses are organized by role and by date, and this post is updated regularly to provide you with a six-week outlook. Also included in this issue are the US sessions and keynote for the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC. See this blog post on how to add the sessions to your WPC schedule.

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Partner Calls

August 8 – SMB Partner Insider Call – East Region

August 8 – SMB Partner Insider Call – Central Region

August 8 – SMB Partner Insider Call – West Region

Sales Training

Date

Location

Event

Product or Audience Focus

July 13–17

Washington, DC

2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

WPC 2014 attendees

Technical Training

Date

Location

Event

Product or Audience Focus

July 16–17

Webcast

Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service Jump Start

Azure

July 17

Webcast

Hybrid Cloud Series – Episode Three

Azure

July 24

Webcast

Migrating Legacy Windows Server to 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure

Azure

July 29–30

Webcast

Practice Accelerator for Office 365

Office 365

July 31

Webcast

Labs on Azure

Azure

August 6–7

Webcast

Developing Universal Windows Apps (C#/XAML) Jump Start

Developers

August 19

Seattle, Washington

Unite 2014: Unity & Windows Porting Lab

Developers

August 20–21

Webcast

Practice Accelerator for Office 365

Office 365

August 27–28

New Orleans, Louisiana

US Microsoft Dynamics FY15 Kick Off

Dynamics partners

August 28

Webcast

Labs on Azure

Azure

September 22–23

Webcast

Practice Accelerator for Office 365

Office 365

September 24

Webcast

Labs on Azure

Azure

Tile_AddUSsessionsWPC 2014: US Keynote and Sessions

Registered attendees: add these sessions to your WPC Schedule by signing in to WPC Connect, then clicking this link or filtering on Partner Type > US Partner from the right side of your Connect screen.

If you’re not yet registered, you can see the US sessions list and descriptions in the Session Catalog here.

Sunday, July 13

Time

Location

Session Title

12:00–4:00PM

Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Level 1 – 150B

Drumbeat Sales Training for Office 365

Tuesday, July 15

Time Track and Session Number Session Title

9:00–10:00AM

Cloud track

CL621i

You Don’t Have to Bare Knuckles to Win Bare Metal: US Partner Best Practices for Hyper-V Deployment

 

Cloud track

CL622i

A Walk in the Cloud: Lessons for US Partners from the “1st Cloud Experience Program”

Cloud track

CL624

US Partner Panel Discussion About Microsoft Azure: Top Money-making Ideas and Lessons Learned for Azure Systems Integrators, Managed Service Providers, and Cloud Solution Vendors

     

10:30–11:30AM

Cloud track

CL620i

Selling the Hyper-V Cluster in a Box: High Availability and Resiliency at an SMB Price Point, for US Partners

 

Devices and Mobility track

MD630i

Device Guy Presents: Devices Profitability Panel for US Partners

Devices and Mobility track

MD631

New Windows 8.1 Apportals Drive Business Opportunities for US Partners

1:00–2:00PM

Cloud track

CL623

Cloud Trends, Key Market Data, and Analysis Panel Discussion for US Partners

Leadership track

LS628i

Differentiate Your US Partner Business by Packaging Your Own Intellectual Property

2:30–3:30PM

Cloud track

CL625

Prepare for Success in Selling Office 365 Solutions to US Customers

Leadership track

LS627i

Your Most Powerful Sales Tool as a US Partner: the Microsoft Experience Center (MEC)

Leadership track

LS626i

Seven Key Principles of Business Success for US Partners

4:00–5:00PM

LS629

United States Regional Keynote

Wednesday, July 16

Time Location Session Title

2:15–3:15PM

Marriott Marquis Ballroom - Salon 9 (Meeting Level 2)

Grow Your Business by Moving Your SMB Customers to Hybrid Cloud