November 2014 Hot Sheet training scheduleWelcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts, and partner calls for Microsoft US partners. Courses are organized by date, and this post is updated regularly to provide you with a six-week outlook.

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Apportals design develop training - November

Windows Apportal Design and Development Training 
A Windows Apportal is a Microsoft Windows 8.1 app that can integrate a customer’s entire line of business (LOB) stack into a single, modern, touch-based experience. Register to attend one of the final three developer training sessions to learn more about how to design and develop a fully functional Windows Apportal.


 FastTrack for Office 365 partner calls November

November 4 and November 6: FastTrack for Office 365 Office Hours Calls
Join Chris Hopkins, Technical Product Marketing Manager on the US Office Team, for FastTrack office hours. These sessions are open to US partners who want to learn more about FastTrack for Office 365 service benefit and the Office 365 Adoption Offer that’s currently in market. 


MPSA training for sales and licensing - Nov Dec 2014

November 4: Microsoft Products and Services Agreement – Part 2
The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) allows a customer to purchase Online Services, Software and Software Assurance through the same agreement. Learn how to explain this simplified agreement and its benefits to your customers. You can watch part 1 on demand, and register for the upcoming webcasts for parts 2 and 3.

Office 365 community - October 2014

November 6: Office 365 Partner Community Call
This month’s focus for the US Office 365 Partner Community is Identity Integration. Read the three-part blog series that explains the three different identity models (Cloud, Synchronized, Federated) and register to join the call and go in-depth on this topic on November 6.

Online Services incentives office hours

November 6: Office Hours for Microsoft Online Services Advisor Incentives
Join the US Channel Incentives team each month for an opportunity to learn about the Online Services Advisor Web-Direct and Online Services Advisor Deploy incentives. Add these calls to your calendar, and access the incentives summaries, implementation guides, and training modules. 

This week

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

November 3 Tempe, AZ

Drumbeat Grow – Amplify Your Office 365 Sales

Sales

November 3–7

Fargo, ND

Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Academy Technical roles

November 3–21

Fargo, ND

Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Developer Track Developers

November 3

Webcast

Enterprise Social with Yammer All roles

November 4

Detroit, MI

Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers

November 4

Indianapolis, IN

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical

November 4–7

Seattle, WA

PASS Summit 2014 Developers
November 4 New! Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Introducing New Cloud Offerings in EA  – Part 1 Sales

November 4

Webcast

Lync 2013 Edge, Expand Your Communication Beyond Your Company Boundaries Technical roles

November 4

Webcast

Exploring  New Features for  PowerPivot  & PowerQuery Technical roles

November 4

Webcast

Dynamics Bite-Sized: 50 Tips in 50 Minutes for Management Reporter 2012 Technical roles

November 4

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Microsoft Products and Services Agreements (MPSA) – Part 2

Sales and Licensing roles

November 5

Pittsburgh, PA

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles

November 5

Chevy Chase, MD

Windows Apportal Design and Development Guidance 101 Developers
November 5 New! Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Understanding Product and Licensing Changes – Part 2 Sales

November 5

Webcast

Managing Multimedia Assets with SharePoint Server / Online Technical roles

November 5

Webcast

Your Best Office 365 Demo Technical roles

November 5

Webcast

Exploring SQL Server BI Technical roles

November 5

Webcast

Dynamics Bite-Sized: Dynamics CRM 2013-Customization Capabilities Technical roles

November 6

New York, NY

Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers

November 6 New!

Webcast

Microsoft Online Services Advisor Monthly Office Hours: Web-Direct and Deploy Incentives Business and sales roles
November 6 New! Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Detailed EA Customer Licensing Scenarios – Part 3 Sales

November 6

Webcast

SQL Server 2014 Data Analytics Community Call: Accelerate Your Business with SQL Server Business, Sales

November 6

Webcast

Learning Partner Sales Readiness Series: Microsoft Azure All Up Sales

November 6

Webcast

Exchange Hybrid – Advanced Scenarios Technical roles

November 6

Webcast

Office 365 – Diagnostic Tools Technical roles

November 6

Webcast Monitoring Azure with System Center 2012 Operations Manager IT Pro

November 6

Webcast Office 365 Rainmaker Series – Office 365 Onboarding Made Easy SMB partners – business and sales roles

November 6

Webcast SharePoint 2013 Business Continuity Management using Windows Azure Technical roles

November 6

Webcast US Office 365 Partner Community Call Business, sales, and technical
November 7 Detroit, MI Windows Apportal Design and Development Guidance 101 Developers
November 7 New! Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: How to Quote New Offerings in EA – Part 4 Sales

November 7

Webcast Cloud Profitability Webcast Series – Identifying the Change Imperative: Partner Panel Interview Part 2 C-Level and Business Decision Makers

Week of November 10-14

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

November 8–9 Fargo, ND Microsoft Dynamics Integrated Marketing & Sales Workshop Sales
November 8–13 Fargo, ND reIMAGINE All roles
November 10 Denver, CO

Drumbeat Grow – Amplify Your Office 365 Sales

Sales
November 10 Bellevue, WA Windows Apportal Design and Development Guidance 101 Developers
November 10 Irvine, CA SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 10 Webcast Office 365 Ask the Experts: Mailbox Migration Technical roles
November 10 Webcast End to End Project Management using Office 365 – Project Online Technical roles
November 11 Detroit, MI SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 11 Sunnyvale, CA SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 11 Webcast Implementing Tabular Data Models All roles
November 11 Webcast SharePoint Online Scenario Series: Hiring & Onboarding (Education, Media, etc.) Technical roles
November 11 Webcast Split Workload – Lync On-Premises and Unified Messaging on the Cloud Technical roles
November 11 Webcast Azure Site Recovery – On-Prem to On-Prem, On-Prem to Azure IT Pro
November 11 Webcast SQL & Azure Series Session 1: SQL Server 2014 Hybrid Cloud Using Microsoft Azure IT Pro
November 11 Webcast Dynamics Bite-Sized: Effective Dynamics CRM–GP Integration Using Dynamics Connector Customization Capabilities Technical roles
November 12 Cleveland, OH SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 12 Downers Grove, IL Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
November 12 Houston ,TX Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
November 12 Webcast Effective Planning for Information Architecture with SharePoint Online Technical roles
November 12 Webcast An Hour with Office 365 Technical roles
November 12 Webcast SQL & Azure Series Session 2: SQL Server on Microsoft Azure IAAS IT Pro
November 12 Webcast Microsoft Azure -- Remote Apps Overview Technical roles
November 13 Cincinnati, OH SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 13 Los Angeles, CA SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 13 Chicago, IL Road to the Cloud – Azure Business Strategies and Networking for ISVs Business Decision Makers
November 13 Webcast Build a Game with Cocos2d-x for Windows Devices Developers
November 13 Webcast Branding Internet-Facing Web Sites with SharePoint Online / Office 365 Technical roles
November 13 Webcast Mailbox Migration Velocity Best Practices Technical roles
November 13 Webcast SQL & Azure Series Session 3: Application Patterns and Development Strategies for SQL Server on Microsoft Azure IAAS IT Pro
November 13 Webcast Office 365 Rainmaker Series – Maximize Sales From Your Existing Customers SMB partners – business and sales roles

November 13

Webcast

Labs on Azure

Technical roles

November 13 Webcast Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: Introduction to Microsoft Social Listening Technical roles
November 13 Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Selling Office 365 in Healthcare (Level 100) Sales
November 14 Rochester, NY SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 14 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series - East Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
November 14 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series - Central Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
November 14 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series - West Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
November 14 Webcast Cloud Profitability Webcast Series – Financial Models C-Level and Business Decision Makers
November 14 Webcast SQL & Azure Series Session 4: High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SQL Server on Microsoft Azure IAAS Using Always On Availability Groups IT Pro

Week of November 17-21

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

November 17-18 New! Irvine, CA

Azure University Technical Training: Partner Practice Enablement (Level 100-200)

IT Pros targeting Azure for enterprise workloads
November 17-18 New! Irvine, CA

Azure University: Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Technical Training

IT Pros (Administrators, Architects, Engineers)

November 17 Houston, TX SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 17 New York, NY SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 17-21 Webcast Azure Partner Practice Enablement Technical roles
November 17 Webcast Reporting Capabilities (BI) in Office 365 Project Technical roles
November 17 Webcast Office 365 Ask the Experts: Mailbox Migration Technical roles
November 17 Webcast Introduction to Windows Azure Automation Technical roles
November 17 Webcast Developer Productivity Tools -- Visual Studio Suite Technical roles
November 18 New! Irvine, CA

Azure University: Partner Sales Training (Level 100)

Sales and Marketing Managers, Account Executives, Account Managers
November 18 Miami, FL Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
November 18 Charlotte, NC Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
November 18 Chevy Chase, MD Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
November 18 Boston, MA SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 18 New! Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Positioning Microsoft Azure with Your Customers (Level 100) Sales
November 18 Webcast SharePoint Online Scenario Series: Inventory Management (Manufacturing, Automobile, etc.) Technical roles
November 18 Webcast Implement a Lync Hybrid Architecture Technical roles
November 18 Webcast SQL & Azure Series Session 5: SQL Server Business Intelligence on Microsoft Azure IAAS IT Pro
November 18 Webcast Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: Dynamics CRM 2013  Online - Exchange  Server Side Sync Technical roles
November 18 Webcast Web Development – ASP.NET 4.5 and Beyond Technical roles
November 19 Nashville, TN Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
November 19 Philadelphia, PA SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 19 Webcast Cloud OS App Launch Services Community Call Series Sales and Business Development Roles
November 19 Webcast SQL & Azure Series Session 6: Power BI in a Hybrid Environment Using Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and On-Premises IT Pro
November 19 Webcast Exchange Online – Technical Overview Technical roles
November 19 Webcast Enterprise Mobility Suite Starter Kit – End to End solution: Session 1 Technical roles
November 19 Webcast Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: AX 2012 Financial Basics Part II Technical roles
November 19 Webcast Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: JOB's Module in Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Technical roles
November 19 Webcast Planning and Designing Azure Applications Technical roles
November 20-21 New! Houston, TX

Azure University Technical Training: Partner Practice Enablement (Level 100-200)

IT Pros targeting Azure for enterprise workloads

November 20-21 New! Houston, TX

Azure University: Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Technical Training

IT Pros (Administrators, Architects, Engineers)
November 20 Detroit, MI Road to the Cloud – Azure Business Strategies and Networking for ISVs Business Decision Makers
November 20 Tampa, FL Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
November 20 Cambridge, MA Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
November 20 Tampa, FL Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: What’s New in AX 2012 R3 Retail (Level 200) Technical roles
November 20 Washington, DC SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 20 New! Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: SQL Server Licensing Renewals Deep Dive (Level 300) Sales
November 20 Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call – Migration Scenarios

Business, Sales, Technical Roles
November 20 Webcast Office 365 – Mail-Flow Troubleshooting Technical roles
November 20 Webcast SQL & Azure Series Session 7: Microsoft Azure Database-as-a-Service (PAAS) IT Pro
November 20 Webcast Office 365 Rainmaker Series – Rev Up Your Office 365 Renewals SMB partners – business and sales roles
November 20 Webcast Enterprise Mobility Suite Starter Kit – End to End Solution: Session 2 Technical roles
November 21 New! Houston, TX

Azure University: Partner Sales Training (Level 100)

Sales and Marketing Managers, Account Executives, Account Managers
November 21 Atlanta, GA SMB Live: Microsoft Azure Technical Training and Hands On Labs Technical roles
November 21 Austin, TX

Drumbeat Grow – Amplify Your Office 365 Sales

Sales
November 21 Webcast Cloud Profitability Webcast Series – Rosebud Case Study C-Level and Business Decision Makers
November 21 Webcast SQL & Azure Series Session 8: Chalk Talk IT Pro
November 26 New! Webcast Customizing ASP.NET Authentication with Identity Developers

December events

Date Location Training, Call, or Event Role
December 1 New! Washington, DC

Azure University: Get Ready for Business as a Service

CXOs, Practice Leads, Business Owners

December 1-2 Houston, TX Office 365 Summit All roles
December 2 Indianapolis, IL Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
December 2 Pittsburgh, PA Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
December 2 Denver, CO

SMB Live: Azure Technical Training - Hands-on Labs

Technical roles
December 2 Los Angeles, CA Road to the Cloud – Azure Business Strategies and Networking for ISVs Business Decision Makers
December 2 Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Microsoft Products and Services Agreements (MPSA)

Sales and Licensing roles
December 2 Webcast Advanced Voice Scenarios Configuration for Office 365 Technical roles
December 3 New! Chicago, IL

Azure University: Get Ready for Business as a Service

CXOs, Practice Leads, Business Owners
December 3 New! Chicago, IL

Azure University: Partner Sales Training (Level 100)

Sales and Marketing Managers, Account Executives, Account Managers
December 3 Charlotte, NC

SMB Live: Azure Technical Training - Hands-on Labs

Technical roles
December 3 New York, NY Road to the Cloud – Azure Business Strategies and Networking for ISVs Business Decision Makers
December 3 Webcast Lync Online – Technical Overview Technical roles
December 4-5  New! Chicago, IL

Azure University Technical Training: Partner Practice Enablement (Level 100-200)

IT Pros targeting Azure for enterprise workloads
December 4-5 New! Chicago, IL Azure University: Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Technical Training IT Pros (Administrators, Architects, Engineers)
December 4 Austin, TX Microsoft Cloud DevCamp for Azure Developers
December 4 Chicago, IL

SMB Live: Azure Technical Training - Hands-on Labs

Technical roles
December 4 Webcast Microsoft Online Services Advisor Monthly Office Hours: Web-Direct and Deploy Incentives Business and sales roles
December 4 Webcast Office 365 Rainmaker Series – Selling Against the Competition SMB partners – business, sales roles
December 5 New! Redmond, WA Microsoft Project Siena – Train the Trainer All roles
December 5 Tampa, FL

SMB Live: Azure Technical Training - Hands-on Labs

Technical roles
December 5 Webcast Cloud Profitability Webcast Series – Writing a Business Plan

C-Level and Business Decision Makers

December 8 New! Irvine, CA Azure University: Get Ready for Business as a Service CXOs, Practice Leads, Business Owners
December 8–19 Fargo, ND
Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Express
Technical roles

December 8–12

Webcast

Azure Partner Practice Enablement

Technical roles
December 9 Phoenix, AZ

SMB Live: Azure Technical Training - Hands-on Labs

Technical roles
December 9 Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Advanced Licensing Scenarios for Microsoft Azure (Level 200) Sales
December 9 Webcast Monitoring, Archiving, and Troubleshooting for Enterprise Voice Technical roles
December 10 New! Houston, TX

Azure University: Get Ready for Business as a Service

CXOs, Practice Leads, Business Owners
December 10 Webcast SharePoint Online – Technical Overview Technical roles
December 11 New! Washington, DC

Azure University: Partner Sales Training (Level 100)

Sales and Marketing Managers, Account Executives, Account Managers

December 11 Dallas, TX

SMB Live: Azure Technical Training - Hands-on Labs

Technical roles
December 11 Overland Park, KS

SMB Live: Azure Technical Training - Hands-on Labs

Technical roles
December 11-12 New! Washington, DC

Azure University Technical Training: Partner Practice Enablement (Level 100-200)

IT Pros targeting Azure for enterprise workloads
December 11-12 New! Washington, DC

Azure University: Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Technical Training

IT Pros (Administrators, Architects, Engineers)
December 11–12 San Diego, CA

Office 365 Summit

All roles
December 11 Webcast Office 365 – Diagnostic Tools Technical roles
December 12 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series - East Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
December 12 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series - Central Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
December 12 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series - West Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
December 12 Webcast Cloud Profitability Webcast Series – Define Your Cloud Strategy –.NET Case Study

C-Level and Business Decision Makers

December 15 Webcast Search Driven Publishing in SharePoint Technical roles
December 16 Waukesha, WI Microsoft Cloud DevCamp Developers
December 16 Miami, FL

SMB Live: Azure Technical Training - Hands-on Labs

Technical roles
December 16 Webcast Driving Adoption for the Lync Online and Lync Server Seats You Have Deployed All roles
December 17 Webcast Real Life SharePoint Deployment Technical roles
December 17 Webcast Office 365 and Windows XP –  Ready for the Cloud? Technical roles
December 18 Webcast Mailbox Migration Velocity Best Practices Technical roles
December 19 Webcast Cloud Profitability Webcasts: Developing Your Cloud Solutions – Catapult Systems Case Study

C-Level and Business Decision Makers

2015 Microsoft events

March 16–19

Atlanta, GA

Convergence 2015

May 4–8

Chicago, IL

Microsoft Ignite

July 12–16

Orlando, FL

2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference