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Featured training

Azure University - BaaS in Chicago December 3

December 3 in Chicago, IL – Microsoft Azure Business Development Training
This one-day “Get ready for Business as a Service” training helps you understand and develop the right business model for your customers in the emerging cloud marketplace. In addition to this training, there are also sales and technical offerings.

Office 365 community - Enterprise Voice December 2014

December 4: US Office 365 Partner Community Call
This month’s Office 365 Partner Community focus is on adding Enterprise Voice for Office 365 customers. Add the call to your calendar.

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December 4: Partner Incentives Office Hours – Microsoft Online Services Advisor Incentives
Get information and guidance about Microsoft Online Services Advisor partner incentives from US experts.

Project Siena training December 5

December 5: Project Siena – Empower Your Customers to Build Powerful Business Apps
Microsoft Project Siena is a mobile application development tool that enables non-programmers to develop Windows 8 apps using PowerPoint and Excel skills. Learn how you can use Project Siena in your presales efforts, and how to deliver Project Siena workshops to customers.

Training through November 26

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

November 25 Webcast Webinar with Forrester analyst: Discussing the Business Benefits of Office 365 All roles
November 26 Webcast Customizing ASP.NET Authentication with Identity Developers

December 1–5

Date Location Training, Call, or Event Role
December 1 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 1–4 Webcast Azure IaaS for IT Pros Online Event IT Pros
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 Chicago, IL

Azure University: Get Ready for Business as a Service

CXOs, Practice Leads, Business Owners
December 3 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 New! Webcast Adding Style with CSS Jump Start Developers
December 3 Webcast Lync Online – Technical Overview Technical roles
December 3 Webcast Best Practices for Performance in Azure Applications Technical roles
December 4 Dallas, TX Road to the Cloud – Azure Business Strategies and Networking for ISVs Technical roles
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 4-5 New! Chicago, IL

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 4–5  Chicago, IL

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

IT Pros targeting Azure for enterprise workloads
December 4–5 Chicago, IL Azure University: Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Technical Training IT Pros (Administrators, Architects, Engineers
December 4 Webcast US Office 365 Partner Community Call – Focus on Adding Enterprise Voice for Office 365 Customers All roles
December 4 Webcast Creating Windows Phone and Windows Store Games with MonoGame Developers
December 4 Webcast Understanding and Selling the Trusted Cloud Sales
December 4 Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence webcasts: Microsoft Azure in Education Sales
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 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 You’ve Got Documents! A MongoDB Jump Start  Developers
December 5 Webcast Cloud Profitability Webcast Series – Writing a Business Plan

C-Level and Business Decision Makers

December 8–12

December 8 Irvine, CA Azure University: Get Ready for Business as a Service CXOs, Practice Leads, Business Owners
December 8-9 New! Charlotte, NC

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 8-9 New! Minneapolis, MN

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 8–19 Fargo, ND
Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Express
Technical roles

December 8–12

Webcast

Azure Partner Practice Enablement

Technical roles
December 8 Webcast Taming Android and iOS with Enterprise Mobility Suite Technical roles
December 9 New! Edina, MN Office 365 Partner Immersion Day Sales
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 Houston, TX

Azure University: Get Ready for Business as a Service

CXOs, Practice Leads, Business Owners

December 10-11 New!

Detroit, MI

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 10-11 New!

Reston, VA

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 10-11 New!

Philadelphia, PA

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 10-11 New! Silicon Valley, CA

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 10 Webcast PHP for Azure Developers
December 10 Webcast SharePoint Online – Technical Overview Technical roles
December 11 New! Seattle, WA

Microsoft Lync 2013 Partner Integration Day

TDM & Consultants
December 11 Atlanta, GA Road to the Cloud – Azure Business Strategies and Networking for ISVs Technical roles
December 11 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 Washington, DC

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

IT Pros targeting Azure for enterprise workloads
December 11–12 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 New! Webcast Transform SharePoint Customizations to SharePoint App Model Developers
December 11 Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts: Introduction to Windows Apportals (Level 100) Sales
December 11 Webcast Creating Your First 2D Game with GameMaker  Developers
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 15–19

December 15 Houston, TX Road to the Cloud – Azure Business Strategies and Networking for ISVs Technical roles
December 15-16 New! Dallas, TX ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 15-16 New! Irvine, CA

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 15-16 New! New York, NY

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

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 17-18 New! Houston, TX

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 17 New! Webcast Beginning Website Development Using Python and Flask Developers
December 17 Webcast Real Life SharePoint Deployment Technical roles
December 17 Webcast Office 365 and Windows XP –  Ready for the Cloud? Technical roles
December 18-19 New! Atlanta, GA

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 18-19 New! Boston, MA

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

December 18-19 New! Seattle, WA

ISV Upgrade Workshop: Help Your Apps Take Advantage of Windows Server and SQL Server

Developers and Developer Teams

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

January events

January 9 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series – East Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
January 9 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series – Central Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
January 9 Webcast SMB Partner Insider Call Series – West Region SMB partners – business and sales roles
January 15 Webcast Microsoft Online Services Advisor Monthly Office Hours: Web-Direct and Deploy Incentives Business and sales roles
January 15 Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

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