February Hot Sheet Training Graphic_1Welcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts, partner calls, and office hours for Microsoft US partners. This post is updated regularly to provide you with at least a six-week outlook.

In addition to attending these live events, all partner roles—business, technical, sales, and marketing—will benefit from using the  partner learning paths to find on-demand training aligned to competencies, products, exams and assessments, and business models.

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Featured training


Introduction to Azure Starter Kit_Partner Technical Services_Jan 26

January 26: Partner Technical Services – Introduction to the Azure Starter Kit
This webcast explains what’s included in the Azure Starter Kit, a free offering that includes materials to enable new business scenarios with your customers.


GovLoop Webcast_Jan 27

January 27: Govloop Training – The Real Journey to the Cloud
Government agencies at all levels are using cloud technology to modernize their business applications and fuel digital transformation. Topics in this webcast include security and privacy issues, private vs. public cloud, best practices, and more.


Windows Apportals office hours - January 2015

January 27: Windows Apportal Office Hours
Attend this one-hour call to learn more about adding Windows Apportals to your offerings. With an Apportal, customers can stack all of their line of business applications into a single, modern, touch-based experience.


Azure Government Licensing - Jan 28
January 28: Sales and Licensing Excellence – Microsoft Azure Government Licensing
Get an in-depth review of how to license the Microsoft Azure Government service. You’ll receive guidance on the processes for customer validation, interaction with Microsoft licensing teams, and order submission.

Voices for Innovation_January 29

January 29: Voices for Innovation: Opportunities to Build Your Business with State and Local Government
Join Kim Nelson, the Microsoft point person on state and local government solutions, who will share practical guidance about identifying your opportunities and navigating the landscape so you can establish or expand your public sector business.


Office 365 community - February 5 banner

February 5: Office 365 Partner Community Call
Join the US National Partner Technology Strategy team for the monthly US Office 365 Partner community call. You’ll get an in-depth look at an Office 365-specific topic and learn how you can build a practice around it, sell more of it, and implement with success.

This week

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

January 27 New!

Webcast

Govloop: The Real Journey to the Cloud

Business and Sales roles

January 27

Webcast

The Big Shift in Process Manufacturing and Resources

IT Pros

January 27

Webcast

Windows Apportal Office Hours

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

January 27

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Windows Server 2003 Modernization

Technical Roles

January 27

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Initial Journey – Office 365 FastTrak, What’s New?

All Roles

January 28

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Microsoft Azure Government Licensing – Level 200-300

Business and Sales Roles

January 28 New!

Webcast

Implementing Entity Framework with MVC

IT Pros and Developers

January 28 Webcast Get a Fresh Start in 2015 with New Windows Devices General Business

January 28

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcasts: Valuation

All Roles

January 28

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Voice for Office 365 – Configure a Basic Voice Infrastructure For Your Customer

IT Pros

January 28

Webcast

Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: Field Service Series in Dynamics GP

IT Pros

January 29 New!

Webcast

Voices for Innovation: Opportunities to Build Your Business with State and Local Government

General Business

January 29

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Sales Productivity for SMB – CRM Online and Open Volume Licensing – Level 100

Business, Sales Roles

January 29

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: SharePoint Online Developer Series for Office 365: Branding Internet Facing Websites with SharePoint Online/Office 365

IT Pros

January 29

Webcast

Getting Started Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, presented by New Horizons

IT Pros

January 29

Webcast

Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: Enriched Business Rules, Business Process Flows and Security Enhancements in Dynamics CRM 2015

IT Pros

January 29

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Migrate your MBX to Office 365 – AADSync – Synchronization Deep Dive with Office 365

IT Pros

January 29

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Migrate VMware VMs to Azure

Technical Roles

January 29

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Enterprise Mobility Scenario – What’s new in Microsoft Intune

Technical Roles

January 30

Webcast

Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: Dynamics AX 2012 Dynamics CRM 2011 with Connector V2

Technical Roles

February 2-6

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

February 2

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Ask the Experts Messaging

Technical Roles

February 2–4

Seattle, WA

Microsoft Dynamics Technical Conference

Technical Roles

February 2-4

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Design the Hybrid Cloud

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 3

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: SharePoint Online Developer Series for Office 365: Cross-Platform Application Development on the Office 365 Platform

IT Pros

February 3

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Initial Journey – Office 365 Demo

IT Pros

February 3

Webcast

Windows Apportal Office Hours

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 3

Webcast

Success with Enterprise Mobility Suite Webcast Series

IT Pros

February 4 Webcast Partner Technical Services: Voice for Office 365 IT Pros

February 4

Webcast

Enterprise Mobility Scenario – Sales approach to Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)

Sales Roles

February 4

Webcast

Mobile Productivity in the Modern Workplace

General Business

February 4

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Web API Design Jump Start

Technical Roles

February 5

Webcast

Extending Your Application Development Practice with Azure in the Cloud First, Mobile First World

IT Pros and Developers

February 5 Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: The Evolution of Enterprise Mobility – Level 100 Business, Sales Roles

February 5

Webcast

Windows Server 2003: Most Common Application Migration Concerns

General Business

February 5

Webcast

Microsoft Online Services Advisor Monthly Office Hours: Web-Direct and Deploy Incentives

Business and Sales Roles

February 5

Webcast

US Office 365 Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 9–13

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

February 9-13

Webcast

Partner Practice Enablement: Azure Technical Training

Technical Roles

February 10

Webcast

Enterprise Mobility Scenario – Windows Universal Application

IT Pros and Developers

February 10

Webcast

How to Partner in the Cloud with Digital Marketing

Business, Marketing Roles

February 10

Webcast

Windows Apportal Office Hours

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 12 New!

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Cloud-Enable a Windows Presentation Foundation Line-of-Business App

Developers

February 12

Webcast

Enabling Customer Insights Using Business Analytics

General Business

February 12-13

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

SMB Partners

February 13 New!

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Cloud-Enable an ASP.NET MVC LOB App

Developers

February 13

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – East Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

February 13

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – Central Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

February 13

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – West Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

February 16–20

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

February 16

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Introduction to the Azure Starter Kit

IT Pros

February 17

Seattle, WA

Road to the Cloud: Business Strategy and Networking for ISVs

IT Pros

February 17

Webcast

Windows Apportal Office Hours

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 17

Webcast

Portfolio Management Made Easy with Project Online/Project Server 2013

IT Pros

February 18 Webcast Enterprise Mobility Scenario – EMS Overview

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 18

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – New StorSimple services in Azure

IT Pros

February 18

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – ASP.NET V-Next with Azure Websites

Technical Roles

February 18

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Selling Office 365 in Healthcare (Refresher) – Level 100

Business and Sales Roles

February 18

Webcast

Windows Server 2003: Security Risk and Remediation

General Business

February 18

Webcast

The Connected Workforce

General Business

February 19

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Data management options on Microsoft Azure

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 19

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 23–27

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

February 23

Fargo, ND

Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Express

Technical Roles

February 24

Webcast

Windows Apportal Office Hours

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 24

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in On-Prem and Microsoft Azure

Business and Technical Roles

February 24 Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Dynamics ERP on Azure and How to Get Started – Level 100 Business and Sales Roles

February 26

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Custom Resources

Developers

February 26 Webcast Enterprise Mobility Scenario – Microsoft Azure Rights Management Services Business Roles

February 26

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Windows Server 2003 Modernization

Business and Technical Roles

February 26

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Azure Mobile Services – Deep Dive

Business and Technical Roles

February 26

Webcast

Dynamics Bite-Sized Series: Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Transportation Management

IT Pros

March events

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 2-6

Webcast

Partner Practice Enablement: Azure Technical Training

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 3

Webcast

Windows Apportal Office Hours

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 3

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Azure and Open Source: What You Need to Know

Developers

March 3

Webcast

Success with Enterprise Mobility Suite Webcast Series

IT Pros

March 4

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – BigData on Azure

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 4–8

Chicago, IL

Microsoft Ignite

Business, Marketing, Technical Roles

March 5–6

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

SMB Partners

March 5

Webcast

US Office 365 Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 5

Webcast

Microsoft Online Services Advisor Monthly Office Hours: Web-Direct and Deploy Incentives

Business and Sales Roles

March 9-11

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Design the Hybrid Cloud

Business and Technical Roles

March 10 Webcast Enterprise Mobility Scenario – Visual Studio Development: Mobile apps for Windows, IOS and Android

Technical Roles

March 13

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – East Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

March 13

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – Central Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

March 13

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – West Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

March 16

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Introduction to the Azure Starter Kit

IT Pros

March 16–19

Atlanta, GA

Convergence 2015

Business, Marketing Roles

March 17

Webcast

Enterprise Mobility Scenario – BYOD in Today’s Enterprises

Business and Technical Roles

March 17

Webcast

Creating O Data Reports

All roles

March 19 Webcast Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Windows Azure Pack for Service Providers and Enterprises with Multi-Tenancy with ADFS. Business and Technical Roles

March 19

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 23

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Windows Server 2003 Modernization

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 25

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Azure Resource Manager with Visual Studio

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 26

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Introduction to Orchestrator, Service Manager Automation (SMA) and Monitoring

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 25-26

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Starter Kit for Enterprise Mobility

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 26–27

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

SMB Partners

2015 Microsoft events

July 12–16

Orlando, FL

2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference