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


Feb 2-4 _ Design the Hybrid Cloud

February 2–4: Design the Hybrid Cloud
This workshop from Partner Technical Services introduces you to the technical and conceptual changes needed to move to a hybrid cloud datacenter model. Learn how the Hybrid Cloud can enable agile IT through self-service capabilities, capacity planning, service-level management, proactive systems monitoring, and more.


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February 5: Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast – The Evolution of Enterprise Mobility
Steve Adams, the Device Guy, shares how Enterprise Mobility has evolved and where the partner opportunities lie. You’ll also hear real-life success stories about how Windows mobility solutions have improved company productivity.


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February 5: Office 365 Partner Community Call - OneDrive for Business
Join Michael Panciroli from the US National Partner Technology Strategy team for the Office 365 Partner community call about OneDrive for Business. Read the companion blog posts for this topic.


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February 9: Ask the Experts – Directory Integration Tools
Participate in this weekly virtual discussion with a Partner Technical Services expert about Office 365 sales, compete, design, deployment, and best practices. In the February 9 session, learn about the different directory integration tools available to synchronize your Active Directory information with Office 365.

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February 13: SMB Partner Insider Calls
Join your local Microsoft team for the regional the Microsoft US SMB team for the SMB Partner Insider calls. These monthly calls are on the second Friday of each month for all three US regions—East, Central, and West.


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SMB Live Workshops: Attract Customers. Grow Sales
SMB Live business and marketing workshops are coming to 25 cities across the United States in February, March, and April. In this one-day, 200-level workshop for business and marketing roles, you’ll get step-by-step, prescriptive guidance to build a marketing campaign that targets your SMB customers.
SMB Live Technical Events: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud
SMB Live technical events are coming to 25 cities across the United States in February, March, and April. In this one-day, 200/300-level technical training, technical experts will show you how to use the latest Microsoft server and cloud technologies to deliver hybrid cloud solutions to small and midsize organizations.

This week

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 2-6

Fargo, ND

Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Academy L200 Training

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

Partner Technical Services: Maximize your Productivity with O365 using SPO Collection

Technical Roles

February 5

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Migrate Your MBX to Office 365

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 5-6

Seattle, WA

Advanced Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics Marketing

Technical Roles

February 5-7

Seattle, WA

Advanced Deployment of Warehouse Management System (WMS) in Retail for AX 2012 R3

Technical Roles

February 5-7

Seattle, WA

Customer Service Enhancements for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Technical Roles

February 5-7

Seattle, WA

Integration for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Technical Roles

February 5-7

Seattle, WA

Dynamics CRM Online Deployment

Technical Roles

February 5-7

Seattle, WA

Advanced Developer for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Developers

February 5-7

Seattle, WA

Unified Service Desk for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Technical Roles

February 5-7

Seattle, WA

Advanced Budget Planning Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Technical Roles

February 5-7

Seattle, WA

Advanced Presales Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Technical Roles

February 5-8

Seattle, WA

Advanced Performance Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

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 9

Webcast

Ask the Experts Identity: Directory Integration Tools

Technical Roles

February 10

Webcast

SharePoint Online Developer Series for Office 365: Leveraging Azure Platform Services (PaaS) with SharePoint Online

Technical Roles

February 10

Webcast

Enterprise Mobility Scenario – Windows Universal Application

IT Pros and Developers

February 10

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Initial Journey – Exchange Online – Technical Overview

Technical Roles

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 11

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Voice for Office 365

Technical Roles

February 12 Webcast Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government Partner Briefing Technical Roles

February 12

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Maximize your Productivity with Office 365 using SPO Collection

Technical Roles

February 12

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: SQL for Government Licensing Review and Best Practices – Level 200

Sales and Licensing Roles

February 12

Webcast

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

Developers

February 12

Webcast

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations Course

Technical Roles

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 16

Webcast

Ask the Experts Communication: Edge Architectures

Technical Roles

February 16-18 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA US Microsoft Dynamics Industry Summit 2015 All Roles

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

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Real World Scenarios: Hiring & Onboarding

Technical Roles

February 17

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Initial Journey – Lync Online – Technical Overview

Technical Roles

February 17

Webcast

Portfolio Management Made Easy with Project Online/Project Server 2013

IT Pros

February 18

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: MEAN Stack Jump Start

Developers

February 18

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Voice for Office 365

Technical Roles

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 Dynamics CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations Course

Technical Roles

February 19

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Data management options on Microsoft Azure

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 19

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Migrate you MBX to Office 365 - Exchange Hybrid Deep Dive

Technical Roles

February 19

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Maximize your Productivity with Office 365 using SPO Collection

Technical Roles

February 19

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 20

Webcast

SharePoint Online Developer series for Office 365: Developing Advanced Workflow Scenarios in Office 365

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 23

Webcast

Ask the Experts External Sharing with SharePoint Online

Technical Roles

February 24

Bellevue, WA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

February 24

Webcast

Windows Apportal Office Hours

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

February 24

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Real World Scenarios: Inventory Management

Technical Roles

February 24

Webcast

Partner Practice Enablement

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 25

Bellevue, WA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

February 25

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Voice for Office 365

Technical Roles

February 25

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Getting Started with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) 

Developers

February 26

Webcast

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations Course

Technical Roles

February 26

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government – Level 100

Business, Sales, and Licensing Roles

February 26

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Maximize your Productivity with Office 365 Using SPO Collection: Power BI for Office 365

Technical Roles

February 26

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Migrate you MBX to Office 365 - Exchange Hybrid – Advanced Scenarios

Technical 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

February 27

Webcast

SharePoint Online Developer series for Office 365: Branding Management with SharePoint App Model

Technical Roles

March 2–6

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 2-6

Webcast

Partner Practice Enablement: Azure Technical Training

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 2

Webcast

Ask the Experts Messaging: Hybrid Migration

Technical Roles

March 3

Webcast

Windows Apportal Office Hours

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 3

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Real World Scenarios: Knowledge Management

Technical Roles

March 3

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Initial Journey - Drive Office 365 Adoption

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

Partner Technical Services: Voice for Office 365

Technical Roles

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

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Spring Readiness Blitz – Sales Track

Sales Roles

March 5

Webcast

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Spring Readiness Blitz – Technical Track

Technical Roles

March 5

Webcast

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations Course

Technical Roles

March 5

Webcast

US Office 365 Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 5

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Maximize your Productivity with Office 365 using SPO Collection: How to Sell Office 365

Technical Roles

March 5

Webcast

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

Business and Sales Roles

March 9–13

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 9-11

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Design the Hybrid Cloud

Business and Technical Roles

March 9

Webcast

Ask the Experts Identity: Deploying AADSync and upgrading from DirSync/FIM to AADSync

Technical Roles

March 10

New York, NY

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 10 Nashville, TN

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 10

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Real World Scenarios: Budgeting & Accounting System

Technical Roles

March 10

Webcast

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

Technical Roles

March 11

New York, NY

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 11

Nashville, TN

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 11

Indianapolis, IN

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 11

Sunnyvale, CA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 12

Sunnyvale, CA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 12 Indianapolis, IN

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 12

Webcast

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations Course

Technical Roles

March 12

Webcast

SharePoint Online Developer series for Office 365: Real World Challenges

Technical Roles

March 12

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Migrate you MBX to Office 365

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 16–20

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 16

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Introduction to the Azure Starter Kit

IT Pros

March 16

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Ask the Experts Communication: Enterprise Voice

Technical Roles

March 16–19

Atlanta, GA

Convergence 2015

Business and Marketing Roles

March 17

Charlotte, NC

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 17

Cleveland, OH

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and 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 18

Charlotte, NC

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 18

Cleveland, OH

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 18

Denver, CO

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 18

Boston, MA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 18

St. Louis, MO

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 19

Boston, MA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 19

St. Louis, MO

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 19

Webcast

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations Course

Technical 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

Partner Technical Services: Migrate you MBX to Office 365 - Diagnostic Tools

Technical Roles

March 19

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 23–28

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 23

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Windows Server 2003 Modernization

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 23

Webcast

Ask the Experts - How to increase SharePoint Online adoption

Technical Roles

March 23-April 10

Fargo, ND

Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Functional Track

Technical Roles

March 24

Salt Lake City, UT

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 24

Tampa, FL

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 24

Downers Grove, IL

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 24

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Data on Azure: A Technology Overview

Developers

March 25

Salt Lake City, UT

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 25

Tampa, FL

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 25

Downers Grove, IL

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 25

Pittsburgh, PA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 25

Detroit, MI

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 25

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Azure Resource Manager with Visual Studio

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 26

Pittsburgh, PA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 26

Detroit, MI

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 26

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Migrate you MBX to Office 365 – Mailbox Migration Velocity Best Practices

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

Technical Roles

March 26–27

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

SMB Partners

March 30–April 2

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 30

Webcast

Ask the Experts Messaging: MultiOrg architectures

Technical Roles

March 31

Philadelphia, PA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

March 31

Houston, TX

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

April 1

Philadelphia, PA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

April 1

Houston, TX

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

April 1

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing Roles

April 1

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

2015 Microsoft events

July 12–16

Orlando, FL

2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference