March 2015 Hot Sheet_Graphic 1 Welcome 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

March 2 - new Cloud CRM competency webcast

March 2: Cloud Customer Relationship Management Competency Updates
A new Cloud Customer Relationship Management competency will be released on March 2. Join this session to learn more about the new competency, including: unlimited Cloud Support, access to internal-use software licenses, and more.

Register here

Digital POR office hours and training - Mar 2015

New Digital Partner of Record training and office hours
Starting March 2, a new online capability will automate how you are attached as the Partner of Record for the subscriptions you are actively managing for customers for Office 365, Microsoft Intune, CRM Online, and Enterprise Mobility Suite.

  • Training: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Office hours: March 6, 13, 20, 27

Learn more here

Sales Excellence - Windows Licensing Updates March 2015March 3 and March 10: Windows Licensing Updates webcasts
Join our Windows licensing expert for a breakdown of key licensing concepts, updates about Software Assurance, and how to address common customer scenarios.

Register here 
Sales and Licensing Excellence webcast schedule
Office 365 Community - March 2015 bannerMarch 5: Office 365 Partner Community call
The March focus for the Office 365 Partner Community is on hybrid for SharePoint and Office 365. Register for the March 5 call, and read the blog series.

Register here

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Technical webcasts for Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM Online
Partner Technical Services provide Microsoft partners with services and assistance across the customer lifecycle. They deliver virtual training for partners, and most of their webcasts are offered at no cost to members of the Microsoft Partner Network.

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SMB Live Events coming to a city near you in March and April
Two days of SMB Live content are coming to 20+ cities across the United States. Day 1 is for business and marketing roles—an interactive, hands-on workshop. Day 2 is for technical roles, with a focus on hybrid cloud.

See the schedule and register

This week’s schedule

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 2–5

Boston, MA

Microsoft Experience Center Facilitator Boot Camp

Sales

March 2–5

Charlotte, NC

Microsoft Experience Center Facilitator Boot Camp

Sales

March 2–5

Houston, TX

Microsoft Experience Center Facilitator Boot Camp

Sales

March 2–6

Webcast

Partner Practice Enablement: Azure Technical Training

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 2 Lync call Digital Partner of Record training Business, Sales, Operational roles

March 2

Webcast

Cloud Customer Relationship Management Competency Updates

Business 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

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Part 1: Licensing Windows 8.1 – Level 100

Sales and Licensing Roles

March 3

Webcast

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

Developers

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

Success with Enterprise Mobility Suite Webcast Series: How do I protect my data wherever it goes?

IT Pros

March 4

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Accelerate Sales Process

All Roles

March 4

Webcast

Introduction to Dynamics CRM Online (Sales Productivity), Administration, Pricing & Licensing

Business and Sales Roles

March 4

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: SQL, Python, and Flask 

Developers

March 4

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Voice for Office 365  –  Driving adoption for the Lync Online and Lync Server

Technical Roles

March 4

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – BigData on Azure

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 4-5

Dallas, TX

Microsoft Cloud Platform Road Show for Hosting Service Providers

Hosting Service Providers

March 4–8

Chicago, IL

Microsoft Ignite

Technical Roles

March 5–6

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

SMB Partners

March 5

Webcast

Voices for Innovation: Microsoft and Open Source

Developers

March 5

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Developer Productivity: What's New in C# 6

Developers

March 5

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Trust and Transparency in a Cloud-First World – Level 100

Sales and Licensing Roles

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

Office 365 Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

March 5

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: How to Sell Office 365 Through the Value Propositions of SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Yammer

Technical Roles

March 5

Webcast

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

Business and Sales Roles

March 6 Lync call Digital Partner of Record office hours Business, Sales, and Operational roles

March 9–13

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 9-12

Chicago, IL

Microsoft Experience Center Facilitator Boot Camp

All Roles

March 9-12

Los Angeles, CA

Microsoft Experience Center Facilitator Boot Camp

All Roles

March 9-11

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Design the Hybrid Cloud

Business and Technical Roles

March 9 New! Webcast Microsoft Virtual Academy Meets Reddit: Ask Us Anything! Developers

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

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Part 2: Licensing Windows Software Assurance and Windows VDA – Level 200

Sales and Licensing 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 11

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Sales Motion: Proof

All Roles

March 11

Webcast

Dynamics CRM Online – Remove Wind from Competitor Sails & Integration with SharePoint

Business and Sales 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 Virtual Academy: Construct 2 Advanced Game Development Developers

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 12-13

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Microsoft Cloud Platform Road Show for Hosting Service Providers

Hosting Service Providers

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 16-19

New York, NY

Microsoft Experience Center Facilitator Boot Camp

All Roles

March 16-19

Philadelphia, PA

Microsoft Experience Center Facilitator Boot Camp

All 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 18

Webcast

Dynamics CRM Online –  Integration with Exchange Online (Server-Side-Sync) & Integration with Yammer, Lync, Skype

Business and Sales Roles

March 18

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Sales Motion: Proof

All 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 New!

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: SharePoint Online Development for Office 365

Developers

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

Dynamics CRM Online – Integration with Power BI & Microsoft Social Listening Overview

Business and Sales 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 New! Webcast Microsoft Virtual Academy: Advanced MonoGame for Windows Phone and Windows Store Games Developers

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 3

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

April 2

Webcast

US Office 365 Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

April 2

Webcast

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

Business and Sales Roles

April events

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

April 7

Webcast

Introduction to Dynamics CRM Online (Sales Productivity), Administration, Pricing & Licensing

Business and Sales Roles

April 10

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – East Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

April 10

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – Central Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

April 10

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – West Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

April 14

Webcast

Dynamics CRM Online – Remove Wind from Competitor Sails & Integration with SharePoint

Business and Sales Roles

April 16

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

April 21

Webcast

Dynamics CRM Online –  Integration with Exchange Online (Server-Side-Sync) & Integration with Yammer, Lync, Skype

Business and Sales Roles

April 27-May 15 Fargo, ND Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX-Functional Training

Technical Roles

April 27-May 20

Fargo, ND

Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX-Functional and Services Industry Training

Technical Roles

April 28

Webcast

Dynamics CRM Online – Integration with Power BI & Microsoft Social Listening Overview

Business and Sales Roles

2015 Microsoft events

July 12–16

Orlando, FL

2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference