Hot Sheet - April 2015 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

SMB Live - week of March 30 Week of March 30: SMB Live events in Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, and Philadelphia
SMB Live events feature a one-day marketing workshop for Business and Marketing roles, and a day of 300-level technical training about the Hybrid Cloud for IT pros. SMB Live events will be in more cities throughout March and April. See the schedule for the remaining cities in this tour.

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Office 365 community - April 2 bannerApril 2: Office 365 Community call
SMB Live events feature a one-day marketing workshop for Business and Marketing roles, and a day of 300-level technical training about the Hybrid Cloud for IT pros. SMB Live events will be in more cities throughout March and April. See the schedule.

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Sales and Licensing webcast - Windows per user licensing April 2  April 2: Pursuing the Windows Per User Licensing Opportunity webcast
Enterprise Cloud Suite includes a new way to license Windows – Software Assurance (SA) per user. In this level 100 Sales and Licensing Excellence webcast, you’ll  to learn about the differences between traditional SA licensing for Windows and this new option. See the Sales and Licensing Excellence webcast schedule.

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Apportals - April May 2015 office hours April 8: Windows Apportal Experience Selling office hours
Building and implementing Windows Apportals are an experience selling opportunity that offer Microsoft partners many business and sales benefits. Join our office hours to learn how to get started creating customer-specific experience selling scenarios.

Add these office hours to your calendar

SMB regional calls - April 2015 April 10: SMB Partner Insider Calls – East, Central, West regions
join your local team for their SMB Partner Insider regional call. Partners attending these calls get a look at what's new and what's next.

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PTS - Office 365 Apr-May 2015Make the journey to Office 365 in April and May
April and May listings for Office 365 training offered by Partner Technical Services include the Initial Journey series, Practice Accelerator for SMB (take it for free through June 30), Ask the Experts, and First Steps for Dynamics CRM Online integration.

Review your training options

This week

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 30

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: How to Talk to Your Customers about Skype for Business – Level 200

Sales roles

March 30

Webcast

Digital Partner of Record for Online Services Training

All roles

March 30

Webcast

Ask the Experts Messaging: MultiOrg architectures

Technical roles

March 30

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

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

March 31

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: How to Get Access to Microsoft Cloud Offerings

SMB Partners

March 31

Webcast

Windows 10 Learning Series: Overview of Windows 10 for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Business and sales 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

Webcast

Announcing Enterprise Mobility for Every SMB

SMB Partners

April 1

Webcast

Pre-Sales Accelerator Cloud Services

Sales roles

April 1

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Current Business Model

All roles

April 1

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Package Management and Workflow Automation

Technical roles

April 1

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey: Introduction to Office 365 Services, Plans, and Internal User Rights

Business roles

April 2

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

April 2

Webcast

Office 365 Partner Community call– focus on Enterprise Social

Business, Sales, Technical roles

April 2

Office hours

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

Business and Sales roles

April 2

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Labs on Azure

Cloud partners

April 2

Office hours

SMB Marketing SureStep office hours

SMB Partners

April 2

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Pursuing the Windows Per User Licensing Opportunity – Level 100

Sales and Licensing roles

April 6–10

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

April 6

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

April 6

Webcast

Ask the Experts: Azure Active Directory Edition

Technical roles

April 7

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Office 365 and Azure Identity Integration

SMB Partners

April 7 New! Webcast Microsoft Virtual Academy: Developing Solutions with Azure DocumentDB  Developers

April 7

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Different Data Storage Options on Microsoft Azure

Technical roles

April 7

Webcast

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

Business and Sales roles

April 7

Webcast

Windows 10 Learning Series: Windows 10 for Phone in the Enterprise

Business and sales roles

April 7

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Leverage Azure IaaS for SharePoint Distater Recovery

All roles

April 7

Webcast

First Steps: The Power of Integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online with Office 365 (Day 1)

All roles

April 8

Office hours

Windows Apportals office hours

All roles

April 8

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy:  Data on Azure  –  A Technology Overview

Developers

April 8

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Cloud Business Options

All roles

April 8

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Azure Websites and Scalability Options

Technical roles

April 8

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey: How to perform Your Best Office 365 Demo and Leverage the FastTrack Program

Business roles

April 9

Office hours

SMB Marketing SureStep office hours

SMB Partners

April 9

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Introduction to the Azure Starter Kit

All 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 13–17

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

April 13–17

Webcast

Partner Practice Enablement: Azure Technical Training

All roles

April 13

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

April 13

Webcast

Ask the Experts: Exchange Hybrid Advanced Scenarios

Technical roles

April 14

Webcast

Windows 10 Learning Series: Windows 10 for Commercial Partners

All roles

April 14

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Starter Kit for Enterprise Mobility (Day 1)

Technical roles

April 14

Webcast

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

Business and Sales roles

April 14

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Office 365 ProPlus as a Self Service BI Tool

SMB Partners

April 14

Webcast

First Steps: The Power of Integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online with Office 365 (Day 2)

All roles

April 15

Office hours

Windows Apportals office hours

All roles

April 15

Webcast

Azure Starter Kit – Solution Scenarios – Hybrid Storage in Azure using StorSimple Services

All roles

April 15

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Comparing ROI

All roles

April 15

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Starter Kit for Enterprise Mobility (Day 2)

Technical roles

April 15

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey:  Exchange Online & Lync Online – Technical Overview

Business and Technical roles

April 16–17

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

SMB Partners

April 16

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical roles

April 16

Office hours

SMB Marketing SureStep office hours

SMB Partners

April 20–24

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

April 20

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

April 20 Webcast Ask the Experts: What’s New Planned in Office 365 Business and technical roles

April 21

Reston, VA

The Opportunity with Microsoft Azure

Business roles

April 21

Washington, DC

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and marketing roles

April 21

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Migrating Off W2003 to a Hybrid Azure Environment

SMB Partners

April 21

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Project Lite – Strategize Your Project offerings for Office 365

All roles

April 21

Webcast

First Steps: The Power of Integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online with Office 365 (Day 3)

All roles

April 21

Webcast

Enterprise Mobility Scenario - BYOD in Today's Enterprises

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 22

Washington, DC

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

April 22

Office hours

Windows Apportals office hours

All roles

April 22

Webcast

Modern Biz Technical Series for SMB

All roles

April 22

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Strategy

All roles

April 22

Webcast

Dynamics Bite Sized – Enriched Business Rules, Business Process Flows and Security Enhancements in Dynamics CRM Online

Technical roles

April 22

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey: SharePoint Online Technical Overview and Office 365 Adoption

Business and Technical roles

April 23

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Microsoft Intune Core Skills Jump Start

Developers

April 23

Office hours

SMB Marketing SureStep office hours

SMB Partners

April 23

Webcast

Enterprise Mobility Scenario – What’s New in Microsoft Intune

All roles

April 23

Webcast

Build Your Enterprise Knowledge Management System on Office 365 and SharePoint Online

All roles

April 27–May 1

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

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 27

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

April 27

Webcast

Partner Technical Experts: Ask the Experts

All roles

April 28

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Skype for Business

SMB Partners

April 28

Webcast

First Steps: The Power of Integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online with Office 365 (Day 4)

All roles

April 28

Webcast

Dynamics Bite Sized – Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 Marketing Management CRM

Technical roles

April 28

Webcast

Enterprise Mobility Scenario – Microsoft Azure Remote App

All roles

April 28

Webcast

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

Business and Sales roles

April 28

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Skype for Business, What’s New? 

All roles

April 29 San Francisco, CA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and marketing roles

April 29

Office hours

Windows Apportals office hours

All roles

April 29

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Service

All roles

April 29

Webcast

Windows Azure MFA Deployment and Configuration On-Premise

All roles

April 30 San Francisco, CA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

April 30

Office hours

SMB Marketing SureStep office hours

SMB Partners

April 30

Webcast

Dynamics Bite Sized – Preparing for Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 Certification  Development Session 3 – Part 1

Developers

May schedule

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

May 4

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

May 4-8

Chicago, IL

Microsoft Ignite

All Roles

May 5

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Office 365 MEC Demo

SMB Partners

May 6

Office hours

Windows Apportals office hours

All roles

May 6

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey: Introduction to Office 365 – Services, Plans and Internal Use Rights

Business and technical roles

May 7

Webcast

Office 365 Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, technical roles

May 8

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – East Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales roles

May 8

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – Central Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales roles

May 8

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – West Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales roles

May 11

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

May 12

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Office 365 Business vs. ProPlus

SMB Partners

May 13

Office hours

Windows Apportals office hours

All roles

May 13 Webcast Office 365 Initial Journey: How to Perform Your Best Office 365 Demo and Leverage the FastTrack Program Business and technical roles

May 14

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Azure Rights Management Services Core Skills Jump Start

Developers

May 14

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Azure Rights Management Services Core Skills Jump Start

Technical roles

May 18

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

May 19

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Bring Scale, Agility And Global Access to Your Business Apps with Azure RemoetApp

SMB Partners

May 19 Webcast Windows 10 Learning Series: Windows 10 Security All roles

May 21

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, sales, technical roles

May 21-22

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

SMB Partners

May 25

Office hours

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

May 26

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Yammer, Delve, Sway and Revolve

SMB Partners

May 27

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey: SharePoint Online Technical Overview and Office 365 Adoption

Business and technical roles

2015 Microsoft events

July 12–16

Orlando, FL

2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference