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January 2014 Hot Sheet
Welcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts, and partner calls for Microsoft US partners. Courses are organized by role and by date, and this post is updated as needed to provide you with about a six-week outlook. Fewer live training opportunities around the holidays doesn't...
16 Dec 2013
Windows Server Samurai R2 Webcast Series
The technology landscape for small and medium businesses is changing, and we can help you be ready for it. Take advantage of the growing opportunities in virtualization, disaster recovery, and affordable storage by attending this webcast series. These live webcasts cover both deep technical content and...
29 Nov 2013
Sales Professionals: Demonstrate Your Product Knowledge
If you are on the front lines with customers explaining the features and benefits of Microsoft products and technologies, consider becoming a Sales Specialist by passing an accreditation assessment. Through December 31, passing a qualifying assessment earns you an entry to our sweepstakes. The value...
27 Nov 2013
Windows Azure Training Opportunities for Every Role
The momentum of Windows Azure is growing, and the partner opportunities are tremendous. Find out what those opportunities are and how your company can capitalize on them. Your team can increase Windows Azure knowledge and expertise with in-person, live virtual, and on-demand training. Developers Spend...
30 Sep 2013
September 2013 Hot Sheet
Welcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts, and partner calls for Microsoft US partners. Courses are organized by role and by date, and this post is updated as needed to provide you with about a six-week outlook. In addition to the live training listed here, we offer on...
20 Aug 2013
August 2013 Hot Sheet
Welcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts and partner calls for Microsoft US partners. This post is updated as needed to provide you with about a six-week outlook. Updated August 14. In addition to the live training listed here, we offer on-demand training recommendations...
16 Jul 2013
U.S. Partner Training Hot Sheet for June 2013
Welcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts and partner calls for Microsoft U.S. partners. Courses are organized by role so you can quickly find applicable events. For self-paced training by role, competency, certification exam, and product, use the learning paths . Visit...
16 May 2013
U. S. Partner Training Hot Sheet – April 2013
Welcome to the April Hot Sheet, a schedule of live webcasts and calls for Microsoft U.S. partners. The schedule is organized by product so you can quickly find the ones that are applicable to your business and role. Below you’ll also find the latest training offers and announcements and links to in-person...
19 Mar 2013
U.S. Partner Training News for March 15; Data Platform Training by Role
On Friday, March 15, the latest issue of the U.S. Partner News was delivered to your inbox. The version you received was tailored to your business type and role; all training-related items sent to all partners are published below. This issue’s role-based training recommendations cover the Data Platform...
18 Mar 2013
Announcing the U.S. Partner Spring Training Sweepstakes
Our promotion to take recently-released on-demand training has been refreshed with new courses and prizes. The featured topics for March and April are Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012 and Windows Intune. You’ll be automatically entered to win one of 19 prizes...
1 Mar 2013
U.S. Partner Training Hot Sheet – March 2013
Welcome to the March Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training and live webcasts for Microsoft U.S. partners. These training events can help you understand the latest product features, make steps toward new business opportunities, and meet competency requirements. February issue The new Office...
18 Feb 2013
Microsoft Sales Specialist and Pre-Sales Technical Specialist Promotion – Enter to Win a Windows 8 Tablet
Today, the Worldwide Partner Capability Development team announced the “Get Expertise. Win with Us” promotion , to help you earn a Microsoft Sales Specialist or Pre-Sales Technical Specialist accreditation. Through April 30, you will be entered into a drawing for a Windows 8 Tablet for passing...
1 Feb 2013
Learning Plans Update: Digital Marketing Competency Training and More
A blog series to notify U.S. partners about additions or updates to Microsoft learning plans. The following learning plans have been added to the Learning Plan Tool . You can add any of them to an existing custom plan, or save them to a new custom plan, to help you follow through to completion...
9 Jan 2013
U.S. Partner New Office Training Incentive
The U.S. Partner Training Sweepstakes has been refreshed with the new Office as the featured product for January and February. Training covers introductory, sales, licensing, compete and technical topics. For each course you take, you’ll be automatically entered into our drawing for a Nikon digital camera...
2 Jan 2013
Partner Sales Excellence Sweepstakes – Chance to Win a Trip to Aspen
A blog series to help U.S. Partners increase selling potential. The Microsoft Partner Sales Excellence program is designed to help develop your potential as a Microsoft sales specialist or pre-sales technical specialist. To assist you in earning the solutions selling accreditations this program offers...
2 Nov 2012
Sales Excellence: Time to Thrive Webcast Series
A blog series to help U.S. Partners increase selling potential. The Microsoft Partner Sales Skills Excellence team has developed a second season of “Time to Thrive” Webcasts to help build your product knowledge and apply effective sales techniques. You can register for the live presentations...
25 Sep 2012
Partner Training Sweepstakes: New Prizes and Courses for August and September
A blog series on training sweepstakes for U.S. Partners. Our training sweepstakes has been updated for August and September. For each course you take, you’ll be automatically entered into our drawing* for a Rocketfish – Rocketboost Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Speaker with Wireless Sender/Receiver...
1 Aug 2012
Now Launching: Desktop Virtualization Sweepstakes
We’re excited to launch a new promo to help you learn more about the opportunities surrounding Desktop Virtualization! This series of courses is free to members of the Microsoft Partner Network. Without further adieu… Desktop Virtualization Sweepstakes (ends April 12, 2010) Bring your home into...
18 Feb 2010
Free Friday: Top December Partnercasts
Here are your favorite partnercasts from December thus far: Top Partnercasts Intro to the Windows 7 and Office Deployment Service Offering (DOWO) Art of Selling in Turbulent Times What can you do with Microsoft Office 2010? If you’ve only got a few minutes, partnercasts are a great way...
18 Dec 2009
Free Friday: The Art of Selling, Exchange, and more!
We have several great courses for you on this lovely (and most likely cold!) Free Friday. Without further adieu… World Class Selling: Could we be any more excited about this series? There is a Microsoft VP cameo in these sessions (who do you think it is?) who’s had some history of successful sales...
11 Dec 2009
Free Friday: Great Resources for Sales Professionals
Have you visited the Gear Up site lately? There are some incredible FREE resources out there for anyone in the sales business. Here are some of the tools you can utilize to increase your sales, find the best license scenario for your customers, and more: 1. Gear Up eToolkit : the Microsoft encyclopedia...
13 Nov 2009
Free Friday Part 2: Brand New Windows 7 Demos for SMB
We just received these new demos for Windows 7 – be sure and check them out if you’re serving the SMB space. Demo: Windows 7 Small and Midsize Business Part 1 - Get More Done Demo Demo: Windows 7 Small and Midsize Business Part 2 - Safeguard Your Work Demo Demo: Windows 7 Small and Midsize Business Part...
30 Oct 2009
Announcing: Winter Sales Summit Sweepstakes through 12/19/09
We’re excited about this new opportunity for you to expand your skills, and of course be entered to win some exciting prizes. The Winter Sales Summit Sweepstakes is a comprehensive sales training opportunity – all courses will help you understand the value proposition of Microsoft products, how our product...
19 Oct 2009
3 Top Trainings Picked By Partners: August
Interested in what training other partners are taking? Here are the most popular training sessions from the month of August: Partnercasts 1. Windows 7 in 7 Minutes (demo) 2. Windows 7 in 7 Minutes - Enterprise 3. Windows 7 Navigation Improvements Labcasts 1. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007...
11 Sep 2009
Free Friday: Business Tips for September
Our brand-new business readiness courses are as diverse as our partners, so we hope you’ll find at least one this month to propel your business. Here are some upcoming ones we thought you might like. As always, this training is free. Cheers! 9/8: Fill Your Pipeline with Hot Prospects 9...
4 Sep 2009
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