imageEach month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner portal.

These recommendations are in the U.S. partner newsletter delivered Friday, February 1. This week’s role-based training recommendations are about the Devices and Deployment competency (formerly the Desktop competency).

  • Join our West Region Partner Call on February 15 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time to learn how to get ready for new business deals and opportunities.
  • Save $200 on your all-access pass for WPC 2013 with early-bird registration pricing.
  • Use the training Hot Sheet to plan for in-person training and live webcasts in February.
  • The Office Talk Office Hours series continues—join this interactive session on February 12 for a focus on Word 2013 and on February 26 for a discussion about Microsoft SharePoint 2013.
  • Register for the Competing with VMWare webcast on February 12, as well as the upcoming webcasts in our Windows Server 2012 Samurai series.
  • If you are a partner with a competency, an Action Pack Develop and Design subscription, or are enrolled in Cloud Accelerate, use your partner advisory hours benefit to build your product skills and knowledge, close deals faster, and get expert advice.
  • Take advantage of the many benefits of your Microsoft Partner Network membership.
  • Invite your customers to the next Unleash Your Productivity webcast on February 22.

In-person events: VAR Summit series and Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Boot Camps

Register for the West Region VAR Summit series, “The New Office, the Power of Choice,” in March, coming to these cities:

March 5 Irvine, California
March 7 Denver, Colorado
March 12 San Diego, California
March 26 Mountain View, California
March 28 Bellevue, Washington

Accelerate your cloud sales by attending a Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track Boot Camp in these cities in March:

February 20 Tempe, Arizona
March 5 Portland, Oregon
March 7 Bellevue, Washington
March 13 San Francisco, California
March 15 Irvine, California

You can read all the content delivered in each issue of the U.S. partner newsletter on the U.S. Partner Team blog. The next newsletter will be delivered on Friday, February 15.

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