Microsoft Online learning opportunities: March 2012

Hello folks,

This is my compilation of some of the online resource available to you in March 2012.312px-RCA_Indian_Head_test_pattern

This list featuring both live and on-demand content including webcasts, videos, virtual labs, and podcasts by product and topic.

this is not the WHOLE list of the available content. but these are the ones i thought were relevant to customers and IT pros.

Microsoft webcasts are 30-90 minutes in length and feature interactive presentations, product demonstrations, and question-and-answer sessions. Virtual labs give you an opportunity to test drive Microsoft’s newest products in an online environment. It's simple—no complex setup or installation is required. Stream or download audio podcasts and quickly access content with RSS feeds.

Microsoft podcasts are free — just click and Learn!

You can View all the podcasts for IT professionals here.

Or visit the Interactive IT Professional Webcast Calendar.

Live Webcasts:

Business Insights Webcast: Office 365: Getting the Most out of Exchange Online (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Business Insights Webcast: Office 365: Transforming Your Business with Lync Online (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: Information about Microsoft Project and Project Server February 2012 Software Update (Level 200)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: Information about Microsoft Security Bulletins for March (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Word 2010: Gather Information through Forms, and Use Mail Merge to Produce Mass Mailings (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Pacific Time

Microsoft Office System Webcast: OneNote 2010: Work with Specific Controls (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Pacific Time

Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Leveraging Microsoft Dynamics GP Light User to Give People More Insight (Level 100)
Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Integrating Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector (Level 100)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Elevate Your Bottom Line with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Level 100)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: What Is the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Connector for Microsoft Project Server 2010? (Level 100)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Highly Rated On-Demand Webcasts:

TechNet Webcast: From Virtualization to Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

TechNet Webcast: Becoming the Next Private Cloud Expert Now (Level 300)

IT Manager Webcast: How Microsoft IT Takes Initial Steps Toward the Consumerization of IT (Level 200)

Microsoft Office Tips and Tricks: Create Easy to Use Notebooks for Gathering Information

Microsoft Office Tips and Tricks: Outlook 2010: Use Contacts as More Than Just an Address Book

Microsoft Office Tips and Tricks: Do More with Data in Excel 2010

Popular Virtual Labs:

TechNet Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Exploring Transact-SQL Improvements in SQL Server 2012

TechNet Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Managing Rich Unstructured Data in SQL Server 2012

TechNet Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Exploring SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

TechNet Virtual Lab: Office Compatibility: User Adoption Resources

TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Settings Management

New Videos:

TechNet Radio: How to Transition from GroupWise to Office 365

TechNet Radio Community Corner John White MVP Office 365, BI, SharePoint and Lync

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Windows, iPad and Android - Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 1)

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Preparing for Your Transition to Office 365

TechNet Radio: IT Time – How to Add a Vanity Domain for your Office 365 Account

New Podcasts:

TechNet Video: TechNet Radio: Cert Talk - New Private Cloud Certification Exam and 20 Year Anniversary of the MCP

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Inside Microsoft IT - Patch Management in Virtual Machine Manager 2012

TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider: Building Your Cloud Infrastructure with System Center  2012

TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider: Building a Service Template in System Center 2012

TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012

Business insights, Microsoft Dynamics, IT talk shows, and small business content:

Getting the Most Out of Your Business With Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is Microsoft Office collaboration with productivity tools created to improve business potential. In this series of Office 365 webcasts focuses on Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Exchange. Office 365 can revolutionize your organization by helping to empower individuals through the best productivity experience, deliver business insights quickly, support compliance requirements, connect various devices, and cut costs for maintenance and training.

Business Ready Licensing, Get the Most Out of Your Investment
In this webcast, learn how to take your business solution to the next level and expand the functionality of your current system by transitioning from Module Based Licensing (MBL) to Business Ready Licensing (BRL). BRL offers you the choice of two license editions—Business Essentials Edition and Advanced Management Edition—to best support your business processes and needs.

How to with “ITProGuru”, Dan Stolts
Are you required to keep your infrastructure humming?  Keep up with the systems management expert and ITProGuru as he teaches you how to overcome challenges you face in your business. He will focus most of the content on systems management, security, virtualization and cloud.  However, more topics that include other technologies and the IT community will be addressed as well.  Learn how to leverage community to grow and streamline your business, your department, your career, and your sphere of influence.

IT Time with Blain Barton: Get IT from the Source
Blain Barton and other Microsoft IT Pro Evangelists invite IT guests to join their online radio show to discuss Information Technology topics. System Administrators, IT Engineers, Product and Program Managers, and other guests from inside and outside Microsoft join the broadcasts to share their insights on topics like Windows Deployment, Cloud Computing, Windows Azure, Virtualization, Web, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and other resources from Microsoft.

Deployment Essentials with John Baker: Tools to Help Solve Your Deployment and Operational IT Problems
Need help in deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010? You've come to the right place! We have a variety of resources for the wide range of tools available from Microsoft to assist you in your deployment efforts. John Baker, a Senior IT Pro Evangelist with Microsoft, will host a series of videos taking a detailed look at the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 and the Application Compatibility Toolkit, both free toolsets. Future videos will also look at System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Essentials to see how they can be used to manage deployments.

TechNet Radio: The Mic is Yours
TechNet Radio is an Internet Radio show with content for IT professionals. TechNet Radio features the latest information from Microsoft insiders and industry luminaries, as well as profiles of leading companies. We bring you the trends and technologies that are shaping our industry, and offer perspectives from your peers.


Please let me know if this is something you find valuable. or if there is something specific you’re looking for.

There is so much to learn. we should take advantage of every opportunities.

As always, please contact me should you have any comments or questions.



Pierre Roman, MCITP, ITIL | Senior Technical Account Manager | Directeur de Compte Technique Senior
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