Are you ready for the cloud conversation?

In the midst of hopping around websites looking for something else, I came across this which I just had to share. It’s an online event called Cloud 101 Jump Start and it’s for business leaders and technical decision makers in organizations to prepare them to have the conversations they know are coming (if they haven’t already happened) about cloud, what it’s all about and if it’s a suitable solution for the business. Here’s the all dirt:

Event Title: Cloud 101 Jump Start
Date/Time: March 13, 2012 from 9:00am – 1:00pm PST
Where: Live virtual classroom (online from wherever you are)
Cost: FREE!
Target audience: Microsoft Partner Business Leaders (CxOs, VPs, Directors, Sales & Marketing, Technical Decision Makers)


Cloud 101 Jump Start Course Outline (all times US Pacific):

09:00am: Understanding the Cloud Movement

  • Industry Transformations
  • Cloud Terminology
  • Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud
  • Your Customers’ Challenges Today
  • How the Cloud Changes Organizational Roles & Required Skills

10:00am: Microsoft Public Cloud Solutions

  • Cloud Drivers & Obstacles
  • Microsoft Public Cloud Products for Consumers
  • Microsoft Public Cloud Products for Businesses
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Platform
  • Microsoft Office 365

11:00am: Microsoft’s Private Cloud Solutions

  • “All about the App”
  • Cross-platform from the Metal Up
  • Foundation for the Future
  • The Cloud on Your Terms

12:00pm: Delivering your own Cloud 101 Jump Start (Training for Learning Partners)

  • The components of a Courseware Library Jump Start course
  • Determining your approach and Best Practices

What’s a “Jump Start” Course?
Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations.

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