US SMB Live roadshow: Take your practice to Office 365 and beyond


SMB Live is back for 2016, offering two one-day events for US partners in 28 cities from February through April. Whether you are just starting to build your cloud practice with Office 365, or whether you are ready to expand your practice beyond Office 365 with Microsoft solutions like Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office 365 E5 suite, and Windows Server + Microsoft Azure, you’ll get the information, resources, and guidance you need at an SMB Live event. Choose the event that best fits your business needs.

There is no cost to attend an SMB Live roadshow event.

These events typically fill up quickly—register today for the event that best fits the needs of your partner business. Dates, cities, and links to register are in the schedule at the bottom of this page.

SMB Live: Build Your Office 365 Practice

For partners not yet selling cloud solutions, or just getting started with the cloud.

Learn the fundamentals of building a cloud practice with Office 365. During this one-day training, we’ll explain the options for selling Office 365 to small and midsize organizations, and share information about how to increase your revenue with Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Skype for Business.

Topics include:

  • Building a profitable Office 365 practice
  • How to demo the full Office 365 suite to prospects
  • Selecting the right Microsoft cloud licensing models for customers
  • Effectively marketing your Office 365 practice and managing customers
  • Building integrated small and medium business (SMB) solutions with Office 365
  • Obtaining and using Microsoft Partner Network benefits such as internal use rights and support
  • Utilizing third-party tools to get your Office 365 customers up and running quickly and profitably
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure
  • See the day’s agenda (select Build Your Office 365 Practice > Agenda)

What companies should attend?

Attendance at this event is recommended for IT solution provider organizations that serve SMB customers and that are interested in building a Microsoft cloud practice with Office 365. We also recommend this training for new staff at partners with an established Office 365 practice.

Who from my company should attend?

  • Sales Professionals
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Technical Business Decision Makers
  • Presales Technical Professionals

This training is not recommended for post-sales technical support roles.

 

SMB Live: Expand Your Office 365 Practice with Microsoft Multi-Cloud Solutions

For partners with established cloud businesses that want to expand beyond Office 365 with Microsoft multi-cloud solutions.

Learn how to increase deal size and frequency of deals with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Windows Server + Azure, Office 365 E5 suite, Skype for Business, and Microsoft SQL Server. According to Cloud Tech in April 2015, 77% of IT decision makers have indicated that they will be implementing multi-cloud solutions to meet their customers’ growing needs. During this one-day training, we’ll explain how you can capitalize on this trend, and increase deal size and profitability, by adding complementary cloud solutions to your Office 365 practice.

Topics include:

  • Overview and demo of multi-cloud solution building blocks, including Office 365 E5 suite, Skype for Business, EMS, and Azure (backup, identity management, and virtual machines)
  • Building integrated, multi-cloud solutions with Microsoft services for data loss and disaster recovery, identity management and security, and secure mobility management
  • Incorporating Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Capitalizing on SQL Server 2005 end of support (on April 12, 2016)
  • Third-party solutions to accelerate your Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Azure practices
  • Effectively marketing multi-cloud solutions
  • Incentives to close deals and increase profit
  • Understanding and getting the most from your Microsoft Partner Network support benefit
  • See the day’s agenda (select Expand Your Office 365 Practice w/Microsoft Multi-Cloud Solutions > Agenda)

What companies should attend?

Attendance at this event is recommended for advanced Office 365 partners that are ready to add Azure, EMS, Skype for Business, and Office 365 E5 suite to their existing Office 365 practice.

Who from my company should attend?

  • Sales Professionals
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Technical Business Decision Makers
  • Presales Technical Professionals

This training is not recommended for post-sales technical support roles.

 

Schedule and links to register

February 2016

Build Your Office 365 Practice Expand Your Office 365 Practice with Microsoft Multi-Cloud Solutions
February 11 in Bellevue, WA February 12 in Bellevue, WA
February 17 in Tampa, FL February 18 in Tampa, FL
February 17 in Washington, DC February 18 in Washington, DC
February 23 in Boston, MA February 24 in Boston, MA
February 23 in Fort Lauderdale, FL February 24 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 23 in Nashville, TN February 24 in Nashville, TN
February 24 in Minneapolis, MN February 25 in Minneapolis, MN

March 2016

Build Your Office 365 Practice Expand Your Office 365 Practice with Microsoft Multi-Cloud Solutions
March 8 in San Francisco, CA March 9 in San Francisco, CA
March 9 in Detroit, MI March 10 in Detroit, MI
March 9 in Philadelphia, PA March 10 in Philadelphia, PA
March 9 in Raleigh, NC March 10 in Raleigh, NC
March 15 in Hartford, CT March 16 in Hartford, CT
March 15 in Indianapolis, IN March 16 in Indianapolis, IN
March 16 in Atlanta, GA March 17 in Atlanta, GA
March 16 in Denver, CO March 17 in Denver, CO
March 22 in Charlotte, NC March 23 in Charlotte, NC
March 22 in Dallas, TX March 23 in Dallas, TX
March 22 in Irvine, CA March 23 in Irvine, CA
March 22 in Pittsburgh, PA March 23 in Pittsburgh, PA
March 23 in Milwaukee, WI March 24 in Milwaukee, WI
March 29 in Chicago, IL March 30 in Chicago, IL
March 30 in Omaha, NE March 31 in Omaha, NE
March 30 in Houston, TX March 31 in Houston, TX
March 30 in Phoenix, AZ March 31 in Phoenix, AZ
March 31 in Downers Grove, IL April 1 in Downers Grove, IL

April 2016

Build Your Office 365 Practice Expand Your Office 365 Practice with Microsoft Multi-Cloud Solutions
March 31 in Downers Grove, IL April 1 in Downers Grove, IL
April 5 in Columbus, OH April 6 in Columbus, OH
April 5 in Los Angeles, CA April 6 in Los Angeles, CA
April 5 in New York, NY April 6 in New York, NY
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