October 2017 Hot Sheet partner training schedule


Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog.

Community call schedule

Community calls for the US Partner Community are led by experts from across the US Partner Team, and provide practice-building and business-building guidance.

Community name

October calls information

November calls information

Application Development

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

Azure Infrastructure and Management

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

Cloud Growth and Profitability

Cloud profitability benchmark and playbook  – on demand

October 17 – Security practice development

October 31 – Resources to help you expand your cloud business

November 14 – Build your cloud business plan

November 28 – Take your cloud business to the next level – crafted from best practices of over 1,000 Microsoft partners

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

October 19

November 30

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

Dynamics 365

Organizational Insights for Dynamics 365 – on demand

November 14

Enterprise Mobility + Security

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

ISV and Application Builder

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

Leading Edge Webinar

Secure and manage your customers’ digital transformation: Security As A Service – on demand

October 25 – Data Platform modernization with SQL Server 2017

November 8 – Deeper customer engagements with Office 365 E5 Auto-Attendant, Call Queues, more

November 22 – Discover how adding Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales, Business edition to your practice will increase your customer opportunity

MPN 101

New Partner Orientation – on demand

October 18 – Cloud Solution Provider program: How to define and develop a solution

Call details will be available soon

Modern Workplace – Collaboration & Voice

Planning and deploying Microsoft Teams with Skype for Business – on demand

Call details will be available soon

Open Source Solutions

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

No calls currently scheduled. Look for new schedule soon

SMB Partner Insider

All Regions – on demand

November 1 – All Regions

Windows 10 and Devices

On demand

November 17

Week of October 16–20

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

October 16

Chicago, IL

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour

Developers

October 16

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Edge Architectures and Configuration (Level 300)

Technical roles

October 16

Online

Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Integration scenarios (Level 300)

Technical roles

October 16

Online

Protecting your data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 17–18

Downers Grove, IL

Dynamics 365 Business Transformation Cloud Workshop

Business roles

October 17

Dallas, TX

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour

Developers

October 17

Atlanta, GA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

IT Professionals, Developers

October 17

Online

Grow, manage and increase business profitability by actively using Office 365 Internal Use Rights (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 17

Office hours

Cloud Growth and Profitability: Security practice development

Business and sales roles

October 17

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Fundamentals – Day 2 (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 17

Online

Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Service Fabric Deep Dive (Level 300)

Technical roles

October 17

Online

What's new and highlights for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 17

Online

Technical Deep Dive on best practices moving from File Server To SharePoint Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 18–20

Chicago, IL

Dynamics 365 University for Sales Professionals

Sales roles

October 18

Atlanta, GA

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour

Developers

October 18

Philadelphia, PA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

IT Professionals, Developers

October 18

Online

Cloud Solution Provider program: How to define and develop a solution

Business, sales, technical roles

October 18

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Upgrading to Skype for Business (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 19–20

Online

Azure Certification Jump Start

Technical roles

October 19

Boston, MA

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour

Developers

October 19

Online

Marketing SureStep Cybersecurity Workshop: Apps and data– Boost productivity with cloud access while keeping information protected

Marketing, sales, and technical roles

October 19

Online

US StepUp: Control and protect information

Technical roles

October 19

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

Business, Sales

October 19

Online

Microsoft 365 security and compliance business opportunities

Sales and technical roles

October 19

Online

Introduction to Power BI (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 19

Online

IP Staircase: Partner own IP - the cornerstone of cloud success

Business roles

October 20

New York, NY

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour

Developers

October 20

Irvine, CA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

IT Professionals, Developers

October 20

Online

The partner opportunity with Office 365 for defense industry Base – DoD commercial contractors

Business and sales roles

October 20

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 3: Upgrading a Lync Infrastructure to Skype for Business (Level 300)

Technical roles

Week of October 23–27

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

October 23

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid OneDrive for Business and Sites (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 23

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: What's new (Level 100)

Technical roles

October 23

Online

Technical Deep Dive on hybrid cloud infrastructure using Windows Server 2016

Technical roles

October 23 Online

Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: DevOps

Technical roles

October 24–25

Dallas, TX

Microsoft 365 Deployment and Management

Technical roles

October 24

Online

Microsoft 365 Powered Device Proof of Concept and Pilot

Technical roles

October 24

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Fundamentals
–Day 3
(Level 200)

Technical roles

October 24

Online

Ask the Experts:  Introduction to Cosmos DB (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 24

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Containers and Nano Server (Level 300)

Technical roles

October 25–26

Bellevue, WA

Dynamics 365 Business Transformation Cloud Workshop

Business roles

October 25

Online

Introduction to Exchange Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 25

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: Data Platform modernization with SQL Server 2017

Business, Sales

October 25

Online

Firstline Workers–A Massive New Opportunity To Grow Your Business

Sales and technical roles

October 25

Online

Enhance your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 25

Online

Technical Deep Dive on SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 25

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Power BI Common Scenarios

Technical roles

October 25

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Storage and Networking for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (Level 300)

Technical roles

October 26–27

Dallas, TX

Microsoft 365 Security training

Technical roles

October 26

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure PaaS: Logic Apps – Quickly build powerful integration solutions (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 26

Online

IP Staircase: Finding your IP sweet spot

Business roles

October 26

Online

Getting started with Office 365 App Development (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 26

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Deploying Skype for Business Module 4: Migrating a Skype for Business Backend Database to SQL AlwaysOn (Level 300)

Technical roles

October 26

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Backup (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 27

Online

High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options for Your Hybrid SharePoint Farm (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 27

Online

Ask the Expert: Understanding new features of Security and Compliance in Office 365 (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of October 30–November 3

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

October 30

Boston, MA

IoT in Action with Microsoft

Business Decision Makers

October 30

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

October 30

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Migrating to Exchange Online (Level 300)

Technical roles

October 31

Online

What’s new in Azure (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 31

Office hours

Cloud Growth and Profitability: Resources to help you expand your cloud business

Business and sales roles

October 31

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Exchange Online Hybrid Deployment Fundamentals (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 31

Online

Branding your application with Office UI Fabric (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 31

Online

US StepUp: Introduction to Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery

Technical roles

November 1

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Reference Architectures and Design (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 1

Online

SMB Partner Insider call – All Regions

Business and sales roles

November 2

Online

Help your customers with their GDPR compliance efforts

Sales and technical roles

November 2

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 5: Configure Skype for Business Hybrid and User Migration (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 2

Online

External Sharing with SharePoint Online and Partner Facing Extranet Sites (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 2

Online

Introduction to Exchange Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 2

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Backup (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 2

Online

IP Staircase: Accelerating your IP development

Business roles

November 2

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Microsoft 365 Deployment (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 2

Online

Building apps with Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Flow (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 2

Online

US StepUp: Regulatory Compliance

Technical roles

November 3

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Telecommunications Concepts (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of November 6–10

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

November 6–9

Long Beach, CA

eXtreme365

Business, sales, marketing, and technical roles

November 6

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Meeting and Video (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 6

Online

Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Integration scenarios (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 7

Online

US StepUp: Using Azure Backup

Technical roles

November 7

Online

Introduction To Dynamics 365 customer engagement – Technical onboarding Day 1: Introduction to Dynamics 365 Administration, Pricing, and Licensing (Level 100)

Technical roles

November 7

Online

Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Service fabric deep dive (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 7

Online

Ask The Experts Skype for Business: Enterprise Voice Best practices (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 7

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 7

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Microsoft 365 Management  (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: Deeper customer engagements with Office 365 E5 Auto-Attendant, Call Queues, more

Sales roles

November 8

Online

Introduction to Dynamics 365 customer engagement – Technical Onboarding Day 2: Remove wind from competitor sails – Integration with SharePoint (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Server Core and Voice Improvements (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Migrating applications to Azure (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Introduction to Enterprise Mobility Suite and Azure Active Directory (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 8

Online

What's new in Office 365 Application Development: SQL Server 2017 (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Revenue Growth Academy: Expansion – Making money with SQL Server 2017

Sales roles

November 8

Online

Hybrid Cloud management & security:  Introduction and Log Analytics (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 9

Online

US StepUp: Proactive cyber attack detection and prevention

Technical roles

November 9

Online

IP Staircase: Maximizing your market opportunity

Business roles

November 9

Online

Introduction to Dynamics 365 customer engagement – Technical Onboarding Day 3: Integration with Exchange Online, Integration with Power BI and Microsoft Social Engagement (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 9

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 6: Configure Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 9

Online

Introduction to Cortana Intelligence Suite (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 9

Online

Migrating application databases and authentication mechanism to Azure Active Directory (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 9

Online

Technical Deep Dive on migrating to Exchange Online (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 9

Online

Hybrid Cloud management and security:  Automation and security

Technical roles

November 9

Online

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Security Fundamentals (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 9

Online

Building applications using Microsoft Graph (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 10

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure PaaS: Quickly build powerful integration solutions with Logic Apps

Technical roles

November 10

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Hybrid Deep Dive (Level 300)

Technical roles

Week of November 13–17

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

November 13

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Edge architectures and configuration (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 13

Online

Moving to Cloud with SharePoint 2016 (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 13

Online

Introduction to Azure IoT Suite (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 13

Online

Introduction to Power BI (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 13

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 14–16

Dallas, TX

Dynamics 365 University for Sales Professionals

Sales roles

November 14–15

Alpharetta, GA

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent Technical Bootcamps

Technical roles

November 14–16

Online

IoT Virtual Bootcamp: A Brief journey from device to action

Technical roles

November 14

Charlotte, NC

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail Technical/Functional Workshop

Technical and functional roles

November 14

Online

Big Data Analytics (Level 300) 

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Skype for Business Fundamentals:  Introduction to Skype Business Solutions (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Technical Deep Dive on best practices moving from File Server To SharePoint Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 14

Online

US StepUp: Using Azure Site Recovery – Hyper-V to Azure Scenario

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Dynamics 365 Partner Community Call

Technical roles

November 14

Online

What's New in Enterprise Mobility Suite (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure using Windows Server 2016 (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability: Build your Cloud business plan

Business and sales roles

November 14

Online

Building applications for Microsoft Teams (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 15

Charlotte, NC

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail Developer Workshop

Technical roles

November 15 Online Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Scalability and architecting (Level 300) Technical roles

November 15

Online

Introduction to Cortana Intelligence Suite (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 15

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: What should I know about upgrading to Skype for Business

Technical roles

November 15

Online

Office 365 Teamwork Organization (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 15

Online

Advanced Support for Partners (Level 100)

Technical roles

November 16

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Deploying Conferencing and Skype for Meeting Broadcast (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 16

Online

Introduction to Dynamics 365 Basic Customization (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 16

Online

Azure Data Factory (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 16

Online

Technical Deep Dive on storage and networking for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 16

Online

Building Applications for Skype for Business Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 17

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure PaaS: DevOps Last Mile
– A discussion of Branching, Build, and Release Management

Technical roles

November 17

Online

Skype for Business Fundamentals: Skype for Business Deployment Methods (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 17

Online

Creating Apps for the Intelligent Cloud: DevOps (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 17

Online

Protecting your data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of November 20–24

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

November 20

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid OneDrive for Business and Sites (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 20

Online

Enhance your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 20

Online

Building Add-ins for SharePoint Online and Office Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 21 Online Skype for Business Fundamentals:  Skype for Business Meeting and Voice Solutions (Level 200) Technical roles

November 21

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 for Field Service End-to-End Scenario (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 21

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Azure IoT Suite (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 21

Online

Technical Deep Dive on SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search (Level 200)

 

November 22

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: Discover how adding Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales, Business edition to your practice will increase your customer opportunity

Sales roles

Week of November 27–December 1

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

November 27

Online

High Availability and Disaster Recovery options for your Hybrid SharePoint Farm (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 28

Online

Ask the Experts: Office 365 App Development –Integrating External Application with Outlook Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 28

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 1: Defining requirements for a Skype for Business deployment (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 28

Online

What's new in Azure  (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 28

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability: Take your cloud business to the next level - crafted from best practices of over 1,000 Microsoft partners

Business and sales roles

November 28

Online

US StepUp: Using Azure Site Recovery – VMWare to Physical Machines to Azure Scenario

Technical roles

November 29

Online

Ask The Experts on Office 365: Achieve more with Search and Delve (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 30

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Power BI Common Scenarios (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 30

Online

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business and sales roles

November 30

Online

US StepUp: Database modernization –The partner opportunity and what's new

Technical and business roles

December 2017

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

December 5–6

Dallas, TX

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent Technical Bootcamps

Technical roles

December 7

Online

US StepUp: Introduction to Data Migration Service and SQL Managed Instance

Technical and business roles

December 12

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: Hire and train for top performance

Business and sales roles

December 12

Online

Dynamics 365 Partner Commnity call

Technical roles

December 13

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: Grow your business and attract new customers with rich digital content from Microsoft

Sales roles

December 14

Online

US StepUp: Using DMS and Azure SQL Managed Instance and GTM Offer

Technical and business roles

December 21

Online

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business and sales roles

Microsoft 2017 events lineup

Microsoft Build: May 10–12 in Seattle, WA

Microsoft Data Insights Summit: June 12–13 in Seattle, WA

Microsoft Inspire: July 9–13 in Washington, DC

Microsoft Ignite: September 25–29 in Orlando, FL

Microsoft Envision: September 25–27 in Orlando, FL

Third party partner events with Microsoft presence

eXtreme365: November 6–9 in Long Beach, CA

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