December 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

December calls information

January calls information

Applications & Infrastructure

December 15 – Serverless

December 15 – Azure Reserved Instances

January 19  – Citrix on Azure

Business Applications

December 12 – Introduction to Bots for Dynamics 365

January 9  – AppSource + Partner Playbook

Cloud Growth and Profitability

December 12 – Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: Hire and train for top performance

No calls currently scheduled

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

December 21

January 25

Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

December 1: IoT updates and new partner opportunities

January 5 – Database migration to the Cloud

Leading Edge Webinar

December 13 – Grow your business and attract new customers with rich digital content from Microsoft

January 17 – The 3 levers to increase your profitability

Marketing SureStep Office Hours

Every Thursday

Every Thursday

Modern Workplace – Productivity

December 8  –  Q2 FY18 Updates

January 12

Modern Workplace –  Security

December 8  –  Q2 FY18 Updates

January 16 – Microsoft Funded Security Offerings for Partners Part 2 of 2

Modern Workplace – Windows & Devices

December 8  –  Q2 FY18 Updates

January 23 – Security & Compliance update for Office 365 partners

MPN 101

December calls cancelled

January 10 – New partner orientation

January 17 – Renewing your competencies

January 24 – Partner marketing resources

January 31 – Partner support options

Open Source Solutions

December 22 – Partner offers and incentives in the OSS space

January 26 – Linux lift and shift

SMB Partner Insider

December 6 – All Regions

January 10 – All Regions

Week of December 18–22

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

December 18

Online

Enhance your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy

Technical roles

December 18

Online

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

Technical roles

December 19

Online

#100daystocloud: Day 70 - Earn a Cloud competency

Business, sales, marketing

December 19

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management & Security: Introduction and Log Analytics (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 19

Online

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

Technical roles

December 19 Online

Dynamics 365 for Customer Insights

Business and technical roles

December 19

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Exchange Online Hybrid Deployment Fundamentals (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 19

Online

Ask the Experts on App Development: Bots are the new apps - Building with the Bot Framework & LUIS (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 20

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management & Security:  Automation and Security (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 20 Online Ask the Experts on App Development:  Introduction to Azure Media Service (Level 200) Technical roles

December 21

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business and sales roles

December 21

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 21

Online

Ask the Experts on Office 365: What's new in Office 365 Services (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 21

Online

What is new in Azure (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 22

Online

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call: Partner offers and incentives in the OSS space

Technical roles

Week of January 1–5

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 2

Online

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

Technical roles

January 4

Online

Skype for Business Fundamentals: Skype for Business Meeting & Voice Solutions (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 5

Community call

Data & Artificial Intelligence Partner Community call

Technical roles

January 5

Online

Ask The Experts on Office 365: Skype for Business Enterprise Voice Best practices (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of January 8–12

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 8

Online

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

Technical roles

January 9–11

Atlanta, GA

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure PPE Boot Camp

Technical roles

January 9

Community call

Business Applications Partner Community call: AppSource and Partner Playbook

Technical roles

January 9

Online

Enhance your business with on Azure B2B functionality for Dynamics 365 (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 9

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Best Practices moving from File Server To SharePoint Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 9

Online

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

Technical roles

January 9

Online

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

Technical roles

January 9

Online

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Security Fundamentals (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 9

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: Metrics that matter

Business roles

January 10

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: New partner orientation

Business, sales, marketing, technical

January 10

Online

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

Technical roles

January 10

Online

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

Technical roles

January 10

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Containers and Nano Server (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 11

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Dynamics 365 for Field Service (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 11

Online

Building Applications using Microsoft Graph (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 11

Online

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

Technical roles

January 11

Online

 Introduction to Azure IoT Suite (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 11

Online

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

Technical roles

January 11

Online

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

Technical roles

January 12

Community call

Modern Workplace – Productivity Partner Community call: Security & Compliance update for Office 365 partners

Technical roles

January 12

Online

Introduction to Exchange Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of January 15–19

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 15 – February 2

Online

Advanced Developer Workshop for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Enterprise Edition

Developers

January 16 – 18

Downers Grove, IL

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure PPE Boot Camp

Technical roles

January 16

Community call

Modern Workplace – Security Partner Community call: Microsoft Funded Security Offerings for Partners Part 2 of 2

Technical roles

January 16

Online

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

Technical roles

January 16

Online

Building Applications for Microsoft Teams (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 16

Online

Driving Office 365 Adoption for Education Solutions (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 16

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management & Security: Introduction and Log Analytics (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 16

Online

Creating Intelligent Bots with Microsoft Bot Framework (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 16

Online

Making Apps and Bots smarter through Azure Cognitive Services (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 16

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Azure Info Protection & Indentity Driven Security (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 16

Online

Technical Deep Dive on migrating to Exchange Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 17

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Renewing your competencies

Business, sales, technical

January 17

Online

Leading Edge webinar: The 3 levers to increase your profitability

Sales roles

January 17

Online

Moving to Cloud with OneDrive for Business (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 17

Online

What's new in Security & Compliance: Understanding new features of Security and Compliance in Office365 (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 17

Online

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

Technical roles

January 17

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management & Security: Automation and Security (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 17

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure Pricing Calculator (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 17

Online

Creating Intelligent Bots with Microsoft Bot Framework (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 17

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Microsoft 365 Deployment (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 17

Online

Making Apps and Bots smarter through Azure Cognitive Services (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 19

Community call

Application & Infrastructure Partner Community call: Citrix on Azure

Technical roles

Week of January 22–26

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 23 – 25

Bellevue, WA

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure PPE Boot Camp

Technical roles

January 23

Online

Modern Workplace – Windows & Devices Partner Community call

Technical roles

January 23

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: What you can do today, if you're thinking about buying or selling

Technical roles

January 24

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Partner marketing resources

Business, sales, technical

January 24

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Dynamics 365 Portals

Technical roles

January 25

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

Technical roles

January 25

Online

What's new in Azure Application Development (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 26

Online

#100daystocloud: Day100 – You are a Cloud Ready partner business!

Business, sales, marketing

January 26

Community call

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call: Linux lift and shift

Technical roles

Week of January 29 – February 2

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 30

Online

What's new in Security and Compliance (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 31

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Partner support options

Business, sales, technical

Week of February 5–9

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 6–7

Denver, CO

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

February 6–7

Indianapolis, IN

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

February 6–8

Reston, VA

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure PPE Boot Camp

Technical roles

February 6

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: The Digital Transformation opportunity with your customers

Business roles

Week of February 12–16

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 13–14

Houston, TX

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

Week of February 26–March 2

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 27–28

Irvine, CA

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

February 27–28

Atlanta, GA

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

February 27–28

Boston, MA

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

March 2018

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

March 6–7

Chevy Chase, MD

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

March 6–7

Chicago, IL

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

March 6–7

New York, NY

The Immersion Experience

Sales roles

Microsoft 2018 events

Microsoft Inspire: July 15–19 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Microsoft Ignite: September 24–28 in Orlando, FL

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