January 2018 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

January calls information

February calls information

Applications & Infrastructure

January 19  – Citrix on Azure

February 16

Business Applications

January 9  – AppSource + Partner Playbook

February 13

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

January 25

February 22

Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

January 5 – Database migration to the Cloud

February 2

Leading Edge Webinar

January 17 – The 3 levers to increase your profitability

no webinars currently scheduled

Marketing SureStep Office Hours

Every Thursday

Every Thursday

Modern Workplace – Productivity

January 12 - Security & Compliance update for Office 365 partners

February 9

Modern Workplace –  Security

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

February 20

Modern Workplace – Windows & Devices

January 23 – Microsoft 365 Business Update

February 27

MPN 101

January 10 – New partner orientation

January 17 – Renewing your competencies

January 24 – Partner marketing resources

January 31 – Partner support options

February 7 – Microsoft Inspire 2018

Open Source Solutions

January 26 – Linux lift and shift

February 23

SMB Partner Insider

January 10 – All Regions

February 7 – All Regions

Week of January 29 – February 2

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 29 – 31

Chevy Chase, MD

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

January 29

Redmond, WA

MPN 101 Roadshow – Microsoft Partner Program Overview

Business roles

January 30

Bellevue, WA

MPN 101 Roadshow– Microsoft Partner Program Overview

Business roles

January 30

Online

Making Money with SQL Server 2017 and Advanced Data Platforms

Business, sales, technical, marketing

January 30

Online

Secure Your Data & Protect Your Business – Azure Security: Getting Started

Technical roles

January 30

Online

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

Technical roles

January 30

Online

Managing Your Infrastructure on Azure – Getting Started

Technical roles

January 31

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Partner support options

Business, sales, technical

January 31

Online

Best practices for optimizing cloud usage and costs

Business and technical roles

January 31

Online

Secure Your Data & Protect Your Business – Azure Security: Getting Started

Technical roles

January 31

Online

Managing Your Infrastructure on Azure – Getting Started

Technical roles

January 31

Online

Dynamics 365 Overview

Business, sales

January 31

Online

Managing Your Infrastructure on Azure – Getting Started

Technical roles

February 1

Online

Build a value prop, customer persona and a content marketing campaign for Azure Data Services + SQL Server 2017

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 1

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Performance Optimization

Technical roles

February 1

Online

Architecting Cloud Apps for Scale

Technical roles

February 1

Online

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Management

Technical roles

February 2

Community call

Cloud Practice Development Workshop #2: Define your Strategy

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 2

Community call

Data & AI Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of February 5–9

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 6–7

Denver, CO

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

February 6–7

Indianapolis, IN

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

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

February 6

Online

Hybrid SQL: Deployment Scenarios, HA/DR–Part 1

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 7

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call

Business, sales, technical

February 7

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Microsoft Inspire 2018

Business roles

February 7

Online

Understanding Dynamics 365 Add-Ons (Relationship Sales, PowerApps, CDS, etc.)

Business, sales

February 8

Online

#100daystocloud: Winning CSP Deals (Case Studies)

Business roles

February 8

Online

Hybrid SQL: Stretch DB, Always On in Azure

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 8

Community call

Cloud Practice Development Workshop #3: Hire, Train & Operationalize

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 9

Community call

Modern Workplace – Productivity Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of February 12–16

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 12–14

Chevy Chase, MD

Building Cloud Based Applications with Microsoft Azure Gov

Government partners

February 12–14

 

Chevy Chase, MD

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

 

February 12–14

New York, NY

Cloud Application Development PPE event

Technical roles

February 13–14

Houston, TX

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

February 13

Community call

Business Applications Partner Community call

Technical roles

February 13

Online

Understanding the Building Blocks for a Data & AI Solution Practice

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 14–16

Sacramento, CA

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

February 14

Online

Delivering a sizzling demo

Business, sales

February 14

Online

Cloud Solution Provider: Consuming Azure utilization records using the Partner Center SDK

Technical roles

February 15

Online

Understanding the Challenges, Opportunities and how to Jumpstart your Data & AI Solution Practice

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 16

Community call

Applications & Infrastructure Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of February 19–23

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 20–22

Sacramento, CA

Building Cloud Based Applications with Microsoft Azure Gov

Government partners

February 20–22

Sacramento, CA

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

February 20

Community call

Modern Workplace – Security Partner Community call

Technical roles

February 20

Online

Introduction to Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services–  Part 1

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 20

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: Tools to model your profitability

Business roles

February 21

Online

Dynamics Partners' Resources / Pricing & Licensing

Business, sales

February 22

Office Hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

Business roles

February 22

Online

#100daystocloud: Growing with Microsoft Partner Program & Competencies

Business roles

February 22

Community call

Cloud Practice Development Workshop #5: Close & Execute Deals

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 22

Online

Introduction to Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services– Part 2

Business, sales, technical, marketing

February 23

Online

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of February 26–March 2

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 26–28

 

Reston, VA

Building Cloud Based Applications with Microsoft Azure Gov

Government partners

February 26–27

Online

Microsoft Next Up Exam Camp

Technical roles

February 26–28

Chevy Chase, MD

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

February 27–28

Irvine, CA

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

February 27–28

Atlanta, GA

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

February 27–28

Boston, MA

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

February 27 – March 1

Bellevue, WA

Cloud Application Development PPE event

Technical roles

February 27

Community call

Modern Workplace – Windows & Devices Partner Community call

Technical roles

February 28

Online

Enhancing Microsoft Dynamics 365 with Azure + Intelligence (Bots, Cortana, etc.)

Business, sales

March 1

Community call

Cloud Practice Development Workshop #6: Optimize & Grow

Business, sales, technical, marketing

March 2018

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

March 6–7

Minneapolis, MN

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

March 6–7

Chevy Chase, MD

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

March 6–7

Chicago, IL

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

March 6–7

New York, NY

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

March 6–7

St. Louis, MO

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

March 6–7

San Francisco, CA

The Immersion Experience facilitator boot camp trainings (CIE facilitator training)

Sales roles

March 6

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: Newly available practice playbooks: Azure Migration & AI

Business roles

March 7

Online

Leveraging Azure IaaS with Dynamics 365

Business, sales

March 12–14

Chevy Chase, MD

Building Cloud Based Applications with Microsoft Azure Gov

Government partners

March 12–14

Reston, VA

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

March 19–20

San Francisco, CA

Microsoft Tech Summit

Technical roles

March 19 – 21

Reston, VA

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

March 19 – 21

Chevy Chase, MD

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

March 20

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: Changing buyer behavior

Business roles

March 26–28

Elkridge, MD

Building Cloud Based Applications with Microsoft Azure Gov

Government partners

March 26–28

Reston, VA

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

March 26–28

Chevy Chase, MD

Infrastructure and Architecture Bootcamp for Azure Gov

Government partners

March 27–29

New York, NY

Cloud Application Development PPE event

Technical roles

March 27–29

Downers Grove, IL

Cloud Application Development PPE event

Technical 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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