October 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

October calls information

November calls information

Applications & Infrastructure

October 15 – Azure Certification Changes

November 16

Business Applications

October 9 – Expand your Business Applications practice by leveraging Artificial Intelligence 

November 13 – Embrace the new Dynamics 365 features and offerings in the October '18 release 

Cloud Incentives Office Hours

October 25

Call schedule will be available soon

Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

October 4 - Microsoft Ignite highlights

November 1 - Databricks/Machine Learning (registration link will be available soon)

Marketing SureStep Office Hours

Every Thursday

Every Thursday

Modern Workplace – Productivity

October 12 - Enabling First line Workers with Microsoft Teams

November 9

Modern Workplace –  Security

October 16

November 13

Modern Workplace – Modern Desktop

October 30 - WaaS and Microsoft Managed Desktop

November 20

MPN 101

October 17 – Top ten ways to stay connected with Microsoft and find resources when you need them

October 31 – Maximizing the benefit of technical presales assistance and deployment services

November 28 – Top ways to maximize your profitability

Open Source Solutions

October 26

Look for new schedule soon

Partner Insider

October 3

November 7

Partner investments Office Hours

October 24

October 31

Call schedule will be available soon

Public Sector

October 11–Microsoft Office 365 Government GCC in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program

November 8 – New services in Azure Government for partners

Week of October 22–26

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

October 22-31

Online

Deployment, extensions and deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Technical roles

October 23-25

Dallas, TX

OpenHack: Serverless

Technical roles

October 25-26

Chevy Chase, MD

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 25-26

Denver, CO

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 25-26

Detriot, MI

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 25-26

Los Angeles, CA

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 25-26

Seattle, WA

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 25-26

Tempe, AZ

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 24

Online

Customer service enhancements

Technical roles

October 25

Burlington, MA

Microsoft Cloud Workshop: DataStax and Microsoft – AI Hackathon

Technical roles

October 25

Santa Clara, CA

IoT in Action Global Event Series

Business and technical roles

October 25

Online

Marketing SureStep Office Hours: Market Azure Backup and Disaster Recover

Business, sales, and technical roles

October 25

Online

Technical deep dive on Cloud Scale Analytics:Azure Data Bricks

Technical roles

October 25

Online

Transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Technical roles

October 25

Online

Microsoft 365 Business (Security) 3 of 4: Leverage the newest capabilities to protect from security threats

Sales and technical roles

October 26

Online

The Great American Campaign Competition Part 2 of 4: Campaign best practices

Business, sales, and technical roles

October 26

Online

Power platform - Upgrading from PowerApps included in Office to PowerApps P1

Technical roles

Week of October 29–November 2

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

October 29-30

Austin, TX

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 29-30

Portland, OR

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 29-30

San Diego, CA

Hybrid Cloud Workshop

Technical roles

October 31-November 1

Chicago, IL

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 31-November 1

Houston, TX

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 31-November 1

New York, NY

Hybrid Cloud Workshop

Technical roles

November 1-2

Irving, TX

Microsoft Security workshop with M365

Technical roles

November 1-2

Online

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Online Deployment

Technical roles

October 29

Irvine, CA

Learn the Microsoft Security story using Microsoft Teams

Business and technical roles

October 29

Chevy Chase, MD

Learn the Microsoft Security story using Microsoft Teams

Business and technical roles

October 29

Online

Introduction to Microsoft 365 security and compliance

Technical roles

October 29

Online

HA/DR Solution in SQL Server 2017

Technical roles

October 30

Community Call

Modern Workplace Partner Community Call – Modern Desktop

Technical roles

October 30

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 identity and access management

Technical roles

October 30

Online

Dynamics AI for Sales Managers app

Technical roles

October 30

Online

Adopting Microsoft Teamwork Solutions: Securing Teams

Technical roles

October 31

Community Call

Partner community call: Maximizing the benefit of Microsoft’s technical presales assistance and deployment services

Technical roles

October 31

Online

Introduction to Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement – Technical onboarding

Technical roles

November 1

Chevy Chase, MD

Microsoft 365 Partner practice building event: Building a Microsoft Teams practice/adoption and change management practice

Business and technical roles

November 1

Online

Microsoft 365 Business (Security) 4 of 4: Protect and classify sensitive documents

Sales and technical roles

November 1

Online

Dynamics 365 for Marketing overview and enhancements

Technical roles

November 1

Online

Introduction to Dynamics 365 for Sales, Customer Service – Basics of customization

Technical roles

November 1

Online

Microsoft API Integration for Partner Center CSP

Technical roles

November 1

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Deployment

Technical roles

November 1

Online

The Great American Campaign Competition Part 3 of 4: Meet the content creators

Business, sales and technical roles

November 2

Irvine, CA

Microsoft 365 features and value discovery Workshop

Business, sales and technical roles

November 2

Online

Getting started with Talent

Technical roles

Week of November 5–9

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

November 5-6

Washington DC

Building your Teamwork practice with Teams and modern SharePoint solutions

Technical roles

November 5-8

Online

Common Data Service (CDS) Data Integrator for Dynamics 365

Technical roles

November 6-8

Atlanta, GA

OpenHack IoT + Data

Technical roles

November 6

Irving, TX

What's new with Windows 10

Business, sales, and technical roles

November 6

Bellevue, WA

Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Cloud Data Warehouse Modernization on Azure Workshop

Technical roles

November 6

Chevy Chase, MD

Microsoft 365 features and value discovery Workshop

Business, sales, and technical roles

November 6

Burlington, MA

Get current, stay current on Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus

Technical roles

November 6

Downers Grove, IL

Cloud Application Development Workshop

Technical roles

November 6

Online

What’s new & highlights in Business Applications

Technical roles

November 6

Online

Creating Apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Serverless and integration scenarios

Technical roles

November 6

Online

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Windows Server 2016

Technical roles

November 6

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 information protection

Technical roles

November 7

Bellevue, WA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 7

Irving, TX

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 7

Malvern, PA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 7

Community Call

US SMB Partner Insider

Technical roles

November 7

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 for Field Service

Technical roles

November 7

Online

Introduction to Project Online

Technical roles

November 8

Reston, VA

Driving compliance with Microsoft Teams

Business and technical roles

November 8

Denver, CO

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 8

Irvine, CA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 8

Chevy Chase, MD

What's new with Windows 10

Business, sales, and technical roles

November 8

Community Call

Public Sector community call: New services in Azure Government for partners

Business and technical roles

November 8

Online

What’s new in Data Platform and Analytics

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Adopting Dynamics 365 for marketing

Business and technical roles

November 8

Online

Leverage SQL Server by moving to Azure Virtual Machines

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 threat protection

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Migrating application databases to Microsoft Azure

Technical roles

November 9

Alpharetta, GA

Learn the Microsoft Security story using Microsoft Teams

Business and technical roles

November 9

San Francisco, CA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 9

Online

The Great American Campaign Competition Part 4 of 4: Wrap-up, prizes and results

Business, sales and technical roles

Week of November 12–16

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

November 12-15

Malvern, PA

Building Apps with Dynamics 365 Business Central Bootcamp

Technical roles

November 12-16

Online

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration

Technical roles

November 12-13

Minneapolis, MN

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

November 14-15

Chevy Chase, MD

Microsoft Security workshop with M365

Technical roles

November 12

Irving, TX

Learn the Microsoft Security story using Microsoft Teams

Business and technical roles

November 12

New York, NY

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 12

Online

Introduction to Azure IoT Suite

Technical roles

November 12

Online

Adopting Dynamics 365 for Sales, Customer Service - Data analysis

Technical roles

November 13

Irvine, CA

What's new with Windows 10

Business, sales, and technical roles

November 13

Alpharetta, GA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 13

Burlington, MA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 13

Community Call

Business Applications Partner Community Call: Embrace the new Dynamics 365 features and offerings in the October 2018 release

Technical roles

November 13

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 security management

Technical roles

November 13

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 Portals

Technical roles

November 13

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop management

Technical roles

November 13

Online

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Containers and Nano Server

Technical roles

November 14

Irving, TX

Microsoft 365 features and value discovery Workshop

Business, sales, and technical roles

November 14

Sunnyvale, CA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 14

Burlington, MA

Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Learn to configure & deploy Azure SQL Database Managed Instance and Azure Databricks

Technical roles

November 14

Chicago, IL

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 14

Burlington, MA

Hands-on with security in a cloud-first, mobile-first world

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Technical deep dive on Dynamics 365 for Field Service

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Prepare for Windows End of Support

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Technical deep dive on Power BI common scenarios

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Creating Apps for the Intelligent Cloud: DevOps in the Cloud

Technical roles

November 15

Edina, MN

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 15

Houston, TX

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 15

Online

Technical deep dive on Dynamics 365 for Sales, Customer Service – Performance optimization

Technical roles

November 15

Online

Technical deep dive: Data Platform modernization to Azure overview

Technical roles

November 15

Online

What's new in Microsoft 365 Security

Technical roles

November 15

Online

Creating intelligent bots with Microsoft Bot Framework 

Technical roles

November 15

Online

Hybrid cloud infrastructure: Storage and networking

Technical roles

November 15

Online

Technical deep dive on Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Technical roles

November 15

Online

Adopting Microsoft Teamwork Solutions: Teams calling and meetings

Technical roles

November 16

Reston, VA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 16

Community Call

Applications & Infrastructure Partner community call

Technical roles

Week of November 19–23

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

November 19

Online

Introduction to the Microsoft Power Platform

Technical roles

November 19

Online

Technical deep dive AI: Cognitive services

Technical roles

November 20

Online

Introduction to Power BI

Technical roles

November 20

Online

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop

Technical roles

Week of November 26-30

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

November 29-30

Burlington, MA

Building your Teamwork practice with Teams and modern SharePoint solutions

Technical roles

November 26

Online

Microsoft Dynamics for Field Service

Technical roles

November 26

Alpharetta, GA

What's new with Windows 10

Business, sales, and technical roles

November 26

Online

Adopting Common Data Service for Apps

Technical roles

November 27

Alpharetta, GA

Microsoft 365 features and value discovery Workshop

Business, sales, and technical roles

November 27

Online

Adopting the Microsoft Power Platform – Feature update series

Technical roles

November 27

Online

Technical deep dive AI: Data science process and Machine Learning

Technical roles

November 27

Online

Technical deep dive on project management using Project Online Premium

Technical roles

November 28

Community Call

Partner community call: Top ways to maximize your profitability

Business, sales, and technical roles

November 28

Online

Adopting Data Integration: Dynamics 365 for finance and operations & sales

Business, sales and technical roles

November 28

Online

Technical deep dive: SQL Server on-premises overview

Technical roles

November 28

Online

What's new in Azure Infrastructure as a Service

Technical roles

November 29

New York, NY

Cloud Application Development Workshop

Technical roles

November 29

Online

Adopting Dynamics 365 Business Central feature update series

Technical roles

November 29

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop deployment

Technical roles

November 29

Online

Technical deep dive on Cloud Scale Analytics: Azure Data Bricks

Technical roles

November 29

Online

What’s new in Cloud Application development

Technical roles

November 29

Online

Technical deep dive on PowerApps (Canvas Apps)

Technical roles

November 30

Online

Best practices to submit your Add-ins and apps to Office Store

Technical roles

Week of December 3-7

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

December 3-4

Chicago, IL

Microsoft Security workshop with M365

Technical roles

December 3

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Data Analysis

Technical roles

December 4

Los Angeles, CA

Driving compliance with Microsoft Teams

Business and technical roles

December 4

Online

Enhances your business with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Mobile Integration

Technical roles

December 4

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 identity and access management

Technical roles

December 4

Online

Transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Technical roles

December 4

Online

Adopting Cloud Scale Analytics: Azure Data Factory

Technical roles

December 4

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Management

Technical roles

December 4

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Teamwork Solutions

Technical roles

December 4

Online

What's new in Office 365 intelligent communications

Technical roles

December 5

Denver, CO

Learn the Microsoft Security story using Microsoft Teams

Business and technical roles

December 5

Alpharetta, GA

Driving compliance with Microsoft Teams

Business and technical roles

December 5

Community Call

US SMB Partner Insider

Technical roles

December 5

Community Call

Partner community call: Reach customers and grow your business with new Go-to-Market offers

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Introduction to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Retail Configuration

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Introduction to Firstline worker solutions

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Hybrid Cloud management & security: Introduction and Log Analytics

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Adopting Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations feature update series

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 information protection

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Migrating Open Source Applications to Microsoft Azure

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Hybrid Cloud management & security: Automation and security

Technical roles

December 6

Online

What's new in Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Introduction to Power BI

Technical roles

Week of December 10-14

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

December 10-11

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Building your Teamwork practice with Teams and modern SharePoint solutions

Technical roles

December 12-13

Irvine, CA

Microsoft Security workshop with M365

Technical roles

December 13-14

Irving, TX

Building your Teamwork practice with Teams and modern SharePoint solutions

Technical roles

December 10

Denver, CO

Microsoft 365 features and value discovery Workshop

Business, sales, and technical roles

December 10

Online

What's new in Office 365 Teamwork solutions

Technical roles

December 10

Online

Getting started with Partner Center CSP: Technical scenarios

Technical roles

December 10

Online

Hybrid Cloud management & security: Automation and security

Technical roles

December 11

Community Call

Business Applications Partner Community Call: Enable smart integration with the Microsoft Power platform

Technical roles

December 11

Online

What's new in Office 365

Technical roles

December 11

Online

Introduction to Microsoft 365 App Launcher

Technical roles

December 11

Online

SQL migration Oracle to SQL Server using SSMA

Technical roles

December 12

Irving, TX

Microsoft 365 Partner practice building event: Building a Microsoft Teams practice/adoption and change management practice

Business and technical roles

December 12

Denver, CO

What's new with Windows 10

Business, sales, and technical roles

December 12

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 information protection

Technical roles

December 12

Online

Adopting Microsoft Teamwork Solutions: Managing Teams

Technical roles

December 13

Community Call

Public Sector community call: Azure Government Secret regions

Technical roles

December 13

Online

Creating Apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Architecting Cloud applications for security

Technical roles

December 14

Community Call

Modern Workplace Partner Community Call: Quarterly Update

Technical roles

December 14

Community Call

Azure Applications and Infrastructure Community Call

Technical roles

Week of December 17-21

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

December 17

Online

Adopting Microsoft Teamwork Solutions: Mail & messaging

Technical roles

December 19

Community Call

Connect with more customers and set up your app for success on a Microsoft marketplace

Technical roles

Microsoft 2018 events

Virtual 2018 U.S. One Commercial Partner (OCP) Partner Briefing (on demand)

Microsoft 2019 events

Microsoft Inspire 2019: July 14–18 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Microsoft Ignite 2019: November 4-8 in Orlando, FL

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