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 23 - 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 10

October 17

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 15–19

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

October 15-18

Online

Microsoft Dynamics for Retail

Technical roles

October 15-16

Dallas, TX

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 15-16

New York NY

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 15-16

San Diego, CA

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 15-16

Downers Grove, IL

Hybrid Cloud Bootcamp

Technical roles

October 16

Community Call

Modern Workplace Partner Community Call – Security

Technical roles

October 16

Online

Introduction to Microsoft 365 app launcher

Technical roles

October 16

Online

How to spin up a Virtual Machine with Disaster Recovery

Technical roles

October 16

Online

Adopting cloud scale analytics: Azure Data Factory

Technical roles

October 16

Online

Migrating applications to Microsoft Azure

Technical roles

October 17

Bellevue, WA

Microsoft Cloud Workshop: DevOps for Containers on Azure

Technical roles

October 17

Community Call

MPN 101: Top 10 ways to stay connected with Microsoft and find resources when you need them

Technical roles

October 17

Online

Leading Edge: Modernizing sales productivity – Unlock productivity in the digital era

Business, sales and technical roles

October 17

Online

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Containers and Nano Server

Technical roles

October 17

Online

Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Architecting cloud apps for scale

Technical roles

October 17

Online

Cortana Intelligence Suite: Big Data Analytics using Data Lake

Technical roles

October 17

Online

Adopted Power BI for embedded applications

Technical roles

October 18

Online

Marketing SureStep Office Hours: Market Azure Backup and Disaster Recover

Business, sales, and technical roles

October 18

Online

Build an Office add-in using modern JavaScript tools and techniques

Technical roles

October 18

Online

Introduction to Power BI

Technical roles

October 18

Online

Microsoft 365 Business (Security) 2 of 4: Guard against online threats and keep data secure

Sales and technical roles

October 18

Online

Adopting Microsoft Teamwork Solutions: Deploying Teams

Technical roles

October 19

Online

The Great American Campaign Competition Part 1 of 4: Kickstart your campaign

Business, sales, and technical roles

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 22-23

Philadelphia, PA

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 22-23

Raleigh, NC

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

Technical roles

October 23-24

San Francisco, CA

Developer’s guide to Azure Workshop

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 22

Online

Microsoft Industry Accelerators and Power BI Dataflows

Technical roles

October 22

Online

Enhance your business with Skype for Business Online Academy

Business and technical roles

October 23

Community Call

Modern Workplace Partner Community Call – Modern Desktop

Technical roles

October 23

Online

Adopting Microsoft Teamwork Solutions: Managing Teams

Technical roles

October 23

Online

Technical deep dive on Enterprise BI and hybrid scenarios with Power BI

Technical roles

October 23

Online

SAP on Microsoft Azure

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

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

Online

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Online Deployment

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

Online

Adopting Microsoft 365 identity and access management

Technical roles

October 30

Online

Adopting Microsoft Teamwork Solutions: Securing Teams

Technical roles

October 31

Community Call

MPN 101: 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

Online

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

Sales and 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

Week of November 5–9

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

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

Bellevue, WA

Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Cloud Data Warehouse Modernization on Azure Workshop

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

Denver, CO

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business and technical roles

November 8

Irvine, CA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

Business 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

Adopting Microsoft 365 threat protection

Technical roles

November 8

Online

Migrating application databases to Microsoft Azure

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 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

Burlington, MA

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

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

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 26-30

Online

Microsoft Dynamics for Field Service

Technical roles

November 26

Online

Adopting Common Data Service for Apps

Technical roles

November 27

Online

Adopting the Microsoft Power Platform – Feature update series

Technical roles

November 27

Online

Technical deep dive on project management using Project Online Premium

Technical roles

November 28

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

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

Online

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

Technical roles

December 4

Online

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

Technical roles

December 4

Online

What's new in Office 365 intelligent communications

Technical roles

December 5

Community Call

US SMB Partner Insider

Technical roles

December 5

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 6

Online

Adopting Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations feature update series

Technical roles

December 6

Online

What's new in Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop

Technical roles

Week of December 10-14

Date

Location

Course, webcast or call

Who should attend

December 10

Online

What's new in Office 365 Teamwork solutions

Technical roles

December 11

Community Call

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

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

Microsoft 2018 events

Microsoft Ignite 2018: September 24–28 in Orlando, FL

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

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