March 2015 Hot Sheet training schedule


March 2015 Hot Sheet_Graphic 1 Welcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts, partner calls, and office hours for Microsoft US partners. This post is updated regularly to provide you with at least a six-week outlook.

In addition to attending these live events, all partner roles—business, technical, sales, and marketing—will benefit from using the partner learning paths to find on-demand training aligned to competencies, products, exams and assessments, and business models.

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Featured training

Week of March 16: SMB Live Events in Boston, Cleveland, Charlotte, Denver, and St. Louis
SMB Live events feature a one-day marketing workshop for Business and Marketing roles, and a day of 300-level technical training about the Hybrid Cloud for IT pros. SMB Live events will be in more cities throughout March and April.

See the schedule for links to register

March 17:  Windows 10 for the Enterprise webcast
Our new Windows 10 webcast series for partners starts on March 17 with this webcast, where you’ll learn how Microsoft is presenting the advantages of Windows 10 so you can start preparing for your customer conversations. More Windows 10 webcasts are planned—see the schedule

Register

Cloud and Hosting Virtual Summit - March 2015 banner
March 18: Cloud and Hosting Virtual Summit – watch keynotes live online

Hear the latest strategy and vision from Microsoft for Cloud & Hosting service provider partners. Keynotes will be delivered by Aziz Benmalek, Mike Neil, T.K. Rengarajan, and Kelly Waldher.

Register

PTS - CRM Online First Steps March and April
First Steps for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online workshops
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is now available through Open, as is Microsoft Office 365, making it easier for small and medium businesses to acquire these services together. Partners have an opportunity to expand their cloud offerings to include Dynamics CRM Online.

Register

 March 18: Cloud Profitability webcast – Sales Motion: Proof
Every Wednesday at 8:30AM Pacific Time, join our cloud experts and guests for a new  Cloud Profitability webcast live, plus take part in real-time Q&A. Throughout the month of March, the focus will be on the cloud sales process.

Register

March 19: Azure Partner Community call
The March focus for the Azure Partner Community is on addressing top partner questions. Topics include RemoteApp, Disaster Recovery, API Management, and the Cloud Immersion Tool. Read the blog series and register for the upcoming call.

Register

Azure Site Recovery live demo series
Every Monday, join the Microsoft Azure team for an introduction to Azure Site Recovery (ASR) service followed by a live demo and Q&A. See how ASR protects your business critical physical and virtual servers.

Get the details

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours
Marketing SureStep will help you create the right approach for your company, from connecting with customers to telling a compelling story to measuring your progress. During Marketing SureStep office hours, you have access to marketing experts who can answer your questions.

Add these office hours to your calendar

This week

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 17

Charlotte, NC

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 17

Cleveland, OH

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 17 New!

Webcast

Windows 10 for the Enterprise

Business and Sales roles

March 17 New!

Webcast

Managing the Application Lifecycle with MSDN

Developers

March 17

Webcast

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Azure Site Recovery

IT Pros

March 17

Webcast

Enterprise Mobility Scenario – BYOD in Today’s Enterprises

Business and Technical roles

March 17

Webcast

Microsoft Project Webcast: Creating O Data Reports

All roles

March 18

Charlotte, NC

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 18

Cleveland, OH

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 18

Denver, CO

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 18

Boston, MA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 18

St. Louis, MO

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 18 Live streaming Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Virtual Summit Business leaders
March 18 New! Webcast Sales and Licensing Excellence webcast: Do This, Not That: Nailing the Initial Office 365 in Healthcare Conversation (Level 200) Sales roles
March 18 New! Webcast Get on the Fast Track to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Business and Sales roles

March 18 New!

Webcast

Java on Microsoft Azure

Developers

March 18

Webcast

First Steps for CRM Online workshop: Integration with Exchange Online, Yammer, Lync, and Skype

Business and Sales roles

March 18

Webcast

Cloud Profitability Webcast: Sales Motion: Proof

All roles

March 19

Boston, MA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 19

St. Louis, MO

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 19 New!

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Why You and Your Customers Should Care About the Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) – Level 100

Sales and licensing roles

March 19

Office hours

SMB Marketing SureStep office hours

SMB Partners

March 19

Webcast

Earn More On Every Office 365 Deal Through New Incentives

Sales roles

March 19

Webcast

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations Course

Technical roles

March 19

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Windows Azure Pack for Service Providers and Enterprises with Multi-Tenancy with ADFS.

Business and Technical roles

March 19

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Migrate you MBX to Office 365 - Diagnostic Tools

Technical roles

March 19

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical roles

March 20

Office hours

Digital Partner of Record Capability Office hours

Practice and Account Managers

March 23–28

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 23-April 10

Fargo, ND

Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Functional Track

Technical roles

March 23

Webcast

Digital Partner of Record for Online Services Training

All Roles

March 23

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

March 23

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Windows Server 2003 Modernization

Business, Sales, Technical roles

March 23

Webcast

Ask the Experts - How to increase SharePoint Online adoption

Technical roles

March 24

Salt Lake City, UT

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 24

Tampa, FL

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 24

Downers Grove, IL

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 24 New!

Webcast

Windows 10 for Education

Business and Sales roles

March 24 New!

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: SharePoint Online Development for Office 365

Developers

March 24

Office Hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Azure Solution Accelerators

SMB Partners

March 24

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Data on Azure – A Technology Overview

Developers

March 25

Salt Lake City, UT

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 25

Tampa, FL

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 25

Downers Grove, IL

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 25

Pittsburgh, PA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 25

Detroit, MI

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and Marketing roles

March 25

Webcast

First Steps for Dynamics CRM Online workshop - Integration with Power BI and Microsoft Social Listening Overview

Business and Sales Roles

March 25

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Azure Resource Manager with Visual Studio

Business, Sales, Technical roles

March 26

Pittsburgh, PA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 26

Detroit, MI

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

March 26 New!

Webcast

Grow Your Cloud Practice with CRM Online in Open

Sales roles

March 26 New! Webcast Microsoft Virtual Academy: Advanced MonoGame for Windows Phone and Windows Store Games Developers

March 26

Webcast

Business Benefits of Office 365

Business and Sales roles

March 26

Office hours

SMB Marketing SureStep Office hours

SMB Partners

March 26

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Migrate you MBX to Office 365 – Mailbox Migration Velocity Best Practices

Technical Roles

March 26

Webcast

Microsoft Azure Solution Scenarios – Introduction to Orchestrator, Service Manager Automation (SMA) and Monitoring

Technical roles

March 25-26

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Starter Kit for Enterprise Mobility

Business, Sales, Technical roles

March 26-27

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

Technical roles

March 26–27

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

SMB Partners

March 27

Office hours

Digital Partner of Record Capability office hours

Practice and Account Managers

March 30–April 3

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

March 30

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: How to Talk to Your Customers about Skype for Business – Level 200

Sales roles

March 30

Webcast

Digital Partner of Record for Online Services Training

All roles

March 30

Webcast

Ask the Experts Messaging: MultiOrg architectures

Technical roles

March 30

Webcast

Azure Site Recovery Live Demo Series

Technical roles

March 31

Philadelphia, PA

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and marketing roles

March 31

Houston, TX

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and marketing roles

March 31

Office hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: How to Get Access to Microsoft Cloud Offerings

SMB Partners

April 1

Philadelphia, PA

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

April 1

Houston, TX

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

April 1

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

SMB Live Workshop: Attract Customers, Grow Sales

Business and marketing roles

April 1

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

SMB Live Technical: Modernize with Hybrid Cloud

IT Pros

April 1

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Package Management and Workflow Automation

Technical roles

April 1

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey: Introduction to Office 365 Services, Plans, and Internal User Rights

Business roles

April 2

Webcast

Office 365 Partner Community Call

Business, sales, technical roles

April 2

Webcast

Microsoft Online Services Advisor Monthly Office Hours: Web-Direct and Deploy Incentives

Business and sales roles

April 2

Office hours

SMB Marketing SureStep office hours

SMB Partners

April 2

Webcast

Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcast: Pursuing the Windows Per User Licensing Opportunity – Level 100

Sales and licensing roles

April events

Date

Location

Training, Call, or Event

Role

April 7

Webcast

Introduction to Dynamics CRM Online (Sales Productivity), Administration, Pricing & Licensing

Business and Sales Roles

April 7

Office Hours

SMB Cloud Office Hours: Office 365 and Azure Identity Integration

SMB Partners

April 8

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey: How to perform Your Best Office 365 Demo and Leverage the FastTrack Program

Business Roles

April 9

Office Hours

SMB Marketing SureStep office hours

SMB Partners

April 10

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – East Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

April 10

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – Central Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

April 10

Webcast

SMB Partner Insider Call Series – West Region

SMB Partners – Business and Sales Roles

April 14

Webcast

Dynamics CRM Online – Remove Wind from Competitor Sails & Integration with SharePoint

Business and Sales Roles

April 15

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey:  Exchange Online & Lync Online – Technical Overview

Business and Technical Roles

April 15–16 Webcast Microsoft Virtual Academy: Getting Started with Azure Security for the IT Professional Technical Roles

April 16

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB (Day 1)

SMB Partners

April 16

Webcast

US Azure Partner Community Call

Business, Sales, Technical Roles

April 17

Webcast

Partner Technical Services: Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB (Day 2)

SMB Partners

April 21

Reston, VA

The Opportunity with Microsoft Azure

Business Roles and Decision Makers

April 21

Webcast

Dynamics CRM Online –  Integration with Exchange Online (Server-Side-Sync) & Integration with Yammer, Lync, Skype

Business and Sales Roles

April 22

Webcast

Office 365 Initial Journey: SharePoint Online Technical Overview and Office 365 Adoption

Business and Technical Roles

April 23

Webcast

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Microsoft Intune Core Skills Jump Start

Developers

April 27–May 15 Fargo, ND Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Functional Training

Technical Roles

April 27–May 20

Fargo, ND

Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Functional and Services Industry Training

Technical Roles

April 28

Webcast

Dynamics CRM Online – Integration with Power BI & Microsoft Social Listening Overview

Business and Sales Roles

2015 Microsoft events

May 4–8 Chicago, IL Microsoft Ignite

July 12–16

Orlando, FL

2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Comments (1)

  1. Chris S. says:

    The Microsoft Ignite conference is listed on this page for the dates March 4-8. This is incorrect as it is going on for those same days in May (4th through 8th). Thought I would bring that to your attention so it can be fixed for accuracy.

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