US partner training picks for the week of April 20, 2015

Each week, we’ll share our recommendations for upcoming partner training courses, webcasts, and calls, selected from our US partner training schedule, the Hot Sheet. Regardless of your role, our courses, webcasts, and calls can help you build your skills and knowledge. Enjoy!

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Readiness guide for partners - February 2015
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 SMB Live All up_Week of April 20
SMB Live events in Washington, DC and San Francisco
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. Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA are our final events. See the schedule here for registration links.

  • Washington, DC on April 21 (business) and April 22 (technical)
  • San Francisco, CA on April 29 (business) and April 30 (technical)

 Apportals - April May 2015 office hours
April 22: Windows Apportal Experience Selling office hours
Attend a one-hour office hours call about Windows Apportal and Experience Selling hosted by Microsoft experts. For Microsoft partners, Windows Apportals are an experience selling tool. Building and implementing Windows Apportals for customers has several business benefits for you. Learn about those business opportunities and find out how to get started. The call has a standing agenda. Upcoming calls are April 22, April 29, May 6, and May 13. Add these office hours to your calendar.

 Cloud Profitability webcasts - April 2015
April 22 Cloud Profitability webcast: Planning your cloud business transition – Strategy
The rise of cloud and hybrid cloud services means that partners with more traditional business models must evolve their businesses. The April focus of the Cloud Profitability webcast series is on business models and transition plans, helping you understand how to make the right decision for your business and build and implement your transition plan.

  • April 22 – Planning your cloud business transition: Strategy
  • April 29 – Planning your cloud business transition: Service

 April 22-23_SMB Microsoft Azure
April 22–23: Modern Biz Technical Training for SMB
Learn how to deliver cloud and hybrid solutions to SMB partners using Microsoft Azure. Topics covered in this course include Azure Backup, Storage, Virtual Machines, and more. Register.

 April 27-28_Azure Infra as a Service
April 27–28: Azure Infrastructure as a Service Practice Accelerator
Learn how to build Azure practices to rapidly deploy solutions with faster time to market. Reduce the ramp-up time when engaging with customers and develop Azure service practices. Register

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