US partner training picks for the week of May 18, 2015


Weekly training picks - May 2015 Each week, we 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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Sales and Licensing Excellence webcasts: accelerate your sales and close deals
Sales, licensing, and marketing professionals can prepare for customer conversations by attending our Sales and Licensing Excellence webcasts. Our webcasts will help you build knowledge about Microsoft products and technologies so you can explain to customers how Microsoft-based solutions can meet their business needs. Learn more about our Excellence webcasts, and watch previous webcasts on demand.

Microsoft Virtual Academy - Developers Guide to Windows 10 - May 19-21

May 19-21: Windows 10 Jump Start for Developers
Get an in-depth look at the Universal Windows Platform and social integration to help you create amazing experiences on devices running Windows 10, including phones, tablets, PCs, and even (coming soon) Xbox. This jump start from Microsoft Virtual Academy will feature demos, explore cool new features, and offer practical guidance. May 19–21 from 9:00AM–5:00PM PT daily. Register for this jump start.

  • Day 1 – App basics
  • Day 2 – Windows essentials
  • Day 3 – Extended features

Cloud profitability webcasts - May 2015

Cloud Profitability webcasts in May: fundamentals for building your cloud business
Building a viable cloud business requires attention to the fundamentals. In the weekly Cloud Profitability webcasts, you’ll learn about the important aspects that can make a difference in your ability to successfully take your business to the next level. From pricing, to compensation, to increasing consumption and more, you’ll get useful strategies and practical advice from experts and Microsoft partners. Register for upcoming webcasts, and watch previous webcasts on demand.

  • May 20: Driving Shareholder Value
  • May 27: Microsoft Cloud Services and Lifetime Customer Value

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May 21: Azure Partner Community call
Partners with a Microsoft Azure practice today are well positioned to expand their practice to include Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online as a part of an integrated application platform that allows them to rapidly build and deliver functional solutions that are secure and mobile. Join the May 21 Azure Partner Community call for a discussion about adding CRM Online to your business, and read the blog series.

May 21 webcast - EMS for SMB

May 21: Announcing Enterprise Mobility for every SMB
Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) gives you the ability to deliver a solution that empowers a customer’s mobile workforce, while giving them control over access, devices, and data. It’s now available for SMB customers. You can create new, recurring revenue streams by offering EMS, which combines Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Azure Rights Management Service (RMS) into a cloud-based solution available as an affordable subscription.

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