If you’re a partner with a Data and Analytics practice, now is an ideal time to hone your skills and plan a Power BI campaign for the fall. With Microsoft Power BI, you can help your clients experience their data in new ways, integrate their data and dashboards with Office 365, and deliver a native mobile interface. Read on for resources to learn about, market, and sell this powerful tool.
Go back to school
Sales, presales, and technical training and certification resources for Microsoft data platform solutions are available now.
- For sales and presales skills, take the on-demand Data Platform University courses. Each course is about an hour long, and covers product basics, value propositions, and customer scenarios.
- For technical training, the new Microsoft Professional Degree in Data Science opens soon. Enter your email address on the site to be notified when it opens. In the meantime, you can take the courses in the Data Science Curriculum from Microsoft—just be sure to get verified certificates for the courses you take. Read the FAQ
- Meet technical requirements for the Data Analytics competency or Data Platform competency using the learning paths: Data Analytics learning path and Data Platform learning path
Get listed in the Power BI partner directory
Showcase your fully functional Power BI solution on the Microsoft Power BI website with screenshots, video, and clickable reports. On the Power BI partner directory, customers can find you by location or solution type, and you can link to your showcased solution from your own digital content. Your client can be de-identified and the datasets are not accessible, so the IP remains yours.
Learn about the new Power BI Dashboard in a Day marketing funds
Starting August 8, if you have the Data Platform competency (Gold or Silver), Data Analytics competency (Gold or Silver), Cloud Productivity competency (Gold or Silver), or Project and Portfolio Management competency (Gold only), you can apply for funding through a new US partner investment program called Dashboard in a Day to deliver hands-on Power BI training to qualifying customers.
For details and requirements about Dashboard in a Day, read the announcement in the Partner Incentives and Investments Yammer group.
Enable your customers’ digital transformation
With these resources, your delivery, marketing, and sales staff can build their skills and focus their efforts on data platforms and Power BI, and prepare to empower your customers to meet their digital transformation goals.