New Power BI opportunities and data platform training


Sadie Van Buren - Partner Technology Specialist

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.

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.

To get listed, start here

Get listed in the Microsoft Power BI showcase

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.

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Comments (5)

  1. AAC-Scott says:

    AWESOME POST!!! This sure got my interest and excitement ... but, the "take the on-demand Data Platform University courses" seams to only point generically to the "Partner Learning Path" ... and, even drilling down, only appears to surface a "deleted 2012 course curriculum"?

    HELP PLEASE !

    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.

    1. Hi Scott - Thank you for the comment. The on-demand Data Platform University courses are collected in a learning path, and when you go to that link, you should see Data Platform Solutions and the sales learning series there. Will you try this link, though, it still takes you to the learning path page, but directly to the sales learning series: https://mspartnerlp.partner.microsoft.com/LearningPath/LearningPath/DLPaths?trackId=1697&rowId=2282&trackPathId=14071

  2. Brian Mather says:

    Hi Diane, great post. I'm looking for a resource that I'm nearly sure I found through this page somewhere. It mentioned funding that Power BI implementations above a certain size could be eligible for. Is that something you are familiar with and do you have a link for the relevant site pages?

    1. Hi Brian - Thank you for the comment. There is a program called PowerBI Dashboard in a Day, and it's one of the programs covered by our US Partner Incentives team in the Partner Incentives and Investments Yammer group at https://www.yammer.com/msuspartner/#/threads/inGroup?type=in_group&feedId=3145169. The direct link to Dashboard in a Day overview slides is in that group at https://www.yammer.com/msuspartner/#/files/68871355. - dg

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