September 2016 Hot Sheet partner training schedule


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Application Development

DevOps – Watch on demand

October 4 – Bot frameworks

Azure Infrastructure and Management

Microsoft OMS – Watch on demand

October 13

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

Microsoft Professional Degree Program for Data Science – Watch on demand

October 18

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

September 30

October 27

Enterprise Mobility + Security

Azure Information Protection – Watch on demand

October 27 – Cloud App Security

Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Overview – Watch on demand

October 11 – Dynamics 365 Pricing and Licensing

ISV and Application Builder

No calls scheduled in September

October 6 – Co-selling through Distributor Cloud Marketplaces

November 3 – Xamarin

MPN 101

How to get a Microsoft Office 365 competency – Watch on demand

How to get a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online competency – Watch on demand

How to get an Azure competency – Watch on demand

October 5 – How to get an Enterprise Mobility + Security competency

October 12 – Competency renewal process

October 18 – New Partner Orientation

October 26 –Make the most of your internal use licenses

Office 365 and Voice

Advanced  security – Watch on demand

October 6 – Delve Analytics

Open Source Solutions

September 27 – SQL on Linux

October 25

SMB Partner Insider

East Region – Watch on demand
Central Region – Watch on demand
West Region – Watch on demand

October 7 – East Region
October 14 – Central Region

October 7– West Region

Windows and Devices

Windows 10 Anniversary update – Watch on demand

October 20 – Partner funding overview and LapLink Enterprise Migration

Week of September 26–30

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

September 26–27

Atlanta, GA

Microsoft Data Science Summit (9 hours/day)

Technical roles

September 26–27

Online

Introduction to Power BI (4 hours/day)

Technical roles

September 26

Online

Skype for Business: Edge architectures and configuration

Technical roles

September 27

Washington, DC

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth & profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales Professionals, Marketing Professionals

September 27–30

New York, NY

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training  (4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

September 27

Online

Ask the Experts: What’s new/planned in Office 365 Services

Technical roles

September 27–28

Online

Skype for Business Online Academy (4 hours/day)

Technical roles

September 27

Online

Grow and manage your business with Microsoft Azure Internal Use Rights

Technical roles

September 27

Online

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call–SQL on Linux

Technical roles

September 28

Washington, DC

SMB Live: Implement and execute cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

September 28

Online

Dynamics CRM Online – Advanced Development Workshop

Technical roles

September 28

Online

What’s New in Office 365 for State and Local Government

Sales professionals

September 29

Online

Technical Deep Dive: StorSimple Virtual Array

Technical roles

September 30

Online

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business Decision Makers and Practice Leads

Week of October 3–7

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

October 3–4 New

Dallas, TX

Partner Practice Enablement (PPE): Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Technical roles

October 3

Online

Using Security to Sell Windows Server 2016

Morning session 

Evening session

Sales professionals

October 3

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters 2017 Online Partner Workshop

Use code MPN to register

Technical roles

October 3

Online

What’s new in Skype for Business

Technical roles

October 3

Online

Azure Data Analytics for Developers

Developers

October 4–6

Dallas, Texas

Skype for Business Partner Technical Airlift (9 hours/day)

Technical roles

October 4–6

Reston, Virginia

Skype for Business Partner Technical Airlift (9 hours/day)

Technical roles

October 4–7

Bellevue, WA

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training  (4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

October 4

Detroit, MI

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

October 4

Minneapolis, MN

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

October 4

Community call

Application Development Partner Community call: Bot frameworks

Technical roles

October 4

Online

Grow and manage your business: Move to Cloud with SharePoint 2016

Technical roles

October 4

Online

Grow and manage your business with Azure Internal User Rights

Technical roles

October 4

Online

Windows Server 2016 value proposition and sales motion

Morning session

Evening session

Sales professionals

October 5–6 New

Downers Grove, IL

Partner Practice Enablement (PPE): Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Technical roles

October 5

Detroit, MI

SMB Live: Implement and execute cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 5

Minneapolis, MN

SMB Live: Implement and execute cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 5

Atlanta, GA

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales professionals, Marketing professionals

October 5

Online

System Center 2016 value proposition and sales motion

Morning session

Evening session

Sales professionals

October 5

Online

MPN 101 Community call: How to get an Enterprise Mobility + Security competency

Business, Sales, Technical

October 5

Online

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Readiness Blitz

Sales, Technical

October 6

Atlanta, GA

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 6

Community call

Office 365 and Voice Partner Community call: Delve Analytics

Technical roles

October 6

Online

Grow and manage your business: Move to Cloud with OneDrive for Business

Technical roles

October 6

Online

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Readiness Blitz

Sales, Technical

October 6

Community call

ISV and Application Builder Partner Community call: Co-selling through Distributor Cloud Marketplaces

Sales professionals

October 7

Online

Skype for Business: Reference Architectures and Design

Technical roles

October 7

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – East Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

October 7

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – West Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing

Week of October 10–14

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

October 10–14

Tampa, FL

Summit 2016 for Microsoft Dynamics

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical

October 10–November 7

Registration closes October 3

Online

Mission Critical Application Platform

Sales professionals

October 10

Online

Skype for Business Technical Series: Telecommunications Concepts

Technical roles

October 10

Online

First steps in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service 

Technical roles

October 11–14

Washington DC

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training
(4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

October 11–13

San Francisco, CA

Skype for Business Partner Technical Airlift (9 hours/day)

Technical roles

October 11

Pennsylvania, PA

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales professionals, Marketing professionals

October 11

Irvine, CA

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales professionals, Marketing professionals

October 11

Online

Achieving high availability of Linux on Azure

More webcasts

Technical roles

October 11

Online

Windows Server 2016 Business Model Proc2Cor

Morning session

Evening session

Sales professionals

October 11

Online

Grow and manage your business with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Internal Use Rights

Technical roles

October 11

Online

Dynamics 365 Partner Community call – Dynamics 365 Pricing and Licensing

Technical roles

October 11

Online

Grow and manage your business: Business to business extranet

Technical roles

October 12–13

Los Angeles, CA

Windows 10 Partner Technical Roadshow

 

Technical roles

October 12

Tampa, FL

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales professionals, Marketing professionals

October 12

Pennsylvania, PA

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure
More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 12

Indianapolis, IN

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales professionals, Marketing professionals

October 12

Irvine, CA

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure
More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 12

Online

Project Online: Office 365 Project and Portfolio Management solution

Technical roles

October 12

Online

What’s new in Enterprise Mobility

Technical roles

October 12

Online

Introduction to Field Service in Dynamics CRM 2016

Technical roles

October 12

Community call

MPN  101 Community call: Competency renewal process

Technical roles

October 12

 

Online

System Center 2016 Proc2Cor

Morning session

Evening session

Sales professionals

October 13

Tampa, FL

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 13

Indianapolis, IN

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 13

Online

Grow and manage your business: Hybrid Search with SharePoint 2016

Technical roles

October 13

Community call

Azure Infrastructure and Management Partner Community call

Technical roles

October 13

Online

Introducing Windows Server 2016

Business, Sales, Marketing, Technical

October 14

Online

Microsoft Amplify Marketing webinar 

East Region SMB Partners

October 14

Online

Skype for Business: Meeting and Video

Technical roles

October 14

Online

First steps in Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup

Technical roles

October 14

Online

SMB Partner Insider call – Central Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing

Week of October 17–21

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

October 17–18

Dallas, TX

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Financials and Trade Boot camp
(4 hours/day)

Consultants

October 17–19

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Enterprise Mobility and Security

Technical roles

October 17– November 14 New

Registration closes October 10

Online

Application Platform Migration

Sales professionals

October 17

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters 2017 Online Partner Workshop

Use code MPN to register

Technical roles

October  18–19 New

Chevy Chase, MD

Partner Practice Enablement (PPE): Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Technical roles

October  18–21

Los Angeles, CA

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training
(4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

October 18

Fort Lauderdale, FL

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

October 18

Kansas City, MO

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

October 18

Houston, TX

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

October 18

Mountain View, CA

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

October 18

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: New Partner Orientation

Business, Sales, Technical

October 18

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Azure Resource Manager

Technical roles

October 18

Online

What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Technical roles

October 18

Online

Grow and manage your business: Hybrid OneDrive and Sites

Technical roles

October 18

Online

Windows Server 2016 and Software-Defined Datacenter

Morning session

Evening session

Sales professionals

October 18

Community call

Data and Analytics Partner Community call

Technical roles

October 19–20

Chicago, IL

Windows 10 Partner Technical Roadshow

Technical roles

October 19

Fort Lauderdale, FL

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 19

Kansas City, MO

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 19

Houston, TX

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 19

Mountain View, CA

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 19

New York, NY

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

October 19–20

Online

Migrating applications to Azure

Technical roles

October 20–21 New

Bellevue, WA

Partner Practice Enablement (PPE): Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Technical roles

October 20

New York, NY

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 20 New

New York, NY

Office University Bootcamp for partners

Business, Sales, Marketing, Technical

October 20

Community call

Windows and Devices Partner Community call

Technical roles

October 20

Online

Grow and manage your business: Office 365 Planner and Groups

Technical roles

October 21

Online

Skype for Business: Hybrid deep dive

Technical roles

Week of October 24–28

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

October 24–27

Online

Cortana Intelligence Suite

Technical roles

October 24–November 9

Online

Prepare for exam MB2-712: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration (Monday & Wednesday only)

Technical roles

October 24–November 9

Online

Prepare for exam MB2-713: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Sales

Technical roles

October 24–November 18

Registration closes October 13

Online

Selling Azure IoT Suite

Sales professionals

October 24–November 21 New

Registration closes October 14

Online

Operations Management and Secure Hybrid Infrastructure

Sales professionals

October 24

Online

Skype for Business: Edge Architectures and Configuration

Technical roles

October 24

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters 2017 Online Partner Workshop

Use code MPN to register

Technical roles

October 25–27

Chicago, IL

Skype for Business Partner Technical Airlift (9 hours/day)

Technical roles

October 25–28

Minneapolis, MN

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training
(4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

October 25–November 10

Online

Prepare for exam MB2-711: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installation exam (Monday & Wednesday only)

Morning option

Evening option

Technical roles

October 25–November 10

Online

Prepare for exam MB2-710: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Deployment Exam (Tuesday & Thursday only)

Morning option

Evening option

Technical roles

October 25–November 10

Online

Prepare for exam MB2-714: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customer Service (Tuesday & Thursday only)

Customer Service & Consulting roles

October 25

Dallas, TX

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales Professionals, Marketing Professionals

October 25

Downers Grove, IL SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales Professionals, Marketing Professionals

October 25

Online

Introduction to Scaling NoSQL in the Cloud: Bitnami’s MongoDB Multi-VM on Azure

More webcasts

Business, Sales, Technical

October 25

Online

Security and compliance monitoring for an organization with Office 365 Management API

Technical roles

October 25 New

Online

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call

Technical roles

October 25

Online

Government Cloud Forum 2016

Federal, State and Local Government Decision Makers

October 25 New

Online

Windows Server 2016 Application Platform and Nano Server

Morning session

Evening session

Sales professionals

October 26

Boston, MA

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales Professionals, Marketing Professionals

October 26

Charlotte, NC

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales Professionals, Marketing Professionals

October 26

Dallas, TX

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 26

Downers Grove, IL

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 26

Denver, CO

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales Professionals, Marketing Professionals

October 26

Online

MPN 101 Community call: Make the most of your internal use licenses

Business, Sales, Technical

October 26 New

Online

LOB Applications in Azure launches

Morning session

Evening session

Sales professionals

October 26

Online

Dynamics NAV and Power BI together

Technical roles

October 26

Online

Skype for Business Online Academy

Technical roles

October 27

Boston, MA

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 27

Charlotte, NC

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 27

Denver, CO

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

October 27

Community call

Enterprise Mobility + Security Partner Community call

Technical roles

October 27

Online

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business Decision Makers and Practice Leads

October 28

Online

What should I know about upgrading to Skype for Business

Technical roles

 

November 2016

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

November  1–2 New

Dallas, TX

Windows 10 Partner Technical Roadshow

Technical roles

November  1–4

Philadelphia, PA

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training  (4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

November  2–4

Coronado, CA

Microsoft Dynamics US Industry Summit

Business Decision Makers, Sales, Marketing

November 2

Cincinnati, OH

SMB Live: Differentiate your cloud practice for growth and profitability

More dates and cities

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales professionals, Marketing professionals

November 2

Bellevue,WA

Office University Bootcamp for partners

Business, Sales, Marketing, Technical

November 3

Cincinnati, OH

SMB Live: Implement and execute your cloud solution architecture with Enterprise Mobility + Security and Microsoft Azure

More dates and cities

Technical Business Decision Makers, IT Pros, Technical Presales roles

November 3 New

Chicago, IL

Office University Bootcamp for partners

Business, Sales, Marketing, Technical

November 3

Online

ISV and Application Builder Partner Community Call: Xamarin

Sales professionals

November 8–10

Cambridge, MA

Skype for Business Partner Technical Airlift (9 hours/day)

Technical roles

November 8–11

Mountain View, CA

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training  (4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

November 8

Online

Dynamics 365 Partner Community call

Technical roles

November 9–10 New

Atlanta, GA

Windows 10 Partner Technical Roadshow

Technical roles

November 14

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters 2017 Online Partner Workshop

Use code MPN to register

Technical roles

November 15–18

Atlanta, GA

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training  (4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

November 21

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters 2017 Online Partner Workshop

Use code MPN to register

Technical roles

November 28

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters 2017 Online Partner Workshop

Use code MPN to register

Technical roles

November 29–December 2

Cleveland, OH

Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) facilitator training  (4 hours/day)

Facilitator qualities

 

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