December 2016 Hot Sheet partner training schedule


Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog.

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Quick reference guide for training and enablement

Community call schedule

Community calls for the US Partner Community are led by experts from across the US Partner Team, and provide practice-building and business-building guidance.

Community name

December call

January call

Application Development

Xamarin – watch on demand

January 10 – Azure Media Services

Azure Infrastructure and Management

Azure ExpressRoute Premium Add-On – watch on demand

January 12 – Cool Storage

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

December 20

January 26

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

IoT – watch on demand

January 24 – Enterprise Data Warehouse

Dynamics 365

Common Data Model – watch on demand

January 17 – Using Power BI with Dynamics 365

Enterprise Mobility + Security

Technical and sales resources for EMS – watch on demand

January 26 – EMS Compete

ISV and Application Builder

Dive into Xamarin – watch on demand

Schedule coming soon – check listing page

MPN 101

No calls in December: Watch recent MPN 101 calls on demand

January 11 – New Partner Orientation

Office 365 and Voice

Microsoft Teams – watch on demand

January 5 – Skype for Business updates

Open Source Solutions

Cloud Foundry – watch on demand

January 31 – OSS DevOps resources

SMB Partner Insider

East Region – watch on demand

Central region – watch on demand

West Region – watch on demand

January 6 – East Region

January 6 – Central Region

January 6 – West Region

Windows and Devices

Windows Upgrade Analytics Service and Application Compatibility – watch on demand

January 19 – Windows Defender and Advanced Threat Analytics

Week of December 19–23

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

December 19

Online

Grow and manage your business: Office 365 Planner and Groups (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 19

Online

Office 365 Ask the Experts: SharePoint Framework (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 20

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business Decision Makers

December 20

Online

Marketing SureStep Get Optimized 3.0 workshop

Marketing

December 20

Online

Skype for Business: Edge Architectures and Configuration (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 20

Online

Grow and manage your business with Enterprise Mobility Suite Internal Use Rights (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of December 26–30

There are no training events scheduled during this week.

Week of January 2–6

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 4

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: What's New (Level 100)

Technical roles

January 5

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

January 5

Online

Grow, manage and increase business profitability by actively using Enterprise Mobility Suite Internal Use Rights (Level 200)

Technical roles

 

January 5

Online

Office 365 and Voice Partner Community call – Skype for Business updates

Technical roles

January 5

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Defining requirements for a Skype for Business deployment (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 6

Community call

SMB Partner Insider Call – East Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

January 6

Community call

SMB Partner Insider Call – Central Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

January 6

Community call

SMB Partner Insider Call – West Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

Week of January 9–13

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 10

Community call

Application Development Partner Community call – Azure Media Services

Technical roles

January 10

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Reference Architectures and Design (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 10

Online

Ask the Experts : Microsoft SharePoint Framework (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 10

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 11

Community call

MPN 101: New Partner Orientation

Business, sales

January 11

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Defining network requirements for Skype for Business deployment (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 12

Online

Partner with SYNNEX to Capture the Cloud: Bring Voice to the Cloud with Office 365 Cloud PSTN & PBX

Business Decision Makers, Sales Management, Sales Professionals

January 12

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

January 12

Community call

Azure Partner Community call: Cool Storage

Technical roles

Week of January 16–20

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 17

Dallas, TX

Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Roadshow

Architects, Consultants, Application Developers, Business Analysts

January 17

Community call

Dynamics 365 Partner Community call – Using Power BI with Dynamics 365

Technical roles

January 17

Online

Revolutionize your app business with SQL Server 2016

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers

January 17

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Telecommunications Concepts (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 18

Chicago, IL

Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Roadshow

Architects, Consultants, Application Developers, Business Analysts

January 18

Online

Ask the Experts: Exploring Azure App Services (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 18

Online

Technical Deep Dive, Deploying Skype for Business: Upgrading a Lync Infrastructure to Skype for Business (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 19

Minneapolis, MN

Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Roadshow

Architects, Consultants, Application Developers, Business Analysts

January 19

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

January 19

Community call

Windows and Devices Partner Community call: Windows Defender and Advanced Threat Analytics

Technical roles

Week of January 23–27

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 24

Community call

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics Partner Community call: Enterprise Data Warehouse

Technical roles

January 24

New York, NY

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

January 24

Minneapolis, MN

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

January 24

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Meeting and Video (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 25

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Migrating a Skype for Business Backend Database to SQL AlwaysOn (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 25

Online

Microsoft Azure Ask the Experts: Hybrid Identity (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 26

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

January 26

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure calculator in CSP (Level 200)

Technical roles

January 26

Dallas, TX

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

January 26

Online

Technical Deep Dive on best practices moving from File Server To SharePoint Online (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 26

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business Decision Makers and Practice Leads

January 26

Community call

EMS Partner Community call – EMS Compete

Technical roles

Week of January 30–February 3

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 31

Community call

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call: OSS DevOps resources

Technical roles

January 31

Detroit, MI

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

January 31

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Server Core and Voice Improvements (Level 200)

Technical roles

February 1

Boston, MA

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

February 2

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

February 3

Community call

SMB Partner Insider – East Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

February 3

Community call

SMB Partner Insider – Central Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

February 3

Community call

SMB Partner Insider – West Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales and Marketing

Week of February 6–10

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 7

Community call

Application Development Partner Community call

Technical roles

February 9

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

February 9

Community call

Azure Infrastructure and Management Partner Community Call

Technical roles

Week of February 13–17

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 14

Community call

Dynamics 365 Partner Community call: Professional Services Automation, Field Services, and Dynamics Portals

Technical roles

February 16

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

Week of February 20–24

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 21

Community call

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics Partner Community call: Azure Data Lake

Technical roles

February 21

Seattle, WA

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

February 22

Houston, TX

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

February 23

Philadelphia, PA

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

February 23

Irvine, CA

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

February 23

San Francisco, CA

Beyond US Roadshow

IT Professionals and Developers

February 23

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business Decision Makers and Practice Leads

February 23

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

Week of February 27–March 3

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

March 2

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

 

Microsoft 2017 events lineup

Microsoft Build: May 10–12 in Seattle, WA

Microsoft Inspire (formerly Worldwide Partner Conference): July 9–13 in Washington, DC

Microsoft Ignite: September 25–29 in Orlando, FL

Microsoft Envision: September 25–29 in Orlando, FL

Comments (1)

  1. Terrie Zimmerman says:

    Great Summary of all of the upcoming events & Partner Training.
    This was a REAL Time Saver!
    Thanks!
    TerrieZZ
    TereseZZ@outlook.com

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