January 2017 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

January call

February call

Application Development

Azure Media Services – on demand

February 7– Visual Studio Mobile Center

Azure Infrastructure and Management

Cloud Storage – on demand

February 9 – Certification Update
Cloud Services Partner Incentives

On demand

February 23

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

Enterprise Data Warehouse – on demand

February 21 – Azure Data Lake

Dynamics 365

Using Power BI with Dynamics 365 – on demand

February 14 – Dynamics 365 Portals

Enterprise Mobility + Security

Integration of Lookout mobile security with Microsoft Intune – on demand

February 23 – Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure

ISV and Application Builder

Partnering with the DX team – on demand

February 16

MPN 101

Partner resources and announcements recap – on demand

Introduction to Microsoft Inspire – on demand

New Partner Orientation – on demand

February 8 – Microsoft Action Pack Subscription

February 22 – Partner incentives and investments

Office 365 and Voice

Skype for Business updates – on demand

February 2 – Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Flow

Open Source Solutions

January 31 – OSS DevOps resources

Schedule coming soon – check listing page

SMB Partner Insider

East Region – on demand

Central Region – on demand

West Region – on demand

February 3 – East Region

February 3 – Central Region

February 3 – West Region

Windows and Devices

Windows Defender and Advanced Threat Analytics – on demand

February 16 – Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer

Week of January 30–February 3

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 30

Online

Azure Storage solutions: Backup and archive with Cloudlanes

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IT Professionals

January 30–31

Online

Technical Deep Dive on building connected solutions with IoT (Level 300; 4 hours/day)

Technical roles

January 30–March 10

Registration ends January 20

Online

Cloud + Enterprise University Online: The basics of selling Advanced Analytics

Sales Professionals

January 31

Detroit, MI

Beyond US Roadshow Technical Event: Enterprise Security and Infrastructure; Productivity and Business Apps; Microsoft Azure and Data Analytics

IT Professionals and Developers

January 31

Community call

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call: OSS DevOps resources

Technical roles

January 31

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 for Field Service end-to-end scenario (Level 300)

Technical roles

January 31

Online

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

Technical roles

January 31

Online

xYOD: What is the best way to connect your device to your infrastructure

Morning option Evening option

Technical roles

January 31

Online

Azure Storage solutions: Tiered storage with Nasuni
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IT Professionals

February 1

Boston, MA

Beyond US Roadshow Technical Event: Enterprise Security and Infrastructure; Productivity and Business Apps; Microsoft Azure and Data Analytics

IT Professionals and Developers

February 1

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Configure Skype for Business hybrid and user migration

Technical roles

February 1

Online

How to become a Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow partner

Technical roles

February 1

Online

Grow, manage and increase business profitability by actively using Azure Internal Use Rights

Technical roles

February 2

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

February 2

Online

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

Technical roles

February 2

Community call

Office 365 and Voice Partner Community call: Power Apps and Flow

Technical roles

February 2

Online

Technical Deep Dive on moving to the cloud with SharePoint 2016

Technical roles

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 – Visual Studio Mobile Center

Technical roles

February 7

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Hybrid Deep Dive

Technical roles

February 7

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup

Technical roles

February 8

Online

MIM: Identity and Security Solution

Morning option Evening option

Technical roles

February 8

Online

MPN 101 Community call: Microsoft Action Pack Subscription

Business, Sales

February 8

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Configure Cloud PBX with on-premises PSTN connectivity

Technical roles

February 9

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

February 9

Online

Technical Deep Dive on moving to the Cloud with OneDrive for Business

Technical roles

February 9

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service

Technical roles

February 9

Community call

Azure Infrastructure and Management Partner Community call: Certification Update

Technical roles

Week of February 13–17

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 13–15

Online

Office 365 Cloud Productivity Competency Boot Camp (Level 300)

Technical roles

February 13

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure PaaS Advanced Power BI

Technical roles

February 13–14

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Migrating applications to Azure

Technical roles

February 14–16

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Enterprise Mobility and Security

Technical roles

February 14–17

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Creating apps for the intelligent cloud

Technical roles

February 14

Community call

Dynamics 365 Partner Community call: Dynamics 365 Portals

Technical roles

February 14

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Edge Architectures and Configuration

Technical roles

February 14

Online

What’s new and highlights for Microsoft Dynamics 365

Technical roles

February 15

Online

Coffee in the Cloud: Enterprise Mobility + Security and PSTN Calling and Conferencing
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Sales Professionals

February 15

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Deploying Conferencing and Skype for Meeting Broadcast

Technical roles

February 15

Online

Ask the Experts Azure PaaS: Load testing and monitoring with Application Insights

Technical roles

February 16

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

February 16

Community call

Windows and Devices Partner Community call: Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer

Technical roles

February 16

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Using Business to Business Extranet Sites

Technical roles

February 16

Community call

ISV and App Builder Partner Community call

Sales Professionals

Week of February 20–24

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 20–March 17

Registration ends February 10

Online

Cloud + Enterprise University Online: Modern Business Intelligence

Sales Professionals

February 20–22

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Technical roles

February 20–21

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows Deployment

Technical roles

February 21

Seattle, WA

Beyond US Roadshow Technical Event: Enterprise Security and Infrastructure; Productivity and Business Apps; Microsoft Azure and Data Analytics

IT Professionals and Developers

February 21

Community call

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

Technical roles

February 21

Online

Enhance your business with Cortana Intelligence Suite

Technical roles

February 21

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 for Field Service end-to-end scenario

Technical roles

February 21

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: What should I know about upgrading to Skype for Business

Technical roles

February 22

Houston, TX

Beyond US Roadshow Technical Event: Enterprise Security and Infrastructure; Productivity and Business Apps; Microsoft Azure and Data Analytics

IT Professionals and Developers

February 22

Online

MPN 101 Community call: Partner incentives and investments

Business, Sales

February 22

Online

Ask the Experts: Office 365–Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Flows

Technical roles

February 22

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Defining requirements for a Skype for Business deployment

Technical roles

February 22

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Hybrid cloud management and security

Technical roles

February 22

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows security

Technical roles

February 22

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure PaaS – Azure App Services

Technical roles

February 23

Philadelphia, PA

Beyond US Roadshow Technical Event: Enterprise Security and Infrastructure; Productivity and Business Apps; Microsoft Azure and Data Analytics

IT Professionals and Developers

February 23

Irvine, CA

Beyond US Roadshow Technical Event: Enterprise Security and Infrastructure; Productivity and Business Apps; Microsoft Azure and Data Analytics

IT Professionals and Developers

February 23

San Francisco, CA

Beyond US Roadshow Technical Event: Enterprise Security and Infrastructure; Productivity and Business Apps; Microsoft Azure and Data Analytics

IT Professionals and Developers

February 23

Online

Enhance your business with Skype for Business Online Academy

Technical roles

February 23

Online

Enterprise Mobility + Security Partner Community call: Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure

Technical roles

February 23

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows management

Technical roles

February 23

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business Decision Makers and Practice Leads

February 23

Online

Technical Deep Dive on SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search

Technical roles

February 23

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

February 24

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows 10 Enterprise subscriptions in Cloud Solution Provider program

Technical roles

Week of February 27–March 3

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 27–March 24

Registration ends February 17

Online

Cloud + Enterprise University Online: Selling SAP on Azure

Sales Professionals

February 27

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Hybrid Cloud Storage

Technical roles

February 27

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Technical roles

February 27

Online

Technical Deep Dive on building connected solutions with IoT

Technical roles

February 28

Online

What’s new in Skype for Business

Technical roles

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

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