February 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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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

February call

March call

Application Development

Visual Studio Mobile Center – on demand

March 7– Hybrid connectivity

Azure Infrastructure and Management

SAP on Azure – on demand

March 9 – Azure Operations Spotlight

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

On demand

March 30

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

Azure Data Lake – on demand

March 21 – Compete

Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 Portals – on demand

March 14 – Dynamics 365 for Project Services and Field Services

Enterprise Mobility + Security

Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure – on demand

March 23 - Azure Active Directory Connect

ISV and Application Builder

5 trends and ideas for ISVs in 2017 – on demand

March 16

MPN 101

Microsoft Action Pack Subscription – on demand

Training and accreditation resources – on demand

Partner incentives and investments – on demand

March 8 – New Partner Orientation

Office 365 and Voice

Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Flow – on demand

March 2 – Office 365 Secure Score and Advanced Data Governance

Open Source Solutions

February 28 – Containers

March 28 – OSS Infrastructure management tools

SMB Partner Insider

East Region – on demand

Central Region – on demand

West Region – on demand

March 3 – East Region

March 3 – Central Region

March 3 – West Region

Windows and Devices

Microsoft FastTrack for Windows 10 – on demand

March 16 – Kirby Lake Overview

Week of February 27–March 3

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

February 27–March 2

Online

Dynamics 365 Project Service Automation for Presales (Level 200; 2 hours/day)

Sales and Presales Professionals

February 27

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Hybrid Cloud Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

February 27

Self-paced

Digital Transformation by Industry courses

Courses run from March 6–April 10

Sales and Marketing roles

February 27 New

Online

Armor Anywhere: Protection for Virtual Machines in the Public Cloud 

More webcasts 

Technical roles

February 27 New

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters Community call

Technical roles

February 27

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Level 300)

Technical roles

February 27

Online

Technical Deep Dive on building connected solutions with IoT (Level 300)

Technical roles

February 27 – March 28

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Operations: Retail (Level 200)

Technical roles

February 28

Online

What's new in Skype for Business (Level 100)

Technical roles

February 28

Community call

Open Source Solutions Partner call: Containers

Technical roles

March 1

Minneapolis, MN

Demo for Dynamics 365 for Sales

Sales Professionals

March 1 New

Online

Learn how to execute a winning Office 365 E5 sales strategy in Healthcare

Sales, Licensing

March 1

Online

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

Technical roles

March 1

Online

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

Technical roles

March 1

Online

MPN 101 Community call: Partner incentives and investments

Technical roles

March 2

Online

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

Technical roles

March 2

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

March 2

Community call

Office 365 Partner call: Office 365 Secure Score and Advanced Data Governance

Technical roles

March 2

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid OneDrive for Business and Sites

Technical roles

March 3

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – East Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing

March 3

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – Central Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing

March 3

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – West Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing

March 3

Online

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

Technical roles

Week of March 6–10

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

March 6–April 10

Registration ends February 24

Online

Cloud + Enterprise University Online: Selling Advanced Analytics

C+E University Online schedule

Sales Professionals

March 6–8

Online

Office 365 Cloud Productivity Competency Boot Camp (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 6 New

Online

Archive360: Compliance archive platform built on Microsoft Azure

More webcasts 

Technical roles

March 7–9 New

Austin, TX

Skype for Business Technical Airlift (Level 300)

More cities and events

Technical roles

March 7

Chicago, IL

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 7

Philadelphia, PA

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 7

Online

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

Technical roles

March 7

Online

Application Development Partner call: Hybrid connectivity

Technical roles

March 7

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Reference architectures and design (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 7–10 New

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud (Level 200; 3 hours/day)

Technical roles

March 8

Chicago, IL

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales

March 8

Philadelphia, PA

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales

March 8

Bellevue, WA

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 8 New

Online

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

Technical roles

March 8

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 8

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: New Partner Orientation

Business, Sales

March 8

Online

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Pricing and Licensing

Public Sector, Healthcare, Sales, Licensing

March 9

Bellevue, WA

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales

March 9

Community call

Azure Infrastructure and Management Partner call: Azure Operations Spotlight

Technical roles

March 9

Online

Ask the Experts: Office 365 Planner and Groups (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 9 New

Online

Partner with SYNNEX to capture the cloud: Business transformation and acceleration workshop introduction

Business Decision Makers, Sales Roles

March 9

Online

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

March 10

Online

Ask the Experts: Windows and Devices Competency Boot Camp (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 10

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: What should I know about upgrading to Skype for Business (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of March 13–17

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

March 12–15 New

Seattle, WA

Dynamics 365 Tech Conference (Level 200 – 400)

Technical roles

March 13–14

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Migrating applications to Azure (Level 300; 3 hours/day)

Technical roles

March 13 New

Online

Riverbed: WAN Optimization, Remote office consolidation, and more 

More webcasts 

Technical roles

March 14–16 New

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Skype for Business Technical Airlift (Level 300)

More cities and dates

Technical roles

March 14

Irvine, CA

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 14–16

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Enterprise Mobility and Security (Level 300; 4 hours/day)

Technical roles

March 14

Community call

Dynamics 365 Partner Community call: Dynamics 365 for Project Services and Field Services

Technical roles

March 14

Online

What's new and highlights for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 14

Online

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

Technical roles

March 15

Irvine, CA

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – Spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales

March 15

Hartford, CT

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 15 New

New York, NY

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop

More cities and dates

Sales Professionals

March 15

Online

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

Technical roles

March 15

Online

Coffee in the Cloud: The Mystery of the Kiosk SKU

More partner sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

March 15

Online

Ask the Experts Azure PaaS: Load testing and monitoring with Application Insights (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 16

Hartford, CT

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales

March 16

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

March 16

Community call

ISV and App Builder Partner Community call

Sales Professionals

March 16

Community call

Windows and Devices Partner Community call: Kirby Lake Overview

Technical roles

March 16

Tampa, FL

Demo for Dynamics 365 for Sales

Sales Professionals

March 17

Online

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

Technical roles

Week of March 20–24

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

March 20 – April 18

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Operations: Financials (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 21 – April 19

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Operations: Financials (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 20 New

Online

Druva: Heterogeneous SaaS backup, hybrid object storage, and information governance 

More webcasts 

Technical roles

March 20 New

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows 10 Enterprise Subscription in Cloud Solution Provider Program (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 20–22

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 21–22 New

San Jose, CA

IoT in Action with Microsoft

Business Decision Makers and Technical Decision Makers

March 21 New

Irvine, CA

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop

More cities and dates

Sales Professionals

March 21

Community call

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics Partner call: Compete

Technical roles

March 21

Online

Enhance your business with Cortana Intelligence Suite (Level 300; 2.5 hours/day)

Technical roles

March 21

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 21

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Hybrid Deep Dive (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 22

Boston, MA

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 22

Detroit, MI

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 22

Minneapolis, MN

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 22

Los Angeles, CA

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 22

Online

ASfP Roadmap webinar: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 22

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Configure Skype for Business Hybrid and User Migration (Level 300)  

Technical roles

March 22

Online

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

Technical roles

March 22–24

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Hybrid Cloud Management and Security (Level 300; 3 hours/day)

Technical roles

March 23

Boston, MA

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – Spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

March 23

Detroit, MI

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – Spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

March 23

Minneapolis, MN

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – Spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

March 23

Los Angeles, CA

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – Spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

March 23 New

Online

Partner with SYNNEX to capture the cloud: Microsoft cloud security solutions that sell themselves

Business Decision Makers, Sales Management, Sales Professionals

March 23

Community call

Enterprise + Security Partner call: Azure Active Directory Connect

Technical roles

March 24

Online

Ask the Experts: Windows and Devices Competency Boot Camp (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of March 27–31

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

March 27–28

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Windows deployment (Level 300; 3 hours/day)

Technical roles

March 27–28

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Connected solutions with IoT (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 27 New

Online

Rubrik: Backup and recovery rethought – get modern data protection built by hyperscale cloud veterans

Technical roles

March 27

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Cloud Hybrid Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 27

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Configure Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 27 New

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters

Technical roles

March 28–30 New

Online

Internet of Things (IoT) Virtual Boot Camp (Workshops + hands-on labs)

IT Professionals and Developers

March 28–30 New

Minneapolis, MN

Skype for Business Technical Airlift (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 28

New York, NY

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 28

Indianapolis, IN

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 28

Austin, TX

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 28

San Francisco, CA

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 28

Community call

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call: Infrastructure management tools

Technical roles

March 28

Online

Ask the Experts: Lift and Shift to Azure (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 29 New

Los Angeles, CA

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop

More cities and dates

Sales Professionals

March 29

New York, NY

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 29

Indianapolis, IN

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 29

Austin, TX

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

March 29

San Francisco, CA

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

March 29

Washington DC

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

March 29 New

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows Security

Technical roles

March 29

Online

Enhance your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy (Level 200)

Technical roles

March 30

Washington DC

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

March 30 New

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows Management (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 30

Community call

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

Technical roles

March 30

Office hours

Marketing SureStep office hours

Marketing

March 31

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Deploying Conferencing and Skype for Meeting Broadcast (Level 300)

Technical roles

Week of April 3–7

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

April 4–6 New

Atlanta, GA

Skype for Business Technical Airlift

More cities and dates

Technical roles

April 4–6 New

Iselin, NJ

Skype for Business Technical Airlift

More cities and dates

Technical roles

April 4

Nashville, TN

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

April 4

Omaha, NE

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

April 4

Denver, CO

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

April 5

Nashville, TN

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

April 5

Omaha, NE

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

April 5

Denver, CO

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

April 5

Tampa, FL

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

April 6

Tampa, FL

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

Week of April 10–14

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

April 11

Atlanta, GA

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

April 11

Phoenix, AZ

SMB Live: Maximize your cloud opportunity with hybrid IT

More cities and dates

Business Leads, Sales, Marketing, Technical Decision Makers

April 12

Atlanta, GA

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

April 12

Phoenix, AZ

SMB Live: Microsoft Azure – spec, price, and bid your Microsoft cloud solutions

More cities and dates

Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers, Presales Technical, Postsales Technical

Week of April 17–21

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

April 19

Online

Coffee in the Cloud: Compete strategies

More partner sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

April 19 New

New York, NY

Drumbeat Optimize Office 365 Partner Workshop

Sales Professionals

April 19 New

Irvine, CA

Drumbeat Optimize Office 365 Partner Workshop

Sales Professionals

Week of April 24–28

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

April 24–May 24

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Operations: Distribution and Trade (Level 200; 2 days/week, 2 hors/day)

Functional Consultants, Technical Consultants

April 24–April 26

Online

Office 365 Cloud Productivity Competency Boot Camp (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 25–May 25

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Operations: Distribution and Trade (Level 200; 2 days/week, 2 hours/day)

Functional Consultants, Technical Consultants

Microsoft 2017 events lineup

Microsoft Build: May 10–12 in Seattle, WA

Microsoft Data Insights Summit: June 12–13 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 (3)

  1. George Carlisle says:

    Can you review the week of Week of March 20–24, some of the events copied over for the previous week. I just want to make sure the right event get posted.

  2. George Carlisle says:

    Who is the event contact for questions about the IOT Virtual Bootcamp on March 27-30. I need to ask some questions before I pay. Also, is the event 3 or 4 days. The listing says 27-30 but the event says 28-30. I just need to clarification. Also, Microsoft says that cancellations can happen and there are no refunds. When is the last day I can make payments to get my IOT kit shipped on time?

  3. George Carlisle says:

    Who is the event contact for questions about the IOT Virtual Bootcamp on March 27-30. I need to ask some questions before I pay. Also, is the event 3 or 4 days. The listing says 27-30 but the event says 28-30. I just need to clarification. Also, Microsoft says that cancellations can happen and there are no refunds. When is the last day I can make payments to get my IOT kit shipped on time?

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