March 2017 Hot Sheet partner training schedule


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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

March call

April call

Application Development

Hybrid connectivity – on demand

April 4 – Introduction to serverless computing

Azure Infrastructure and Management

SAP HANA on Azure – on demand

April 13 – Azure Operations Spotlight

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

March 30

April 27

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

Azure Data Factory – on demand

April 18

Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 for Project Services and Field Services – on demand

April 11 – Using Power App and Flow with Dynamics 365

Enterprise Mobility + Security

Azure Active Directory Connect – on demand

April 27 – Secure Productive Enterprise for EMS Partners

ISV and Application Builder

Launch your Cloud Application in 6 to 8 weeks on Azure – on demand

April 20

MPN 101

Partner incentives and investments – on demand

New Partner Orientation – on demand

Partner program membership renewal process – on demand

Managed Services Provider resources – on demand

No calls scheduled at this time – check listing page for updates

Office 365 and Voice

Office 365 Secure Score and Advanced Data Governance – on demand

April 6 – Secure Productive Enterprise for Office 365 Partners

Open Source Solutions

April 4 (new date) – OSS infrastructure tooling

April 4 (new date for the March call) – OSS infrastructure tooling

April 25

SMB Partner Insider

East Region – on demand

Central Region – on demand

West Region – on demand

April 7 – East Region

April 7 – Central Region

April 7 – West Region

Windows and Devices

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection – on demand

April 18 - Windows 10 Creators Update launch

April 26 - Secure Productive Enterprise for Windows Partners

Week of March 27–31

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

March 27–29

Atlanta, GA

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Management and Security Technical Training (Level 300)

Architects, IT Pros, Presales Engineers

March 27–29

Bellevue, WA

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Management and Security Technical Training (Level 300)

Architects, IT Pros, Presales Engineers

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

Online

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

More Azure infrastructure solutions webcasts

Technical roles

March 27

Online

The message of digital transformation – The Azure opportunity

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

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

Online

Windows 10 Deployment Masters

Technical roles

March 28–30

Minneapolis, MN

Skype for Business Technical Airlift (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 28–30

Chicago, IL

Enterprise Mobility + Security Partner Practice Enablement technical training (Level 300)

Solution Architects, Presales Technical Roles, Deployment Roles

March 28–29

Los Angeles, CA

Data Platform and IoT Technical Training (Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Azure IoT Suite)

Technical Consultants, Application Consultants, Presales Roles

March 28–30

Online

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

IT Professionals and Developers

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

Chicago, IL

Build a Cloud Ready partner business

Partner Business Executives

March 28

Community call

Open Source Solutions (OSS) Partner Community call: Infrastructure management tools

Technical roles

March 28

Online

SMB Jumpstart: How to position Power BI to your customers

More SMB Jumpstart webcasts

Sales and Technical roles

March 28

Online

Lead with identity in retail and drive digital transformation

Morning option  Evening option

More Enterprise Mobility + Security webcasts

Sales Professionals

March 28

Online

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

Technical roles

March 29

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

More cities and dates

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

Chicago, IL

Microsoft Partner Program Overview

Business, sales

March 29

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows Security (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 29

Online

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

Technical roles

March 30

New York, NY

Microsoft Partner Program Overview

Business, sales

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

Atlanta, GA

Enterprise Mobility + Security Presales Training (Level 100–200)

Sales and Presales Technical roles

March 30

New York, NY

Build a Cloud Ready partner business

Partner Business Executives

March 30

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows Management (Level 300)

Technical roles

March 30

Online

Doing business in the Cloud - Insights from successful sellers

Morning session  Afternoon session

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

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 3–4

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Windows Deployment (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 3

Online

Understanding Azure Infra– The value proposition and sales scenarios

Morning session   Afternoon session

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

April 4

Online

Simulate cyber attacks with the Advanced Threat Analytics Playbook

Technical roles

April 4–6

Atlanta, GA

Skype for Business Technical Airlift

More cities and dates

Technical roles

April 4–6

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 4

Community call

Application Development Partner Community call: Introduction to Serverless Computing

Technical roles

April 4

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 4

Online

SMB Jumpstart: Licensing Power BI

More SMB Jumpstart webcasts

Sales and Technical roles

April 4

Online

Grow, manage and increase business profitability by actively using Office 365 Internal User Rights (Level 200)

Technical roles

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 5

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure Pricing Calculator (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 5

Online

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – the path to modernization

More partner sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

April 5

Online

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

Technical roles

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

April 6

Community call

Office 365 and Voice Partner Community call: Secure Productive Enterprise

Technical roles

April 6

Online

Modernize customer's infrastructure with Software Defined Data Center

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

April 6

Online

Introduction to SharePoint Online: External sharing with SharePoint Online and partner facing Extranet Sites (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 6

Online

Ask the Experts Azure PaaS: DevOps Last Mile - A Discussion of Branching, Build, and Release Management

Technical roles

April 6

Online

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

Technical roles

April 7

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – East Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing

April 7

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – Central Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing

April 7

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – West Region

Business Decision Makers, Practice Leads, Sales, Marketing

Week of April 10–14

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

April 10

Online

Introduction to SharePoint Online: Moving to Cloud with OneDrive for Business (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 10

Online

Extend your customer's data center with the flexibility and availability of cloud

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

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 11

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure SQL: Best practices of migrating SQL On Premises to Azure SQL

Technical roles

April 11

Online

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

Technical roles

April 11

Community call

Dynamics 365 Partner Community call: Using Power App and Flow with Dynamics 365

Technical roles

April 11

Online

SMB Jumpstart: Delivering a Dashboard in a Day Workshop

More SMB Jumpstart webcasts

Sales and Technical roles

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

April 12

Online

Ask the Experts Azure PaaS: Build a great conversationalist with Azure Bot Service (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 12

Online

New Windows Pro Devices vs. Chrome Devices - Partner Profitability and Customer Capabilities Showdown

Business, Sales

April 12

Online

Ask the Experts: Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flows (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 13

Community call

Azure Infrastructure and Management Partner Community call: Azure Operations Spotlight (continued)

Technical roles

April 13

Online

Introduction to Dynamics 365 Technical Onboarding: Dynamics CRM Online, Integration with Power BI and Microsoft Social Listening Overview (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of April 17–21

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

April 17–19

Online

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

Technical roles

April 17

Online

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

Technical roles

April 18

Community call

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics Partner Community call

Technical roles

April 18

Online

SMB Jumpstart: Leveraging Solution Templates to accelerate customer acquisition

More SMB Jumpstart webcasts

Sales and Technical roles

April 18

Online

Dynamics University for Partners Demo Series: Best Practices on Demoing Dynamics 365 Solutions in Multiple Industries (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

April 18

Online

Introduction to Windows Security (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 18

Online

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

Technical roles

April 18

Online

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

Technical roles

April 19

Online

Coffee in the Cloud: Compete strategies

More partner sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

April 19

New York, NY

Drumbeat Optimize Office 365 Partner Workshop

Sales Professionals

April 19

Irvine, CA

Drumbeat Optimize Office 365 Partner Workshop

Sales Professionals

April 19

Online

What's new in Enterprise Mobility Suite (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 19

Online

Ask The Experts Dynamics 365: Inventory and purchase management capabilities in Dynamics 365 for Field Service (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 19

Online

Ask The Experts Skype for Business: Enterprise Voice best practices (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 20

Community call

ISV and Application Builder Partner Community call

Technical roles

April 20

Community call

Windows and Devices Partner Community call: Secure Productive Enterprise

Technical roles

Week of April 24–28

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

April 24–May 10

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Customization and Configuration Exam Preparation (2 days/week, 1.5 hours/day)

Morning option  Evening option

Technical roles

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 24

Online

Enhanced development and testing

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

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

April 25–May 11

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Sales (2 days/week, 1.5 hours/day)

Morning option  Evening option

Sales Professionals

April 25

Community call

Open Source Solutions (OSS) Partner Community call

Technical roles

April 25

Online

Virtual Azure Gov Discovery Day

Government roles

April 25

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure SQL– Securing Data with Azure SQL (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 26

Online

Microsoft PowerApps and Flow Hack-a-Thon (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 26

Online

Ask The Experts: Exchange Online – Email security best practices (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 26

Online

Ask the Experts: PaaS – Building Microservices on Azure Service Fabric (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 27

Community call

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

Technical roles

April 27

Community call

Enterprise Mobility + Security Partner Community call: Secure Productive Enterprise

Technical roles

April 27

Online

Simplify hybrid cloud management with process automation

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

April 27

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Hybrid Cloud Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 28

Online

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

Technical roles

May 2017

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

May 4

Online

The business continuity of today – How to challenge tomorrow

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

May 8

Online

Higher, faster, stronger –  SAP deployment, dev-test and training on Azure

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

May 11

Online

Provide customers with more choices in the cloud

– Open Source on Azure

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

May 15

Online

Lead the discussion with the client – Boost your sales

Morning option  Afternoon option

More Azure Sales webinars

Sales Professionals

May 16

Online

Dynamics University for Partners Demo Series: Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Solutions in the Financial Services Industry (Level 200)

Sales and Presales roles

May 16–June 1

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Online Deployment (2 days/week, 1.5 hours/day)

Morning option  Evening option

Technical roles

May 30–June 28

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Operations: Retail (3 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 (1)

  1. Naqash Ahmed says:

    That is mind blowing! Amazing stuff for Partners.

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