April 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.

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

April call

May call

Focus on Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE)

Sign up for these calls about your opportunity with Secure Productive Enterprise

  • April 6 – SPE for Office 365 Partners
  • April 26 SPE for Windows Partners
  • April 27 – SPE for EMS Partners

N/A

Application Development

Introduction to serverless computing – on demand

May 2

Azure Partner Solutions

Add these calls to your calendar to learn about Azure Partner Solutions

  • April 17 – Cloud Endure
  • April 24 – HPe VM Explorer and Data Protector

Add these calls to your calendar to learn about Azure Partner Solutions

  • May 1 – Nimble Storage (now an HPe Company)
  • May 8 – Quest Software
  • May 15 – HVR Software
  • May 22 – Quantum
  • May 30 – Noobaa

Azure Infrastructure and Management

Azure Stack: Blurring the lines between public, private, and hybrid clouds – on demand

May 11 – Azure Storage Update

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

April 27

May 25

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

Choosing the right data service for analytics apps – on demand

May 23

Dynamics 365

Using Microsoft PowerApp and Microsoft Flow with Dynamics 365 – on demand

May 16 – Demo techniques

Enterprise Mobility + Security

April 27 – Secure Productive Enterprise for EMS Partners

May 25 – Intune best practices

ISV and Application Builder

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

May 18

MPN 101

Learning partner options in the Microsoft partner program – on demand

April 26 – Partner Licensing Resources

May 10 – New Partner Orientation

Office 365 and Voice

Secure Productive Enterprise for Office 365 Partners – on demand

May 4 – New security and compliance capabilities

Open Source Solutions

OSS infrastructure tooling – on demand

April 25 – OSS on Microsoft Azure demo framework

May 30

SMB Partner Insider

East Region – on demand

Central Region – on demand

West Region – on demand

May 5 – East Region

May 5 – Central Region

May 5 – West Region

Windows and Devices

Windows 10 Creators Update launch – on demand

April 26 – Secure Productive Enterprise for Windows Partners

May 18

Week of April 24–28

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

April 24

Chicago, IL

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

April 24

Chicago, IL

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

April 24–May 10

Online

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

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 24–26

Online

Office 365 Cloud Productivity Competency Boot Camp (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 24–25

 

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Migrating applications to Azure (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 24

Online

HPe VM Explorer and Data Protector: Backup to cloud for every customer

More Azure Partner Solutions calls

Technical roles

April 24

Online

Enhanced development and testing

More Azure Sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

April 24

Online

Technical Deep Dive on SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 24

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure Active Directory: Hybrid Identity (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 25–27

Chevy Chase, MD

Cloud Application Development Technical Bootcamp (Level 200–300)

Technical roles

April 25

San Francisco, CA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

April 25

San Francisco, CA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

April 25

Philadelphia, PA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

April 25

Philadelphia, PA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

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–May 12

Online

SMB Jumpstart: Creating Virtual Machines with High Availability

Technical roles

April 25–May 19

Online

SMB Jumpstart: Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery

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

April 25

Community call

Open Source Solutions (OSS) Partner call: OSS on Microsoft Azure demo framework

Technical roles

April 25

Online

Virtual Azure Gov Discovery Day

Government roles

April 25

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Configure Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 25

Online

Advanced Analytics Solutions to customer BDM

Sales Professionals

April 25

Online

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

Technical roles

April 25

Online

Ask the Experts on Dynamics 365: Development Introduction to Dynamics 365 for Operations (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 26–27

Chicago, IL

Windows 10 Partner Technical Roadshow

Technical roles

April 26–28

Nashville, TN

Cloud Application Development Technical Bootcamp (Level 200-300)

Technical roles

April 26

Edina, MN

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

Technical roles

April 26–27

Online

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

Technical roles

April 26

Online

Microsoft Data Warehouse and Big Data Solution for Analytics

Sales Professionals

April 26

Online

Optimize Azure Marketing Workshop

Marketing roles

April 26

Community call

Windows and Devices Partner Community call: Secure Productive Enterprise for Windows Partners

Technical roles

April 26

Online

Ask The Experts: Exchange Online and email security best practices (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 26

Online

MPN 101 Community call: Partner Licensing Resources

Business, sales

April 26

Online

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

Technical roles

April 26

Online

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

Technical roles

April 26

Online

Intune and Saaswedo’s Datalert – Telecom Management Integration

Sales professionals

April 27

Community call

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

Technical roles

April 27

Denver, CO

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

April 27

Denver, CO

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

April 27

Community call

Enterprise Mobility + Security Partner call: Secure Productive Enterprise for EMS Partners

Technical roles

April 27

Online

Office 365 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Team new chat based workspace in Office 365

Technical roles

April 27

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure PaaS: Azure Container Service –  The Cloud's most open option for containers (Level 200)

Technical roles

April 27

Online

Guidance on choosing Microsoft Intune Hybrid or Intune on Azure

Sales Professionals

April 27

Online

Simplify hybrid cloud management with process automation

More Azure Sales webcasts 

Sales Professionals

April 27

Online

Technical Deep Dive: Hybrid Cloud Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

April 27

Online

Win mission critical workloads with Microsoft Azure and SQL Server

Sales Professionals

April 28

Online

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

Technical roles

Week of May 1–5

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

May 1

Online

Nimble Storage: Learn about Cloud Volumes

More Azure Partner Solutions calls

Technical roles

May 2–4

Irvine, CA

Cloud Application Development Technical Bootcamp (Level 200-300)

Technical roles

May 2

Minneapolis, MN

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 2

Community call

Application Development Partner call

Technical roles

May 2

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 using PowerApps, Flow and GigJam (Level 300)

Technical roles

May 2

Online

#MicrosoftEDU livestream

Educators

May 2

Online

Ask the Experts: Azure Pricing Calculator (Level 200)

Technical roles

May 2

Online

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

Technical roles

May 3–4

Sunnyvale, CA

Dynamics 365 for Operations Sales Immersion Workshop 

Use code sBiM007 to register

Sales Professionals

May 3

Online

Microsoft SQL Server 2016: The Path to Modernization

Sales Professionals

May 3

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (Level 100)

Technical roles

May 3

Online

Microsoft Business Forward

Business Decision Makers

May 4

Community call

Office 365 and Voice Partner call: New security and compliance capabilities

Technical roles

May 4

Online

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

Technical roles

May 4

Online

The business continuity of today – How to challenge tomorrow

More Azure Sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

May 4

Online

Application Innovation

Sales Professionals

May 5

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – East Region

SMB Partner Insider call – Central Region

SMB Partner Insider call – West Region

Business, Sales, Technical, Marketing

May 5

Online

Introduction to Power BI (Level 200)

 

Technical roles

Week of May 8–12

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

May 8–9

Toronto, ON

Dynamics 365 for Operations Sales Immersion Workshop

Use code sBiM007 to register

Sales Professionals

May 8–24

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Sales (2 days/week, 1,5 hours/day)

Morning option  Evening option

Sales Professionals

May 8–9

Online

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

Technical roles

May 8

Washington, DC

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 8

Online

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

More Azure Sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

May 8

Online

Selling Big Data and DW in Azure

Sales Professionals

May 8

Online

Quest Software: Backup and replication to Azure

More Azure Partner Solutions calls

Technical roles

May 8

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Power BI common scenarios (Level 300)

Technical roles

May 8

Online

Introduction to Cortana Intelligence Suite (Level 200)

Technical roles

May 9–25

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Customer Service Exam Preparation (2 days/week, 1,5 hours/day)

Morning option  Evening option

Customer service and consulting roles

May 9

Online

Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Scalability and architecting (Level 300)

Technical roles

May 9

Online

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

Technical roles

May 9

Online

Cortana Intelligent Suite: Azure Data Factory (Level 300)

Technical roles

May 10

Burlington, MA

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 10

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: New Partner Orientation

Business, sales

May 10

Online

Cortana Intelligent Suite: Big Data Analytics using Data Lake (Level 300)

Technical roles

May 10

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 for Field Service End-to-End Scenario (Level 300)

Technical roles

May 10

Online

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

Technical roles

May 11

Cincinnati, OH

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 11

Community call

Azure Infrastructure and Management Partner Community call: Azure Storage Update

Technical roles

May 11

Online

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

Technical roles

May 11

Online

Cortana Intelligent Suite: Big Data Analytics (Level 300) 

Technical roles

May 11

Online

Provide customers with more choices in the cloud

– Open Source on Azure

More Azure Sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

May 11

Online

BI Platform in the Cloud

Morning option

Evening option

Sales Professionals

May 12

Hartford, CT

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 12

Online

Cortana Intelligent Suite: Machine Learning (Level 300)

Technical roles

May 12

Online

Creating apps for the Intelligent Cloud: DevOps (Level 300)

Technical roles

Week of May 15–19

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

May 15

Atlanta, GA

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 15

San Francisco, CA

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 15–31

Online

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

Morning option  Evening option

Technical roles

May 15

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure using Windows Server 2016 (Level 300)

Technical roles

May 15

Online

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

Technical roles

May 15

Online

HVR Software: Continuous Data Integration between on-premises and Cloud

More Azure Partner Solutions calls

Technical roles

May 15

Online

Lead the discussion with the client – Boost your sales

More Azure Sales webcasts

Sales Professionals

May 16–17

Los Angeles, CA

Windows 10 Technical Series

Technical roles

May 16

Irvine, CA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developer

May 16

Irvine, CA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developer

May 16–June 9

Online

SMB Jumpstart: Cloud PBX and PSTN in Skype for Business Online

Technical roles

May 16

Community call

Dynamics 365 Partner Community call: Demo techniques

Technical roles

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

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Containers and Nano Server

Technical 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 17

San Francisco, CA

ISV Accelerate: Hackfest for big data and analytics

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Developers

May 17

New York, NY

ISV Accelerate: Hackfest for big data and analytics

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Developers

May 17

Raleigh, NC

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop

Sales Professionals

May 17

Online

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth – Immersive Technologies

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Developers

May 17

Online

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth – Natural Computer Interactions

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Developers

May 18

New York, NY

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

May 18

Atlanta, GA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

May 18

San Francisco, CA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

More courses like this

Developers

May 18

New York, NY

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

More courses like this

Developers

May 18

Atlanta, GA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

May 18

San Francisco, CA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

May 18

Community call

ISV and Application Builder Partner Community call

Technical roles

May 18

Community call

Windows and Devices Partner Community call

Technical roles

May 19

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 19

Salt Lake City, UT

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

Week of May 22–26

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

May 22

Online

Quantum: Learn about the new FlexTier offering

More Azure Partner Solutions calls

Technical roles

May 23–25

Los Angeles, CA

Skype for Business Technical Airlift

Solution Architects, Technical Sellers, Support Engineers

May 23

Chicago, IL

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

May 23

Denver, CO

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

May 23

Chicago, IL

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

May 23

Denver, CO

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

May 23–June 16

Online

SMB JumpStart: Reimagine Hybrid Cloud Storage with the StorSimple Virtual Appliance

Technical roles

May 23

Community call

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics Partner Community call

Sales Professionals

May 25

Philadelphia, PA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

May 25

Philadelphia, PA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

May 25

Irvine, CA

Drumbeat Optimize Office 365 Partner Workshop

Sales Professionals

May 25

Community call

Cloud Services Partner Incentives Community call

Technical roles

May 25

Community call

Enterprise Mobility + Security Partner Community call: Intune best practices

Technical roles

Week of May 29–June 2

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

May 30–June 28

Online

Dynamics 365 Accelerate for Operations: Retail (3 days/week, 2 hours/day)

Functional Consultants, Technical Consultants

May 30

Online

Noobaa: Software-defined object storage for on-premises data centers

More Azure Infrastructure ISV webcasts

Technical roles

May 30

Community call

Open Source Solutions (OSS) Partner Community call

Technical roles

May 31

Los Angeles, CA

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 Partner Workshop (Level 200)

Sales Professionals

May 31

New York, NY

Drumbeat Optimize Office 365 Partner Workshop

Sales Professionals

June 2017

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

June 14

Online

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

June 14

Online

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

June 20

Philadelphia, PA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

June 20

Chicago, IL

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

June 20

Irvine, CA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

June 20

Philadelphia, PA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

June 20

Chicago, IL

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

June 20

Irvine, CA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

June 21

San Francisco, CA

ISV Accelerate: Hackfest for big data and analytics

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Developers

June 21

New York, NY

ISV Accelerate: Hackfest for big data and analytics

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Developers

June 22

New York, NY

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

June 22

New York, NY

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

June 22

Atlanta, GA

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

June 22

San Francisco

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

June 22

San Francisco, CA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

June 22

Atlanta, GA

ISV Envision: Discover the latest innovations in depth

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Developers

June 27

Denver, CO

ISV Design: Receive in-person guidance on big data projects

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Developers

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 25–27 in Orlando, FL

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