August 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

August calls information

September calls information

Application Development

No call in August. Look for new schedule soon

Call details will be available soon

Azure Infrastructure and Management

No call in August. Look for new schedule soon

Call details will be available soon

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

August 31

September 28

Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

No call in August. Look for new schedule soon

Call details will be available soon

Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 Inspire announcements and July update –on demand

September 12 - Increase  your Profitability by Adding Repeatable IP and Industry Focus into your Business Model

Enterprise Mobility + Security

No call in August. Look for new schedule soon

Call details will be available soon

ISV and Application Builder

No call in August. Look for new schedule soon

Call details will be available soon

Leading Edge Webinar

August 16 – Microsoft 365 Business

August 23 – Demystifying the Cloud Solution Program and profiting at the same time

August 30 – In these days of Digital Transformation are you social “fishing” or “hunting”?

September 20 – Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM) Academy

September 27 – Accelerate your cloud practice building with the Microsoft Cloud Mentor Program for Azure, Office 365, and more

Microsoft Community Connections for SMB Partners

August 18

September 15

MPN 101

New Partner Orientation August 2017 – on demand

August 23 – Microsoft Inspire 2017 Recap

Call details will be available soon

Modern Workplace – Collaboration & Voice

No call in August. Look for new schedule soon

Call details will be available soon

Open Source Solutions

No call in August. Look for new schedule soon

Call details will be available soon

SMB Partner Insider

East Region – on demand

Central Region – on demand

West Region – on demand

September 6 – All Regions

Windows and Devices

No call in August. Look for new schedule soon

Call details will be available soon

Week of August 21–25

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

August 21

Online

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

Technical roles

August 21

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Exchange Online hybrid deployment fundamentals (Level 200)

Technical roles

August 22

Online

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

Technical roles

August 22

Online

Technical Deep Dive Module 1: Defining Requirements for a Skype for Business Deployment (Level 300)

Technical roles

August 22

Online

Today's M&A landscape: What you need to know

Partner Business Owners, Business Decision Makers

August 22

Online

Hybrid Cloud management and security:  Introduction and log analytics (Level 300)

Technical roles

August 23

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Microsoft Inspire recap

Business, sales, technical

August 23

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: Demystifying the Cloud Solution Program and profiting at the same time

Business, Sales

August 23

Online

Cloud Suite Offers for Education – Part 1

Licensing Professionals

August 23

Online

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

Technical roles

August 23

Online

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

Technical roles

August 23

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management and security: Automation and security (Level 300)

Technical roles

August 23

Online

Ask the Experts on Dynamics 365 for Operations: Mobile App overview (Level 200)

Technical roles

August 23

Online

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

Technical roles

August 24

Online

Technical Deep Dive Module 2: Defining network requirements for Skype for Business deployment (Level 300)

Technical roles

August 24

Online

Technical Deep Dive on storage and networking for hybrid cloud infrastructure (Level 300)

Technical roles

August 24

Online

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

Technical roles

Week of August 28–September 1

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

August 29

Online

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

Technical roles

August 29

Online

Technical Deep Dive Module 3: Upgrading a Lync Infrastructure to Skype for Business (Level 300)

Technical roles

August 29

Online

Best practices for buying another partner business

Partner Business Owners, Business Decision Makers

August 30

Online

What's new in Microsoft Azure (Level 200)

Technical roles

August 30

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: In these days of Digital Transformation are you social “fishing” or “hunting”?

Business, Sales

August 31

Community call

Cloud Services Partner Incentives
Office Hours

Technical roles

August 31

Online

Best Practices for preparing to sell your partner business

Partner Business Owners, Business Decision Makers

August 31

Online

Technical Deep Dive Module 4: Migrating a Skype for Business Backend Database to SQL AlwaysOn (Level 300)

Technical roles

August 31

Online

Introduction to SharePoint Online: Moving to Cloud with SharePoint 2016 (Level 200)

Technical roles

August 31

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure Pricing Calculator (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of September 4–8

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

September 5

Online

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

Technical roles

September 6

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business fundamentals: Day 1 (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 6

Online

The Office 2007 retirement market opportunity (Level 100)

Sales Professionals

September 6

Online

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

Technical roles

September 6

Online

Technical Deep Dive on best practices moving from File Server To SharePoint Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

September 6

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management and security: Automation and security (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 6

Online

Cortana Intelligent Suite: Machine Learning (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 7

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 5: Configure Skype for Business hybrid and user migration (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 7

Online

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

Technical roles

September 8

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – All Regions

Business, Sales

September 8

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Fundamentals: Day 2 (Level 200)

Technical roles

September 8

Online

Introduction to Cortana Intelligence Suite (Level 200)

Technical roles

Week of September 11–15

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

September 11

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 6: Configure Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 12–13

Iselin, NJ

Build a Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance business

Technical Sales and Business Development Managers

September 12

Online

Grow, manage, and increase profitability with Azure Internal Use Rights (Level 200)

Technical roles

September 12

Online

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

Technical roles

September 13

Online

Introduction to Exchange Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

September 13

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business fundamentals: Day 3 (Level 200)

Technical roles

September 13

Online

Technical Deep Dive on hybrid cloud infrastructure using Windows Server 2016 (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 14

Online

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

Technical roles

September 15

Online

Ask The Experts on Exchange Online: Email Security best practices (Level 200)

Technical roles

September 15

Community call

Microsoft Community Connections for SMB Partners

Sales, marketing

Week of September 18–22

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

September 18

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 7: Deploying Conferencing and Skype for Meeting Broadcast (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 18

Online

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

Technical roles

September 19

Online

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

Technical roles

September 19

Online

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

Technical roles

September 19

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management and Security: Introduction and Log Analytics (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 20

Online

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

Technical roles

September 20

 

Leading Edge Webinar: Customer Experience Academy – Insights and tools to help you accelerate customer business value while securing long-term retention

Business, Sales

September 20

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Containers and Nano Server (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 21

Mountain View, CA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

IT Pros, Developers

September 21

Online

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

Technical roles

September 21

Online

Dynamics 365 for Operations:  Advanced Integration (Level 200)

Technical roles

September 22

Online

Technical Deep Dive on migrating to Exchange Online (Level 300)

Technical roles

Week of September 25–29

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

September 25

Online

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

Technical roles

September 26

Online

Introduction to Skype for Business Technical Series: Edge Architectures and Configuration (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 26

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Storage and Networking for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 27

Online

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

Technical roles

September 27

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: Accelerate your cloud practice building with the Microsoft Cloud Mentor Program for Azure, Office 365, and more

Business, Sales

September 28

Online

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

Technical roles

September 28

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 28

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Power BI Common Scenarios (Level 300)

Technical roles

September 29

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Exchange Online Hybrid Deployment fundamentals (Level 200)

Technical roles

October 2017

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

October 4

Online

The modern workplace collaboration market opportunity (Level 100)

Sales Professionals

October 6

Bellevue, WA

Microsoft Teams Workshop

IT Professionals, Developers

October 18

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: Understand how adding Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, Business edition will increase your revenue

Business, Sales

Microsoft 2017 events lineup

Microsoft Build: May 10–12 in Seattle, WA

Microsoft Data Insights Summit: June 12–13 in Seattle, WA

Microsoft Inspire: 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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