New Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB – promotional offer

Partner Technical Services has just introduced a new Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB. From January through March, you can take this new training offering at no cost.* In this Practice Accelerator, you will learn fundamental deployment principles and processes that lead to repeatable successful deployments of Office 365 for small and medium business customers….

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On demand: Sales and Licensing Excellence webcasts

Over the past several weeks, we have delivered a series of sales- and licensing-focused webcasts for partners, covering a wide variety of Microsoft products and technologies. If you attended one or more of these webcasts, thank you! We’re planning a series of new Sales and Licensing Excellence webcasts that will begin in mid-January. Look for…

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January 2015 Hot Sheet training schedule

Welcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts, partner calls, and office hours for Microsoft US partners. This post is updated regularly to provide you with at least a six-week outlook. In addition to attending these live events, all partner roles—business, technical, sales, and marketing—will benefit from using the  partner learning…


Partner Technical Services webcasts for Azure and Office 365

Partner Technical Services (PTS) provides Microsoft partners with services and assistance across the customer lifecycle. Through PTS, you can get onboarding training for Microsoft technologies and methodologies, technical presales assistance, and deployment and migration guidance. Most webcasts delivered by Partner Technical Services are offered at no charge to all members of the Microsoft Partner Network….

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A new way for partner IT Pros and Developers to build technical skills and prepare for exams

As the director of US Partner Enablement, I have responsibility for helping you understand how to build your business and your team’s sales and technical expertise with the latest Microsoft products and technologies. My previous blog posttalked about your resources for planning and following through on a training plan for your company. Today, I am…

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Reminder: Microsoft SQL Server Big Data sales and technical sweepstakes ends December 31

On November 1, we announced the Big Data sweepstakes to strengthen your knowledge and skills about Microsoft SQL Server through training and exam preparation. You have until December 31 to pass a qualifying exam or assessment and be entered to win a prize in the sweepstakes. No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of…


Microsoft SharePoint sweepstakes for IT Pros and Developers – December 1–January 31

Microsoft SharePoint offers dynamic content and collaboration solutions to help your customers increase productivity and cut costs. Get the training you need to build and deploy apps, or install, manage, and support both SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online. Then, demonstrate your expertise by taking and passing eligible SharePoint technical assessment or certification exams. Enter the…


Microsoft SharePoint Sales Specialist Sweepstakes – December 1–January 31

Microsoft SharePoint is the new way to work together. SharePoint makes it possible for customers to organize and share ideas and content across their organization. Preparing for the Sales Specialist assessments for Collaboration and Content will help you communicate the value of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online to customers and understand the licensing options for…


ISV Workshop: Upgrade Your Apps to Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014

The software industry is changing. Many companies that have historically bought packaged software solutions are evaluating cloud-backed software solutions to replace their legacy software. This new cloud market presents tremendous opportunity for established software vendors. But capturing that opportunity brings not just technical changes, but fundamental shifts to your company's business model. Learn, test, and…


December 2014 Hot Sheet training schedule

Welcome to the Hot Sheet, a schedule of in-person training, live webcasts, and partner calls for Microsoft US partners. Courses are organized by date, and this post is updated regularly to provide you with a six-week outlook. To receive the Hot Sheet and other training and certification announcements in your inbox when they are published,…