June 2–3 in Redmond, WA: Windows 10 Preflight Summit for partners

Get an early look at Windows 10 and learn about its core infrastructure at the Windows 10 Preflight Summit for partners. During this two-day, level 200-300 technical training, you’ll learn about Windows deployment, management, identity, security, and networking through presentations and demos delivered by subject-matter experts from the Windows team. Recommended partner roles to attend…


Prepare for Windows 10 deployments with the new Deployment Masters online workshop series

The new Deployment Masters workshop series, for IT pros, consultants, and administrators, will help you prepare for Windows 10 deployments. Over the course of eight 2-hour sessions, you will learn how to build real world deployment solutions utilizing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and System Center Configuration Manager. Your instructors for this series are Johan…


Search less and solve more: Windows Apportals bring data and apps to life for users – join our experience selling office hours

Built on top of Windows 8.1, Apportals organize and reveal data and apps needed for a specific role or task. This breakthrough functionality enables users to search less and solve more. A Windows Apportal can be shaped to fit nearly any task or role within an organization. The experience an Apportal offers users is simple….


Windows 10 Learning Series for Partners

With Windows 10 gaining popularity in the press and with customers, we want to share with you how Microsoft is presenting the value proposition and the technical features of the product to our commercial customers. Starting next week, we’re offering a series of Windows 10 webcasts for partners. Learn how to talk to your customers…


Windows 8.1 devices Sales Specialist sweepstakes – October 1 – November 30

Customers today want the flexibility to work from any device—PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet. Recommending and selling them the right Windows 8.1 devices that meet their needs for usability and productivity is critical. Preparing for the Sales Specialist Assessment for Devices and Deployment, will help you position Windows solutions in customer conversations. In addition to Windows…


Licensing Readiness Webcast: Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry and Windows Embedded 8.0 Standard

Enterprises turn to Windows Embedded for the industry devices that delight their customers with unique and differentiated user experiences. Windows Embedded Standard 8.0 and the new Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry deliver the next foundation of the trusted partnership between enterprises, OEMs and Microsoft for creating lasting competitive advantage with specialized industry devices. In this 30-minute…


Attend a Spring 2013 Practice Accelerator to Build a Microsoft Office 365, Business Intelligence, Datacenter, Desktop or Windows 8 Practice

Practice Accelerator is a unique virtual training opportunity for business decision makers and IT consultants. It offers a comprehensive set of reusable tools and best practices that can help you identify customer requirements and project scope, analyze customer needs, and deploy solutions. When you attend a Practice Accelerator, you receive a detailed framework of resources,…


Windows 8 and Windows Azure Hands-On Labs Online

Whether you’re gearing up for Microsoft certification exams, or want more hands-on experience with Windows 8 or Windows Azure, these three-hour, online events are great training opportunities for IT professionals and developers. And, they’re free. Attendees first listen to a live presentation and then have the opportunity to work on lab exercises. As attendees work…


Upcoming Training for U.S. Partners; Windows Azure and MDOP Training for Your Role

Here are the training recommendations sent to you in the Friday, May 4 U.S. partner newsletter, including role-based training for Windows Azure and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). You can use these links to find additional training opportunities: A six-week outlook of in-person and on-demand training by Region is available at http://aka.ms/eastregion, http://aka.ms/centralregion, http://aka.ms/westregion On-demand…