I wanted to convey some good info that relates to a post I made a few weeks back concerning Practice Accelerators. I just got word from an internal source that if you register for upcoming Practice Accelerators in January, February, or March 2011 by December 31st, 2010; that is to say in the next two weeks or so; you WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR THE TRAINING! This is a coup! Please see details at the link below:
Exchange Server 2010
SharePoint Server 2010
Microsoft Server Virtualization /Management
Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (also relevant for Office 365)
Desktop Optimization (Windows and Microsoft Office 2010)
To summarize Practice Accelerators, from the partner site:
Expand your customer base and provide consistent customer experiences as you build your services practice around Microsoft technologies. Practice Accelerator is 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.
Practice Accelerator service offerings are developed by Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) experts based on proven customer deployment experiences on the latest Microsoft products. The best practices, guidance, and tools are then delivered to you through Microsoft Office Live Meeting to help you develop new services practices or strengthen current ones.
Practice Accelerator provides a detailed framework of resources, covering preengagement to post-delivery. These reusable tools, templates, best practices, Hands-On Labs, and guides include:
Planning and design guides to help you provide predeployment recommendations.
Project guidance, including templates for planning and managing your customers’ projects.
Materials to help you with architecture design, along with post-deployment maintenance and monitoring recommendations.
Easily customizable reference architecture documents for you to design and leave with your customers
Register now as they fill up quickly!