Q: (from Chris)
I am very excited about the new Microsoft Server 2011, Office and Windows 7 family. My question is how can I learn more about these products? I am a small business but have a large client base that almost all use your software. I would like to be trained more on all of the features of your products so that I can upgrade my clients to the latest software. Are there online courses or local classes I could attend? I believe with more product knowledge I would be able to sell more of your products in the future. Thanks you for your time.
To stay on top of Windows Small Business Server 2011, I would recommend the following resources:
- the Microsoft Partner Learning Center (http://training.partner.microsoft.com) and search for “SBS 2011”. I found 14 courses,
- follow the official SBS website for product announcements (http://www.microsoft.com/sbs),
- sign up for the SBS beta (http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/beta.aspx), and
- monitor the SBS blog (http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs).
For education opportunities around all Microsoft products, make sure you are subscribed to the partner training newsletter, The Learning Curve, published by Deb Ziegenhorn’s team as part of your Microsoft Partner Network membership (https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40012117). This may require that you whitelist firstname.lastname@example.org.