Grow Your Business Helping SMBs Modernize Theirs – Register Today!

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) face a complex and changing landscape when it comes to understanding all of the different ways new technologies can help their businesses. Many Microsoft partners are capitalising on the opportunity to grow their businesses by expanding their roles to that of a trusted advisor and business consultant—looking for ways to help SMBs modernize across the IT platform.

The Modern Biz Technical Series provides training, demonstrations, and hands-on instruction on how to use the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations. This set of training courses is designed to prepare Microsoft value-added reseller (VAR) partners to help customers get the benefits of the modern business by providing solutions and services that span the entire IT ecosystem, from server, to cloud, to devices.

In this training, you will:

  • Get hands-on experience: With a focus on building real-world solutions, this training consists of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs.
  • Get the skills you need to build real-world SMB solutions: This technical series is designed specifically for partners working with SMB customers to build solutions using the latest products and technologies from Microsoft.
  • Any of the Modern Biz Technical Series courses can be attended as a standalone course, or as a part of the complete series.


Courses On Offer

Grow Efficiently, Part 1: Get the Most out of Your Technology.

In this course, you will learn to use the latest Microsoft server and cloud technologies to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations. We will cover a range of technology areas, including server virtualization, modernizing legacy infrastructure, Active Directory Domain Services in hybrid environments, storage, and growing infrastructure with Microsoft Azure.

  • Melbourne: November 19
  • Brisbane: November 26
  • Sydney: November 28



Grow Efficiently, Part 2: Adapt to Change. This course provides training on how to use the latest Microsoft client, database, and cloud productivity technologies to deliver solutions that help SMBs grow and adapt to change—from expanding the infrastructure that powers their business applications, to adding new PCs, devices and apps that help employees do their best work. Topics include Windows 8.1 migrations for SMBs, deploying Office 365, and SQL Server 2014 planning and implementation, both on-premises and in Microsoft Azure.

  • Melbourne: November 20
  • Sydney: November 25
  • Brisbane: November 27
  • Perth: December 9



Safeguard your Business Learn to use the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations protect their business data—whether on-site, in the cloud, or on mobile devices—and minimize the disruptions caused by unexpected events. This course covers Microsoft Azure Backup, Windows 8.1 security and management, improving security with Windows Server 2012 R2, and availability and recoverability solutions with Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server.

  • Melbourne: January 12
  • Sydney: January 13
  • Brisbane: January 15



Connect with Customers. Get training on how to use the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations better understand and engage their customers. Topics include Microsoft Lync Online Service, SharePoint Collaboration Services, Office 365 business intelligence, and Power BI solutions for SMB scenarios.

  • Sydney: December 2
  • Brisbane: December 4
  • Perth: December 8
  • Adelaide: December 11
  • Melbourne: December 12



Business Anywhere. Learn to build and deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations enable the mobile workforce, while ensuring better-managed devices and access control. This course will cover a range of the latest Microsoft products and technologies, including Mobile Device Management with Intune, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Deploying Azure Virtual Networks and workloads, Azure Active Directory (AD) and DirSync, and Office 365 mail migrations.

  • Melbourne: March 9
  • Sydney: March 10
  • Brisbane: March 12


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