NOVEMBER 2017 EDITION – HOT SHEET PARTNER TRAINING SCHEDULE


Welcome to the Australian Partner Community Hot Sheet, this is the place to find out what’s new for Microsoft partners. We’ll connect you to resources that help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business.

If you have any questions/feedback about any of the training below or would like to suggest training for us to run, please email the Microsoft Australia Readiness Team at msaupr@microsoft.com.

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MICROSOFT AZURE

Architecting Azure IAAS and Hybrid Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Architects

Cost: $699

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Melbourne (November 20–22);

The Azure IaaS and Hybrid Architect workshop is designed to prepare the architect to design solutions with Microsoft Azure. This workshop is focused on designing solutions using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and other technologies to enable hybrid solutions such as data centre connectivity, hybrid applications, and other hybrid use cases such as business continuity with backup and high availability. Individual case studies will focus on specific real-world problems that represent common IaaS and Hybrid scenarios and practices. Students will also experience several hands-on labs to introduce them to some of the key services available. REGISTER HERE

 

Azure Stack Early Adoption Initiative (EAI) System Integrator Training

Type: Technical (L200)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: No Cost

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Location: Sydney (December 06 – 07)

The lecture-based training course is designed to provide early readiness for Azure Stack planning, post-deployment integration, and operations using a series of workshop sessions. This training will also jumpstart you partner organisation towards Azure Stack competency and certification. It is designed to start your journey of acquiring the skills needed to integrate and manage the Azure Stack cloud solution in your customers’ datacentre environment and allows your customers to begin using cloud-native Azure Services immediately following deployment. REGISTER HERE

 

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $799

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Sydney (December 11 - 14)

This course is intended for students who have experience building ASP.NET and C# applications. Students will also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered. This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure. This course focuses on the considerations necessary when building a highly available solution in the cloud. REGISTER HERE

 

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $899

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Melbourne (December 11 - 15); Perth (December 18 – 22); Sydney (December 18 – 22)

This training explores Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) and several PaaS technologies such as Azure Web Apps and Cloud Services from the perspective of an IT Professional. This training provides an in-depth examination of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS); covering Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks starting from introductory concepts through advanced capabilities of the platform. The student will learn best practices for configuring virtual machines for performance, durability, and availability using features built into the platform. Throughout the course the student will be introduced to tasks that can be accomplished through the Microsoft Azure Management Portal and with PowerShell automation to help build a core competency around critical automation skills. REGISTER HERE

 

Azure IoT Suite

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional / Developers

Cost: $199

Product: Microsoft Azure

Date & Locations: Brisbane (December 04 – 05); Melbourne (December 07 – 08); Sydney (December 11 - 12);

The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with an opportunity to collaborate with both Microsoft staff and industry peers to build a pre-defined IoT solution that will enable you to take the skills learnt and replicate this in your IoT use case. We have specifically prepared this course for technology architects, solution architects and developers that are building IoT platforms. This course will be Level 300+ content to help you understand how Azure IoT suite is used in customer examples, as well as providing you with foundational hands-on skills to implement your owns solutions. REGISTER HERE

 

Azure Skills Initiative

Increase your Azure skills – free training and discounted certification offers now available for Microsoft customers and partners. Since December 2016, there have been over 84,000 enrolments in the first 15 Azure courses that we have released on Open edX on Azure. These courses are technical, in-depth (typically 10-20 hours of content each, depending on the learner’s level of engagement), and hands-on, with a mix of content types and interactivities. Learners who do well enough on assessments, and in practical exercises like labs, achieve a passing score that validates targeted knowledge and skills, and they receive a digital certificate that can be shared in social profiles and elsewhere online. GET STARTED TODAY!


MICROSOFT DYNAMICS

Dynamics 365 Cloud Solution Product Strategy Workshop

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Sales / Business Development Managers

Cost: No Cost

Product: Microsoft Dynamics 365

Date & Locations: Sydney (November 16-17)

Determining an effective product and marketing strategy is a complex and demanding responsibility that crosses all functional areas in the organisation. It is both an art and science. While each partner organisation will embark on their cloud journey differently, this hands-on workshop provides best practice approaches that every Microsoft partner should consider embracing to reduce the risks associated with building solutions and taking new product and service offerings to market. What you will come away with; vertical industry minimum viable product to test in the market, clarity on your compelling value proposition, identification of key sustainable competitive differentiation to help you win more deals, lean launch approaches which minimize product development costs and risk and maximize market success, determination of core go to market cloud solution packaged offerings, ways to maximize revenue by applying product pricing psychology, identification of upgrade and value-add revenue growth strategies, empathy mapping and ways to leverage customer funded R&D. REGISTER HERE

 

Implementing Dynamics 365 Portals

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Experienced consultants, customizers and developers who would like to learn how to create effective portal solutions for various scenarios

Cost: $700 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics 365

Date & Locations: Virtual Training (November 13-15)

Microsoft Portals provide a flexible Dynamics 365 web presence platform for the customers, partners, and employees service scenarios. In this course you will learn how to configure and use Microsoft Portals to manage customer service in different scenarios. You will evaluate and decide how to best use the wide range of options that are available to build effective portal solutions based on Dynamics 365 platform. This training will cover the best practices and recommendations for use of portals and its components, going deep in topics like security as well as common implementation scenarios that requires advanced techniques. You will get hands-on experience in setting up, configuring and extending Dynamics 365 Portal through the real-life lab scenarios exercises. REGISTER HERE

 

Dynamics 365 for Sales Enterprise Edition Accelerate for Exam Preparation

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: Dynamics 365 partners with a role in the Application Consulting, or Solution Architect space pursuing the Sales certification.

Cost: $700 USD

Product: Microsoft Dynamics 365

Date & Locations: Virtual Training (November 13-16)

If you are working toward certification, attend this program to assist in achieving the MB2-717: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Exam. You will attend sessions led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer and be given homework including: Modules on the following E-learning course: 81055AE: Relationship Management in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales / 81056AE: Sales Management in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Hands-on practice in a demo environment. REGISTER HERE


MICROSOFT 365

Master Microsoft 365. Take training to build a practice that takes your business to the next level.

  • Microsoft 365 Business Overview: Discover how Microsoft 365 Business can help your customers improve their productivity and protect their data from security threats. Learn More Today
  • Cloud Voice: See how this solution provides services, security, and support that traditional phone lines can’t match. Explore Cloud Voice
  • Security & Compliance: Learn how Microsoft 365 helps organisations with content security and data usage compliance. Explore Security & Compliance
  • Collaboration: Discover how Microsoft 365 solutions help your customers collaborate across their organisation. Explore Collaboration
  • Microsoft 365 powered device: Find out how you make device security top priority, while easing IT transition to cloud-based management. Explore Microsoft 365 powered device

 


 

Microsoft 365 Business Tech Series - Distributor Led Training

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional

Product: Microsoft 365

Date & Locations: Sydney (December 6-7)

Synnex is pleased to extend an invitation for you to attend the Microsoft 365 Business Tech Series. Microsoft 365 is complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. The Business Tech Series will help empower your team, safeguard your business, and simplify IT management with a single solution, purpose-built for your business. REGISTER HERE

 

Type: Technical (L300)

Audience: IT Professional

Product: Microsoft 365

Date & Locations: Perth (December 12-13)

Dicker Data is pleased to extend an invitation for you to attend the Microsoft 365 Business Tech Series. Microsoft 365 is complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. The Business Tech Series will help empower your team, safeguard your business, and simplify IT management with a single solution, purpose-built for your business. REGISTER HERE

 


AUSTRALIAN PARTNER SELLER MEMBERS TRAINING

Partner Seller Australia – Hour of Power

Type: Sale (L100)

Audience: Only open to registered Partner Sellers

Cost: No Charge

Duration: Starts: February 2018 - Ends: June 2018

Location: Online via Skype for Business

This monthly community call is for Australian Partner Seller individuals. This call has been established to give you an update on the latest news from Microsoft Subject Matter Experts. It will also equip you with tools that will help you sell, drive deployment and consumption of Microsoft Products. REGISTER HERE


MICROSOFT GLOBAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS

MICROSOFT BUILD

Location: Seattle, USA (May 10-12, 2017)

Audience: Developers

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT BUILD 2017.

 

MICROSOFT DATA INSIGHTS SUMMIT

Location: Seattle, USA (June 12-13, 2017)

Audience: Business Professionals, CEO, General Managers, Sales Directors, Marketing Professionals

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT DATA INSIGHTS SUMMIT.

MICROSOFT INSPIRE

Location: Washington DC, USA (July 9-13, 2017)

Audience: Business Professionals, CEO, General Managers, Sales Directors, Marketing Professionals

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT INSPIRE 2017.

 

MICROSOFT IGNITE

Audience: IT Professionals

WATCH SESSIONS FROM MICROSOFT IGNITE 2017.

 

MICROSOFT INSPIRE 2018

Audience: Business Professionals, CEO, General Managers, Sales Directors, Marketing Professionals

Cost: US$1,995

Product: NA

Duration: 5 days

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada (July 15-19, 2018)

Join us at the 2018 Microsoft Inspire as we redefine productivity in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Microsoft Inspire is the largest partner event of the year—a place to connect with fellow partners and with Microsoft, hear about the future direction of Microsoft and the broader IT industry, discover new business opportunities, learn, teach, and share with peers. With past attendance reaching 16,000 attendees from over 140 countries, no other event brings together so many of the most successful, top-tier partners in the Microsoft Partner Network. Microsoft Inspire is where leaders and visionaries of the IT industry gather to spur innovation and growth to new heights. Harness the potential of these great minds and build partnerships to expand the reach of your own solutions. Microsoft Inspire allows you to discover new opportunities and leverage industry connections to get business done. REGISTER HERE


Expression of Interest please email msaupr@microsoft.com with the course title in the subject line. Once the course opens we will email you the invite.

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