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Online Tutorials – Are you utilizing this benefit of the Microsoft Partner Program?

Online Tutorials are just one of the many benefits that you can use to train, grow, market, and build your staff, sales, and business as a member of the Microsoft Partner Program.  Making sure you are utilizing these benefits is an important step to ensure you are getting the most out of your Microsoft Partner Program membership. Are you currently getting the most out of this benefit?  


Online Tutorials provide you with opportunities to access courses designed specifically for Microsoft Partners, directly from the convenience of your office through your computer.  These can range in time from 30 minutes to multiple hours and you have access to hundreds of pre-recorded ones available on demand.  Here is just a small sample of some of these Online Tutorials you have access to as a member of the Microsoft Partner Program:


  • Rev It Up – Windows Essential Server Solutions – Including SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 – Designed to provide product and sales training to our partners to help increase your deal size and close the deals quicker in this tough economic climate utilizing the Windows Essential Server Systems. Designed for anyone in sales – whether you are telesales, solution sales or you merely want a refresh on what Microsoft products could be suitable for your customers.

  • Assessment and Deployment Solution for Midsize Businesses – Assessment and Deployment Solution for Midsize Businesses is designed for Microsoft partners performing infrastructure deployment and migration projects for customers with 50 to 250 PCs. The solution provides tools to inventory and analyze a customer’s current IT environment, generate a detailed project proposal, and automate server planning and deployment of Microsoft Server products, plus much more.

  • Windows Server 2008: Licensing, Pricing, and Packaging – This 60 minute, 200 level course covers licensing, pricing, and packaging for Windows Server 2008. The various editions of Windows Server 2008, localization, and up-sell and cross-sell opportunities are discussed.

  • 2007 Microsoft® Office System and Exchange Server 2007: Core Sales and Solution Selling – Overview of Communication and Collaboration solutions developed on 2007 Microsoft Office System and Exchange Server 2007, Windows® SharePoint® Services v3 (WSS), OneNote®, and Groove®. You will explore partner opportunities as they relate to these new Communication and Collaboration solutions, including how to sell and structure customer campaigns.

  • And many, many more…

With the holiday season upon us, now could be a great time to catch up or get ahead on some training or learning opportunities, so why not check out the Online Tutorials today and get the most from the plentitude of training opportunities they have to offer you?


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
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