Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations - Eric Ligman

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations Blog

Collection of more than 40 Windows 8 Partner skills and training resources for you

imageTo help keep you up to date on some of the new, as well as some of the existing Windows 8 skills development and training resources we have available for you, I am sharing a collection of February updates here for you to use:

What’s New:

  • New in the Partner Learning Center (PLC): Pitch Perfect: Windows 8 and the Consumerization of IT – Articulate the Windows 8 story at both the executive and business decision-maker (BDM) levels with this training, which pairs sellers with their managers to learn and practice the Windows 8 and Consumerization of IT pitch. This course will guide sellers to remove barriers, identify sales opportunities, and find and leverage relevant resources required to have a deep customer conversation on Windows 8.
  • Now Available through Microsoft Learning: Exam 70-688 & Exam 70-689: Now available on Microsoft Learning: Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8 and Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8. Note that Exam 70-688 is an optional exam for the Devices and Deployment competency.
  • Upcoming Jump Start Session: Register now for this new Jump Start course from Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) for experienced developers looking for accelerated training in developing apps. This is a free, online training session taught by leading experts, and provides a fast-paced, engaging learning experience.


Pre-Sales Technical (Level 200):


Tech 100-200 (On Demand):

Tech 200-300 (Training and Exams):


Sales (Partner Academy Live Sessions):


Books & eBooks:


Sales & Licensing (On Demand):

Learning Paths:

Other Resources:

Windows 8 continues gaining terrific momentum in the marketplace, with over 60 million licenses sold to date as announced by Tami Reller last month. As a Microsoft partner, it is a very exciting time to engage with your clients about Windows 8 and share with them all it can do to help them achieve their goals. I hope the resources above are helpful for you and please feel free to share these with your peers and colleagues that you think could benefit from them as well.

Did you find this information helpful? If so, you may want to make sure you are utilizing all of the areas I share information online, such as:

Get the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App and get access to the latest from all of those plus: product teams, MPN teams, Microsoft News and hundreds more resources here at Microsoft right on your phone:


Thanks again for being a reader of my blog!

Tweet this:

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric LigmanFollow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and Facebook
Sales Excellence Program Manager
Microsoft Corporation
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights

Add to Technorati Favorites
Bookmark on:
MSDN , TechNet, and Expression