Check out the revised technical training schedule

Posting the BizTalk training article made me think that it's worth prompting partners to check out the latest readiness schedule all up. We've added a lot more in the past few weeks:

Microsoft-delivered technical training schedule for partners


BPIO University

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimisation University 2008 (BPIO U 2008), is comprehensive sales and technical readiness that will prepare and arm Microsoft field and strategic partners with consistent knowledge & tools to drive growth and win customers on the Microsoft business productivity platform.

Sydney 21 - 23 November 2007

Melbourne 26 - 28 November 2007

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Business Desktop Deployment - Windows Vista

This two-day Business Desktop Deployment training provides technology for performing Windows Vista desktop deployment. Additionally, its larger focus is on methodology and best practices. Microsoft solutions, such as BDD, are implementations of industry-standard methodologies and best practices.


  • 19 September 2007
  • 22 November 2007 


  • 13 September 2007
  • 19 November 2007

Brisbane 3 September 2007

Adelaide 12 November 2007

Perth 15 November 2007

Darwin 13 November 2007

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BizTalk 2006 R2*

There have been some very significant enhancements to the BizTalk platform in R2. This Jumpstart has been designed as a fast pace, intense workshop to take highly proficient Partners across the new features of BizTalk 2006 R2. The course will explore new functionality such as WF and WCF integration with BizTalk, but assumes some existing knowledge in these areas. The course also explores the new EDI and RFID technologies.
*This is a level 400 workshop and not suitable for those who are new to BizTalk Server.

Sydney 18 - 19 October 2007

Brisbane 15 - 16 October 2007

Melbourne 25 - 26 October 2007

Perth 18 - 19 October 2007

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Forefront and Intelligent Application Gateway

With Microsoft’s best-in-class Forefront Security products, you’re in control of the new customer opportunities awaiting you. During this course, you’ll learn how the Forefront line of products offers customers peace of mind at the edge, on their servers, and on every desktop. Training will provide depth technical information on: Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Forefront Security for Exchange, Forefront Security for SharePoint, Forefront Client Security.

Sydney 12 - 14 November 2007

Brisbane 5 - 7 November 2007

Melbourne 29 - 31 October 2007

Perth 28 - 30 November 2007

Adelaide 22 - 24 October 2007

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MOSS for Developers

This four-day course explores the development opportunities made available with the 2007 Microsoft ® Office system. You will learn how to extend the Microsoft Office system client applications and how to leverage the new Open File Formats by writing custom code that reads, modifies, and generates Office documents in client applications, as well as server-side components. You will learn how Microsoft ® Windows ® SharePoint ® Services V3 (WSS) plays a central role as an extensible platform for building sites-based business solutions.

Sydney 16 - 19 July 2007

Brisbane 22 - 25 October 2007

Melbourne 13 - 16 November 2007

Perth 26 - 29 November 2007

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Office Communication Server

This technical deep dive will skill you on Microsoft Office Communicator Server (OCS). OCS helps organisations be more productive by enabling them to communicate easily with others using a range of communication options, including instant messaging (IM), voice, and video. By delivering streamlined communications your users can easily find and communicate with the right person, at the right time, from the applications they use most. By deploying Office Communications Server your organisation can deliver the benefits on an extensible VoIP foundation without expensive infrastructure and network upgrades. The enhanced capabilities of Office Communications Server extends your existing Exchange and Active Directory infrastructure.

Perth 14 November 2007

Adelaide 31 January 2008

Sydney 21 November 2007

Melbourne 5 December 2007

Brisbane 28 November 2007

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PerformancePoint Server 2007

The ability to monitor and measure results is a key component of running a successful business. Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 delivers the next generation of Business Scorecard Manager, which can help you define and use scorecards and key performance indicators (KPIs) to drive accountability and alignment across your organisation. With its rich visualisation, user-friendly design, and familiar Microsoft Office system environment, Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 can help all users easily build, personalise, manage, and use scorecards.

Sydney 15 - 16 November 2007

Melbourne 13 - 14 November 2007

Perth 21 - 22 November 2007

Adelaide 26 - 27 November 2007

Brisbane 29 - 30 November 2007

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System Center: Configuration Manager & Operations Manager

As IT infrastructures become more complex, more sophisticated solutions are required to keep costs down while maximising availability. Managing change during the planning, deployment and maintenance of new IT services is now critical within IT organisations, which are increasingly measured on metrics such as uptime and responsiveness. Microsoft management products and technologies are designed with this fast-changing environment in mind and provide powerful features to help plan, deploy, configure and monitor your critical applications, services, servers and network. Learn from experts how to increase your operational efficiency today using Microsoft products new releases such as Operations Manager 2007, Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Essentials 2007.

Sydney October - November 2007 Coming Soon

Brisbane October - November 2007 Coming Soon

Melbourne October - November 2007 Coming Soon

Perth October - November 2007 Coming Soon

Adelaide October - November 2007 Coming Soon


Unified Communication and Exchange Server 2007

Unified Communications solutions reduce the complexities of modern communications into a seamless experience by combining e-mail, instant messaging, voice and video into a single, intuitive system. They enable businesses to replace conflicting systems with a single, unified communications platform that leverages their existing data and telecommunications infrastructure. With the launch of Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Office system, and soon-to-release Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft offers a comprehensive set of technologies enabling IT departments to deliver more flexible and more secure communications with simplified infrastructure that streamlines management and reduces total cost of ownership.

Perth 15 - 16 October 2007

Adelaide 18 - 19 October 2007

Sydney 15 - 16 October 2007

Melbourne 18 - 19 October 2007

Brisbane 22 - 23 October 2007

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Windows Server 2008: IT Pro

This two-day Windows Server 2008 Essentials is intended for IT professionals and partners currently experienced on the technologies included in Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003. The course will focus on and discuss the following product scenarios and technologies: Centralised Application Access, Branch Office, Security & Policy Enforcement and Server Management.

Sydney 9 - 10 October 2007 

Melbourne 16 - 17 October 2007 

Perth 22 - 23 October 2007 

Adelaide 26 - 27 November 2007 

Brisbane 18 - 19 October 2007 

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Windows Server 2008: Developer

This two-day technical readiness event is designed to introduce developers to many of the new features of Windows Server 2008. As Microsoft prepares to release the most advanced version of their server platform ever, now is the time to start learning how to use many of the great enhancements in the applications you write and deploy. Learn how Windows Server 2008 provides a compelling application foundation and makes huge leaps forward in the area of Microsoft’s DSI (Distributed Systems Initiative) and DFO (Design for Operations).

Sydney 29 - 30 October 2007

Melbourne 1 - 2 November 2007

Brisbane 5 - 6 November 2007

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