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· Reduction from 10 Partner Advisory Hours to 5

· O365 offering remains available at no-cost for Cloud Accelerate and Cloud Essentials partners


· FY12 format was 4 hours 4 days in a row

· FY13 format is shorter, with several modules held over a 10-day period, much of it on-demand (English language recordings). Currently there are pilots scheduled in the new format, while most PA sessions are still being delivered in the FY12 format for now

New Offerings:



July 30th, 2012

Practice Accelerator for Business Intelligence

This PA provides an end-to-end BI solution including on-premise and on-cloud features, based on SQL Server 2012. It provides valuable practical information that helps accelerate deployments along with a set of Bill of Material (BOM) which can in turn be used in customer engagements. This will also be used to share best practices with partners in selecting, deploying, and scaling MS BI solutions, filling out gaps in current offerings and providing information on the Business Intelligence Microsoft Solution Framework (BI MSF).

Upcoming Dates:

Aug 6th, 2012

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Management

This PA enables partners to develop or enhance a practice based on Advanced Datacenter Management with System Center 2012, helping customers to reduce costs, improve operational efficiencies, and drive business agility by delivering an integrated datacenter solution that takes advantage of industry-leading architectures and principles.

PA for Datacenter Management features three distinct scenarios, partners may choose any or all of 1) Infrastructure Management 2) Deep Application Monitoring 3) Service Delivery

Upcoming Dates:


Aug 13th, 2012

Practice Accelerator for Datacenter Consolidation and Migration

This PA helps partners with engagements helping your customers to efficiently and safely migrate their virtualized workloads from VMware to the Hyper-V platform. With Hyper-V, it is easier than ever to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2008 R2. Migration also improves operational efficiencies, and drives business agility by delivering an integrated datacenter solution. This solution encompasses and leverages technologies from Microsoft and the Microsoft Partner Veeam, providing an automated process that performs a full end-to-end of migration of a VMware Virtual Machine. There are also components for migration of Linux workloads.

Upcoming Dates:

We’re pleased to continue providing the following Practice Accelerator offerings (in the FY12 format):

  • Lync Server 2010
  • Exchange Server 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010
  • Optimized Desktop

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