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BI: Practice Accelerator

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Maak uw klant nóg succesvoller!

De laatste plekken voor de BI Practice Accelerator in juni!

De online Practice Accelerator trainingen zijn in volle gang! Wanneer u deelneemt aan de Practice Accelerator (PA) voor Business Intelligence, bent u in staat zowel zakelijke als technische behoeften van uw klant te beantwoorden met een succesvolle oplossing. Deze training is exclusief voor Microsoft Partners:

· U bent in staat deals nog verder te ontwikkelen en te vergroten

· U kunt na deze training nog effectiever implementaties bij uw klant uitvoeren

· U krijgt gespecialiseerde training, hulpmiddelen en best practices van Microsoft

U kunt nú voor 5 partner advisory hours deelnemen aan deze Practice Accelerator.

Vergroot uw business met herbruikbare Practices

Gebruik de uitgebreide, herbruikbare tools die wij u aanbieden om uw klanten de kracht van SQL Server 2012 en SharePoint Server 2010 te laten ervaren. Gebruik deze training om de complexiteit in het organiseren van bedrijfsgegevens te verminderen bij uw klanten

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Deze Practice Accelerator biedt u intermediate tot advanced training op het gebied van Business Intelligence. Bent u werkzaam in technische pre-sales en heeft u ervaring met SQL Server 2012 en Sharepoint Server 2010, dan is deze training voor ú!

Schrijf u nu in voor deze training en ervaar wat de training voor uw organisatie kan betekenen:

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Meer informatie over de training, requirements of programma? Klik hier

Practice Accelerator Datacenter Management

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Datacenter Practice Accelerator

In juni de laatste plekken beschikbaar!

Na het volgen van de Practice Accelerator Datacenter Management bent u in staat administratieve taken te verminderen en managementkosten te verlagen door middel van System Center 2012. Deze training is exclusief voor Microsoft partners:

· U bent in staat deals nog verder te ontwikkelen en te vergroten

· U kunt na deze training nog effectiever implementaties bij uw klant uitvoeren

· U krijgt gespecialiseerde training, hulpmiddelen en best practices van Microsoft

   Voor 5 partner advisory hours profiteert u al van deze Practice Accelerator training.

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Deze Practice Accelerator biedt u intermediate tot advanced training voor System Center 2012 en Hyper-V.

Bent u werkzaam in technische pre-sales en beschikt u over de kennis van System Center 2012*, dan is deze training voor ú!

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Meer informatie? Klik hier

 

 

 

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Speciaal voor Technische Pre-sales rollen is er een gratis online training die helpt bij het sluiten van deals en het vergroten van de deal. Volg daarom de GRATIS (optionele) online training materialen en het assessment dat we beschikbaar hebben gesteld. Deze zullen u nog meer inzichten geven hoe Microsoft Business Intelligence oplossingen  uw klant succesvoller kunnen helpen, worden vragen over SQL Server 2012 beantwoord en nog veel meer. 

Wanneer u dit GRATIS Pre-Sales Technical Specialist assessment afneemt, ontvangt u een certificaat dat aantoont dat u de gevraagde expertise heeft voor uw klant en helpt uw organisatie in/naar de Management&Virtualisatie Competentie*.

*Vanaf oktober 2013 is dit assessment verplicht in de BI Competentie

 

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Office 365 Service Upgrade–known issues

Over the last month, our support centers experienced higher than anticipated customer and partner technical support volume. We anticipate this will continue through the June timeframe until our action plans to remediate are fully deployed.  Please accept our sincere apologies for the degradation in Support experienced by you and your customers. We are working diligently to get this resolved.

Who is impacted?

  • Any Partner who is calling into the Standard Office 365 Phone numbers for technical support may experience delays in support response and issue resolution.
  • We are not seeing high hold times when calling into the MPN phone numbers and getting routed to the Dedicated Cloud Partner Support Team (Apollo).
  • If you experience high hold times exceeding 20 minutes when calling MPN Support, send mail to CPSFeedback@microsoft.com.

What can you do?

  • Submit non-Severity A incidents online through your Partner tenant to avoid phone delays and reach the Dedicated Cloud Partner Support Team (Apollo).
  • Submit Severity A incidents first via online. Then call in via phone for immediate support engagement.
  • Please contact the CPSFeedback@microsoft.com alias if you are not satisfied with the progress on a case. We can reroute it to Partner Support.

Where can I find Top Support Issues information?

  • The Service Upgrade Guide is your best resource for getting details on how to minimize negative impact to you and your customer’s organizations.
  • Outlook Connectivity issues that occur post upgrade are addressed in the Service Upgrade Guide.  Please visit the After the Upgrade and Known Issues sections in the Service Upgrade Guide.
  • We have great support articles and tools to help, but finding them can be difficult. Let us help you find them!

Cash Back Action!

Sell Windows 8, Office 2013 or Windows Server 2012 by June 14th and get your cash back!
You have a huge opportunity to increase your profitability and margins by registering your Open deals for Cash Back.  You can make up to 1150 € of additional cash per customer if you sell eligible Office and Windows products, AND up to 2 500 € of additional cash per customer for selling qualifying Windows Server products.

You can find more info on the website!

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Competency News May

Dear Partner

This month, why not take on-demand or live training to help you prepare to pass required certification exams? Read below for offerings including live sessions in the popular Jump Start series.

What’s New

Microsoft competency exam offer ends May 31

Did you purchase exam packs with second shot? If purchased before December 31, 2012, you are required to use all exams by May 31, 2013. There is still time to purchase packs containing 3-20 exam vouchers and a second chance to pass exams; however, the second shot offer ends May 31. Check out the Microsoft exams that qualify!

Did you miss Microsoft Certified Career Day 2013? 

Watch the recorded webcasts now and learn more from the esteemed panel of IT industry experts on the topic of cloud technologies, and the opportunities for advancing IT careers through skills development, training and certification. View the recordings.

Who won a Windows 8 tablet?

Congratulations to the March Presales Technical winner of the “Win a Windows 8 Tablet” promotion, Rob Riley from Catapult Systems. “Being accredited as a Microsoft Presales Technical Specialist shows potential customers that we have made the investment with Microsoft to deliver them a top quality solution by a trusted advisor who believes as much as they do in the Microsoft line of products,” says Riley.


MPN Competencies

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Competency Specific Information

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

APPLICATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

Upcoming Visual Studio 2012 Jump Starts
The following offerings in the popular Jump Start series can help you prepare to pass Microsoft certification exams that will soon be required for the Application Lifecycle Management competency. Review the offerings below, and see the requirements for this competency.

· May 28: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012 (Exam 70-497)

· May 29: Administering Visual Studio TFS 2012 (Exam 70-496)

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

No-cost Exam Preps for SQL Server 2012

Do you know about the 90 Days to MCSA program? It’s a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server that includes free Exam Preps, a clear roadmap, tools, and community support. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today. Includes training for Exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463.

COLLABORATION AND CONTENT

COMMUNICATIONS

New Lync 2013 sales course and learning paths

A new seven-module sales training is now available on-demand. The training covers the following topics:

· Understanding the Microsoft opportunity

· Accelerating your sales cycle with an effective demo

· How Microsoft programs can help

· Understanding Lync licensing

· Working with Microsoft to sell Lync solutions

· Engaging the partner ecosystem

· Winning against the competition

You can access the on-demand recordings and downloadable presentation materials decks through the Lync 2013 sales and presales technical learning paths.

These training modules will also be used as the basis for new Lync 2013 assessments for the Communications competency, to be available in June. The 2013 assessments will replace the 2010 assessments and become mandatory beginning in October.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

You could close Microsoft Dynamics CRM sales faster

Whether you are a sales or a presales technical consultant, you can leverage online training courses and assessments to help improve your Microsoft Dynamics CRM expertise. The Sales Specialist accreditations also count toward your company’s Microsoft Partner Network competency. Learn about the Microsoft solution selling process, tips on how to sell Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, the Sure Step customer engagement methodology, and competing effectively against Salesforce – choose from the sales or presales links above. 

DATA PLATFORM

No-cost Exam Preps for SQL Server 2012

Do you know about the 90 Days to MCSA program? It’s a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server that includes free Exam Preps, a clear roadmap, tools, and community support. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today. Includes training for Exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463.

DEVICES AND DEPLOYMENT

New Practice Accelerator offering

Practice Accelerator for Flexible Workstyle, designed to help you build a practice around deploying Windows 8, is now available.

DIGITAL MARKETING

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING

HOSTING

No-cost Exam Preps for Windows Server 2012

Do you know about the 90 Days to MCSA program? It’s a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server that includes free Exam Preps, a clear roadmap, tools, and community support. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today. Includes training for Exams 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412.

IDENTITY AND ACCESS

No-cost Exam Preps for Windows Server 2012

Do you know about the 90 Days to MCSA program? It’s a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server that includes free Exam Preps, a clear roadmap, tools, and community support. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today. Includes training for Exam 70-412.

MANAGEMENT AND VIRTUALIZATION

Microsoft tools for VMware migration integration

IT pros: Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) now features a no-cost, half-day course for those of you interested in integrating and migrating VMware with System Center 2012. The course covers several key tools designed to help you integrate better with VMware, or migrate to the Microsoft platform. The session is led by Microsoft technical evangelist Symon Perriman, joined by four additional content experts. Watch now.

MVA virtualization Q&A now on-demand

This recording of the April 3 MVA Live Q&A features virtualization experts Symon Perriman and Jeff Woolsey, who answer technical questions about the Microsoft approach to virtualization. This is a follow-up to the Introduction to Hyper-V Jump Start course that introduced Hyper-V infrastructure, networking, storage and management, Hyper-V high availability, and live migration.

MESSAGING

Ignite webcast: Exchange eDiscovery
This presentation
, now available on-demand, covers Exchange Server 2013 eDiscovery advancement and capabilities.

MIDMARKET SOLUTION PROVIDER

No-cost Exam Preps for Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012

Do you know about the 90 Days to MCSA program? It’s a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server that includes free Exam Preps, a clear roadmap, tools, and community support. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today. Includes training for Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-462, and 70-463.

MOBILITY

OEM

No-cost Exam Preps for Windows Server 2012

Do you know about the 90 Days to MCSA program? It’s a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server that includes free Exam Preps, a clear roadmap, tools, and community support. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today. Includes training for Exams 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412.

PROJECT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

SERVER PLATFORM

No-cost Exam Preps for Windows Server 2012

Do you know about the 90 Days to MCSA program? It’s a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server that includes free Exam Preps, a clear roadmap, tools, and community support. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today. Includes training for Exams 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412.

SMALL BUSINESS

Microsoft Certified Career Day 2013: Windows Server 2012 product session

Senior technical evangelists Rick Claus and Joey Snow discuss how to get the training needed to transform IT operations and deliver a whole new level of business value with Windows Server 2012. They also share their certification stories and discuss the value of Microsoft certification. Check out the session video, and also look at the resources from the 90 Days to MCSA challenge – all can be used to help you get cloud-certified.

No-cost Exam Preps for Windows Server 2012

Do you know about the 90 Days to MCSA program? It’s a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server that includes free Exam Preps, a clear roadmap, tools, and community support. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today. Includes training for Exam 70-410.

SOFTWARE ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Live Webcast | Reimagine SharePoint Development: A better way to customize SharePoint

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Event ID: 1032553224
Language: English
Product: Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
Audience: Developer Generalist and IT Decision Maker

Join Senior Product Marketing Manager, Keenan Newton, and special guest Partner Director of Apps Program Management, Robert Lefferts, as we kick off our new site centered around migrating SharePoint solutions to apps. We will discuss the history of SharePoint customizations and where the SharePoint development platform is going. We will also highlight the benefits of the cloud app model and answer any questions that you may have.

The webcast will be broadcasted on Channel 9.

This will be the first live webcast in a series of webcasts focused on migrating SharePoint solutions to apps. These webcasts along with this site will help SharePoint developers take meaningful steps in planning for the app model.

Register for Event

Starts: Monday, May 20 at 18u00
Duration: 1 hour

Chinese Quiz PME

 

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Microsoft Chinese quiz

Cher Partenaire,
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Si vous connaissez les réponses au quiz, vous repartirez peut-être chez vous avec une tablette Windows 8 ou une Windows 8 Phone !
Datum: 10/06/2013
Timing: 18u-23u
Locatie: PING restaurant – Rue de la Station 220, 1410 Waterloo

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Entrée
Office 365 Spécial avec sauce Cloud
Plat principal
Windows 8 aux crevettes roses
Dessert
Windows Server 2012 cookies
Spécialités
Intune à  la sauce Babi Pangang

Extras
1. Plus de ventes
2. Plus de talent
3. Plus de passion
4. Moins faim
5. Beaucoup de réseautage
Une chance de gagner une tablette Windows 8 ou une Windows 8 Phone
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Augmentez vos chances de gagner une tablette Windows 8 ou une Windows 8 Phone. Passez les évaluations ci-dessous et vous aurez déjà les réponses à  pas mal de questions du quiz !
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