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WPC 2014 – Register Early. Save Big.

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Get Ready for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

FYI

Topics:

· [Action Required] Dynamics CRM Partner Readiness Kickoff

· [Last Minute] Dynamics CRM 2013 Preview Nominations

· [FYI] Dynamics CRM Launch Portal

[Action Required] Dynamics CRM Partner Readiness Kickoff

As you all know, the release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 (formerly known as ‘Orion’) is an important one. It defines the base line of our future direction. Readiness is of the uttermost importance.

On Wednesday July 31st, Microsoft Belux celebrates this new release with the Dynamics CRM 2013 Partner Readiness Kickoff. You and your team are not only invited, but encouraged to join us on this great evening in the Microsoft Office in Zaventem. It’s a unique opportunity to boost everyone’s knowledge of the product and interact with both local and Corporate Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). The Training Blitz part of the agenda is organized by Microsoft Corp. Even though they are waking up early to entertain us, we realize it might be a warm summer evening, so if the content does not convince you: we’ll provide the food, drinks and fun! An exceptional CRM night you don’t want to miss!

Simply register by emailing me (wim.coorevits@microsoft.com) the list of people attending (agenda details below) before July 22:

· FY14 Partner Readiness Workshop (max 2 – starting @ 15:00)

· Training Blitz – Technical Track (starting @ 16:30)

· Training Blitz – Sales Track (starting @ 16:30)

Agenda

15:30

FY14 Partner Readiness Workshop

How do we ensure our joint success in the coming years? What would we like to get out of our partnership to make it work? This is your chance to influence our end-to-end readiness plans (technical and non-technical).

In order to make it a productive workshop we limit the amount of attendees to maximum 2 per partner for this part of the agenda. We are targeting the top leadership of your CRM practice who can cover the commercial and technical aspects (e.g. Overall Management or Sales Manager and Technical Lead). 

   

16:30

Welcome with Hands On Experiences

No attendee limitations here! Everyone is welcome. After a brief welcome and meet & greet we get ready for the training blitz.

   

17:00

Start of the Training Blitz

Together we attend the online Training Blitz. This event is designed to provide you with role-specific information on the value of this major release.

During the event we foresee food & drinks and continuous access to our local subject matter experts as well as the online corporate experts.

 

Sales & Marketing Track

Technical Overview for Application & Presales consultants and Developers

 

This track will provide an overview of what’s coming in the next release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and how to position and message the solution with your customers and prospects

This track will provide an overview of the product and platform capabilities coming in the next release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

   

21:00

Advanced Q&A with Local SMEs

Hands On Experiences

Networking Drink

Fun

Registration

Motivate your employees and colleagues and email me (wim.coorevits@microsoft.com) the list of the people attending each of the tracks before July 22:

· FY14 Partner Readiness Workshop (max 2 attendees per company on this slot – see above)

· Training Blitz – Technical Track (Starting @16:30)

· Training Blitz – Sales Track (Starting @ 16:30)

Location

Microsoft België

Corporate Village – Bayreuth Building

Leonardo Da Vincilaan 3

1935 Zaventem

Route Description

[Last Minute] Dynamics CRM 2013 Preview Nominations

The nomination deadline for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 (‘Orion’) Preview Program is Monday July 8th. Nominations after July 8 may be considered, but are not guaranteed to be handled in time to take part in all parts of the program. The nomination process is open for all nominee org types and individuals. 

Next steps for submitting a nomination:

1. Please click here to turn on your permission to the CRM Preview Nomination Connect site.

2. After completing step 1, please click here to access the nomination survey.

Preview Nomination and Start Timeline:

· Nomination deadline to make program start – July 8th

· Preview Support Process and Documents live on Connect – July 12th

· Program Start/Lync based (remote) Preview Airlift – July 16, 17, and 18th

More key milestones and dates to be added upon completion of legal agreements at Program Start

[FYI] Dynamics CRM Launch Portal

Staying on top of the new release? Make sure to visit the Dynamics CRM Launch Portal on PartnerSource. From there you’ll find the most important timelines, readiness resources and disclosures.

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Jump Start July 15: What’s New in System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Server 2012 R2

Understand how the next version of System Center delivers an end-to-end cloud management stack through advanced integration with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure. Don’t miss this live, interactive online training. Register now!

 

Jump Start July 10-11: What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2

Get ahead of the knowledge-curve on the latest and greatest in Windows Server 2012 R2. Join your peers for this live and lively online training. Register here!

Big Data Jump Start on-demand

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Big data is a big buzzword. Learn how to get started via this Jump Start session, now available on-demand. Microsoft Technical Evangelist Saptak Sen and Vice President of Consulting Services, Advaiya Inc Bill Ramos will start with setting up and loading data into Windows Azure storage and a Windows Azure HDInsight cluster. Topics also include HDInsight and Hive.

How to become a MCSA Windows 8 Solutions Associate

Do you want to be recognized for your Windows 8 knowledge ?

Prove you have the expertise to configure, manage and maintain a Windows 8 enterprise system.  A good foundation for your professional career !

The Oak3 Academy organizes 2 boot camps to help you earn your MCSA for Windows 8 Configuring

(exams 70-687 and 70-688).

We offer three possibilities to help you become a MCSA:

1. Training during office hoursSubscribe

Session 1

  • 5-8 August 2013 (9 – 16:30 h): 4 days training: course MS20687A: Configuring Windows 8
  • 9 August 2013 (9 – 12 h): Exam cram: the trainer explains what students can expect for the exam
  • 9 August 2013 (13 – 17 h): Exam: in the OAK3 Testing Center the attendees can take their exam immediately
  • Pricing: € 1.622 (VAT excl), including 4 days training, 1/2 day exam cram, 1/2 day exam, course material, exam voucher and lunches

Session 2

  • 30 September-3 October 2013 (9 – 16:30 h): 4 days training: course MS20687A: Configuring Windows 8
  • 4 October 2013 (9 – 12 h): Exam cram: the trainer explains what students can expect for the exam
  • 4 October 2013 (13 – 17 h): Exam: in the OAK3 Testing Center the attendees can take their exam immediately
  • Pricing: € 1.622 (VAT excl), including 4 days training, 1/2 day exam cram, 1/2 day exam, course material, exam voucher and lunches

2. Training during evening sessionsSubscribe

Session 1

  • 16-23-30 July and 2 August 2013 (19 – 21 h): 4 evenings: course MS20687A: Configuring Windows 8. Only the theory will be explained, attendees are expected to do the exercises in their own time.
  • 8 August 2013 (9 – 12 h):  Exam cram: the trainer explains what students can expect for the exam
  • 8 August 2013 (13 – 17 h): Exam: in the OAK3 Testing Center the attendees can take their exam immediately
  • Pricing: € 1.372 (VAT excl), including 4 evening sessions, 1/2 day exam cram, 1/2 day exam, course material and exam voucher

Session 2

  • 3-10-17-24 September (19 – 21 h): 4 evenings: course MS20687A: Configuring Windows 8. Only the theory will be explained, attendees are expected to do the exercises in their own time.
  • 4 October 2013 (9 – 12 h):  Exam cram: the trainer explains what students can expect for the exam
  • 4 October 2013 (13 – 17 h): Exam: in the OAK3 Testing Center the attendees can take their exam immediately
  • Pricing: € 1.372 (VAT excl), including 4 evening sessions, 1/2 day exam cram, 1/2 day exam, course material and exam voucher

3. Only exam cram and the examSubscribe

Session 1 : exam 70-687

  • You can choose not to take the training, and only join the 5th day with the exam cram and the exam itself
  • 9 August 2013 (9 – 12 h):  Exam cram MS20687 : the trainer explains what students can expect for the exam
  • 17 May 2013 (13 – 17 h): Exam 70-687: in the OAK3 Testing Center the attendees can take their exam immediately
  • Pricing: € 300 (VAT excl), including 1/2 day exam cram, 1/2 day exam and exam voucher

Session 2 : exam 70-688

  • You can choose not to take the training, and only join the 5th day with the exam cram and the exam itself
  • 4 October 2013 (9 – 12 h):  Exam cram MS20688 : the trainer explains what students can expect for the exam
  • 4 October 2013 (13 – 17 h): Exam 70-688: in the OAK3 Testing Center the attendees can take their exam immediately
  • Pricing: € 300 (VAT excl), including 1/2 day exam cram, 1/2 day exam and exam voucher