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Unified Device Management with Windows Intune: free online training

Unified Device Management with Windows Intune

Using the new versions of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Intune (all available on October 18th 2013) you have many additional options for professional Unified Device Management. And this does not only work for Windows Devices but for iOS and Android platform as well!

In this workshop we will cover many of this options in detail (using Live Demos), we will show how all components of this solution play together and we will explain the USPs of our Microsoft Solution compared to our competitors in the market.

Pieter Wigleven from Holland will guide you through this Workshop. He has been with Microsoft for more than 5 years within Microsoft Services where he has been working as a Premier Field Engineer for Windows Client and Devices in EMEA. Pieter is an appreciated speaker at TechReady.

For the Workshop good basic knowledge of System Center Configuration Manager is necessary!

Proficiency level will be 300.

The workshop will be held in English!

Attendance is possible onsite and online.

We’re happy to invite you:

 

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Thursday, November 21st 2013

 

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2 – 5 p.m.

 

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Microsoft Vienna, Room Forum A and B (and online)

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Windows 8.1 Pro General Availability

Dear Partner,

We are happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Pro is available as a free update* for Windows 8 Pro starting on October 18th.  The new Windows is designed to allow customers to reduce business costs, juggle daily operations and employ a mobile workforce. In addition, the new Windows makes it easier for traditional PC users to move forward to a modern touch or non-touch device, with familiar features such as the Start button and an optional boot to desktop. 

Please, take this opportunity to share this news with your customers using the customizable Windows 8.1 Pro Announcement email template available at the Partner Marketing Center and see below for additional resources available to partners.

Windows 8.1 Pro Resources:

§ Learn more about Windows 8.1 Pro

§ Reseller Bootcamps – Take training to see what’s new for Windows 8.1

§ Use the Get2Modern campaign to increase awareness for Windows XP end of support, help customers upgrade, and cross sell services & devices

§ Win customers with Windows Featured Devices Campaign and know more about TouchWins

§ Windows Information on the Microsoft Partner Network

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Resources:

§ Learn more about Windows 8.1 Enterprise

§ Drive demand with Flexible Workstyle

§ Leverage Good-Better-Best sales script to drive Windows 8.1 Enterprise customer conversations

§ Handle customer objections using the Good-Better-Best Windows Device Compete Guide

§ Deliver Windows Accelerate for Corporate Accounts customer workshops to drive pipeline acceleration for Windows 8.1 – IT Pro Bootcamps and App Clinics

Thank you!

*Internet access required; fees may apply. Available through the Windows Store or your volume licensing service center (VLSC).

 

Microsoft KMO Roadshow powered by Tech Data

If the sky was the limit, we would have never discovered planets

Kijk hier voor de uitnodiging in het Nederlands.

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Cette année encore, Tech Data et Microsoft organisent un Road-show PME dans toute la Belgique et Luxembourg.

À partir du mois de novembre, nous nous arrêterons dans 7 villes différentes : Courtrai, Sint-Niklaas, Waterloo, Louvain, Liège, Luxembourg et Ostende.

Au programme ? Un tour d’horizon complet des différents scénarios susceptibles d’intéresser votre client PME. Nous expliquerons les différents produits, les sales tools à votre disposition et examinerons comment vous pouvez approcher les clients de la manière la plus efficace. Le programme est construit autour des 3 scénarios suivants :

– Le client qui veut tout on premise
– Le client hybride
– Le client qui ne veut rien chez lui mais tout dans le cloud

Durant ce road-show, vous pourrez également vous adresser aux spécialistes Tech Data de td.software et td.cloud. Ils connaissent sur le bout des doigts l’Electronic Software Distribution (esd), le licensing de logiciels et les solutions cloud. Ils seront à votre disposition durant toute la journée pour vous conseiller et répondre à toutes vos questions. Si, par exemple, vous pensez proposer à votre client final une solution totale basée sur ces technologies, l’équipe Think Future vous aidera, en tant que consultant, à développer votre projet.

Ne manquez donc surtout pas ce road-show et inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui !

Nous sommes convaincus que vous avez toutes les raisons de participer à ce road-show. Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 et Office 365 doté de fonctionnalités supplémentaires offrent tout ce dont la PME moyenne a besoin pour travailler de manière efficace et performante. La même puissance vous est proposée qu’elle se situe on premise, dans le cloud ou dans un mix des deux.

Tech Data et Microsoft vous présentent les arguments qui font mouche.
Nous aurons le plaisir de les partager avec vous lors de notre Road-show PME.

Comment se déroulera la journée ?

Programme

09:00 – 09:30
Accueil et enregistrement

09:30 – 10:00
Présentation de Tech Data

10:00 – 13:00
Tour d’horizon des scénarios « on premise »

13:00 – 14:00
Déjeuner

14:00 – 16:00
Tour d’horizon des scénarios « cloud »

16:00 – 16:15
Pause

16:15 – 17:00
Suite des scénarios « cloud » + tour d’horizon des scénarios hybrides

17:00
Drink

 

Vous trouverez le programme complet sur le site internet. Nous nous réjouissons de vous rencontrer lors d’une des étapes de notre Road-Show !

May the force be with you.

Microsoft @ Tech Data

 

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Microsoft KMO Roadshow powered by Tech Data

 

Regarder ici pour l’invitation en français.

Ook dit jaar organiseren Tech Data en Microsoft opnieuw een KMO Roadshow doorheen België en Luxemburg. Vanaf november zullen we onze stop maken in 7 verschillende steden: Kortrijk, Sint-Niklaas, Waterloo, Leuven, Luik, Luxemburg en Oostende.

Wat mag u verwachten?
We zorgen ervoor dat u aan het einde van de dag een overzicht hebt van de verschillende scenario’s waarmee u naar uw KMO klant kan stappen. We belichten de verschillende producten, de sales tools die ter beschikking staan en bekijken samen hoe je de klanten op de meest efficiënte manier kan benaderen.  Dit zal opgebouwd zijn rond deze 3 scenario’s:

– De klant die alles on-premise wil
– De hybride klant
– De klant die niets meer in huis wil, maar alles in de cloud

U kunt tijdens deze roadshow ook terecht bij de Tech Data specialisten van td.software en td.cloud. Zij zijn gespecialiseerd in Electronic Software Distribution (esd), licentiesoftware en cloudsolutions. Ze staan gedurende een hele dag ter uwer beschikking en helpen u graag met al uw vragen. Denkt u eraan om een totaaloplossing rond deze technologieën aan te bieden aan uw eindklant? Dan kan het Think Future-team u als consultant helpen bij uw project.

Mis deze roadshow dus absoluut niet en schrijf u vandaag in!
Wij zijn ervan overtuigd dat u alle redenen heeft om ‘Ja, graag’ te zeggen. Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 en Office 365 met extra functionaliteiten bieden alles wat de gemiddelde KMO nodig heeft om gezond en efficiënt te werken. Dezelfde kracht vindt u on-premise, in de cloud of in een mix van beide.

Tech Data en Microsoft maakten voor u verhalen die werken.
We delen ze graag met u tijdens onze KMO Roadshow.

Hoe ziet de dagverdeling eruit?

09u00 – 09u30

09u30 – 10u00

10u00 – 13u00

13u00 – 14u00

14u00 – 16u00

16u00 – 16u15

16u15 – 17u00

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Onthaal en registratie

Introductie Tech Data

Overzicht van “on-premise” scenario’s

LUNCH

Overzicht “cloud” scenario’s

PAUZE

Vervolg “cloud” scenario’s + overzicht “hybride scenario’s

DRINK

De volledige agenda kunt u terugvinden op de website.

Wij zien u graag op één van onze locaties!

May the force be with you.

Microsoft @ Tech Data

WPC 2014 – Register Early. Save Big.

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We’re already looking forward to WPC 2014! That’s why we wanted to let you know that if you register before October 31, 2013 you get a special price of US $1 695. After that date, the price for an all access pass increases to US $1 795.

WPC 2014 is focused on delivering the power of the Cloud, improving business analytics through Big Data, expanding communication and networks through Enterprise Social, and revealing enhanced Services and advanced Devices for a modern active lifestyle. Come to WPC 2014 to learn so much more, including:

· How Microsoft is betting big and why this is the best decision you can make
· Best practices, business success stories, partners’ engagement model, and recommendations.
· How to drive customer service excellence to produce lasting customer satisfaction.

Register today and join WPC Connect to get connected to partners just like you.

You can find more info on http://www.digitalwpc.com.

We hope to see you again, in Washington D.C.!

Licensing classroom trainings

Microsoft Licensing Solutions Competency training: “Volume Licensing Specialist: Small and Medium Organizations” (070-671)

The Microsoft Partner Network contains among others the Licensing Solutions Competency. One of the competencies is the design and implementation of Volume Licensing solutions. To achieve this competency at least two of your employees must be certified for the MCTS exam 070-671 or 070-672.

On the dates mentioned below Didactive in cooperation with Microsoft BVBA delivers a training that prepares you for the MCTS exam 070-671 “Volume Licensing Specialist: Small and Medium Organizations”.

  • May 6th and 7th, 2014, Microsoft BVBA in Zaventem – register

Choose between the following rates:

  • The Early Bird rate of € 495 per attendee is available until six weeks prior to the training session. Early Bird registrations cannot be cancelled.
  • The regular rate is € 595 per attendee.

At a surcharge, this can be extended to a three-day program, thus also preparing the attendee for the 070-672 exam for large organizations. The rate of this extended program is € 695 (Early Bird) or € 850 (regular) per attendee.

Download the course description (Adobe® Reader required).

Microsoft Licensing Solutions Competency training: “Volume Licensing Specialist: Large Organizations” (070-672)

The Microsoft Partner Network contains among others the Licensing Solutions Competency. One of the competencies is the design and implementation of Volume Licensing solutions. To achieve this competency at least two of your employees must be certified for the MCTS exam 070-671 or 070-672.

For the preparation for the MCTS exam 070-672 “Volume Licensing Specialist: Large Organizations” Didactive offers a two-day training on the following dates:

  • May 6th and 8th, 2014, Microsoft BVBA in Zaventem – register

At a surcharge, this can be extended to a three-day program, thus also preparing the attendee for the 070-671 exam for small and medium organizations. The rate of this extended program is € 695 (Early Bird) or € 850 (regular) per attendee.

Download the course description (Adobe® Reader required).

Microsoft Product Licensing Workshop

In one day, you learn how to use practical knowledge of Microsoft licensing in customer scenarios by attending the Product Licensing Workshop. In this course short presentations about product licensing alternate with five group exercises:

  1. Windows 8 and Office 2013 licensing
  2. Windows Server 2012 licensing in virtualized environments
  3. System Center 2012 licensing
  4. Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 licensing
  5. SQL Server 2012 licensing

This training session will be delivered on the following dates:

  • December 4th, 2013, Microsoft BVBA in Zaventem (click here to register)
  • January 28th, 2014, Microsoft BVBA in Zaventem (we will publish the location and registration link as soon as we can)
  • May 9th, 2014, Microsoft BVBA in Zaventem (we will publish the location and registration link as soon as we can)

How to download the Training Spotter?

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You are a Microsoft Partner in Belgium or Luxembourg?
You think it’s not easy to find the right training for your profile or someone in your team?

Well…You can now have all training information available in a single place. With this app you’ll find training easily that is available for you as a Microsoft Partner in Belgium & Luxembourg.

The app allows you to setup your preferences and profile so that only training activities relevant to you show up. No need to do extensive lookup, the app will notify you of new training opportunities in an automated way.
The app spots the training options for you!

Sales, technical or licensing specialist, be automatically notified of new training matching your needs.

Don’t delay, download it today on your Windows Phone and Windows 8 Modern UI Dutch Store or French Store.

The Training Spotter for Windows Phone allows you to spot new trainings for your profile.

Registering for a training from within the app is currently not supported, that is why we recommend you to use the Share via mail function.

You don’t find the app in the store?
Windows 8

Dutch

  • Hoe kunt u controleren of de thuislocatie voor uw pc is correct is ingesteld op uw land of regio?
  • Vos préférences peuvent masquer certaines applications.

French

  • Comment s’assurer que le domicile de votre PC est correctement défini à votre pays ou région ?
  • Vos préférences peuvent masquer certaines applications.

Windows Phone

  • Go to ‘Settings’
  • ‘Language + region’
  • Set ‘Country/Region’ to ex. Belgium
  • Set ‘Regional format’ to ex. Belgium (Dutch)