BeLux Blog

Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses replaces the predecessor Exam 74-324

We have released the new Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses which replaces the predecessor Exam 74-324 and becomes an additional Small Business Competency option.

Earning the Small Business competency uniquely positions your business to demonstrate advanced skills, technology expertise and to provide cost-effective services. ​Learn about the growing maturity of cloud computing and how it can open major revenue streams for you in the small business segment and get prepared for the exam with the new Jump Start training.

You can find more information here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=74-325 and go here for a jumpstart: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/O365-SMB-Jump-Start.

Microsoft announced this week the availability of Office Next Customer Preview

The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social and unlocks modern scenarios in reading, note-taking, meetings and communications and will be delivered to subscribers through a cloud service that is always up to date.

With this blog post we want to draw your attention to some key assets that were made available:

Steve Ballmer announced this week the new Office. Explore the keynote here.
Get Office Customer Preview here.
Get your Office 365 Tenant here.
Get the Exchange/Lync/Sharepoint server bits here.
More information on Technet is available here.
More information on MSDN is available here.

Please already bookmark our key events after holiday:

  • 2012 Partner Connect (Sales Event) 11th October
  • Partner Bootcamp Week ‘The One and Only’   16th – 18th October
  • October 16th Exchange & Office 365 “What’s New” Technical training Register now!
    October 17th SharePoint & Office 365 SMB Technical training Register now!
    October 18th Lync Community Technical Training Register now!
    October 19th SharePoint Enterprise “What’s New” Technical training Register now!

You can find an overview of all technical and sales readiness activities concerning Office Next and reserve already your seat at the Office Next Partner Page.

Enjoy Office Next & Enjoy your Holiday!

Office 365 Hands-On Session: April 3rd

clip_image001

Come and attend this first occurrence of this Office 365 hands-on session on the 3rd of April, from 14:00 to 17:00 ! Come and try for yourself the product !

Office 365 is a simple, competitive and easy-to-use collaboration tool in the Cloud!! Come and see how the Cloud can work for your business.

Office 365 enables you to:
> keep familiarity—while getting flexibility
> keep reliability—while getting scalability

> stay in control—while going virtually anywhere

Agenda of the session

· Presentation of Office 365 (the Cloud offer, how your data is kept secure, the pricing …)

· Concrete examples of Belgium SMEs who have chosen Office 365!

· Hands-on ! Come and try for yourself this simple collaboration tool with the other attendees

Important: you don’t have to be technical to attend this session. All types of profiles and users are welcome!

Speakers: Patrick Viaene, Cloud Sales Manager at Microsoft Belux
Jacques Denies, School Technology Innovation Center Manager at Microsoft

For more information
and to register click

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365

clip_image002

Build a Services Practice to Fast Track Your Business

Practice Accelerator (PA) is a Microsoft offering designed to help partners build a technical services practice around Microsoft solutions. PA is a comprehensive set of reusable tools, resources, and best practices introduced in training delivered via Microsoft Live Meeting. PA enables you to identify customer requirements, analyze their needs, scope projects, plan solution requirements, and deploy Microsoft solutions. Practice Accelerator can help you build your business capacity. The complete, reusable documentation set includes project guides, templates, architecture guidance, and planning and design guides, as well as leave-behind materials for your customers.

PRACTICE ACCELERATOR FOR OFFICE 365

Become ready to help your customers transition to the cloud with Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 takes the industry’s most recognized set of productivity and collaboration tools and delivers them as a subscription service. With these cloud services, your customers’ organizations can lower overall costs and deliver the right set of tools for the right users, all with appropriate layers of security and compliance.

You can use your Partner Advisory Hours to pay for Practice Accelerator. Ten advisory hours will be deducted from your organization upon registration.
FREE FOR CLOUD ESSENTIALS & CLOUD ACCELERATE PARTNERS

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

DELIVERY INFORMATION Cost – 10 Partner Advisory Hours (Partner Advisory Hours are the payment method for Practice Accelerator). Cloud Essential and Cloud Accelerate Partners can participate in this Practice Accelerator at no cost.

Attendees –Participants should have basic to intermediate (100- 200) technical level in the solution, but we recommend a 200 level to get the most out of Practice Accelerator.

Delivery method – PA for Office 365 is presented by Microsoft experts via Microsoft Office Live Meeting for 4 hours per day over 4 consecutive days (totaling 16 hours). Daily outline can be found by clicking HERE.

Ready for System Center 2012? New sales, licensing and technical training available !

 

image

Welcome

Are you ready for System Center 2012? Corporate has created an abundance of training courses across sales and technical roles to help you drive readiness—including six just-released Private Cloud Sales Training Modules for SIs and LARs. Check out the training resources available for you today, and remember to to bookmark and visit the SC 2012 learning paths created for SIs and LARs.

What’s New ?

§ Sales Expertise: Private Cloud Sales Training. These six short training videos will help you sell the Private Cloud solution and achieve accreditation (beginning in March) as a Private Cloud Sales Specialist. While you’re at it, don’t forget the How Partners Can Make Money Selling Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions course—a great primer for sellers.

o Module 1 – Setting up to sell the Private Cloud

o Module 2 – Starting Conversations with Customers

o Module 3 – Understanding the Microsoft Private Cloud

o Module 4 – Competing with VMware

o Module 5 – Increasing Your Revenue

o Module 6 – Partner Sales Tools and Resources

§ Technical Expertise: Creating & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start. In this virtual class, you will learn how to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution.

§ You can always find the latest training by bookmarking and visiting the Learning Paths for LARs and Learning Paths for SIs.

Sales & Licensing (On Demand)

On January 17th, we announced significant changes to System Center 2012 and ECI licensing that dramatically reduce complexity. You are more crucial than ever to our success in this area, and we need your help in telling the Private Cloud story. A rich set of readiness resources have been created for you.

§ System Center 2012: Understanding the Private Cloud

§ Storyteller – System Center 2012 & The Private Cloud

Ross Brown explaining the Private Cloud value propositions:

§ The Microsoft Private Cloud and Partners

LAR (Licensing) Readiness:

§ Getting Started: Microsoft System Center 2012 Licensing

§ Product and Program Overview: Microsoft System Center 2012 Licensing

§ Pricing and SKU Overview: Microsoft System Center 2012 Licensing

§ Software Assurance Migration Rights: Microsoft System Center 2012 Licensing

§ Microsoft® System Center 2012 Live Q&A Series with Microsoft Licensing Experts

The “Get Licensing” webcast is now available on demand in the PLC:

§ System Center 2012 Services Provider Value Proposition & Licensing Overview

Now available: Beta MOC courses! LS partners should get these courses on the schedule: 

§ Course 10747AB: Beta: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

§ Course 10748AB: Beta: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Additional On Demand Sales Courses:

§ Overview of Private Cloud and Datacenter Management with System Center 2012

§ Private Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure Management with System Center 2012

§ Private Cloud and Datacenter Application Management with System Center 2012

§ Maximizing FY12 Revenue Through Selling the Private Cloud with System Center 2012

§ Driving FY12 Revenue with a Deep Dive on Datacenter, Private Cloud and System Center 2012: Session 1- Fabric Management

§ Driving FY12 Revenue with a Deep Dive on Datacenter, Private Cloud and System Center 2012: Session 2- Application Management

Sales (Partner Academy Live Sessions)

§ System Center 2012 Services Provider Value Proposition & Licensing Overview

Tech 100-200 (On Demand)

§ Overview of Private Cloud and Datacenter Management with System Center 2012

§ Private Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure Management with System Center 2012

§ Private Cloud and Datacenter Application Management with System Center 2012

§ Datacenter and Private Cloud Management with System Center 2012: Configure and Deploy the Private Cloud Fabric

§ Datacenter and Private Cloud Management with System Center 2012: Configure and Deploy the Private Cloud Infrastructure

§ Datacenter and Private Cloud Management with System Center 2012: Configure and Deploy Applications

§ Datacenter and Private Cloud Management with System Center 2012: Configure and Deploy Service Delivery and Automation

§ Datacenter and Private Cloud Management with System Center 2012: Monitor and Operate the Private Cloud Fabric

§ Datacenter and Private Cloud Management with System Center 2012: Monitor and Operate the Private Cloud Infrastructure

§ Datacenter and Private Cloud Management with System Center 2012: Monitor and Operate Applications

§ Datacenter and Private Cloud Management with System Center 2012: Monitor and Operate Service Delivery and Automation

Learning Paths

§ System Center 2012 Learning Path for Large Account Reseller (LAR) Partners

§ Private Cloud (SC2012): SI

§ Private Cloud/Virtualization: Existing VMware Partners

§ Private Cloud: Existing Microsoft Virtualization Partners

§ Private Cloud: New to Private Cloud and Virtualization


Top Ways to Maximize Your MPN Technical Service Benefits

 

Webcast Date: 14/03/2012

Presented by: Sharon Collins, Riyaz Jaffer

 

 

Webcast Start Time: 8:00 AM (Pacific)

 

Take advantage of your Partner Technical Services benefits. Attend this webcast to learn about your benefits and how to get started using our expertise and insights with the right information to win the business; get more from our technology by deepening your Microsoft product knowledge to maximize the sales potential of individual products; improving your skills with training workshops and best practices; and staying up-to-date with guidance on deploying the latest technology to run in your IT environment.

 

Registration link here! 

Azure lunches: Food for thought

We believe that many companies out there still have questions and second thoughts when it comes to Cloud. That’s why we are setting up some Azure lunches, open for all and free to attend. The set-up is simple: we’ll bring the food, you bring some thoughts.

  During the lunches, Azure Microsofties will be available to think with you about your questions. Our hope is to inspire you and help you with your next step into the Cloud. So why not spend your lunch time at Microsoft – Here are a few dates we’re proposing, pick one and Register Now

– Thursday 23/02

– Thursday 08/03

– Thursday 22/03

– Thursday 05/04

– Thursday 19/04

– Thursday 03/05

– Thursday 17/05

In case you have a problem when registering – just send a short mail to agency@microsoft.com with your date of preference. Feel free to bring along a customer, partner or friend. The lunches are open for all !

Ps: max 6 persons per lunch