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Azure splash


Dear partner,

Following the availability of Windows Azure in Open licensing as of 1st August 2014, Microsoft and Ingram Micro would like to invite you to our Windows Azure Splash trainings in July and August.

With this availability date fast approaching, we believe it is high time for us to help you get to know Windows Azure and all of its possibilities in terms of Hosting Solutions and Infrastructure.

Surf the Azure Wave!

To this end, we proudly introduce the Azure Wave! Much like surfing, riding this wave is a three step process:

Step 1: Complete preparatory work ahead of the training

· Azure 101

· Sign-up for Azure – with MPN Credits or Free Trial

Step 2: Attend 1 of the 2 full day Azure Splash trainings at Ingram Micro*

· Wednesday 9th July 2014

· Thursday 28th August 2014

Step 3: Complete post-training work to perfect your knowledge

· Attend all short sessions in the Azure pre-sales learning path track

*Please note: make sure to complete the recommended prep work before attending a training, as the training will dive deeper into the offered content!

Registration for the trainings is required.

Windows Azure technical Splash training – Session 1
Date: Wednesday 9th July 2014
Timing: 9:00 – 17:30
Register here.

Windows Azure technical Splash training – Session 2
Date: Thursday 28th August 2014
Timing: 9:00 – 17:30
Register here.





We hope to welcome you on 9th July or 28th August!

Sincerely yours,
The Microsoft Team at Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions

Windows Azure Blitz trainings in April

1. Sales Windows Azure Blitz training 3/04 EBC Brussels


Learn in this sales training about Microsoft’s Cloud OS and how to position Windows Azure with customers to accelerate and expand your services businesses. Attendees will learn how to deliver the holistic Cloud OS pitch and to identify opportunities that drive more and richer SharePoint, BI, App Dev, O365, Storage, and Infrastructure deals with Windows Azure.
This training will enable you to accelerate existing deals, open new doors and elevate status with customers, build new pipeline, expand to new offerings, and grow their incentives payouts.

2. Technical Windows Azure Blitz training 10-11/04 Amsterdam


The Partner Practice Enablement training starts with an introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks (Infrastructure Services).  It delivers the foundational knowledge needed for users intending to run new workloads in Windows Azure or migrate existing workloads from on-premises.

Students will be introduced to the rich features of Windows Azure Active Directory and see how it can be used to achieve single sign-on across cloud applications, protect application access, enforce multi-factor authentication, and integrate with Windows Server Active Directory.

The latter half of the boot camp builds on the technical knowledge from the first half, shifting to coverage of common workload scenarios for cloud computing, such as Dev/Test, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, and monitoring of workloads running in Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.

Throughout the training, students will see presentations and demos followed with recommended resources and hands-on training experiences.


· Infrastructure Services Introduction

· Infrastructure Services Networking

· Windows Azure Active Directory

· Windows Azure Active Directory Integration

· Cloud Services, Websites and Infrastructure Services

· Development and Test

· SQL Server and SharePoint

· Management and Monitoring

Azure Technical Curriculum



Available Now! Be sure to leverage the Azure Technical Curriculum resources available today on the MPN learning path and be sure to register for the Live Webcasts!


January 27-31: Windows Azure Week

Join Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) for Windows Azure Week January 27-31.  It’s a free, one-week, real-time intensive virtual conference.  Get answers to your questions in a live Q&A from the people who are building Windows Azure.  You’ll learn what you need to start moving your existing applications to the cloud today.  Scroll down on our Live Events page to see the Azure courses, and register for any or all that interest you!

Bootcamp Week – The one & only


We are pleased to invite you to the Bootcamp Week. This is THE opportunity for IT professionals and developers to learn about Microsoft’s newest products & technologies, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations, and learn new skills and techniques.

The Bootcamp week consists out of two parts:

1. the Ignites of Office 2013 – 299 euro/person

2. Additional tracks about Office, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Azure, … – all free!

Ignites Office 2013 – October 16th – 19th

What is an Ignite?
It’s a 4 day technical Partner training with level content 300. The curriculum is cross product, hands-on labs & presentations.

  • Lync Ignite Technical training (4 days) – Register now! 299 euro
    In Lync 15 many new capabilities are introduced. This track focuses on Lync investments in on-premises, online, and hybrid scenarios. Topics covered in this track include manageability, people, presence, and chat, video and collaboration, business voice, mobility, and Lync Online.
  • Exchange & Office 365 Ignite Technical training (4 days) – Register now! 299 euro
    This track dives deep into the new capabilities of Exchange and Office for the IT professional. Topics covered in this track include Exchange upgrades, Office deployment, Web Apps, archiving and compliance, moving to Office 365, and Hybrid architectures.
  • SharePoint Developer Ignite Technical training (4 days) – Register now! 299 euro
    The DEV workshop focuses on building apps for Office and SharePoint. Office, Exchange, and SharePoint introduce a new cloud app model. This workshop covers both Office and SharePoint Developer topics including: the cloud app model, app hosting options, authentication, managing apps, managing an app in the store, workflow, BCS, search, social, BI, Office document-centric apps, and mail apps.
  • SharePoint IT PRO Ignite Technical Training (4 days) – Register now! 299 euro
    This is a separate track for IT Professionals. SharePoint architecture is redesigned to scale to businesses and implementations of all sizes. This workshop will enable you to effectively design, deploy, and administer solutions specific to SharePoint 15 products.

Additional tracks – all for free

  • Exchange & Office 365 “What’s New” Technical training
    October 16th- – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Meet Windows Azure: From the basics to a working app in 1 day
    October 16th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • SharePoint & Office 365 SMB Technical training
    October 17th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Windows 2012 exam cram
    October 17th –Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Lync Community Technical Training
    October 18th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Building Metro Style Apps
    October 18th – Register now!

    Millions of people around the world use Windows every day. Windows 8 gives you the opportunity to access this huge potential market by listing your apps in the Windows Store!

    Your day starts off with a good overview of Windows 8 Platform for Windows 8 style apps and Windows Runtime, covering the final material and the principles of apps.Then we dive into the details of the platform with focus on the platform specifics for C# and XAML developers as well as HTML/JavaScript for Web developers. We take you to User Interfaces and layout, integrating with Windows 8 Experiences such as contracts, tiles and notifications and application lifecycle. Your opportunity with the Windows Store is huge: you’ll learn all about it in our closing session.

    1. Opening keynote Windows 8 Platform for Metro Style Apps
    2. Building Windows 8 Metro Style UI controls, data and optimizing views
    3. How and When Metro Style Apps Run
    4. Integrating with Windows 8 Experiences Search, Share Contracts
    5. Bringing your Apps to Life with Tiles and Notifications
    6. Store and oppurtunity
  • SharePoint Enterprise “What’s New” Technical training
    October 19th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!
  • Visual Studio 2012
    October 19th – Register now!
    More info is coming soon!

Kick-start your mobile business and leverage the power of the cloud

We would like to help you kick-start your mobile business for Windows Phone and benefit from the cloud (also for other mobile platforms like iPhone and Android).

Therefor we invite you for a one day free workshop where you will get up to speed around Windows Phone opportunities and cloud. You will get an insight in how to get started (with the help of Microsoft) with WP7 development and you will learn how you can leverage the cloud for your iPhone and Android applications. The morning is foreseen for a more business approach, in the afternoon the content will be more technical and we will go hands-on and put some apps in the cloud … so bring your labtop 😉

It’s ok to attend the morning and or afternoon only but you will get the most out of it by attending the whole day.


29th of March


8.45h- 9.15h : Coffee and croissants

9.15h 10.45 : Windows Phone : What’s in it for you and how to get started  (speaker: Christophe Peerens from Neomyic)

10.45h – 11h : Break

11h-12.30h : Leveraging the cloud for your mobile apps (speaker: David Sleeckx from 2sky)

12.30h-13.45h : Lunch

13.45h – 15.15h: Building your first Azure app – part 1 (Christophe Peerens + David Sleeckx)

15.15 – 15.30h Break

15.30h – 17h:  Building your first WP7 app leveraging Azure – part 2 ((Christophe Peerens + David Sleeckx)



CRP Henri Tudor

PO Box 144 66,

rue de Luxembourg

L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette Free

parking places are available at the domaine Schlassgoart visitor car park

To register you simply send a mail to informing us you will be present for the morning and/or afternoon. Further details will then follow.

Feel free to forward this event to anybody who would be interested and let us know if you have additional questions via

See you on the 29th !

Activate your free Azure benefits in 3 steps

Developers working at a company that has a Microsoft competency have a nice set of free Azure benefits.  The benefits come with the free MSDN that comes with obtaining a competency (for example for the web development competency you get 10 MSDN accounts and 35 when you’re gold).
(check the overview of benefits that come with the different competencies)

Azure - Unlimited possibilities

Every MSDN has a value of 1500 € worth in Azure spending per year.

So in the case of a Silver web development partner yfor example, you could save up to 15000 € Azure of spending per year!

Here are a few steps to help you in the activation process:

1) The person managing the company profile in MPN should attach the developers that could benefit from a free MSDN account to the company with a LiveID. We recommend to use the business email address.

2) This person will then also be associated to the company and will get a Technical ID in MPN. This technical ID needs to be handed over to the developer.

3) Via the MSDN site the developer can then create an MSDN account and start using ALL MSDN benefits including the Azure benefits. Click on “Acces benefits from my account” on

If you encounter an issue in the process, please contact the free support number for Belgium at 0800 165 64. They will help you if you have an issue related to MPN or forward you if the issue is related to MSDN or Azure.

Hope this helped,