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New Office trainings in Learning Paths

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Welcome to the newly published Ignite courses posted to the Partner Learning Center that can be accessed using the Office Ignite Sales and Office Ignite Technical learning paths.

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Office Ignite Sales and Technical Content Available Now!

For sales roles, the Office Ignite Sales modules provide you with insights, resources, and tools to sell the new Office to your SMB and enterprise customers. Learn best practices, discover selling programs, and explore available tools to help you sell the new Office, and Office 365.

For technical partners, check out the Office Ignite Technical modules, a mix of 300- and 400-level content. These sessions are designed for IT professionals and Exchange administrators who develop, design, or deploy for their organizations or customers.

Announcing: New Microsoft Office Demos Site

The Microsoft Office Demo team recently launched a new site that provides a tailored page where you can now provision demo environments, deliver demos, and leverage core demo content materials from the Office marketing team here at Corp.

Access the demo site to find content spanning enterprise and SMB segments, Click-to-Run, Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Project 2013, Visio 2013, and Office Web Apps.

You’ll need your Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) credentials to access the content. If you have any troubles, contact support@MicrosoftOfficeDemos.com for troubleshooting or technical issues.

Just published in the Partner Learning Center: Microsoft Project 2013 courses!

The following courses were just published in the PLC. They will map to the new Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Competency Assessment, which will be part of the Project and Portfolio Management competency. The assessment is slated for release in English by the end of April 2013. Localized versions will follow by the end of June 2013.

· Overview of the Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Sales and Marketing Assessment Materials

· Overview of the Microsoft Project Portfolio Management Solution

· Overview of Microsoft Project Professional 2013 and Project Professional for Office 365

· Demonstrating the New Microsoft Project

· Successfully Delivering a Microsoft Project Proof of Concept

· Microsoft Project 2013 Licensing Overview

· Best Practices Selling Microsoft Project

· Grow Your Business with the new Project Online

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OFFICE 2013 | OFFICE 365

· Meet the new Office Keynote

· Understanding the new Office Business Model

· Making Money with the new Office

· Selling the new Office to SMB

· New Office: Competing to Win Against Google Apps in the Enterprise

· New Office: Competing to Win Against Google Apps with Small Business Customers

· Getting Started with Office 2013: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Product and Program Overview: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Pricing and SKUs Overview: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Migration and  Software Assurance: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Basic Customer Scenarios: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Complex Customer Scenarios: Licensing Readiness

· Office 365 Licensing Assessment (DE-de, ES-es, FR-fr, JA-jp, PT-br)

· Learn the new Office 365 Open and FPP

· New Office Pitch Perfect: Having the Customer Conversation

· Deploy the new Office

· Overview of the new Office for Mid-Size Business

· Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Competency Assessment for Small Business

PROJECT AND PROJECT SERVER 2013

· Overview of the Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Sales and Marketing Assessment Materials

· Overview of the Microsoft Project Portfolio Management Solution

· Overview of Microsoft Project Professional 2013 and Project Professional for Office 365

· Demonstrating the New Microsoft Project

· Successfully Delivering a Microsoft Project Proof of Concept

· Microsoft Project 2013 Licensing Overview

· Best Practices Selling Microsoft Project

LYNC SERVER 2013

· First Look: Lync 2013 Technical Overview

clip_image004[1]Partner Academy Live Sessions (By Product)

OFFICE | OFFICE 365

· Creating New Opportunities with Microsoft CRM Online and Microsoft Office 365

· How To Series: Learn How To Demo Office 365 To Your Customers

· Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series Presents How To Close Your First Microsoft Cloud Deal and Increase Profits with Office 365 and Intune

· How To Demo Office 365 and Take Advantage of Limited Time Offers To Close Deals!

· Introducing “The New Office” to Enterprise IT Decision Makers

· Introducing “The New Office” to Small and Midsize Businesses

· Live@edu to Office 365 Upgrade: Partner Update

· New Office Opportunity and Preinstallation Process

· Customer Value of Office Telemetry

· Microsoft Cloud How-To Series Presents: Office 365 For Businesses Releases February 27th – Be Ready To Show the Power of the Tools!

· Office Professional Plus 2013 Versus Standard Feature Comparison

EXCHANGE SERVER 2013

· How to Introduce “The new Office” to Enterprise IT Decision Makers

LYNC SERVER 2013

· Lync Server 2013 Overview

· Session: Lync Accelerate: Delivering a Lync Proposal

· Session: Lync Accelerate: Planning for Successful Lync Deployment and Rapid Adoption

· Session: Lync Accelerate: Planning for Lync Engagements & the Lync Customer Trial Programs

· Session: Lync Accelerate: Lync Deployment Options and Reference topologies

· FY13 Lync Accelerate Overview for Partners

· HP ES Microsoft Monday – Microsoft Lync Server 2013

SHAREPOINT SERVER 2013

· What’s New With SharePoint

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· Sample Templates for Managed Services Providers

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OFFICE | OFFICE 365

· FY13 Solution Scenario: Public Cloud – Enabling Flexible Work Style

· Office 365 – How to Demo Office 365 for IW

· Office 365 – Overview of the New Office 365

· Office Ignite Sales Learning Path

· Office Ignite Technical Learning Path

EXCHANGE SERVER 2013

· The new Exchange – Technical Presentations Training Kit

PROJECT AND PROJECT SERVER 2013

· Grow Your Business with the new Project Online

SHAREPOINT 2013

· Clinic 40027A: First Look Clinic: What’s New for Developers in Microsoft SharePoint 2013

· Clinic 40028A: First Look Clinic: What’s New for IT Professionals in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

· Clinic 40029A: First Look Clinic: What’s New for IT Professionals in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

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OFFICE 365

· Installing and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (Virtual Lab)

· Active Directory Synchronization (Virtual Lab)

· Configuring Active Directory Federation Services and Verifying Federation (Virtual Lab)

· Office Developer – Lessons Learned Developing Apps for the Office Store

Learning Paths

Office 2013 | Office 365

o Distributor

o LAR

o SI

o VAR

o Office Ignite Technical

o Office Ignite Sales

Exchange Server 2013​

o Sales

o Technical

Microsoft Lync 2013

SharePoint Server 2013

o Developers

o Technical


Questions? Contact Robin McQuiston

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Resources about the New Office

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Connect.

Prepare for this exciting release of our flagship productivity suite by making sure you are up to speed with new Office training! New Office will help your customers achieve on their terms by delivering performance and convenience. Read the details below to see what’s available now & be on the lookout for what’s coming soon in licensing, sales and technical readiness. Happy Holidays!

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Be sure to leverage the following readiness tools for new Office:

· Ignite Office labs for the new Office/servers

NEW: Live@edu to Office 365 Upgrade Content

Access these online trainings to better understand the upgrade process to help your Live@edu customers and capitalize on numerous upsell and cross-sell opportunities.

· Technical Overview: This overview discusses the user experience and what you can do to prepare and add value to the process.

· Updating Provisioning Tools: This training provides an overview of Go Now steps, and discusses the current end user password experience and what the upgrade will look like in January. The training also discusses the differences between how Live@edu and Office 365 are administered, provisioning methods, and provides guidance for helping customers select an effective provisioning solution for Office 365, and deploying the Directory Synchronization tool.

· Updating to ADFS and Federation: This training can help you learn about identities, single sign-on, and how a federated identity enables users to access both on-premises and cloud-based organizations with existing credentials. The training also explains how Office 365 supports two modes of authentication for cloud and federated identities, and discusses deployment architecture and topology.

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OFFICE 2013 | OFFICE 365

· Meet the new Office Keynote

· Understanding the new Office Business Model

· Making Money with the new Office

· Selling the new Office to SMB

· New Office: Competing to Win Against Google Apps in the Enterprise

· New Office: Competing to Win Against Google Apps with Small Business Customers

· Getting Started with Office 2013: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Product and Program Overview: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Pricing and SKUs Overview: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Migration and  Software Assurance: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Basic Customer Scenarios: Licensing Readiness

· Office 2013 Complex Customer Scenarios: Licensing Readiness

· Office 365 Licensing Assessment

· Office 365 Licensing Assessment (DE-de)

· Office 365 Licensing Assessment (ES-es)

· Office 365 Licensing Assessment (FR-fr)

· Office 365 Licensing Assessment (JA-jp)

· Office 365 Licensing Assessment (PT-br)

LYNC SERVER 2013

· First Look: Lync 2013 Technical Overview

clip_image004[1]Partner Academy Live Sessions (By Product)

OFFICE | OFFICE 365

· Creating New Opportunities with Microsoft CRM Online and Microsoft Office 365

· How To Series: Learn How To Demo Office 365 To Your Customers

· Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series Presents How To Close Your First Microsoft Cloud Deal and Increase Profits with Office 365 and Intune

· How To Demo Office 365 and Take Advantage of Limited Time Offers To Close Deals!

· Introducing “The New Office” to Enterprise IT Decision Makers

· Introducing “The New Office” to Small and Midsize Businesses

· Live@edu to Office 365 Upgrade: Partner Update

EXCHANGE SERVER 2013

· How to Introduce “The new Office” to Enterprise IT Decision Makers

LYNC SERVER 2013

· Lync Server 2013 Overview

· Session: Lync Accelerate: Delivering a Lync Proposal

· Session: Lync Accelerate: Planning for Successful Lync Deployment and Rapid Adoption

· Session: Lync Accelerate: Planning for Lync Engagements & the Lync Customer Trial Programs

· Session: Lync Accelerate: Lync Deployment Options and Reference topologies

· FY13 Lync Accelerate Overview for Partners

SHAREPOINT SERVER 2013

· What’s New With SharePoint

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· Sample Templates for Managed Services Providers

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SHAREPOINT 2013

· Clinic 40027A: First Look Clinic: What’s New for Developers in Microsoft SharePoint 2013

· Clinic 40028A: First Look Clinic: What’s New for IT Professionals in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

· Clinic 40029A: First Look Clinic: What’s New for IT Professionals in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

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OFFICE 365

· Installing and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (Virtual Lab)

· Active Directory Synchronization (Virtual Lab)

· Configuring Active Directory Federation Services and Verifying Federation (Virtual Lab)

Learning Paths

Office 2013 | Office 365

o Sales

o All Roles

Exchange Server 2013​

o Sales

SharePoint Server 2013

o Developers

o Technical


Questions? Contact Chuck Botsford

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.
    Agenda

    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!

Dive into the fundamentals of a Lync System & Beta Exam Live

 

Lync MCM Insights: Volume 1 Available Today in the Partner Learning Center!

Join us for a deep 300 level technical training on Lync Server 2010, presented to you by Lync MCM experts. The Lync MCM Insights video series will come in three volumes. In volume one’s video series, the first five sessions cover the fundamentals of a Lync system. Lync Internals covers the basics of the Lync client and Lync server. The Lync client section focuses on the sign-in process, provisioning and web service interactions. Whereas, the Lync server section covers the Central Management Store, certificates, user replicator, and several other core server functions. The Lync Edge webinar covers functionality of the three core Edge roles along with the Reverse Proxy. Hardware Load Balancers and Lync Directors are also covered in the Edge session. The Conferencing webinar covers key roles of Lync Conferencing such as the focus, focus factory, and MCUs. The conferencing lifecycle and meeting join process are also covered in the conferencing session. The final webinar covers Lync Migration and Coexistence. This session covers the step by step phases involved in migrated from OCS to Lync, including how to approach a user pilot and performing key post-migration steps.

This training is perfect for those who want to get advanced technical knowledge on Lync, after taking the basic training through Lync Ignite or the MCTS and MCITP related Microsoft Official Courseware. Additionally this is a great prerequisite training towards enrolling in the Lync Masters Certification.

 

 Exam 74-322   Microsoft Lync Server 2010—Advanced Design and Deployment Beta Exam is Live!  Increase your Lync expertise and offer greater differentiation in the marketplace, with the new Microsoft Lync Server 2010—Advanced Design and Deployment Exam (available March/April). Select partners will be invited to take the beta exam, at no charge, and if you pass you will receive credit on your Prometrics transcript. This exam will be required in the Microsoft Communications Gold competency, starting October 2012, so get started today! See here for more details.

 

Click here to take the Beta exam today! (Search by exam title and use the code “lync322” to take this exam for free).

Lync Mobile Clients are Here!

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We are excited to announce the update to Lync Server 2010 that enables new Lync mobile clients!

Lync mobile clients enable you to stay connected, communicate and conference on the go. Mobile clients for Microsoft Lync 2010 take the power of unified communications mobile—including rich presence, instant messaging, audio conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface.

 

Key Features

· Join conferences with a single touch;no access code or pin number required.

· Stay connected, while controlling your availability;see who’s available at a glance and connect over IM, email or a call; set your own status and notification settings so you can stay in touch while protecting your “off-work” time.

· Communicate with others using a single, consistent identity.Call-via-work allows outbound calls using your Enterprise Voice number, making it easier for others to recognize calls from the Lync mobile client.

· Connect with confidencethrough channel encryption, transport layer security (TLS) support, and perimeter/internal network protection that help safeguard your communications.

Read full announcement details on the Office Blogs.

 

Calls to Action

1. Watch the “Lync Mobile: Clients, Server & Deployment (UC123PAL)” webcast recording here.
For other Lync sessions click here.

For more online sales training click here.
For more online technical training click here.

2. Visit Next Hop“Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service Update” announcement to download server updates and supporting documentation.

3. Check back hereto understand timing and availability of Lync mobile clients.

4. Leverage thru-partner marketing materials such as screenshots, to customer ppt. deck, and more…updated in the Lync Event in a Box (coming soon this week – check link for availability)

Sincerely,

Lync Partner Team

Join the Partner Trainings for the fall ! The Sequel

Below you can find an updated version of all available Class Room trainings for the fall.
Subscribe now and take advantage of this unique possibility to upgrade your skills !

Date Event Title

26/10/2011 –

Partner Vision Seminar : What is new in SQL Server Denali

26/10/2011 –

Sales Academy: How to sell NWOW

26/10/2011 –

Sales Academy: Successfully sell BI Solutions

27/10/2011 –

Sales Academy: How to Sell DataCenter Solutions

27/10/2011 –

Sales Academy: How to Sell Application Platform Solutions

7/11/2011 –

 Educational Licensing (Block the date, more info will follow)

8/11/2011 –

Data Center Management using Hyper-V and System Center

14/11/2011 –

Visual Studio testing

16-17/11/2011 –

Hyper-V for VMware IT Pro

17/11/2011 –

Office 365: Fundamentals

21/11/2011 –

Lync Community Day

23/11/2011 –

The Art of selling Azure

22 – 24/11/2011 –

Advanced Technical on Office 365

28/11/2011 –

Licensing Essentials (Block the date, more info will follow)

29/11/2011 –

Innovate your business with cloud solutions in French

29/11/2011 –

Licensing Competency Training preparation (ILT) 070-67X

30/11/2011 –

Licensing Competency Training preparation (ILT) 070-671 (day 2)

30/11/2011 –

Licensing Essentials in French

30/11/2011 –

Hybrid clouds with Azure

1/12/2011 –

Office 365, Windows Intune, uEA for LAR’s

7/12/2011 –

Lync Migration Best Practices (Block the date, more info will follow)

12/12/2011 –

Sales@Night: Voice (Block the date, more info will follow)