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October 8: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Jump Start

Do you want to find out what the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server has to offer businesses? Attend this fast-paced, demo-rich Jump Start about planning, deploying, and managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on-premises.  This Jump Start is appropriate for anyone upgrading from earlier versions of Exchange as well as IT Pros new to Exchange but with prior networking experience. It will also help you prepare for Exam 70-341.Register here.

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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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Windows Server training update

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clip_image001[6]Welcome

Happy holidays! No matter how you plan to celebrate this month, please take a moment to improve your Windows Server 2012 sales and technical skills. There are dozens of courses in the Windows Server 2012 Learning Track that will make every role more knowledgeable about product features and selling techniques. But this is also a perfect time for you to begin to test your skills with a number of MSL exams (and supporting training guides) and assessments. Check out the links below for more information.

Have a safe and joyful holiday!

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Windows Server and Client “Office Hours” January 15

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend Windows Server and Client “Office Hours” January 15, 2013 8:30-10:00am PST. The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team is hosting this unique live online discussion designed to enable experienced IT Pros to ask technical questions regarding Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. This exclusive session will feature two Senior Technical Evangelists, Joey Snow and Rick Claus, who’ll engage in dialog, debate and demos shaped by a global audience of esteemed IT Pros.  Be a part of it!

Hot Off the Press! New Training Guides Prepare for Windows Server 2012 Exams

Two new training guides have been published to help you improve your Windows Server 2012 skills and also prepare you to pass related Microsoft Certification exams. Leverage both on the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 learning path:

· Training Guide: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

(Helps prepare for MSL Exam 70-417)

· Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

(Helps prepare for MSL Exam 70-410)

Assessments for Sales and Licensing Roles

Measure your understanding of Windows Server 2012 with these online assessments. Test your knowledge today:

· Sales Specialist Assessment

· Licensing Specialist Assessment

· Pre-Sales Technical Assessment

Not ready for a test yet? Prep for the assessments by taking courses in the Windows Server 2012 Learning Track.
Report: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Meets High IT Demands, Saves on Costs

An independent evaluation recently published by ESG Labs reveals that Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V running SQL Server 2012 tier-1 workloads in a virtualized environment significantly improved performance, scalability, and the ability to reduce IT’s total cost of ownership. The report is a great tool for helping customers understand Hyper-V’s ability to meet their most demanding IT needs without sacrificing performance. To learn more, check out the Server & Cloud blog or go directly to the full and summary reports.

clip_image002[6]Sales & Licensing (On Demand)

· Selling Windows Server 2012 (Module 1): Understanding the Opportunity

· Selling Windows Server 2012 (Module 2): Product Overview

· Selling Windows Server 2012 (Module 3): Sales Scenarios & Strategies

· Selling Windows Server 2012 (Module 4): Compete and Objection Handling

· Selling Windows Server 2012 (Module 5): Transforming your Customer Conversations with the Whiteboard

· Growing Your Small Business Practices with Windows Server 2012

· Growing Your Mid-Market Business Practices with Windows Server 2012

· Getting Started with Windows Server 2012 Licensing, July 2012: Licensing Readiness

· Windows Server 2012 Product and Program Overview July 2012: Licensing Readiness

· Windows Server 2012 Pricing and SKU Overview July 2012: Licensing Readiness

· An Overview of Windows Server “8” Beta

· Why Hyper-V? Competitive advantages of Windows Server “8” Hyper-V over VMware

· Windows Server performance improvements and optimizations

· Using Windows Server 8 for building private and public IaaS clouds

· Introducing Windows Server 2012 e-Book

· License Migration and Software Assurance for Windows Server 2012, July 2012: Licensing Readiness

· Basic License Scenarios for Windows Server 2012, July 2012: Licensing Readiness

· Complex License Scenarios for Windows Server 2012, July 2012: Licensing Readiness

· Windows Server 2012 Licensing Assessment

clip_image002[7]Partner Academy Live Sessions (On Demand)

· Windows Server 2012 for Service Providers

· Windows Server 2012 Internal Disclosure and Launch Readiness

· Windows Server 2012 Disclosure

· Windows Server Licensing Update for Service Providers

· Windows Server 2012: OEM Licensing & CAL

clip_image003[8]Tech 100-200 (On Demand)

· Windows Server 8 Beta Download

· Windows networking with PowerShell: A foundation for data center management

· A deep dive into Hyper-V networking

· RemoteFX 2.0

· Optimal cloud performance with BranchCache

· Enabling the hybrid cloud using remote access appliances

· Network acceleration and other NIC technologies for the data center

· Using Windows Server 8 for building private and public IaaS clouds

· Designing systems for continuous availability and scalability

· Designing systems for continuous availability – multi-node with remote file storage

· Designing systems for continuous availability – multi-node with block storage

· Building continuously available systems with Hyper-V

· Designing the building blocks for a Windows Server 8 cloud

· Microsoft Private Cloud Technical Overview Course

· Focusing on Customer Benefits for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012

· Understanding Microsoft Private Cloud Competition

clip_image003[9]Tech 100-200 (Instructor-led)

· Hands-On Lab 40006A: Hands On Lab: Windows Server 2012

· Course 20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

· Course 20411A: Administering Windows Server 2012

· Course 20412A: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

clip_image003[10]Tech 300 (On Demand)

· What’s New in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2012, Part 1

· What’s New in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2012, Part 2

· Hyper-V Network Virtualization for Scalable Multi-Tenant Datacenters with Windows Server 2012

· Enabling Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V Workloads Using Hyper-V Replica with Windows Server 2012

· Changing the Landscape with Hyper-V Live Migration with Windows Server 2012

· IP Address Management with Windows Server 2012

· Hyper-V Switch Extensibility with Windows Server 2012

· Cost-Effective Business Critical Storage: Storage Spaces with Windows Server 2012

· The New File Server for Information Workers with Windows Server 2012

· Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012

· Hyper-V Over SMB: Remote File Storage Support in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

· Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012

· Unified Remote Access in Windows Server 2012

· Introduction to Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012, Part 1

· Introduction to Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012, Part 2

· What’s New in Active Directory with Windows Server 2012

· Overview of Server Management and Powershell in Windows Server 2012

· Designing a Unified Access Strategy with Windows Server 2012

· Windows Server 2012 Cloud Optimization with Branch Cache

· What’s New in Internet Information Services (IIS) 8 with Windows Server 2012

· Internet Information Services (IIS) 8 Application Initialization with Windows Server 2012

· Server Storage on Windows Server 2012

· Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012

· Architecting Cloud Optimized Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012

· Deploying Windows Server 2012

· Remote Desktop Services for Windows Server 2012

· What’s New with Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server 2012: Open Web Platform for the Cloud

· Overview: Server Virtualization in Windows Server 2012

· Overview: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in Windows Server 2012

· Overview: Identity and Access Features in Windows Server 2012

· Overview: Storage Improvements in Windows Server 2012

· Overview: Web Application Platform in Windows Server 2012

· Overview: Networking in Windows Server 2012

· Overview: Windows Server 2012

· Windows Server 2012 Virtual Labs

Learning Paths

Windows Server 2012 Partner Readiness

o Executive-Business Decision Maker-Practice Manager

o Licensing Specialists

o Sales-Account Managers-Account Executives

o Tech Pre-Sales – Sales Engineers

o Implementer

o Architect

MPN Pre-Sales Technical Assessment for Private Cloud, Management and Virtualization


Saved Searches

o Implementers: Virtualization in Windows Server 2012

o Implementers: Networking in Windows Server 2012

o Implementers: Storage in Windows Server 2012

o Implementers: Identity and Security in Windows Server 2012

o Implementers: Management and Deployment in Windows Server 2012

o Implementers: Remote Access in Windows Server 2012

o Implementers: Web/App Platform in Windows Server 2012

o Windows Server 2012 Sales Specialist Learning Path

o Licensing in Windows Server 2012

o Private Cloud Training/Assessment for Pre-Sales Techs

o Windows Server 2012 Technical Features Overviews

o Tech Pre-Sales Courses and Assessment for Management and Virtualization

o Microsoft Partner Network Pre-sales Technical Specialist Competency Assessment for Private Cloud/Management and Virtualization

Questions? Contact Rodney Miller

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

clip_image005[1]Tech 300 (On Demand)

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

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Make sure to visit the MPN blog regularly as we will updated the available content regularly.

 

Windows Server 2012

04/09/2012 Are you licensing ready?

Windows Server 2012 Learning Path

Roles:
– BDM’s
– Sales – & Account Managers
– Licensing specialists
– Tech pre sales
– Implementers
– Architects

Topics ex.:
Growing Your Mid-Market Business Practice with Windows Server 2012 (sales)
Why Hyper-V? Competitive advantages of Windows Server “8” Hyper-V over VMware (sales)
Understanding Microsoft Private Cloud Competition (technical)
Focusing on Customer Benefits for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 (technical)
– …

 

Management & Virtualization Competency Learning Path

– Sales Assessment
– Pre sales Assessment
– Exams

Topics ex.:
Private Cloud Sales Training (Module 1) – Setting up to sell the Private Cloud
Private Cloud Sales Training (Module 5) – Increasing Your Revenue
Private Cloud – Management and Virtualization Pre-sales Technical Specialist Demo Resources
Microsoft Private Cloud Competition Course
-…

Windows 8

04/09/2012 Are you licensing ready?

Early sales & marketing training

Topics ex.:
Windows 8 Value for Small and Midsized Businesses
Windows 8 Value for Enterprise Scenarios Part 1
Windows 8 and Windows RT Devices
-…

Early technical training

Topics ex.:
What’s new in .NET Framework 4.5
Anatomy of HTML5 sites and Metro style apps using HTML5
– …

Office 2013

04/09/2012 Live Meeting Office 2013
04/09/2012 Are you licensing ready?

 

Visual Studio 11

Introduction to Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) (sales)
Visual Studio 11: Application Lifecycle Management – Delivering Continuous Value (sales)
Visual Studio 11: Customer Value and Sales Opportunities (sales)
Visual Studio 11: What’s New (sales)