The team have recently launched a 12-week step-by-step course to help partners start selling cloud solutions. I know there’s lots of information available to Microsoft partners to help them transition their business to the cloud, but it’s often hard to find. When you do come across things, it can be sometimes overwhelming the amount to consume.
This course will break down these resources into 12 bite size chunks. I will send an email out every Monday (with an unsubscribe link in each if it becomes too much) as well as a invitation to a webinar on the Thursday to delve deeper into the content.
Would love to hear your stories about your success, or if you have a great cloud customer story. Otherwise any feedback on what you think about the course would be great.
Sign up at www.microsoft.com/australia/cloudchampion.
There is an abundance of cloud training in the diary between now and Christmas 2013. I have consolidated all of the Australian Cloud training into one document and will keep this updated as the training team publish new dates. For the latest news, visit the AUS Partner Blog. For the full list of all training in Australia, visit the Partner Portal.
Download the pdf for links.
We have just completed our Australian tour for the 2013 Partner Summits.
During our Business Transformation Workshops, many partners asked for a summary of resources.
Our training team have announced new two-stage Exam Preparation Sessions to assist with Cloud Certification. This will hopefully help you pass the exams the first time.
Sarah will shortly announcing Intensive Exam Preparation sessions designed to help you pass exams with flying colours, beginning in early December 2013. Find out more.
Server and Tools:
Register now >
- Day 1 – Monday 4 November (2pm)
Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
- Day 2 – Tuesday 5 November (12pm)
Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
- Day 3 – Wednesday 6 November (12pm)
Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- Day 4 – Thursday 7 November (12pm)
Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
- Day 5 – Friday 8 November (12pm)
Exam 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
Register now for the Server and Tools sessions >
Register now >
- Day 1 – Monday 4 November (12pm)
Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
- Day 2 – Tuesday 5 November (2pm)
Exam 70-337: Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013
- Day 3 – Wednesday 6 November (2pm)
Exam 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
- Day 4 – Thursday 7 November (2pm)
Exam 74-325: Administering Office 365 for Small Business
- Day 5 – Friday 8 November (2pm)
Exam 70-321: Deploying Office 365
Register now for the Business Productivity sessions >
The Partner team are about to embark on a 5 city road show to share the latest news with partners across 2 days.Day One will cover:
|What’s new in Windows 8.1
||Business Model Transformation Workshop – this half-day workshop is designed specifically for senior management teams of Microsoft Partners who want to understand how to design a profitable cloud practice and the next steps for your organisation to make this transition.
|Selling devices with Windows 8
||Device Day – this half-day session will take a deeper look at the opportunity for Microsoft Partners in the world of devices and apps. Whether you are selling devices, building apps or managing and securing devices for your customers.
|What’s next for Office 365
||Optional – Education Days (see below)
|Product campaigns to help you market to your customers
|How to Sell – selecting the right licence type for your customers
Mark these dates in your calendar and register today to secure your spot. We look forward to seeing you there!
New this Year to Day two of Partner Summit “The Education Stream”
Education is increasingly a competitive and critical market for Microsoft and our partners, with key organisations seeing the long term value of winning the institution and seeding their brand through these schools to reach teachers, students and parents. The combination of the consumerisation of IT, technology adoption at younger ages, the accelerating desire for 1:1 computing and BYOD are requiring schools to take more innovative approaches to learning in the classroom.
If you focus on the Education Industry Mark these dates in your calendar and register today to secure your spot.