Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – Los Angeles January 26–27 2016

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Build your cloud skills in Los Angeles

Join us for a free two-day technical training event for IT professionals and developers that provides best practices and insight directly from the experts who build and run the cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows 10 and more. Whether you know your way around the cloud or are just getting started, you’ll learn something new and walk away ready to apply your new skills.

Space is limited so reserve your free seat today.

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Event Details

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The Venue

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Event Particulars

Registration: Check-in location details coming soon
Onsite navigation: The online agenda will include the latest session room schedule
Meals: Continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks are provided daily; snacks with beer/wine will be provided at the Ask the Experts reception

Hands-on Labs: Go beyond the session, immerse yourself in a virtual hands-on lab and experience Microsoft’s products and services first hand. Visit http://aka.ms/cloudroadshowlabs.

 

See ya there!!!!

 

Ivan

Microsoft Training Resources

Find training opportunities and recommendations anytime on the U.S. Partner Learning blog, Learning Plan Tool website, and the Local Activities Section of the Training and Events page on the U.S. partner portal.

Training for Developers

Microsoft Forefront Security

Forefront Server Security Service Kit: The Tools You Need for a Successful Deployment
TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway – Hands on with Beta 2!
TechNet Webcast: Centralizing Application Authorization with AD FS 2.0 (Level 200)
TechNet Webcast: Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010: Protection Features and Underlying Technologies (Level 300)
Build Your Forefront Security Learning Plan

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012: Technical Overview of New Features
SQL Server 2012: Optimized Developer Productivity
SQL Server 2012: Extend Data Virtually Anywhere
SQL Server 2012 Licensing Update for ISVs
Build Your SQL Server 2012 Learning Plan

November Partner Training Sweepstakes
The Partner Training Sweepstakes offers a chance to grow your skills and be entered to win great prizes. Take any of our featured Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft System Center training sessions this month and you will be entered to win a Dell Netbook or a $150 American Express gift card.

 

-Ivan

 

Office 365 Is Here – Get Ready Today!

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Office 365 Is Here – Get Ready Today!

Office 365 is finally available and our customers want to ramp up quickly. Don’t miss all of the new resources below to learn how to effectively make the sale while shortening the learning curve.

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Make sure to take our new customer-facing business value content with you on your next sales call.


Additionally, make it a habit to visit the new Quickstart. Your place for all Microsoft Office 365 Online Services Partner readiness resources.

Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2011 WPC 2011

WPC 2011 was a great success for Microsoft Office 365!

Missed WPC 2011 in person? You can still access all of the great Microsoft Office 365 session recordings and presentations by visiting www.digitalwpc.com! Highlights include:

  • Keynotes from Microsoft Office Division executives Kurt DelBene and Kirk Koenigsbauer
  • Microsoft Office 365 Partner Launch (find it here)
  • Key Office 365 sessions including:
    • Microsoft Office 365 Deployment (find it here)
    • Now is the Time to a Successful Cloud Business in SMB! (find it here)
    • Make $$$ in the Cloud with Managed Services (find it here)
    • How to Build a Successful Online Marketing and Sales Engine (find it here)

Congratulations to Microsoft partner Brian Cowie from Perspicuity!

Brian Cowie

U.K. partner Brian Cowie from Perspicuity won the Mini Cooper S Giveaway at the Microsoft Office 365 Partner Launch at WPC 2011!

Mini Cooper

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Office 365 Training Training

Office 365 End User Training Kit
The Office 365 End User Training Kit contains all the content partners need to deliver a high-quality, instructor-led class called “Getting Started with Office 365.” This training adds value for your customers by easing their transition to Office 365 and demonstrating how Office 365 can accelerate their return on investment.

Windows Intune

Partner Readiness

   Windows Intune Partner Learning Path

Sales Training Sessions

   Introducing Windows Intune: Cloud Services and Windows 7 for PC Management (OLT)

   Selling Windows Intune to Small and Medium Businesses (OLT)

Technical Training Sessions

   A Technical Introduction to Windows Intune (webcast)

   Implementing and Supporting Windows Intune (webcast)

Partner Training Sessions

   Selling Windows Intune for VARs

   Selling Windows Intune for DMRs

   Selling Windows Intune for Distis

   Selling Windows Intune for LARs

   Windows Intune Licensing

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Offers and Promotions Offers

New FY12 Online Services Advisor Fee Payment Structure
In FY12, there has been a change in the Online Services Advisor fee payment process and calculation. This change applies to customers purchasing directly from Microsoft Online Portal/Microsoft Online Customer Portal, with customers attaching a POR to the subscription.

FY11 Year-End Sell Fee (12%) Rollup Payment
To align with the new FY12 Online Services Advisor (OSA) Version 2 fee payment, Microsoft will be conducting a one-time exercise rollup payment for all FY11 unpaid sell fees (12%). Calculation is based on the remaining sell fees (12%) that are not paid to a partner in FY11 for a new subscription or net seat adds under the FY11 OSA Fee program. There will be no change in the (6%) management fee.

FY11 Year-End Sell Fee (12%) Rollup Payment for Cross Region
To align with the new FY12 OSA Version 2 fee payment, Microsoft will be conducting a one-time exercise rollup payment for all FY11 unpaid advisor fees (12%/6%) for cross-region sales. If an advisor has advised on a deal in another region, he or she will be entitled to earn the (12%/6%) fee. This advisor fee will be paid to the advisor in the currency in which Microsoft has invoiced the customer. For example, should an American advisor have advised on a deal in Japan, the American advisor will earn the (12%/6%) fee in Japanese yen. All unpaid cross-region sell fees will be paid to the advisor in August 2011.

The cross-region rollup also covers all unpaid fees that were previously excluded from cross-region subscriptions up through the end of FY11.

Share Your Thoughts About Office 365—On Camera
Office 365 is available now—tell us about the positive impact that Office 365 brings to your customers and to your business! Microsoft wants to hear your thoughts on Office 365— what it means in today’s economy and how you see Office 365 contributing to your future success.

To get started, just fill out the PR release form, and then submit it via fax at (425) 936-7329 or by email. When you’ve completed your video, upload it here.

We look forward to hearing your story!

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Resources Resources

Newly Added Office 365 Content: July

Sales and Marketing
Key Office 365 Enterprise Customer Persona
Office 365 Value: Dated Environ Enterprise Persona
Office 365 Value: Google Compete Enterprise Persona
Office 365 Value for Task Worker Enterprise Persona
Office 365 Value for Transforming Enterprise Persona
Office 365 Value for Cost Saver Enterprise Persona
Customers Benefiting from Office 365 – Layers
Customers Benefiting from Office 365 – No Layers
Office 365 Customer Decision Framework
Accessing Office 365 Advisor Partner Features

Technical
Office 365 Enterprise Demo
Office 365 Demo Kit Enterprise #1:_Other Demo Docs
Office 365 Demo Kit Enterprise #2:_Outlook
Office 365 Demo Kit Enterprise #3:_People
Office 365 Demo Kit Enterprise #4: Additional Assets
BPOS to Office 365 Customer Transition Guide
SharePoint Online Fabrikam Demo Script
SharePoint Online Fabrikam Demo Setup Guide
Office 365 SharePoint Click-Through Demo and Guide

Partner Opportunity
MOSPA VL Addendum
Microsoft Online Services Partner Agreement Guide
Office 365 Partner Demo Account
FAQ: Advisor Partners Transition to Office 365
BPOS to Office 365 Customer Transition Awareness
FY12 Online Services Advisor Fee Payment Structure
EA Online Services: Deployment FY12 Incentive Guide

New Microsoft Tool Assists Cloud Deployments
Learn how the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.

Build a Profitable and Sustainable Microsoft Online Services Practice
The new Microsoft Partner Economic Model Tools are now available, and they are simpler, less time-consuming, and designed to help you generate profit-and-loss estimates for new business opportunities. They can also help you get answers to strategic business questions, such as:

  • How can we calculate financial information for new business opportunities?
  • How can we model our business profit and loss for future cloud solutions and services?
  • How can we evaluate on-premises and cloud services practice scenarios to determine our three-year growth plan?

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