We've just announced a new series of Ask The Experts webinars for Microsoft Education partners, and the first one is coming up in two weeks' time, on Tuesday 29th January at 11:00 AM. It's going to be a short-sharp focused 30 minute session, with 15 minutes put aside afterwards for Q&A.

The aim is to ensure that Education partners can get up-to-date with things happening within the Microsoft Education business, without having to spend hours hunting for information or finding people.

The official description for the event says:

  This 45-minute monthly live webcast provides an overview of the various sales, marketing, licensing and training resources available to help you sell into the Education Industry.  This is also a forum for discussion, to ask questions/get answers, and generally to find out more information about Education Industry in Australia, and how to position our solutions with your customers.  

It's the first one of a series, so we're going to stay at a pretty high level overview – we'll leave the detail until next month and beyond. But as I'm one hosting it, I can tell you a bit more about what we're going to cover on the 29th:

  • The key challenge for education worldwide
  • The changing business model of education
  • Australian Education ICT market size and growth
  • Some typical business challenges for education institutions in Australia
  • Key resources for Microsoft Education partners
  • An introduction to members of the Microsoft Education sales team
  • Overview of education licensing options for customers, and how they help partners and customers

We're still a couple of weeks away, so I've not yet created all the materials, but I've started with the details on Who's Who in the team – and there's some mugshots that need updating!

Microsoft Australia Education Team

There will also be plenty of time for questions, and for your feedback on subjects for future 'Ask The Experts' webinars.

Make a dateMake a date: Find out more, and register for the monthly Education: Ask The Expert series