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Partner Learning News:

Hosting Solutions Learning Plans Now Available

To support Microsoft partners in using the latest Microsoft technologies to build their hosting solutions, new learning packages are now available on the Learning Plan Tool site. Hosting solutions partners are using technologies like virtualization to provide dedicated hosting from virtual machines and high availability with management tools like System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

Get on the Fast Track of Data Warehousing

The Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse Architecture initiative can help customers quickly move into the data warehouse world without having to spend time trying to specify the hardware needed for their data warehouse. This one-day seminar will teach you how to help your client quickly choose one of the referenced architectures or design one of their own.

Nurture Marketing Series for Microsoft Dynamics Partners
Join us in this four-part series in which we discuss nurture -- from newsletters to referrals. See how easy it is to incorporate effective nurture tactics into every aspect of your marketing. Click the title of the course to register or learn more:

Microsoft Dynamics Nurture Marketing Series (Part 1 of 4): Nurture Overview

Microsoft Dynamics Nurture Marketing Series (Part 2 of 4): Raising Your Game

Microsoft Dynamics Nurture Marketing Series (Part 3 of 4): Turning Accidental Referrals into a Strategy

Microsoft Dynamics Nurture Marketing Series (Part 4 of 4): Partner Showcase -- Best Practices from the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Channel


The Vital Few: Training You Don’t Want to Miss

Each week, "The Vital Few" highlights must-attend training opportunities aim to help you improve your business. Visit our blog for more training recommendations and tips for maximizing your learning opportunities.

For training offered in your geographic area, view the Mid-Atlantic Area local events and training page.

For select training on additional products and solutions, visit the Learning Plan Tool Web page.


Management: Featured Training

Partnercast TechNet: Developing a Business Case for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (Technical, 30 minutes)

Managing Virtual Infrastructures with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 (Technical, 1 hour)

System Center Pricing and Licensing Update (Sales, 1 hour)

System Center Solutions -- Physical & Virtual Infrastructure Management Opportunities (Sales, 1 hour)

See our course listings for additional management training.


Virtualization: Featured Training

Partnercast: Ultimate Sales Guide to Microsoft Virtualization Part 1 -- The Basics (Sales, 45 minutes)

Partnercast: Ultimate Sales Guide to Microsoft Virtualization Part 2A -- Server Virtualization Solutions (Sales, 45 minutes)

Partnercast: Ultimate Sales Guide to Microsoft Virtualization Part 2B -- Desktop Virtualization Solutions (Sales, 45 minutes)

Partnercast: Ultimate Sales Guide to Microsoft Virtualization Part 2C -- Management Solutions (including virtualization) (Sales, 45 minutes)

Partnercast: Ultimate Sales Guide to Microsoft Virtualization Part 3 -- Microsoft Virtualization Licensing (Sales, 45 minutes)

Partnercast: Ultimate Sales Guide to Microsoft Virtualization Part 4 -- Microsoft Virtualization Competition (Sales, 45 minutes)

See our course listings for additional virtualization training.


Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2: Featured Training

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS): Product Overview (Sales, 1 hour)

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS): Pricing and Licensing (Sales, 15 minutes)

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS): Unified Communications Business Value Tool (Sales, 1 hour)

Audio, Video, Web Conferencing Deployment with Microsoft Office Communications Server R2 (Technical, 6 one-hour modules)

See our course listings for additional Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Featured Training

Assistance in Creating a Sales and Marketing Strategy to Help You Increase Sales (Sales, 1 hour)

Insight into Real-World Partner Success: How to Partner Efficiently with Others and How to Partner with Other Products (Sales, 1 hour)

Ideas to Maximize Solution Value, Enhance Client Proposal Preparation, and Increase Client Satisfaction (Sales, 1 hour)

Get to the Core: Organizing and Finding Resources with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Sales, 1 hour)

Get to the Core: Business Solutions Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Sales, 1 hour)

Labcast: Building and Implementing Enterprise Search Solutions (Technical, 10 1-hour modules)

See our course listings for additional Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 training.


Business Readiness: Becoming a Trusted Advisor: Featured Training

Trusted Advisor: Get Customers to Give You What You Want (Business Readiness, 1.5 hours)

Trusted Advisor: Meeting Mania -- How to Use meetings to Build Trust and Win Business (Business Readiness, 1.5 hours)

How Can You Gain Trusted Advisor Status with Key Customers? (Business Readiness, 1.5 hours)

See our course listings for additional business readiness training.