SMB Partner Focused Training Schedule Released

One of the requests that came through from the last roadshow was advanced notice of coming technical training opportunities in Australia, so here are some that are being delivered in a number of cities this financial year. At this stage I'm scheduled to be delivering Safeguard Your Business and Business Anywhere, and I have a day of Windows 10 training across 5 states coming up in October, the final dates and details are to be provided soon.

Here's the official text, courtesy of Sarah Arnold the Readiness Manager at Microsoft Australia.

Get the training you need to help your small and midsize customers modernize their IT with real-world solutions built on Microsoft technologies.

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) face a complex and changing landscape when it comes to understanding all of the different ways new technologies can help their businesses. Many Microsoft partners are capitalising on the opportunity to grow their businesses by expanding their roles to that of a trusted advisor and business consultant—looking for ways to help SMBs modernize across the IT platform.

The ModernBiz Technical Series provides training, demonstrations, and hands-on instruction on how to use the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver solutions to small and midsize organisations. This set of training courses is designed to prepare Microsoft value-added reseller (VAR) partners to help customers get the benefits of the modern business by providing solutions and services that span the entire IT ecosystem, from server, to cloud, to devices. 

In this training, you will:

    • Get hands-on experience: With a focus on building real-world solutions, this training consists of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs.
    • Get the skills you need to build real-world SMB solutions: This technical series is designed specifically for partners working with SMB customers to build solutions using the latest products and technologies from Microsoft. 

Any of the ModernBiz Technical Series courses can be attended as a standalone course, or as a part of the complete series. 

Who should participate: The ModernBiz Technical Series course is for Microsoft value-added reseller (VAR) partners who work with small and midsize organizations. The training is designed for those who are ready to learn more about meeting the technical needs of SMBs with Microsoft solutions.

Audience: IT Professionals, Consultants, SMB Resellers 

Level: 200-300 (Technical)


Grow Efficiently: Adapt to Change

This course provides training on how to use the latest Microsoft client, database, and cloud productivity technologies to deliver solutions that help SMBs grow and adapt to change from expanding the infrastructure that powers their business applications, to adding new PCs, devices and apps that help employees do their best work. Topics include Windows 10 migrations for SMBs, deploying Office 365, and SQL Server 2014 planning and implementation, both on-premises and in Microsoft Azure.

Visit the Grow Efficiently registration site for more information

Safeguard your Business 

Learn to use the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver solutions that help small and midsize organisations protect their business data, whether on-site, in the cloud, or on mobile devices and minimise the disruptions caused by unexpected events. This course covers Microsoft Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery, Windows 10 security and management, improving security with Windows Server 2012 R2, and availability and recoverability solutions with Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server.

Visit the Safeguard your Business registration site for more information

Business Anywhere

Learn to build and deliver solutions that help small and midsize organisations enable the mobile workforce, while ensuring better-managed devices and access control. This course will cover a range of the latest Microsoft products and technologies, including Mobile Device Management with Intune, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Azure RemoteApp, Deploying Azure Virtual Networks and workloads, Azure Active Directory (AD) and DirSync, and Office 365 mail migrations.

Visit the Business Anywhere registration site for more information

Connect with Customers

Get training on how to use the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver solutions that help small and midsize organisations better understand and engage their customers. Topics include Microsoft Lync Online Service, SharePoint Collaboration Services, Office 365 business intelligence, and Power BI solutions for SMB scenarios.

Visit the Connect with Customer registration site for more information