Are you looking to develop apps on Azure? Check out the expanded technical journey for Application Innovation

Introducing new technical trainings and consultations available to help developers like you plan, build and deploy apps on Azure. Visit the recently updated “Application Innovation on Azure” tab within the MPN page linked below to access the new and existing technical presales and deployment services.

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New and updated technical services for Application Innovation:

NEW! Technical Deep Dive on Creating Smarter Apps with Bot Framework (L100-300) Understand how to create smarter apps by learning best practices and architectural guidance for planning, building and maintaining bots and intelligent applications that are powered by Cognitive Services. You’ll learn how to build and connect intelligent bots that interact with your users naturally, wherever they are — from your website or app to Cortana, Skype, Teams, Office 365 mail, Slack, Facebook Messenger Skype for Business and other platforms.

NEW! Architecture Consultation for Building Bot Applications (L200-400) Receive personalized guidance on how to make applications and bots smarter through the Microsoft Bot Framework and Azure Cognitive Services. Engage with Microsoft experts to receive the necessary guidance and application building best practices to ensure your application is scalable and reliable for your customers. You’ll receive direction on identifying common issues to ensure the optimal quality of your design and implementation.

NEW! Ask the Experts on Azure App Development (L300-400) Participate in an Ask the Experts session to discuss Microsoft Azure application development scenarios, sales scenarios for Dev tools, and design best practices with a Microsoft Azure expert. This technical training webcast will include a brief technical presentation followed by a Q&A session where partners can ask questions about solutions, deployment, and issues encountered during their deployments.

UPDATED! Technical Deep Dive on Creating Apps for the Intelligent Cloud (L300) Receive best practices and architectural guidance for planning, building and maintaining Cloud Applications in Microsoft Azure that require scalability and high availability. Gain technical insights that will help you achieve more customers, reduce cycle times, optimize the use of IT resources, and improve quality and availability. Our Microsoft experts will teach you how to build a mature and robust Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practice for cloud projects. Though focused on creating new applications in the cloud, this training is also useful for those looking to migrate an application to Microsoft Azure PaaS, whether from a traditional on-premises deployment or from another cloud infrastructure provider.

UPDATED! Technical Deep Dive on Migrating Applications to Azure (L300) Learn how to streamline your app hosting and deployment processes using Microsoft Azure web workloads and understand the migration paths that apply to your application. Our Microsoft technical experts will teach you how to migrate existing business applications as well as test the Azure environment by activating your internal-use rights (IUR) benefits. You’ll discover how to leverage Azure Virtual Machines, Azure App Service, Containers in Azure, Azure Active Directory, Cosmos DB and Azure SQL database to streamline deployment processes and quickly respond to your customers' needs.


Don’t forget to check out the full suite of technical training webcasts, one-on-one consultations and chat options available as part of the Application Innovation technical journey. Through December 31, 2017 the technical trainings are complimentary to all app developers and the consultations are available to all MPN partners at no cost. Explore the full scope of offerings available by visiting