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Hot Events & Training – January 2007

09 Jan

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January 17, 2007 – Partner Speed Dating Sacramento

9:45 am – 1:00 pm

Microsoft Sacramento Office, 8880 Cal Center Dr., Suite 330

Register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/SearchResults.aspx?culture=en-US&evtID=1032324181&evtTyp=3&lng=en&advFlag=1

Speed Dating for Partners of all categories – SI’s, ISV’s, Dynamics (MBS), App Dev, Registered, Certified, Gold, Training, etc.

 

Create a "Circle of Trust", establish relationships with a variety of service partners in order to offer your customers the complete solution. Plus, meet several other types of services providers to better understand the types of solutions available. Attendees participate in raffle for gift cards to variety of retailers.

PLUS – our guest speaker for this month is back by popular demand, the author of The Paradox of Excellence, How Great Performance can Kill Your Business, David Mosby. Dave has thirty-five years of experience in high technology includes nearly twenty years in CEO positions. As founder and CEO of InterWorks Software, Inc., a software development firm that creates specialized customer retention and value reinforcement solutions, Dave has built solutions for many Global 2000 companies including DHL, Kaiser Permanente, and Link Logistics/Starbucks. Previously, Dave was president and CEO of Softguard Systems, Inc., a publicly traded software firm where he increased market capitalization 2,500 percent in three years. Prior to that, he was president of The Systems Support Group and has also led teams at SAGE Software, Boole & Babbage, and University Computing Company. He started his technology career at the NSA and Strategic Air Command.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email suzl@microsoft.com

January 22, 2007 – Partner Speed Dating SF

9:45 am – 1:00 pm

Microsoft SF Office, The Landmark@One Market, Suite 200

Register: http://www.msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/SearchResults.aspx?culture=en-US&evtID=1032320243&evtTyp=3&lng=en&advFlag=1

Speed Dating for Partners of all categories – SI’s, ISV’s, Dynamics (MBS), App Dev, Registered, Certified, Gold, Training, etc.

 

Create a "Circle of Trust", establish relationships with a variety of service partners in order to offer your customers the complete solution. Plus, meet several other types of services providers to better understand the types of solutions available. Attendees participate in raffle for gift cards to variety of retailers.

PLUS – our guest speaker for this month is back by popular demand, the author of The Paradox of Excellence, How Great Performance can Kill Your Business, David Mosby. Dave has thirty-five years of experience in high technology includes nearly twenty years in CEO positions. As founder and CEO of InterWorks Software, Inc., a software development firm that creates specialized customer retention and value reinforcement solutions, Dave has built solutions for many Global 2000 companies including DHL, Kaiser Permanente, and Link Logistics/Starbucks. Previously, Dave was president and CEO of Softguard Systems, Inc., a publicly traded software firm where he increased market capitalization 2,500 percent in three years. Prior to that, he was president of The Systems Support Group and has also led teams at SAGE Software, Boole & Babbage, and University Computing Company. He started his technology career at the NSA and Strategic Air Command.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email suzl@microsoft.com

Training Offerings

January 12, 2007 – Optimization Pack

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM (PST)

Registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032320118&EventCategory=2&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Learn how to accelerate deployment and increase manageability with the Optimization Pack. This is a new product that features application virtualization, asset inventory services, diagnostics and recovery tools and advanced group policy management.

Attendee Info: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=NQ2PDX&role=attend&pw=8%5CC5rx9X8

Audio Conferencing (Toll-free): +1 (866) 500-6738  Participant Code: 675400

January 12, 2007 – Microsoft Forefront FY07 Update

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM (PST) Live Meeting

Registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/SearchResults.aspx?culture=en-US&evtTyp=2&kwdExact=Microsoft%20Forefront%20FY07%20Update&lng=en&advFlag=1

Take this opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the Forefront product line, Microsoft’s family of security products aimed at business customers. 

1.     Release of Forefront Security for Exchange Server and Forefront Security for Sharepoint.

2.     EHS and ISA Server

Forefront reflects Microsoft’s ongoing, strategic commitment to providing comprehensive, end-to-end security for business customers, and helps distinguish Microsoft’s business security products from its consumer-oriented products.

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server

Multi-engine protection against the latest e-mail threats

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server includes multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms integrated in a single solution to help businesses protect their Exchange messaging environments from viruses, worms, and spam. Because it ships with and integrates multiple industry-leading antivirus engines, Forefront Security for Exchange Server provides comprehensive, layered protection against the latest threats.

Attendee Info: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/SearchResults.aspx?culture=en-US&evtTyp=0&kwdAny=1032323285

Audio Conferencing (Toll-free): +1 (866) 500-6738  Participant Code: 675400

January 19 – Understand How to Get Reenrolled in Partner Program – The Easy Way!

9:30 – 10:30 am Live Meeting

Registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/SearchResults.aspx?culture=en-US&evtID=1032323649&evtTyp=3&lng=en&advFlag=1

 

1.      Understand the program requirements for your desired program level, competency, and specialization.

2.      Know when you are due to re-enroll. How to check your anniversary date.

3.      What’s involved with getting references? How do you ensure references are assigned to your desired competency and specialization.

4.      Ensure the appropriate Microsoft Certified Professionals are associated with your organization and linked to your desired competency and specialization.

5.      Resources!!

6.      And much more!! Including open Q&A.

 

Attendee Info: https://www123.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=TG9WJH&role=attend&pw=8%5CC5rx9X8

Audio Conferencing (Toll-free): +1 (866) 500-6738  Participant Code: 675400

January 26, 2007 – Enterprise CAL

8:30 AM – 9:10 AM (PST) Live Meeting

Registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032320124&EventCategory=2&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

The Enterprise CAL was introduce recently and is available in the Select and EA programs. The E-CAL adds additional functionality to the CORE CAL. This session will help you understand how Microsoft positions the E-CAL, we will detail what is included in the new CAL and we will illustrate how to migrate to the new CAL.

Attendee Info: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=3Z43TM&role=attend&pw=8%5CC5rx9X8

Audio Conferencing (Toll-free): +1 (866) 500-6738  Participant Code: 675400

January 29, 2007 – SBSC Exam Cram

Partners – Learn it and take the exam in one session!!

If you are:

·         A Microsoft partner pursuing your Small Business Specialist certification

·         An IT professional working in or consulting with small and medium-sized businesses

·         Someone with at least one year of experience designing, deploying, and managing network solutions and utilizing Windows Server 2003

·         Interested in brushing up on Small Business Server and gaining Small Business Specialist certification in a quick, cost effective manner

About The Training

Microsoft, through New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, is offering a 3 hour Exam Cram session followed immediately by having students take the two-three hour exam Exam 70-282: Planning, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for the Small and Medium-Sized Business

 

8:00AM-2:30PM PST / New Horizons of San Francisco Bay Area, 1798 Technology Drive, Suite 292, San Jose, CA 95110

Register today at: http://www.msreadiness.com/IL_abstract.asp?eid=5014745 

 

Target Audience – This event will benefit partners who have at least one year of experience designing, deploying, and managing network solutions in an environment with the following characteristics: Up to 100 company network connections, Company networks with Internet connectivity, Individual users or user groups that connect to the company network from remote locations

 Prerequisites – The focus of the exam cram is to help students brush up primarily on the aspects of Small Business Server that relate to the exam.  It is not designed to teach people who have never learned about how Small Business Server operates.  Nor is it designed to teach people everything they need to know about Windows Server 2003 networking.  Candidates should have at least one year of experience in these areas.   The exam itself covers all aspects of the solution, not just Small Business Server.

Course Outline – Go to http://norcalpcm.spaces.live.com/ for details.

Free Exam Retakes – Built into this event will be the opportunity to take the exam a second time at no charge, if for some reason you don’t pass the first time.  If you pass the exam on the first try and don’t need the free retake, you will be automatically given a 25% discount on you next exam.

Need an alternative Cram Session Date?

http://www.msreadiness.com/IL_abstract.asp?eid=5014748

SBSC Onboarding Course 5131A with exam 70-282

This one-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for exam 70-282. It includes six hours of training followed by the two-hour exam.

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