I’ll be delivering this series of readiness events for Microsoft in October and November, this time round the cities being visited are Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Below is the official invite text, let me know in advance if you are planning on attending. There will be other events in this series, which will dig into additional topics, but to start, take a look below and see if this is appropriate for you or others in your business

Grow Your Business with Technical Training

The Modern Biz Technical Series provides training, demonstrations, and hands-on instruction on how to use the latest Office 365, Windows, Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server 2014 capabilities to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations. This set of training courses is designed to prepare Microsoft value-added reseller (VAR) partners to help your customer’s modernise their business by providing solutions and services in the areas of server and cloud, mobility and remote access, and business intelligence.

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 solutions: This technical series is designed specifically for partners working with small and midsize business (SMB) customers to build solutions using the latest products and technologies from Microsoft.

Grow Efficiently – Part 1

This solution area is about helping customers grow and adapt to changing business environments – and at the same time improving efficiency and getting the most out of their IT investments.

After attending this course you will understand:

· How to deploy on-premises virtualization solutions with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V while providing SMB’s with tactical guidance and services needed implement a virtualized infrastructure

· The tools and technologies that are available to partners when executing migration off of legacy platforms while providing tactical guidance to SMB customers as they migrate applications and services to Hyper-V or Azure IaaS

· How to deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory in various migration scenarios including migration from a Windows Server 2003 domain infrastructure

· How to deploy Azure VMs (IaaS) and integrate those VMs with on premises services with minimal change to on-premises infrastructure

· How to implement cost effective, durable, and scalable storage solutions using the Microsoft Storage Stack on industry standard hardware.

Who Should Attend:

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

Dates and Locations:

October 14th

Cliftons Adelaide

Level 1, 80 King William Street

November 19th

Cliftons Melbourne

Level 1, 440 Collins Street

November 26th

Cliftons Brisbane

Level 1, 80 King William Street

November 28th

Microsoft North Ryde

1 Epping Road


$160 per person, this includes GST, meals and labs

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