Microsoft Partner Program: Heroes Happen Here RSS Feedhttps://partner.microsoft.comVirtualization: Selling to Technology Decision Makershttps://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/details.aspx?publisher=12&amp;delivery=243766<div><b>Description:</b> Learn how to present a compelling case for virtualization to technology decision makers (TDMs)--and drive new sales opportunities. March 25 webcast covers the expanded role of virtualization in Microsoft’s “Dynamic IT” vision. 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/details.aspx?publisher=12&amp;delivery=243766">March 25 Webcast - Virtualization</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Windows Server 2008</div> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:54:17 GMThttps://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/details.aspx?publisher=12&amp;delivery=243766Attend a Launch Event Near Youhttp://partner.microsoft.com/global/40051954<div><b>Description:</b> Register now to test-drive Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Server 2008 at any of the dozens of events scheduled worldwide. Attend hands-on tutorials and question-and-answer sessions. Interact with Microsoft product teams. Then take home a promotional kit including versions of all three products.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="http://partner.microsoft.com/global/40051954">Find an Event</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008</div> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:49:52 GMThttp://partner.microsoft.com/global/40051954Get in on the excitementhttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40055013?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Log in now to test-drive Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Get hands-on virtual labs. Ask questions. Download the latest versions of each product. The Virtual Launch Experience brings it all to you. </div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40055013?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">http://www.microsoft.com/virtualevents/</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008</div> Wed, 27 Feb 2008 18:03:11 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40055013?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereWebcast: New T-SQL programmability features in SQL Server 2008http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&amp;EventID=1032357754&amp;CountryCode=US<div><b>Description:</b> Learn about new 2008 T-SQL features and enhancements for SQL data types, SQL language, T-SQL procedure programming, and more. View the recorded presentation online, or download to watch at your convenience. 60 minutes.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&amp;EventID=1032357754&amp;CountryCode=US">MSDN Webcast: New T-SQL programmability features in SQL Server 2008</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008</div> Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:04:14 GMThttp://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&amp;EventID=1032357754&amp;CountryCode=USWindows Server 2008: Overall Value and Sales Opportunitieshttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054322?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Learn how to articulate the benefits of Windows Server 2008—with focus on how specific product features address customer needs. (60-minute, 200-level course) </div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054322?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">Windows Server 2008: Overall Value and Sales Opportunities</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Windows Server 2008</div> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:00:29 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054322?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereWindows Server 2008: Competition and Objection Handlinghttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054321?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Explore competitive-sales and objection-handling strategies for Microsoft Windows Server 2008. This Microsoft E-Learning course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054321?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">Windows Server 2008: Competition and Objection Handling</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Windows Server 2008</div> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:01:09 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054321?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereWindows Server 2008: Licensing, Pricing, and Packaginghttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054320?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Prepare to deliver Windows Server 2008. This 60-minute, 200-level course covers the various editions of Windows Server 2008, plus localization, up-sell and cross-sell opportunities, and Volume Activation 2.0—a key topic for licensing and deployment of Windows Server 2008.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054320?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">Windows Server 2008: Licensing, Pricing, and Packaging</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Windows Server 2008</div> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:01:43 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40054320?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereMicrosoft Launch Centralhttps://partner.microsoft.com/us/40016191?msp_id=launchserver&msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Access an array of information to prepare for the upcoming launches of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/us/40016191?msp_id=launchserver&msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">Visit Launch Central today.</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> United States</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008</div> Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:09:31 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/us/40016191?msp_id=launchserver&msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereWebcasts: Realize Opportunities from Upcoming Microsoft Product Launcheshttp://www.msreadiness.com/custompage.aspx?pageid=1570<div><b>Description:</b> Engage your customers in effective sales discussions about the latest Microsoft Server &amp; Tools software. And learn more about the extensive development-platform capabilities that you can leverage to build your business. Register today for the February 12, or February 26, 2008 live webcast.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="http://www.msreadiness.com/custompage.aspx?pageid=1570">Sign up for February webcasts.</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> United States</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008</div> Tue, 05 Feb 2008 20:37:42 GMThttp://www.msreadiness.com/custompage.aspx?pageid=1570Sponsor a Microsoft Product Launch Eventhttps://launch2008.eventpoint.com/resources/content_files/Microsoft_2008_Launch_Wave_US_Sponsorship.pdf<div><b>Description:</b> Gain visibility among decision influencers and deal makers. Learn about sponsorship opportunities to showcase your solutions and promote your business at U.S. launch events. </div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://launch2008.eventpoint.com/resources/content_files/Microsoft_2008_Launch_Wave_US_Sponsorship.pdf">File download - Microsoft 2008 Product Launches: U.S. event sponsorships</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> United States</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008</div> Tue, 05 Feb 2008 20:25:13 GMThttps://launch2008.eventpoint.com/resources/content_files/Microsoft_2008_Launch_Wave_US_Sponsorship.pdfBuild Business Helping Customers Manage Growing Teamshttps://partner.microsoft.com/40052122?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Ready to promote Visual Studio Team System 2008 to your midsize-business and enterprise customers? Read how enhancements in the next-generation Team Foundation Server help improve scalability—enabling larger teams to add more people faster. This quick-reference sheet can help answer customers’ advance questions as you begin making the case for upgrades and new sales.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/40052122?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">File Download - Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server: New Features</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Visual Studio 2008</div> Mon, 04 Feb 2008 19:17:42 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/40052122?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereWebcast: Rich Report Design with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Serviceshttps://partner.microsoft.com/40052219?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Learn how the new platform enables you to more quickly author richly designed, comprehensive reports—and deliver them in a wide variety of formats, including Microsoft Office Word, and HTML. See how the intuitive interface eases the design process, and helps you capture data from sources throughout your enterprise to illuminate business intelligence. Watch online, or download the presentation, slides, and audio recording to view at your convenience. 60 minutes.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/40052219?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">TechNet Webcast: Rich Report Design with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (Level 200)</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008</div> Mon, 04 Feb 2008 18:44:29 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/40052219?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereWindows Server 2008 White Paper for TDMshttps://partner.microsoft.com/40050908?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Use this white paper to support your early sales discussions with technical decision makers (TDMs). This condensed-format resource can help you concisely describe the platform’s advanced, integrated capabilities, including Web and application support, virtualization, server management, security and policy enforcement, and high-availability support. Learn about support for Terminal Services; Windows Remote Management and Windows Deployment Services; and Internet and Information Services 7.0, Windows Media, and Windows SharePoint services.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/40050908?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">File Download - Windows Server 2008 White Paper for Technical Decision Makers</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Windows Server 2008</div> Mon, 04 Feb 2008 18:20:48 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/40050908?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereWindows Server 2008: Choosing the Right Edition https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40050910?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Find the Windows Server 2008 version that fits your customers&#39; needs. This presentation outlines the available versions and includes licensing and SKU information.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40050910?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">Windows Server 2008: Choosing the Right Edition</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Windows Server 2008</div> Mon, 14 Jan 2008 03:11:04 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40050910?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereSQL Server 2008 Sales Training https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40050892?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Get the resources you need to sell SQL Server. Learn about the history of SQL Server, SKUs and licensing information, as well as new product features. </div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40050892?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">SQL Server 2008 Sales Training</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008</div> Mon, 14 Jan 2008 03:17:23 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40050892?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereMSDN Webcast: Develop Your Solution with Visual Studio 2008 and LINQhttps://partner.microsoft.com/40047452?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Learn how to use the .NET Framework to build better end-to-end solutions. See how Visual Studio 2008 and the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Framework can help you deliver your solution to market faster.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/40047452?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">MSDN Webcast: Develop Your Solution with Visual Studio 2008 and LINQ</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Visual Studio 2008</div> Mon, 14 Jan 2008 03:07:54 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/40047452?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenherePrepare to Be a Hero with New Launch Resourceshttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40046469?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Get customer-ready presentations, datasheets, case studies, webcasts—and more to help you prepare for the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40046469?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">Prepare to Be a Hero with New Launch Resources</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008</div> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 19:59:15 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40046469?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereEquip your sales specialistshttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40043453?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Promote Windows Server 2008 effectively with technical call scripts, comparative data.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40043453?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">Equip your sales specialists</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Windows Server 2008</div> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:43:19 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40043453?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereEvent Marketing Opportunitieshttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40048117?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Gain visibility, generate leads, and discover opportunities to grow your business with Microsoft 2008 product launches.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40048117?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">Event Marketing Opportunities</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008</div> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:46:01 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40048117?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereSQL Server 2008 Technology Previewhttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40047231?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere<div><b>Description:</b> Download and evaluate now, provide feedback to help refine product features.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40047231?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhere">SQL Server 2008 Technology Preview</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008</div> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:44:52 GMThttps://partner.microsoft.com/global/40047231?msp_id=rsswwheroeshappenhereGet ready for Visual Studio 2008 launchhttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx<div><b>Description:</b> Download trial, express editions and prepare to sell your solution faster.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx">Download Visual Studio</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> Visual Studio 2008</div> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:41:51 GMThttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspxPrepare for the SQL Server 2008 launchhttps://training.Partner.microsoft.com/plc/search_adv.aspx?ssid=dc221da0-0497-4005-9aec-585610cf3447<div><b>Description:</b> Access resources that can help you beat the competition to market.</div> <div><b>URL:</b> <a href="https://training.Partner.microsoft.com/plc/search_adv.aspx?ssid=dc221da0-0497-4005-9aec-585610cf3447">Partner Learning Center</a></div> <div><b>Region:</b> World Wide</div> <div><b>Product:</b> SQL Server 2008</div> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:39:18 GMThttps://training.Partner.microsoft.com/plc/search_adv.aspx?ssid=dc221da0-0497-4005-9aec-585610cf3447