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UK Partner Skills Hub

Grow your skills and expertise

Welcome to the UK Partner Skills site, which provides you with all the learning resources in one place to help you grow new and existing talent within your business. Use the index below to discover what is available to start your learning journey.

Partner Skills Initiative

Follow this journey to assess, learn and grow your skills by discovering best practices, tools and support for your organisation.

Solution Learning

Find specific training aligned to each solution area so that you can tailor your training around your products.

Learning Concierge

Partner with our learning providers to access a range of packages which meet your learning requirements.

Tools

Access training on our tools, including Partner Center, to ensure you are leveraging them.

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Windows Virtual Desktop Partner Learning Series

This four-part series is designed to provide Microsoft partners with a thorough understanding of Windows Virtual Desktop and its capabilities to assist with customer engagements. The four modules can be watched individually or as a series.

Overview of Windows Virtual Desktop

Gain a high-level understanding of WVD – including, how this differs from on premise VDI, key scenarios, key features and capabilities and licensing.

How to sell Windows Virtual Desktop

The module is designed to assist with customer engagements and proposals. It covers scenarios where cost savings can be made by deploying WVD.

Design and Implementation

This module is the first of the two technical WVD modules. It covers design and implementation guidance including identity strategies, architecture and networking.

Profile and Image Management

This is the second of the two technical WVD modules. This module covers profile and image management guidance including FSlogix and MSIX App Attach.

Microsoft Teams

During this time we want to ensure that our partners and customers feel confident using our technology. We recognize that Teams plays an important role in keeping us connected so have pulled together our key resources.

End User Training for Teams

Watch bite sized videos to get started with using Teams.

Teams Instructor Led Training

Join a series of online training classes designed to get you up and running with Teams.

How to use Advisor for Teams roll out

Learn how Advisor can help assess and improve your environment so you can successfully roll out Teams.

Microsoft Learn – Teams

Learn new skills and discover the power of Microsoft Teams with step-by-step guidance.

Virtual Instructor Led Training

Get access to different learning paths designed to support certification preparation and deep skills capability, across Modern Workplace, Azure and Business Applications. The courses introduce skills through a series of virtual instructor led trainings (VILT) that are on-demand and between 1-2 hours long. These training opportunities provide targeted information that can enhance your expertise.

Partner Skills Journey

Follow our step-by-step journey to equip your business with the skills needed to drive growth, innovation and empowerment. Check out our blog to understand how skills is a top priority for business transformation.

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Partner Assessment

Take the Partner Transformation Readiness Assessment and determine your next steps to enabling your business.

Microsoft Learn

Choose from a wide range of programs designed to fit your learning needs and take your skills to the next level.

Hands on Labs

Practice with the latest cloud products and services in a live environment and advance your cloud skills for free.

Grow

Certify

Partner on values

MPN Playbook

Understand how to recruit, hire, develop and retain talent in your cloud practice as a new or existing Microsoft Partner.

Certifications

Earn a technical certification that shows you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements.

Partner Pledge

Sign our pledge on our shared values and priorities, which are integral to how we work and achieve success together.

Digital Skills

Helping the UK prepare for the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution through Microsoft's Digital Skills programme.

Gain a competency

Find the relevant training for competencies that showcase your business offering.

Partner Training Centre

Access role-specific learning paths and build your skills on Microsoft products and solutions.

Microsoft Learning Blog

Read our blogs to get the latest insight into offers, certifications and exams.

Solution Learning

Business Applications

Dynamics Learning Portal

Expand your knowledge and competency in all aspects of Microsoft Dynamics.

Dynamics Learning Path

Learn the business value of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

Business Applications Summit

Watch the sessions from the day on-demand and hear from Microsoft executives and experts.

Build Customer Insights

Use these presentations to practice building your Customer Insights capabilities.

Customer Insights Advanced Training

Take this virtual training course to understand Customer Insights further.

Modern Workplace

M365 Technical Readiness Hub

Become proficient and stay up to date on core Microsoft 365 technical skills.

Windows 10 Deployment Tips

A partner discussion around top tips for Windows 10 deployment and how to manage it proactively.

Compliance Digital Readiness Package

Download materials including webinars and presentations to learn how to leverage the new Microsoft Compliance Workshop which includes Compliance Check.

Modern Workplace Training Centre

Discover what’s possible with Microsoft 365 solutions.

Modern Workplace Learning Path

Learn how Microsoft can help you create a modern workplace.

Modern Workplace Training Library

Become a master seller of Microsoft 365 products and services with this library of training videos.

Azure

Citadel

A community driven site devoted to getting hands on & learning Azure. Explore technical guides, labs & workshops across a range of Azure topics.

Pluralsight

Become an expert in Azure by accessing over 130 courses across 3 Azure roles.

Azure Dan

Build on from the learnings from our very own talent Azure CSA Daniel Baker. Use built presentations, learn how to build a company on Azure and check your knowledge!

AI School

AI school is the best place to find the information, learning materials and resources you need to start building intelligence into your solutions.

The Azure Podcast

With over 200 episodes, you can listen to a range of podcasts which focus on all things Azure.

The IoT Show

Watch the show to stay up to date with IoT.

Azure Friday

Watch a range of videos covering different Azure capabilities.

Partner Learning Concierge

These learning packages are handpicked for our Partners, created solely for our Partners, to help with landing your learning plans. These could be sessions for sales training, or Data Deep dives, practise builds and other training sessions that you need to grow and create new business.

Partner Talent Concierge

Talent is one of the biggest areas for our Partners to focus on, so we have pulled together all the Talent programmes available from Partners who specialise in helping companies fulfil their talent gaps. We have accumulated all our Apprenticeship Programmes, Grad programmes and other talent programmes we have seen excel Partner growth.

Microsoft Discovery Series

Explore these expert courses to help transform your business and register for events best suited to you and your organisation. Whether you're a cloud expert or a novice, our expert courses will help you transform your business and achieve full potential using the Microsoft Cloud platform. Get started on your journey by exploring these courses and register for events which are best suited to you and your organisation.

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Tools

Partner Center Overview

Understand how you can maintain your entire relationship with Microsoft in one place.

Partner Center Documentation

All you need to know about how to use Partner Center.

Manage your Partner Center account

Access resources to help you navigate your Partner Center account.

Partner Center Incentives Enrolment

Explore the enrolment process for partner incentive programmes in Partner Center.

Managing Incentives in Partner Center

Learn how to use Partner Center for your incentive programmes.

Partner Center Incentives Claims Guide

Explore the claiming experience that is available for partner incentive programmes.