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US SMB Partner Events and Training

Participate in a webcast, register for a workshop or join an on-demand webinar.

Build your capabilities by participating in our partner learning experiences. You’ll find workshops geared toward helping you jumpstart your cloud sales capabilities and Partner Insider webcasts keeping you up to date on business and product updates, offers & incentives, and market trends. From in-person events to live virtual and on-demand training, these events address the needs of partners who serve SMB customers.

Never stop learning

Explore the many opportunities for you to expand your knowledge, expertise and skills with marketing, sales and readiness events and training.

Workshops

Sign up for a virtual workshop series to grow your SMB cloud practice

Webcasts and office hours

Join the SMB Partner Insider call, the Leading Edge webinar series, the new MCC monthly call, Marketing SureStep Office Hours and more

Live events

Learn more about Drumbeat Grow Office 365 sales training and other live events in your area

On-demand events

Access a library of previous trainings and events such as product trainings, marketing webinars, and national MCC calls

Workshops

Commit today to growing your SMB Cloud practice – Sign up for a virtual workshop or leverage on-demand resources to help you increase your Cloud profitability.

You can choose the topic or topics that are right for your business, right now.
Adopt a new cloud solution – Grow your business and increase your profitability by adding a new cloud solution to your practice offerings.
Modernize your marketing – Help create new leads and prospects for your business with our Marketing SureStep SMB focused digital marketing resources.
Expand customer lifetime value – Maximize your revenue generating potential and loyalty with your existing customers.

Visit our new Workshops Series page here


Webcasts and office hours

US SMB Partner Insider Calls– for US SMB partners
First Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm EST, 12:00pm CST, 10:00am PST

Join us to get the inside scoop on what’s happening now and what's coming next from SMB at Microsoft including; business insights, featured topics to help you expand your practice, the latest on new products and solutions, current offers and incentives in market, and best practice tips from fellow SMB partners.

Starting September 6, the US SMB Insider Calls will be moving to the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm EST, 12:00pm CST, 10:00am PST. You can register for upcoming calls at https://aka.ms/InsiderCall. Simply check “Select All” and you only need to enter your details once to register! You can also download this handy calendar reminder so you’ll never miss a beat.

Not an SMB Partner Insider yet? Join now and get early access to news, trainings, events, resources, and more! Check out our new Insider website for more details. Or you can follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for real-time updates.


The Leading Edge Webinar Series – for US SMB and all hosting partners
Wednesdays at 10:00am PST throughout the year

We are introducing The Leading Edge webinar series to provide you with building blocks to help you grow your cloud services business. Join us on Wednesdays at 10:00am PT throughout the year to hear new insights into cloud products, programs and resources to help you build out your cloud services offerings and to get tips to help you make more money and solve your customers’ pain points.

August Leading Edge topics: Microsoft 365 Business, Demystifying CSP, Social ‘fishing’ vs. ‘hunting’
September Leading Edge topics: Customer Experience Academy, Microsoft Cloud Mentor Program
October Leading Edge topics: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations
November Leading Edge topics: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales

Register at https://aka.ms/msleadingedge for The Leading Edge series today. To register for all the events at once, choose "Select All " in the left navigation and then register. Check back often as we are adding new dates and events you won’t want to miss. You can also listen to call recordings of past webinars.


Marketing SureStep Office Hours– for US SMB partners
Thursdays at 12:30pm PST

Marketing SureStep Office Hours is a series of weekly calls where you, our partners, tell us the modern marketing topics you want to learn more about. In addition, we provide updates about new campaigns and assets available on Ready-to-Go Marketing, Web Content you can subscribe to, and other resources to help you design and execute a robust marketing effort. You can hear from and talk with other Microsoft Partners and the marketing and content experts from our team. And there's plenty of opportunity to ask questions! Add the call to your calendar


Microsoft Community Connections (MCC) Monthly Call – for US SMB partners
Third Friday of each month at 10:00am PST

The Microsoft Community Connections program offers technology education workshops to small business owners throughout the U.S., and we invite you to learn more about this exciting opportunity to help you grow your business by joining our call.
Join the NEW Microsoft Community Connections (MCC) Monthly Call series, designed specifically for SMB partners. This new call series occurs every third Friday of the month at 10:00 am PST. Register now for the series or to watch a past call on demand.


Partner Hot Sheet
This comprehensive list of upcoming training and events offered by the US Partner team is updated monthly.
View the Partner Hot Sheet


Live events

Drumbeat Grow Office 365 sales training
Join us for an exclusive Drumbeat Grow Level 200 partner sales training event to help you take your Office 365 sales to an entirely new level!

Find cities, dates and registration links here


On-demand events

US SMB Partner Insider Call recordings

If you missed last month’s Insider call, we’ve got you covered. You can access the on-demand content at the links below.

What we covered:

  • Review of FY17 and celebration of our partners
  • Highlights from Microsoft Inspire
  • The SMB landscape and how to maximize this market
  • Incentives updates
Access the content:
August East region recording | presentation
August Central region recording | presentation
August West region recording | presentation

NOTE: Starting September 6, the US SMB Insider Calls will be moving to the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm EST, 12:00pm CST, 10:00am PST. You can register for upcoming calls at https://aka.ms/InsiderCall. Simply check “Select All” and you only need to enter your details once to register! You can also download this handy calendar reminder so you’ll never miss a beat.


The Leading Edge Webinar Series recordings

You can access the on-demand recordings for all past Leading Edge webinars at https://aka.ms/msleadingedge. Just click the blue button, register and the recording will start automatically.


Microsoft Community Connections (MCC) Monthly Call recordings

You can access the on-demand recordings for the Microsoft Community Connections monthly call here. Just click the blue "register" button and fill in your information to access the recording.


Azure ISV Showcase Recording

If you missed the live event, listen to the recording where you’ll hear from four top Azure ISV partners and learn about the services and solutions they can provide to help you drive Azure business with your customers. On-demand recording


Marketing Solutions Showcase

Good marketing is as important as ever! Listen to these two showcases on-demand and hear six top marketing solutions partners talk about how they can help your business get noticed. On-demand recordings


MPN 101 | Microsoft Partner Program Overview

In this short video, you'll get an overview of your membership options in the Microsoft Partner Network, associated benefits and opportunities, and more. Get the knowledge you need on MPN programs, competencies, trainings, PinPoint, IURs and partner support.
Watch the MPN 101 video
View the latest MPN 101 presentation