There’s no shortage of buzz around “the Cloud.” Everybody’s talking about it. But, really, what is it? Do you understand the jargon? Can you clearly articulate why and how these technologies drive your customers’ businesses? How can business leaders provide employees with cloud skills and why is it important to start that process now? You have told us you’re not fully prepared to lead Cloud conversations with your customers and could use a little “kick-start.” Well the Cloud 101 Jump Start is it.

This will help you and your organization understand the Cloud and Microsoft’s uniquely complete approach to helping companies embrace cloud solutions. Check out the details:

  • Event Title: Cloud 101 Jump Start
  • Date/Time: March 13, 2012 from 9:00am – 1:00pm PST
  • Where: Live virtual classroom (online from wherever you are)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Target audience: Microsoft Partner Business Leaders (CxOs, VPs, Directors, Sales & Marketing, Technical Decision Makers)


Cloud 101 Jump Start Course Outline (all times US Pacific):

09:00am: Understanding the Cloud Movement

  • Industry Transformations
  • Cloud Terminology
  • Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud
  • Your Customers’ Challenges Today
  • How the Cloud Changes Organizational Roles & Required Skills
10:00am: Microsoft Public Cloud Solutions
  • Cloud Drivers & Obstacles
  • Microsoft Public Cloud Products for Consumers
  • Microsoft Public Cloud Products for Businesses
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Platform 
  • Microsoft Office 365
11:00am: Microsoft’s Private Cloud Solutions
  • “All about the App”
  • Cross-platform from the Metal Up
  • Foundation for the Future
  • The Cloud on Your Terms
12:00pm: Delivering your own Cloud 101 Jump Start (Training for Learning Partners)
  • The components of a Courseware Library Jump Start course
  • Determining your approach and Best Practices

What’s a “Jump Start” Course?
Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations.