Qatar Partner Academy 2010-2011

by Shijaz Abdulla on 23.10.2010 at 22:08

I’m glad to announce the Qatar Partner Academy for FY11. Partner Academy is a set of classroom learning activities that we execute each year for Microsoft partners in the country.

If you are a Microsoft partner and you would like to enroll your organization in this training program, please contact me or leave a comment on this post. Prior registration is mandatory, and seats are filling up very fast. Priority will be given to partners based in Qatar.

The following are the courses that we will be running this year.


  • Venue: InfoCenter Doha, Near Sana Roundabout.
  • Lunch & 2 coffee breaks will be provided for all technical trainings.
  •  Timing: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM




SQL Server 2008 R2 Airlift

Sept 19-20


Forefront Threat Management Gateway

January 19-20


Forefront Unified Access Gateway

Feb 8-10


Unified Communications – Lync IGNITE

December 12-16


Introduction to Identity Lifecycle Management with Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)

Feb 22-24


Windows 7 Desktop Deployment

January 11-13


Exchange Server 2010

Jan 25-27


SharePoint Server 2010

Dec 19-21


Dynamic Datacenter with SCVMM + Hyper-V



System Center Service Manager

7-9 December


Data Protection Manager

Nov 22-24


System Center Operations Manager

Nov 2-4




Venue: Microsoft Qatar office, QSTP

Server Products Licensing

November 11, 2010

2pm to 5pm


Selling Microsoft Productivity

· Unified Communications

· Portals & Collaboration

· Messaging

November 30, 2010

2pm to 6pm


Selling Dynamic Datacenter

· The Private Cloud Concept

· Virtualization & Advanced management

· Competitive Selling

November 3, 2010

11am to 2pm


Infrastructure Optimization Assessment training

· Core Infra

· Business Productivity

December 23, 2010

2pm to 5pm


Selling Forefront Security Suite

· Endpoint Security

· Edge Security

· Server Security

January 2, 2011

2pm to 5pm


Provide feedback and WIN a Microsoft shirt!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 28.06.2010 at 10:56

Attention: Microsoft Partners in Qatar!

Let us know the feedback about Partner Academy trainings held between August 2009 and June 2010 and win a Microsoft-branded formal shirt.

The feedback should be made as a comment on “Microsoft Partners in QatarFacebook group by clicking “Comment” on my status message (see below), email feedback does not qualify for the prize (although feedback will be heard)!

This Facebook group is open only by invitation, and only partners in Qatar and certain Microsoft employees can see posts and comments you make on this group. Not a member yet? Join our Facebook group today!

Feel free to forward this mail to other people in your organization.

The Rules:

  • This contest is only open to partners who have enrolled and attended Partner Academy training FY10.
  • The feedback should be made in our Facebook group, email feedback doesn’t qualify for the prize.
  • Each entry should include “what went right” and “what went wrong” in addition to your feedback. Each entry should also mention the course name.
  • Winner will be selected on July 4, 2010. The most complete and candid feedback stands a higher chance of winning. Winner will be announced on the Facebook group.


Partner Academy: Inside Windows Server 2008 R2

by Shijaz Abdulla on 04.01.2010 at 19:16


As part of the Partner Academy, there will be a two-day course on “Inside Windows Server 2008 R2” scheduled for 5th & 6th January 2009 at New Horizons, Doha.

The course will begin tomorrow at 9:00 AM. Attendees are requested to arrive on time. This is going to be an in-depth training on the new features in Windows Server 2008 R2, which was released along with Windows 7 in 2009.

Please note: This training is open only to Qatar partners who have registered and completed payment towards Partner Academy.