Lync Ignite | 19-21 November | Dubai

by Shijaz Abdulla on 17.09.2013 at 13:06

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Microsoft is conducting the Ignite Summit Dubai, 19-21 November 2013.  This summit will be held at the Conrad Dubai. 

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The Ignite Summits are a series of limited invitation 3 day workshops for Microsoft’s most valued customers and partners providing deep-dive technical readiness on all productivity workloads from Microsoft product experts.  Ignite Summit Dubai will feature over 70 breakout session titles for the Office 365, Developer, Exchange, Project, SharePoint, Visio/Visio Services, and Yammer tracks. 

For partners in pre-sales technical roles, we are also running an exclusive partner-only Drumbeat Sales Readiness day one day prior to the Ignite Summit on 18 November.  The Drumbeat Sales readiness day provides partners with best practice sales training for Office 365.  The Drumbeat Sales day is at the same venue and you are welcome to attend both. 

During both of these events, you will also have the opportunity to interact and learn from your industry peers and representatives from Microsoft.

  • Please note that accommodations for the Ignite Summit and Drumbeat Sales day are not included, however there are discounted rooms available at the Conrad Dubai on a first come first serve basis.  Details are posted to the registration site.
  • There is no charge for this exclusive training, however we will be imposing a no-show fee of $600 (USD) if you register, but do not cancel your registration within ten (10) business days before the start of the first event.

Space is limited. RSVP today!

We look forward to having you participate in this exciting event! If you have questions, please contact the Microsoft Ignite Registration Desk.

Dynamic Datacenter Workshop, Dubai

by Shijaz Abdulla on 01.02.2010 at 15:03

Last week I was in Dubai for the Dynamic Datacenter workshop along with two partners from Qatar – Mannai Trading and EBLA Consulting.

Among Qatar attendees, we had Pradeep Joy and Johny John from Mannai Trading and Bashar Badr from EBLA.

The course provides IT Professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure the underlying components of a Microsoft Dynamic Data Center solution. Partners were trained on how to onboard a Proof of Concept using the DDC Toolkit. The products include Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, System Center Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager and Virtual Machine Manager.

The trainer was Jeffrey Roach from Wright & Robbins (a Microsoft vendor based in Seattle) and it was four days packed with excitement and interaction. Jeff is now in Prague, delivering the same workshop to our European partners.

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While we were in Dubai, we also got a chance to attend a separate Unified Communications Sales training, which included a hands-on user experience of Microsoft UC solutions.

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