To help your sales team stay up to date and ready to sell solutions built on the Microsoft Data Platform, the Microsoft Partner Network is launching a new round of Data Platform University (DPU) training sessions this March.
Through nine new one-hour interactive training sessions, DPU helps participants learn about the technologies and sales scenarios associated with Data Platform, including SQL Server. In DPU sessions, participants will also get advice on how to effectively manage each stage of the Data Platform sales cycle.

Session topics and times

Each DPU session is led by a Microsoft expert who teaches participants through a combination of lecture, presentation, and interactive discussions. And to accommodate global time zones, each topic’s training is offered at two different times:
Topic Date & Time (PST)
SQL Server R Services & Microsoft R Server Advanced Analytics On Premise March 14 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m
Modern Apps & SaaS March 17 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m
Mission Critical Tier 1 – End to End March 21 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m
SQL Server Deal Closing – The licensing & offer knowledge you need to win March 22 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m.
Partnering with Microsoft with the Modern Data Warehouse Play March 23 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m.
Cortana Analytics Overview March 24 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m.
SQL Server 2016 Overview & Launch Momentum March 28 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m.
Microsoft Business Intelligence March 29 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m.
Internet of Things (IoT) March 31 – 8 a.m., 5 p.m.
If you can’t make the live online sessions listed above, don’t worry—sessions will be available on demand 24-48 hours after initial air date.

Register for DPU today

Registration will close 24 hours prior to each session, so be sure to review details for each course and then register to attend once you know you’re ready.
We hope you enjoy the new Data Platform University training sessions!