The training series consists of 12+ episodes, each 30-60 mins long. They will be streamed live between January and April and available on-demand afterwards.
If you join them all, you will be able to receive a course completion badge and get a role-based certification exam voucher. Please note that when you register, you will register to all 12 episodes.
Content of series:
The training series will cover different aspects of cloud adoption and data migration for you as a Microsoft partner, including:
- Understanding the possibilities and plans of the new Swedish data center region.
- Value propositions for the Microsoft cloud technology for sellers.
- Building the skills required for a successful cloud adoption following the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework.
- Addressing legal, security, compliance, ROI and other important areas.
- Special sessions focusing on the public and financial sectors.
- Highlighting the Microsoft programs that can be utilized.
The business value of the cloud and Microsoft Azure
In the kick-off session you will be greeted by the Swedish OCP leadership team. We will talk about the value proposition of the Microsoft cloud, what are the benefits of conducting a transformation, and share partner success stories.
Identify your motivations and business outcomes moving to the cloud
All successful cloud migration journey always starts by understanding the reasons. In this episode we will introduce the typical motivation factors why businesses move to the cloud (e.g. critical business events, migration triggers, innovation triggers) and what are the commonly observed business outcomes.
Dispelling cloud migration myths
"Cloud is cheaper!", "Cloud is not secure as you have less control!", "We should mirror the current on-prem set up!"…These are probably some common myths you hear about cloud migration. In this journey we will dispel some of myths and let you know how you can build fair business justifications in your cloud adoption journey.
Overview and introduction of the Swedish datacenter region
In this episode you will hear more about the current status and feature highlights of our brand-new Swedish datacenter region. We will do a brief walk through of the technical capabilities supported and the new opportunities they will create. In addition, we will explain why it is an important milestone from the sustainability aspect.
The value of the new datacenter region – the sales perspective
We understand the importance of the selling organizations. Therefore, we will dedicate one episode on how to sharpen your sales pitch of the new datacenter region.
How to plan your cloud adoption journey
Planning is a very important phase in the Cloud Adoption Framework, as it builds the foundation for the journey. In this episode we will talk about how to assess your digital inventory and identify the appropriate “first workload”. In addition, we will also cover how to create a solid adoption plan and define skills readiness.
Migration in action
Migration is the phase where the exciting actions are really happening. In this episode we will share with you what the Azure migration process look like, the phases are there, toolkits available to support you and some best practices.
Security, Compliance and Legal
We will talk about the Zero-trust model and how Microsoft tackles security using the layered approach. Moreover, we will share some additional compliance and legal concepts.
Understanding Public sector possibilities and considerations
The newly announced “Microsoft Moln Design” (MSMD) has received very positive feedback since its announcement together with the new datacenter region. We will explore more in this episode what it is all about.
Understanding Financial sector possibilities and considerations
Due to the complex regulations, we believe that the financial industry can, to a great extent, benefit from the new datacenter region. We will elaborate more in this episode!
Control and optimize your Azure cost
All organizations, big or small, care about the topic of cost optimization. In this episode we will walk through what tool sets are available that can make your cost reduction journey smoother, as well as sharing some common best practices.
All good things must come to an end! We hope you have learned a lot in the training. In the finale episode we will summarize what are the programs that you as partner can benefit from.