Open Source Partners: Microsoft Inspire and OSS training

Tim Walton - Technology Solutions Professional Open Source

In this post and on the June 27 Open Source Solutions (OSS) partner call, I will discuss Microsoft Inspire and OSS training resources.

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Microsoft Inspire 2017

Microsoft Inspire is my favorite conference. I like the fact that it is completely focused on the partner ecosystem, and that it is the place where Microsoft first unveils our go-to-market strategy for the next fiscal year (FY18), which begins July 2017. If you are going to Inspire and would like to learn more about building your Open Source business, there are many sessions you can attend. I reviewed the list of sessions available at this year’s event and selected the ones that I consider the best fit for Open Source Partners, the session details of which are given below.

Also, please take advantage of these great tips and tricks for planning your Inspire session.

Monday, July 10

CE009 Drive net new business in the cloud with open source in Azure

SPON05 Amazing performance with next generation Intel Xeon Processors, codename Skylake, and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux

CE600w Get customers from zero to POC in as little as an hour with Azure Quickstarts built by you

CE010 The Linux opportunity on Microsoft Azure in 2017 and beyond

Tuesday, July 11

CE213t Zero to DevOps in 10 minutes

CE011p Open source beyond Linux: Driving Azure growth with open source application and data platform

MTC15 Microsoft Azure for your customers’ open source software (OSS) workloads

CE314 Modern Data Platform Series: Deliver differentiated solutions with the integration of Open Source and Microsoft innovations

CE209 DevOps for any language and any platform

Wednesday, July 12

CE303p Data and analytics landscape: Azure best for Microsoft and OSS workloads

CE508 Realize the massive opportunity to modernize legacy .NET applications with containers and Windows Server

Finally, at Inspire, you can find me at the US Lounge Monday through Wednesday. I’d be happy to spend time with you and discuss how you can grow your OSS practice. To set up a time, just stop by the US Lounge and ask to schedule an OSS on Azure Huddle.

Open Source training

I recently passed my MCSA: Cloud Platform exam and found the Partner Azure Study Group an incredible resource for preparing for the exam. I have put together a detailed list of my study resources specifically on Open Source Solutions and would like to share it with you. You can view the spreadsheet here. I hope you find these resources as useful as I did.

Open Source Solutions Partner Community

Learning about Open Source Solutions on the Microsoft platform can be an exciting journey. If you are learning a new part of the technology or building an entire practice, the OSS Partner community is here to help. If you have questions, feedback, or ideas, join the conversation in our Yammer group.

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