Azure Workshop - Atlanta


Microsoft Learning Academy Series

Thanks for joining Tech Data and Microsoft for our Microsoft Learning Academy Series in Atlanta, GA. In this two-day workshop, you will learn how easy it is to build your Azure practice and drive your Microsoft cloud revenue with Tech Data. Now that Azure is consumption-based through the CSP program, resellers are billed for what they use. In addition, there are preconfigured workloads on StreamOne to help you get started. 

This training will provide you with the knowledge needed to better leverage key components of Microsoft Azure, such as Backup and Disaster Recovery, Site Recovery, and Virtual Machine setup, which are now featured in preconfigured workloads on the Tech Data StreamOne store. Once you have completed the training, you will have all of the tools you need to build your own Azure practice through Tech Data and Microsoft. 


Tuesday, September 12

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Registration Open /

Networking Reception

Meet your peers and the Tech Data team for a night of networking, food and drinks.

Westin Peachtree

Wednesday, September 13

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration Open


7:30 a.m.– 8:30 a.m.



8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome Message

Mike Ward, Director, Tech Data access, power and master the cloud with Tech Data.


8:45 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

Cloud 101 for Resellers

Andy Nelson, Azure Instructor

Learn the basic concepts of virtualization and resource utilization in the cloud.

Understand how high availability, dynamic scaling, and automation can minimize your effort, while maximizing your profit.

  • Differentiate between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.


10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break


10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

StreamOne Live Demo

Justin Hampton, Solutions Account Executive, Tech Data

We will show you how using Tech Data’s Cloud platform allows you to seamlessly connect all cloud services for easier billing and customer management.


11:00 – 11:30 am


Rene Alamo, Systems Architect


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Azure Health Check and reports, why you should use the tool.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.



1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Pitching 101 for Resellers

Andy Nelson, Azure Instructor

  • Learn how to pitch Azure services effectively against on-premises solutions.
  • Understand how to position the operational expense of Azure as a major benefit for small-to-medium businesses.
  • Recognize the differences between Open and CSP for Azure.


2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Quoting 101 for Resellers

Andy Nelson, Azure Instructor

  • Get hands-on experience building Azure quotes to move your customers to the cloud.


4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Session Recap

Andy Nelson, Azure Instructor


4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Microsoft 365 Business Quick business overview of this new offering!


5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Free Time


6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Transfer Offsite Dinner


7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Offsite Dinner


Thursday, September 14

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.



8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome Message

Mike Ward, Director, Tech Data


8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Azure Offerings

Andy Nelson, Azure Instructor

  • We will discuss Azure offerings virtual machines, storage, networking, reference architectures and PaaS cloud services.


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Morning Break


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Azure Offerings

Andy Nelson, Azure Instructor

The discussion continues with offerings around Web Applications, Azure Automation, Disaster Recovery and Azure Active Directory



11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tools Overview

Andy Nelson, Azure Instructor

Understand the tools that are available in the marketplace to evaluate and plan Azure deployments.



12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.



1:30 p.m. – 1:45pm

Closing Message and Exclusive Offerings

Mike Ward, Director, Tech Data





1:45 p.m.– 2:00p.m.








  • When

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Thursday, September 14, 2017
    6:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Westin Peachtree Plaza
    210 Peachtree Street NW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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