Practice Accelerator for Flexible Workstyle
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Practice Accelerator for Flexible Workstyle

Help customers provide convenient and safe access to corporate information while enabling the flexibility that end users need to work across a broad range of technologies and platforms. Practice Accelerator for Flexible Workstyle is designed for technical specialists—providing a persona-based approach to solutions for the Windows 8.1 operating system, to help you fully understand the needs of both the individual end user and IT.

Practice Accelerator for Flexible Workstyle provides a comprehensive set of reusable tools and best practices that can help you identify customer requirements and project scope, analyze customer needs, and deploy mobility solutions based on Windows 8.1.


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About this Practice Accelerator

  • Delivery format: Live session format may vary by country; details available upon registration. Presentation and materials are currently available in English only.
  • Cost: Five partner advisory hours will be deducted from your company’s account when you register.
  • What you get: Reusable tools and templates that can be used in customer engagements. Review the Practice Accelerator for Flexible Workstyle data sheet for a complete list.
  • How to register: Select a session from list in the “Register now” section. You must be signed in with a Microsoft account that is associated with a company that has a silver or gold competency. If your company has available advisory hours but has not attained a competency, contact Partner Technical Services for help with registration.

Participant expectations

Practice Accelerator provides intermediate- to advanced-level training for partners interested in developing or enhancing a practice focused on delivering Flexible Workstyle solutions. Ideal candidates are experienced professionals such as practice managers, solution sellers, technical specialists, service engineers, and technical consultants.

Recommended knowledge and experience

Participants are expected to have the following knowledge and experience:
  • Devices and Deployment competency or equivalent training and certification
  • Familiarity with implementation of System Center Configuration Manager
  • Familiarity with implementation of Windows Intune


Course outline

Session one
  • Introduction—15 minutes
  • Overview of Flexible Workstyle—45 minutes
  • High-level architectural components
  • Terminology
  • Strategy discussion—90 minutes
  • Workforce analysis overview
  • Personas
  • Scenarios
  • Mapping solution features to scenarios
  • Mapping solution features to scenarios
  • Hydrating Configuration Manager and adding Windows Intune


Session two
  • Designing and implementing a Flexible Workstyle
  • Environment—60 minutes
  • Hydration
  • CM 2012 R2 implementation planning
  • CM 2012 R2 and Windows Intune integration
  • Exchange ActiveSync for mobile device management (MDM)
  • Implementing MDM—90 minutes
  • Capability review of MDM tools
  • Bringing it all together—60 minutes
  • Tools for planning, using the partner engagement kit
  • Administration tools
  • Testing and certifying the pilot solution
  • Planning for production deployment
  • Training customer staff