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Office 365 Fundamentals examines the building blocks of Office 365 and the evolving role of IT Professionals. Microsoft Office 365 is a combination of the cloud services and the latest productivity applications. The course starts with examining the Office 365 architecture from the prospective of the IT Professional, then takes the student through deploying Office 365 and finishes with rolling out changes to applications and services. Related Exam(s): | 71-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements; 71-347: Enabling Office 365 ServicesAssociated Course(s): | 20346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Instructor | Alistair Speirs - Senior Operations Program Manager; Jeff Medford - Senior Technical Product Manager; Ian Hameroff - Group Product Manager; Jake Zborowski - Group Product Manager
Office 365 delivers the capabilities that users demand while allowing IT to stay in control. However, this change requires IT Pros to adapt their traditional client-server skills for the cloud computing era. In this track, IT Pros will see how new features come to Office 365 first, learn about the new tools and processes to migrate on premises workloads to Office 365, and prepare for the new operational role of IT Pros.
This session introduces IT professionals to the core foundations of Office 365 that enable the economy of scale and completeness of capability. Get an inside look at how the Office 365 team advances the software, operational processes and team responsibilities that go towards delivering an enterprise class service. Finally, see the management tools and reporting capabilities that IT professionals can use to manage and control their Office 365 environment.
This session details Microsoft's recommended deployment methodology for Office 365. Deploying a cloud service is unlike a traditional client-server deployment project and requires new skills and methodologies. With Office 365, IT departments can quickly get up and running with a pilot and move to production with the right set of capabilities. Learn about the deployment process, tools and actions used to simplify the start of your Office 365 experience.
This session details the options and considerations when expanding a pilot Office 365 environment into a production deployment. Unlike on-premises implementations, IT professionals can scale out their Office 365 tenants with ease. However, with added scale, it is important to start to automate user provisioning, add a production domain and set up the desired workloads.
This session focuses on the Office 365 Service Communications rhythm. As an always up to date service, maintaining communication channels between IT professionals and the Office 365 team is critical. Learn how Office 365 service alterations, upgrades, planned maintenance, and service health are communicated and how to engage with Microsoft.
Office 365 is continuously evolving service. This session shows how Microsoft roles out improvements to Office 365 and how to manage changes to Office 365 services and applications in your environment.